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A major public message by health authorities in the midst of the COVID-19 can probably be summarized through one concept — we must do our best to flatten the curve. While the graphic has been considerably successful in spreading the important message in this pandemic, there are some misconceptions about this “curve” that may lead …

Lunar New Year lanterns lit up the eerily empty streets in Wuhan, China as the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak escalated and swept through at least 36 countries and territories. In the wake of the pandemic, Chinese authorities took emergency steps to limit the virus’s spread and shut down transit going in and out of Wuhan. Amid the rising global …

Compared to the 2002 SARS outbreak about two decades ago and the on-going COVID-19 outbreak today, China is equipped with more powerful technologies that are aiding them in suppressing the spread — Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics. How do they help exactly? Eyes are watching According to Al Jazeera, the Chinese surveillance system …

Over the last century, scientists have developed methods to map the structures within the Earth’s crust, in order to identify resources such as oil reserves, geothermal sources, and, more recently, reservoirs where excess carbon dioxide could potentially be sequestered. They do so by tracking seismic waves that are produced naturally by earthquakes or artificially via …

Machine learning technology continues to improve at a rapid pace, with increasingly accurate models being used to solve more complex problems. However, with this increased accuracy comes greater complexity. This complexity makes debugging models more challenging. To help with this, last November Google Cloud introduced Explainable AI, a tool designed to help data scientists improve their …

Being a cybersecurity analyst at a large company today is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack — if that haystack were hurtling toward you at fiber optic speed. Every day, employees and customers generate loads of data that establish a normal set of behaviors. An attacker will also generate data while …

HiPlot is a lightweight interactive visualization tool to help AI researchers discover correlations and patterns in high-dimensional data. It uses parallel plots and other graphical ways to represent information more clearly, and it can be run quickly from a Jupyter notebook with no setup required. HiPlot enables machine learning (ML) researchers to more easily evaluate …

The Breakthrough Listen Initiative released data from the most comprehensive survey yet of radio emissions from the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy and the region around its central black hole, and it is inviting the public to search the data for signals from intelligent civilizations. At a media briefing in Seattle as part of …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is permeating across various sectors. This includes even the defense sector. With this, it is important to identify the implications of this rising technology in our current way of handling national security and what must be done in order to ensure that the nation remains safe if AI continues to assert domination. …

“The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war.”  This is according to Bill Gates in a lecture for the Massachusetts Medical Society. He said that the sense of urgency when it comes to biological threats is quite lacking. As a commitment, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation …