"It is still a voluntary exercise and I would try to keep it for as long as possible on that basis," Balakrishnan said. "Contact tracing is an essential part of epidemic management, but contact tracing remains, at the heart of it, a human endeavour. In dealing with human beings, when a diagnosis is made, I do not believe a smart app should tell you the diagnosis... the human being remains at the centre of this entire process." … [Read more...] about Singapore looking at wearable devices to support COVID-19 contact tracing
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Hod offered that robotics is a pathway of that kind, the ability for machines to learn by navigating the world. LeCun concurred, referencing the work of Sergey Levine, a U.C. Berkeley professor whose lab does a lot of work on what might be called self-supervised, or semi-supervised learning in robotics systems. The same kind of work is going on at Facebook, LeCun noted. "One of the most interesting areas today is learning models of the world," he offered. "It would be a step toward the kind of learning humans do, which is different from supervised learning or reinforcement learning," he added. … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?
We are aware of reports of unauthorized access to some Nintendo Accounts and we are investigating the situation. In the meantime, we recommend that users enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account as instructed here: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27496. If any users become aware of unauthorized activity, we encourage them to take the steps outlined at https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/47194 or visit https://support.nintendo.com for general support. … [Read more...] about 160,000 Nintendo accounts were compromised—including one of ours [Updated]
I had temporarily forgotten my purpose, so I shook myself and tried to espy the iPhones. It was then that I realized there weren't any. In the far distance, I could see quite a few Samsungs on display. The iPhone section, however, was a truly sad sight, wires protruding, enticements entirely lacking, as if a mob of surly burglars had made off with them all. … [Read more...] about I went to see Apple’s new phone. T-Mobile did what AT&T couldn’t