If you’re hoping that most people are generally following lockdown guidelines, think again: “Policies that assume universal compliance with self-protective measures—or that otherwise do not account for socioeconomic differences in the costs of doing so—are unlikely to be effective or sustainable.” … [Read more...] about It’s not your imagination: Wealthy people really do practice more social distancing
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When you’re counting on a chunk of money from the government, few statements are more frustrating than “the check’s in the mail,” but that’s essentially what the Internal Revenue Service has been telling taxpayers over the last nine days who are still waiting for their $600 stimulus checks. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
If his term is over, why is Congress bothering to impeach? Lets be honest: rage. Trump’s incitement of violence on January 6 was a direct attack on . . . Congress. If someone encouraged a mob attack on you, would you let that slide? No. Since Vice President Mike Pence chose not to invoke the 25th Amendment as a mechanism to remove Trump from office, this is Congress’s most practical way to kick back. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
For ZeroEyes’ AI to detect a weapon, it must be at least partially exposed. “It’s all based on pixels,” says Lahiff. According to him, with some training the technology can detect a gun on surveillance video about as well as a human being could. And, he adds, there’s a “human in the loop,” meaning that all positive gun detections are sent to a control center where a human being confirms a positive detection before sounding the alarm to the client and to law enforcement.“Avoiding and managing false positives and [maintaining] privacy are the two things you have to get right in order to sell this,” says Dave Fraser, the CEO of ZeroEyes’ competitor Omnilert. Omnilert’s main business has been selling multi-channel mass alert systems to schools, manufacturers, and retailers. Because any gun-detection system involves mass alerts, it made sense of Omnilert to add on the gun-detection AI, Fraser tells me. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
The majority of the world’s instant ramen is made by three companies—Nissin and Toyo Suisan from Japan; and Lotte Foods from South Korea—which have enormous factories that churn out millions of packages per month. Lee and Chanthasiriphan reached out to some of these factories to leverage their scale, but they were turned down because the owners didn’t believe there was a market for healthy ramen. “Ramen is so cheap that companies only make money by selling in volume,” Chanthasiriphan says. “Our business model didn’t make any sense to the factories.” … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen