The New York City Police Department has developed a pattern-recognition tool called Patternizr to sort through mountains of files related to “hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD’s database,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday. According to the AP, the NYPD says the tool can help analysts working for the department suss out potential links between different crimes, sometimes far across the city and thus unlikely to have been spotted via manual methods. While the tool—created by NYPD assistant commissioner of data analytics Evan Levine and former director of analytics Alex Chohlas-Wood—has been in use since 2016, the department only acknowledged its use this month. The AP wrote: The department disclosed its use of the technology only this month, with Levine and Chohlas-Wood detailing their work in the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics in an article alerting other departments how they could create similar software. Speaking about it … [Read more...] about The NYPD Now Has an Automated Tool to Help Them Recognize Patterns in Crimes
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Bill Erickson, a website and plugin developer, estimates it takes his team about 14 weeks to build a website. Design firm Thomas Digital asserts that a basic website takes about four to six weeks to complete. More complex sites may require anywhere between six weeks and six months. Designing a new website can be a major undertaking. There is a lot that goes into traditional web development. Compiling all of the requirements for each phase of the project. Research and planning and the wireframing and mockups. Multiple phases of coding and testing and copywriting. This doesn’t even include all the time your agency spends going back and forth with the client throughout the process to make sure the website you’re building aligns with their vision. The promise of AI website builders might seem like the perfect solution. For those of us who feel discouraged and deterred by the oftentimes lengthy and expensive web development cycle, AI seems to be coming to the rescue. The … [Read more...] about Is the Future of Web Design Really in Artificial Intelligence?
The patience and precision involved with drawing geometric patterns in sand is right up a robot’s alley, and demonstrating this is [rob dobson]’s SandBot, a robot that draws patterns thanks to an arm with a magnetically coupled ball. SandBot is not a cartesian XY design. An XY frame would need to be at least as big as the sand table itself, but a SCARA arm can be much more compact. Sandbot also makes heavy use of 3D printing and laser-cut acrylic pieces, with no need of an external frame. [rob]’s writeup is chock full of excellent detail and illustrations, and makes an excellent read. His previous SandBot design is also worth checking out, as it contains all kinds of practical details like what size of ball bearing is best for drawing in fine sand (between 15 and 20 mm diameter, it turns out. Too small and motion is jerky as the ball catches on sand grains, and too large and there is noticeable lag in movement.) Design files for the SCARA … [Read more...] about SandBot Happily And Tirelessly Rolls Patterns In Sand
Written by Apoorv Bhatnagar Advent and widespread growth of online shopping has put the customers in a win-win situation. They can shop as per their convenience and there are plenty of sellers to pick from. This is a double-edged sword for the business, as it is. While they can reach out to more buyers in less time using the web, most companies face the risk of customers flocking to the rivals – for various factors. A section of your online store visitors actually leaves without placing any order! Definitely you will want the maximum possible number of site visitors to buy products and services from the site. This is why businesses are focusing on conversion strategies. Using heat maps is part of effective conversion boost strategies for most businesses nowadays.Nuances of heat maps and their relevance for conversion To ensure the visitors end up buying products from your site, understanding their mindset and preferences is important. This is where the heat maps come … [Read more...] about 11 ways website heat map helps you read visitors’ minds
Oracle Corp.’s latest victory in its eight-year-old copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. could fundamentally rewrite the rules of software development if today’s ruling withstands a possible appeal by the search giant. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier today said Google’s use of portions of Oracle’s Java development platform to create the Android operating system isn’t protected by the fair-use provision of copyright law. The ruling reverses a 2016 jury verdict that had found that Google’s actions were covered under the fair use provisions of the copyright code, which permit unlicensed use of copyrighted material in certain situations. Mark Schonfeld of Burns & Levinson in Boston called the decision “momentous…. I think it’s going to go to the Supreme Court because the Federal Circuit has made a very controversial decision,” he told Bloomberg. The verdict … [Read more...] about Oracle’s victory over Google in Java copyright case may rewrite the rules of software