AI, computer models of brain cells open door to experiments not possible in lab

AI, computer models of brain cells open door to experiments not possible in lab

Writing in an August 9 article in the journal Cell Reportsthe scientists make the case that their computer models are the first to combine data sets from different types of lab experiments, providing a complete picture of the electrical, genetic, and biological activity of single neurons. To create the models, researchers used two different sets … Read more

NASA, Roscosmos decide on spaceflight seat-sharing

NASA, Roscosmos decide on spaceflight seat-sharing

(MENAFN) The US and Russia have signed a contract to fly each other’s spacefarers to the International Space Station (ISS). The breakthrough was following months of strains and doubt over mutual space activities because of the current war in Ukraine. Russia’s space agency Roscosmos and its American fellow, NASA, stated on Friday that they have … Read more

New cyborg method combines human and machine intelligence to find 40,000 ring galaxies

New cyborg method combines human and machine intelligence to find 40,000 ring galaxies

Machine learning is unlocking the cosmos. Scientists from the National Astronomy Meeting announced that humans worked together with machine intelligence to find 40,000 ring galaxies throughout the universe, a press statement reveals. Dr. Mike Walmsley of the University of Manchester and the Galaxy Zoo collaboration developed the so-called “cyborg” method to measure the shapes of … Read more

Advice from this retiree: ‘If you’re healthy enough and have the finances, go traveling as soon as possible’

Advice from this retiree: ‘If you’re healthy enough and have the finances, go traveling as soon as possible’

Kathryn Brookfield at her home in Winchester, south of Ottawa, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Photo by Ashley Fraser/Globe and MailAshley Fraser/The Globe and Mail In Tales from the Golden Ageretirees talk about their spending, savings and whether life after work is what they expected. Kathryn Brookfield, 69, Winchester, Ont. I retired about 11 years ago, … Read more

AWS and Microsoft Working Together on PyWhy, the New Home of Casual ML Library DoWhy

AWS and Microsoft Working Together on PyWhy, the New Home of Casual ML Library DoWhy

AWS in a joint effort with Microsoft have established PyWhy as a fresh GitHub organization to integrate AWS algorithms into DoWhy, a casual ML library from Microsoft, which has moved to PyWhy. The mission of PyWhy is to build an open-source ecosystem for causal machine learning that advances the state of the art and makes … Read more

Microsoft Limits Public Access to AI-Powered Facial Analysis Features

Microsoft Limits Public Access to AI-Powered Facial Analysis Features

Microsoft recently announced phasing out public access to AI-powered Facial Analysis features in several Azure services. The decision is part of a broader review of Microsoft’s AI ethics policies. The company’s updated Responsible AI Standards, first announced in 2019, emphasize accountability in determining who uses its services as well as increased human oversight over where … Read more

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Your Amazon Alexa may soon be able to replicate real, human voices — even those of your deceased loved ones. The company announced the new feature at it annual Re:Mars conference, which is focuses on innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). The update to Alexa’s system would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of … Read more

Microsoft Launches New Storage Optimized VMs with Lasv3 and Lsv3

Microsoft Launches New Storage Optimized VMs with Lasv3 and Lsv3

Recently Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of new storage-optimized Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). These VMs are the Lasv3 and Lsv3 series designed to run workloads requiring high throughput and IOPS, including big data applications, SQL and NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, and data analytics engines. The Lasv3 and Lsv3 VM series provide faster processors, … Read more

Eleven offers reeled in for custom bungalow near Lake Simcoe

Eleven offers reeled in for custom bungalow near Lake Simcoe

This three-bedroom bungalow was promoted for an alluring price under $1.7-million to give buyers reason to venture into the small town on Uxbridge.Coldwell Banker RMR Real Estate 4 Horner Court., Uxbridge, Ont. Asking price: $1,698,000 (March, 2022) Selling price: $2,125,000 (March, 2022) Previous selling price: $853,009 (August, 2015) Tax: $8,840 (2021) Days on the market: … Read more

Three buyers bid on Pickering bungalow with pool, bunkie and bar

Three buyers bid on Pickering bungalow with pool, bunkie and bar

Coldwell Banker RMR Real Estate 730 Cobblers Court, Pickering, Ont. Asking price: $1,099,999 (March, 2022) Selling price: $1,320,000 (March, 2022) Previous selling price: $54,293 (May, 1999) Tax: $5,767 (2021) Days on the market: Oven Listing agent: Jessica Hornung, Coldwell Banker – RMR Real Estate The long-time owners made several improvements to the house.Coldwell Banker RMR … Read more