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Elias the language robot

Techno teachers: Finnish school trials robot educators   Students using language trainer robot Ellias during their lesson at the school in Tampere, Finland. — Reuters TAMPERE, Finland: Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even…

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How AI Can Stop Cybercrime

How AI Can Stop Cybercrime Most security breaches are caused by human error. Luckily, there’s an algorithm for that.   The past few years have exposed a staggering amount of personal and financial consumer information while damaging the reputations of major brands. The economic losses are significant. The average cost of a corporate breach was…

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The Benefits of Using Broadcast RF IP Probes

  By Ned Soseman, The Broadcast Bridge A broadcast IP probe alarm can be a chief engineer’s best friend. A probe can notify a chief engineer, master control or transmitter engineer of issues, ranging from small changes to catastrophic events, perhaps even before viewers notice. The goal is to monitor and respond to atypical states…

How Well Don’t You Know Your Market?

Mind the gap You may have heard of the Dunning-Kruger curve. If you haven’t, then you’ve perhaps heard Donald Rumsfeld’s somewhat mystifying attempt to express a similar sentiment:  There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know…

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UK Universities to debut 5G robot football player

UK Universities to debut 5G robot football player at Mobile World Congress Such technology will allow experts, such as surgeons and musicians, to share in real-time their physical expertise with a global audience IANS  |  London  Last Updated at February 27, 2018 08:35 IST Photo: Shutterstock The University of Bristol announced on Monday that it…

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Television is an illusion

Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and today’s broadcast formats are heavily dependent on the decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s. In this article we look at video lines, why we still need them, and how they relate to video frames. A television image is made up of video frames,…