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31
Aug
2019

Ragging row Partha promises strict action

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Sunday condemned the incident of ragging of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College student. He further assured that if the student lodges a complaint with the party, it will be investigated. It may be mentioned that the complainant belongs to the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) unit at the college itself. Immediately after Chatterjee’s response, TMCP president Jaya Dutta sought a report on the part of the party unit in the college and said it should be submitted in three days. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”We will ensure that the offenders get punished. We are not ruling out the involvement of outsiders. The party leadership will also be informed about the findings of the report,” Dutta said.It may be mentioned that the complainant who holds a post in the TMCP unit at the college had alleged that he was compelled to parade naked inside the union room of the college and was threatened that the video would be circulated on social networking sites if he narrated the matter to anybody. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to his complaint, he had asked president of the college unit Arnab Ghosh about the functioning of the union fund. Following this a heated verbal exchange ensued between the two and soon some other senior students took Ghosh’s side and then the student was allegedly beaten up by his associates who forced him to walk naked. On Saturday, when the complainant found that the video had been circulated on social networking site, he lodged a complaint with the college authorities.last_img read more

30
Aug
2019

Tech Moguls Such as Musk and Bezos Declare Era of Artificial Intelligence

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of tech leaders this week.While Musk’s description of an injectable human-computer link may sound like science fiction, top tech executives repeatedly said that artificial intelligence (AI) was on the verge of changing everyday life, during discussion at a conference by online publication Recode this week. It is no secret that tech companies are diving into AI analytics research, an industry that will grow to $70 billion by 2020 from just $8.2 billion in 2013, according to a Bank of America report citing IDC research.AI, which combs through large troves of raw data to predict outcomes and recognize patterns, is already used in web search systems, marketing recommendation functions and security and financial trading programs. The technology will spread to driverless cars and service robots in the future, the Bank of America report said. Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, said he sees a “huge opportunity” in AI. Google first started applying the technology through “deep neural networks” to voice recognition software about three to four years ago and is ahead of rivals such as Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in machine learning, Pichai said. But he and others acknowledged that the work of building machines that teach themselves is still in its infancy. Microsoft, for instance, apologized and went back to the lab after an AI chatbot talking on Twitter “learned” to make racist comments.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos predicted a profound impact on society over the next 20 years.”It’s really early but I think we’re on the edge of a golden era. It’s going to be so exciting to see what happens,” he said. Amazon has been working on artificial intelligence for at least four years and now has 1,000 employees working on Alexa, the company’s voice-based smart assistant software system, he said.Big tech companies including Amazon have an edge at present because they have access to large amounts of data but hundreds of AI startups will hatch in the next few years, he said.IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the company has been working on artificial technology, which she calls a cognitive system, since 2005 when it started developing its Watson supercomputer.”I would say in five years, there’s no doubt in my mind that cognitive AI will impact every decision made” from healthcare to education to financial services, Rometty said.But it was the comments by Tesla’s Musk, on how he would potentially develop the technology to implant humans with technology to augment brains, that captured the imagination of attendees, according to Adam Burrows, senior vice president of emerging businesses at HomeAdvisor, a unit of IAC/Interactive Corp. “It got people thinking on a philosophical level and away from what Google or Tesla will come out with next year,” he said. “It brings up the question, are we human anymore if we are part computer?”(BY Liana B. Baker; Editing by Peter Henderson and Matthew Lewis) 3 min read Register Now » June 3, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Reuterslast_img read more

30
Jul
2019

Afobe plays musical chairs with Stoke and Wolves

first_imgGenerated by IJG JPEG LibraryGenerated by IJG JPEG Library Stoke secured the services of Benik Afobe, two days after Wolverhampton Wanderers bought him from Bournemouth for the sum of £10 million.This means that Wolves have managed to make an overnight profit of £2 million after Stoke were willing to invest £12 million for the striker.Stoke also signed to Nigerian Oghenekaro Etebo, who spent the second part of last season with Las Palmas in Spain. Meanwhile Wolves will fill Afobe’s place with Mexican Raul Jimenez who joined on-loan from Benfica.Wolves, who will be making their return to the Premier League, have a chance to permanently sign the 27-year-old player for around £30 million after yearlong loan ends.Stoke secured the services of Benik Afobe, two days after Wolverhampton Wanderers bought him from Bournemouth for the sum of £10 million.This means that Wolves have managed to make an overnight profit of £2 million after Stoke were willing to invest £12 million for the striker.Stoke also signed to Nigerian Oghenekaro Etebo, who spent the second part of last season with Las Palmas in Spain. Meanwhile Wolves will fill Afobe’s place with Mexican Raul Jimenez who joined on-loan from Benfica.Wolves, who will be making their return to the Premier League, have a chance to permanently sign the 27-year-old player for around £30 million after yearlong loan ends.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG8527.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more