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How farmers are using data and technology to meet the world’s food demand

During the next 30 years, the United Nations estimates that the global population will grow by 2 billion people to nearly 10 billion. To meet this demand, agriculture must wrest larger yields from a shrinking land base. At the same time, climate change and other environmental issues demand a radical reduction to agriculture’s total carbon footprint.
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Insurer Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency for Premium Payments

Michigan-based Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. has started accepting cryptocurrency for premium payments. The company, which insures small businesses and offers surety bonds products, says the move is to increase its competitive market position as part of a broader innovation plan. UFCIC said it is accepting a variety of...
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Insurance Company Accepting Crypto for Premium Payments

Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Company (UFCIC) has become the first insurance company to accept cryptocurrency for premium payments. Based in Detroit, UFCIC offers traditional property and casualty insurance to small business owners throughout the U.S. These include services for commercial property, general liability, inland marine, business owners’ policies (BOP), and commercial surety.

AI Dreams and Reality: Investing in Advanced Technology

McKinsey Global Institute has estimated that AI technologies across 19 industries could create between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion in value annually. From their 2018 report, Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning, the authors wrote "This constitutes about 40 percent of the overall $9.5 trillion to $15.4 trillion annual impact that could potentially be enabled by all analytical techniques."
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Viasat (NASDAQ:VSAT) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Needham & Company LLC

Several other research firms also recently commented on VSAT. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Viasat from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, April 12th. Raymond James raised Viasat from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $67.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, April 1st. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Viasat from $42.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a report on Monday, June 7th. Finally, TheStreet raised Viasat from a d+ rating to a c rating in a report on Tuesday, May 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $62.00.

5 Free online Data Science courses offered by leading universities

If you are a beginner who plans to pursue a career in data science, there are several free courses that can help you understand the basics. Let’s explore the top five free data science online courses offered by leading universities. In a fast moving tech-driven world,. data science. is gaining...

Machines learn pandemic prediction

Might machine learning and big data allow us to predict how an emerging disease might spread and so be more prepared than we were for the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic? A new survey from India of the various techniques published in the International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation suggests so.

Incorta Raises $120M in Series D Funding Amid Soaring Global Demand for Unified Data Analytics

Incorta, the Direct Data Platform™, today announced $120 million in Series D funding led by Prysm Capital, with participation from existing investors GV (formerly Google Ventures), Kleiner Perkins, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Sorenson Capital, Telstra Ventures and Ron Wohl, as well as a credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. The round also included participation from new investor and strategic partner National Grid Ventures, which aims to accelerate Incorta’s expansion in the energy industry. Since Incorta’s founding in 2014, the company has raised $195 million in total funding. The latest round of funding will be used to expand go-to-market operations and meet global demand for Incorta’s unified data analytics platform.

CoinGeek Zurich: How blockchain can assist AI, machine learning field

A panel on “AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain” at the CoinGeek Zurich Conference shared valuable insights about artificial intelligence (AI), artificial general intelligence (AGI), and how researchers can use the blockchain to further this field. Panelist Konstantinos Sgantzos, a scientific advisor at Bolooba, kicked it off by describing artificial intelligence...

The Data Dilemma and Its Impact on AI in Healthcare and Life Sciences

There is no greater challenge for healthcare and life science organizations than ensuring that their digital transformation along with better data management will improve patient outcomes, increase operational efficiency and productivity, and better financial results. The drivers of healthcare and life science’s transition from data rich to data driven are...

Data Filtering Guide

Businesses create, collect, and use data every day. They’re inundated with it — customer names and addresses, number of visitors per day, page views on a website, clock-in times, monthly spend, and so on. But the amount of data makes it impossible for a human to review and use it...

Deputy Defense Secretary Says US Needs to Defend Its Artificial Intelligence Better

As the Pentagon rapidly builds and adopts artificial intelligence tools, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said military leaders increasingly are worried about a second-hand problem: AI safety. AI safety broadly refers to making sure that artificial intelligence programs don’t wind up causing problems, no matter whether they were based on...

Top challenges faced in machine learning consulting

Machine learning consulting is a very useful service if you want to enter this niche. The fact is that a good machine learning consulting company will allow you to avoid costly mistakes and wasted time at the start. Moreover, even if you have already taken the first steps in this industry, mentoring more experienced colleagues will allow your business to grow faster.

NetApp acquires Data Mechanics to accelerate Spot’s roadmap and optimize data analytics and machine learning workloads in the cloud

Data-focused, cloud-oriented global software company NetApp® (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced that it has acquired Data Mechanics, a managed platform provider for big data processing and cloud analytics with offices in Paris, France. that helps companies. Leverage Apache Spark, an open source unified analytics tool for large-scale data processing and machine learning in Kubernetes. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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AI-based Visual Inspection Tech Tackles Counterfeit Components

Cybord's patented AI and big data algorithms analyze components and reach decisions in milliseconds, enabling manufacturers to take corrective actions early during the assembly process. Cybord is a software company that aims to help OEMs improve the reliability and security of their electronic products. Based in Israel, the company was...

Top 5 Trends will determine the future of Big Data

Huge information programming will observer significant changes to keep with the developing business. Enormous information is quite possibly the most troublesome advances within recent memory, that is forming the modern world. With information being all over, it’s futile for associations without huge information. By utilizing enormous information advances, associations can...

Walking the Fine Line between Calling Out Racism and Promoting Secret Handshakes

I am a psychological scientist who studies racism and sexism. Research on these topics identifies powerful biases of which most people are wholly unaware. For example, my recent research shows that women of color disproportionately receive unnecessary cesarean sections during birth — but only when they can afford to pay for them. It’s about gender and power. Mothers of color have little power. Doctors have lots of it. Research also shows why Black infant mortality rates are higher than White infant mortality rates. It’s racism and stress, not genetics. Because of social scientific research, we also know why women get paid less than men for the same quality of work — and we know why Black Americans die younger than White Americans.