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Meta's New AI-Powered Chatbot Isn't 'Crazy' About Facebook

Sitting in front of a computer screen, I'm typing messages to a new chatbot created by Facebook parent company Meta. We talk about pizza, politics and even social media. "What do you think about Facebook?" I ask. "Not crazy about facebook.. Seems like everyone spends more time on facebook than...
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Canceled Campaign Gets Massive Leak

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is one of the most unique entries in the entire franchise for a number of reasons, but the biggest one is that it didn't have a campaign. Call of Duty is known for having bombastic campaigns with incredibly memorably characters, but Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 dropped this feature, much to the surprise of fans. While some didn't mind, others were confused and feared this meant that future games would also lack a campaign. This wasn't the case as there was a campaign planned for the game, but it was scrapped pretty late into development and replaced with Blackout, the series' first attempt at a battle royale game.
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AI system diagnoses IBD more effectively than human experts: Study

A pilot study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology suggests that an AI system has a higher accuracy of diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease than health professionals. The study used 862 endoscopic images taken between 2003 and 2021 to train visual imagery AI tool Efficient-Net-B3 to classify lesions that...
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Amazon's Alexa scientists demonstrate bigger AI isn't always better

Two threads of research strongly dominate machine learning these days: making programs more general in their approach (to handle any potential task) and making them bigger. The biggest neural nets, as measured by their parameters or "weights," are clocking in at over half a trillion weights. Models such as Google's Pathways Language Model, or PaLM, and Nvidia and Microsoft's Megatron-Turing NLG 530B are among the biggest, with 540 billion and 530 billion parameters, respectively. The more parameters a program has, in general, the greater the amount of computing power it consumes to train, and also to run for making predictions, what's called inference.
SOFTWARE

What Happened To SmartPlate After Shark Tank?

There are a ton of meal planner apps out there, but they may not always be the most accurate, so Anthony Ortiz, founder of the running accessories company Fitly, invented the SmartPlate to be the "FitBit of dieting," via Shark Tank Blog. When the pitch of the product aired on "Shark Tank" in 2016, it was just a prototype, but co-founder/presenter Martin Dell'Arciprete made big promises about the product's future. The entrepreneur explained that the ideal version of the product would have weight sensors within the plate to calculate portion sizes and then a corresponding app would determine the nutritional information of the foods using AI.
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Updated roster reveals numbers, weight changes for Michigan basketball team

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan men’s basketball team has posted its roster for the 2022-23 season, revealing some significant weight changes for several players. The most dramatic change is guard Kobe Bufkin, who is listed at 195 pounds, up 20 from last season. Isaiah Barnes is up 15 pounds to 200, while Will Tschetter is up 10 to 240. Terrance Williams II dropped five pounds and is at 225. Hunter Dickinson remains 7-foot-1, 260 pounds.
ANN ARBOR, MI
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ArtsDistrict Brooklyn Presents Three Immersive Exhibits That Challenge and Thrill The Senses

Are you ready for a thrilling, sensory-filled sojourn through your own mind?. If you haven’t yet experienced immersive art– like the Van Gogh exhibit that debuted last summer in Manhattan to critical acclaim– well, now is your chance, with the global premier of three, breathtaking immersive arts exhibits opening on Thursday, August 11 at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn in Greenpoint.
BROOKLYN, NY
Tech Times

LA Tech Week Event Uses AI Generative Art To Illuminate Disparities Between Five Districts of Los Angeles

LA Tech Week is upon us, and with so many events on the calendar, how do we choose which ones are worth attending? It depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for AI generative art highlighting important social issues, a rooftop party, and AI powered networking, look no further than the Fun for Funds Festival at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Downtown LA, hosted by AI LA. The event will take place on August 18, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM for a celebration and exploration of the emergent AI industry.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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