These tasks feel like busywork—and they are. Automation is all about building systems that handle this busywork for you. One advantage of this is obvious: You don’t need to spend time worrying about these tasks. Another, less clear advantage, is freeing up space every day to focus on the kinds of tasks humans excel at, such as building relationships, brainstorming creative ideas, and synthesizing information. … [Read more...] about This one skill will make you better at any job (and may help you land a new one)
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But visual data is different, and more complex. An image is expressed pixel by pixel in a grid, and each pixel has a number of values associated with it. Each pixel can have side-to-side, up-and-down, and backward-and-forward coordinates, depending on its location in the image. Each pixel also has a red, green, and blue color value. Video adds an additional dimension because the pixels change as they go backward and forward in time. Since the number of possible combinations of these attributes is almost endless, the theoretical space in which they’re contained has millions of dimensions. As the number of training images get larger, the theoretical space needed to map them grows immensely large. … [Read more...] about Facebook’s AI for detecting hate speech is facing its biggest challenge yet
Manage stress Konnikova says she chose the game of poker to learn about luck and didn’t realize it would teach her about who she is as a person. “Stress and pressure make a very high-stakes environment, and you can get depleted very quickly because you constantly have to be thinking about your next step,” she says. “That’s draining and cognitively emotional. All of your issues and hang-ups, everything you carry with you, comes up.” … [Read more...] about What poker can teach you about living through a pandemic
Ease of transaction is the biggest benefit for millennials. Get the know-your customer (KYC) process done in minutes, completely online, link your bank account and you’re good to go. Saurav Basu, Head of Wealth Management at Tata Capital says, “The financial apps are providing tutorials to investors, conducting video interactions with the fund managers, educating new investors with blogs, newsletters, etc. that help investors make an informed investment decision. Also, the interface is easy, which makes investing an enjoyable experience.” … [Read more...] about Millennials love investing via apps, but are they aware of the pitfalls?
All of the rest can technically be reprocessed into new materials for different applications. In the final instance, any plastic waste can be shredded and used as filler for asphalt, or be pyrolyzed to produce fuel. The Japanese company Blest Corporation already sells a portable machine to convert domestic plastic waste into fuel in a simple, affordable way. … [Read more...] about All plastic is technically recyclable. Why does so much of it end up in landfills?