Outliers in data are the weird ones in a set. Their values are way off the rest of the values of the sample. They can really ruin your analysis, especially if you are using methods which are sensitive to the presence of outliers. Given this, a lot are inclined to remove these observations. While this …

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As technology continues to progress, the possibility of an abundant future seems more likely. Artificial intelligence is expected to drive down the cost of labor, infrastructure, and transport. Alternative energy systems are reducing the cost of a wide variety of goods. Poverty rates are falling around the world as more people are able to make …

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What is the role of pain in our lives? Pain, we can all agree, is unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Pain acts as an alarm when faced with danger. Pain can be excruciating, tragic, the forerunner of death. In short, when we feel pain, we feel more alive than ever. Now that robots play an …

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Let’s be clear, Artificial Intelligence, in particular in its latest development, deep learning that mimics the way the human mind works, first emerged in America. This gave the U.S. a huge head start over the rest of the world – including China, putting the U.S. firmly in the lead of the race for AI. What …

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We are said to be standing on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution – one that will see new forms of artificial intelligence (AI) underpinning almost every aspect of our lives. The new technologies will help us to tackle some of the greatest challenges that face our world. In fact AI is already very …

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Microsoft Build 2019 | Azure Notebooks for Data Science Developers Session ID: CFS2004   Have developer skills but want to scale up to data science in Azure? Azure Notebooks makes it easy to move from developer to including data science skills in your skill set. Microsoft provides an Azure hosted Jupyter Notebook solution with Azure …

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Microsoft Build 2019 | Azure IoT Edge & AI: Enabling the Intelligent Edge Session ID: BRK3033   The holy grail of the Internet of Things is the ability to easily distribute the intelligence of your application across the Cloud and the Edge. Being able to run analytics, AI or store data at the Edge addresses …

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Immortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail. Some people have gone as far as cryogenic freezing after death in the hope that one day science will have advanced enough to resurrect them. Others believe the route to immortality lies in the digital realm. The theory that humans can …

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It used to be that only Hollywood production companies with deep pockets and teams of skilled artists and technicians could make deepfake videos, realistic fabrications appearing to show people doing and saying things they never actually did or said. Not anymore – software freely available online lets anyone with a computer and some time on …

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