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The New York Times Digitizes Millions of Historical Photos Using Google Cloud Technology

The New York Times today announced that it is leveraging the power of Google Cloud technology to digitize an extensive collection of photographs dating back to as early as the late 19th century. The process will uncover some never-before-seen-documents, equip Times journalists with an easily accessible historical reference source, and preserve The Times’s history, one

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Does Synthetic Data Hold The Secret To Artificial Intelligence?

Could synthetic data be the solution to rapidly train artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms? There are advantages and disadvantages to synthetic data; however, many technology experts believe that synthetic data is the key to democratizing machine learning and to accelerate testing and adoption of artificial intelligence algorithms into our daily lives.   What is synthetic data? When a

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Is AI the key to equal employment opportunities?

Terminator hiring manager? Probably not, but for better or for worse artificial intelligence is making its way into interview rooms. Does AI offer a chance to erase hiring bias? Can it bring us close to equal employment opportunities? As the adage goes, “to err is human”. Mistakes and bias are built into the human condition.

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New £2m tech incubator will create 2,000 jobs in Manchester

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) has officially launched a new £2m tech incubator which will help create up to 2,000 jobs in data science and technology innovation companies over the next decade. Reflecting the ambitions of the updated Greater Manchester strategy to build on the city region’s strengths in technology and digital innovation, the incubator will provide

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Scientists plan European AI hub to compete with US

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence (AI) research in a desperate bid to nurture and retain top talent in Europe. The new institute would be set up for similar reasons as Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, which was created after the second world war

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