Month: August 2020

3 things scientists can’t agree on about coronavirus

Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel – and we don’t yet have all the facts about it. As a result, we may have to change our approach as new scientific data comes in.

That doesn’t mean the science isn’t trustworthy – we will get the full picture over time. And there is already great research that can help inform political decisions. Here are three topics that scientists disagree on.

Face masks

The novel coronavirus spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. To halt

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This training bundle can get you ready for a career in video game development, even if you’ve never coded before

TLDR: With the training in The Build a Strategy Game Development Bundle, you’ll have a step-by-step guide to building brilliant strategy-based games and more.

Game development doesn’t start the day you decide to build your own Fortnite. That’s the result of hundreds of artists and other game design professionals all contributing thousands of man-hours. Instead, if you’re looking to understand game development and maybe go into the business one day, start small.

But not too small, of course. You don’t have to stick to Mindsweeper-level simplicity here. In fact, the training in a package like The Build a Strategy Game

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Microsoft breaks ranks with its own service mesh

Microsoft has announced that it will release its own open source service mesh — called Open Service Mesh (OSM) — and transfer it to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as soon as possible.

This sets the Redmond-based company apart from its cloud rival Google, which recently announced that its own Istio service mesh will no longer be part of the vendor-neutral CNCF and will instead sit under Google’s own Open Usage Commons foundation.

Read next: What is Google’s Open Usage Commons — and why?

The service mesh has quickly become a vital part of the modern cloud native

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Streamline your social media presence with HelloWoofy’s AI-powered platform

TLDR: HelloWoofy uses artificial intelligence to take control of your social media posting, creating great content, expanding your interaction…while costing you a lot less time.

Almost three out of four marketers believe social media marketing has been effective in pushing their business forward. It’s where you can find 90 percent of millennials, almost 80 percent of Gen X and even nearly half of all Baby Boomers. So when you post content to the web from your business, something you should be doing up to three times a day or more, that content needs to be focused, impactful and

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Tesla launches car wrapping service because its colors are boring AF

“You can have any color, so long as it’s black.”

This is a trope commonly attributed to Henry Ford speaking about the Model T, but it’s probably (definitely) not true. The point, though, was that offering the vehicle with limited color choices made it cheaper to produce. Black reportedly dried fastest, which meant manufacturing time went down and margins went up.

[Read: COVID-19 canceled doctors’ office visits — these startups are bringing the doctor to you]

In recent years Tesla has been following a similar strategy, and now offers its vehicles in just a handful of colors, which are all

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Is the carbon footprint of AI too big?

It’s no surprise that AI has a carbon footprint, which refers to the amount of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane, primarily) that producing and consuming AI releases into the atmosphere. In fact, training AI models requires so much computing power, some researchers have argued that the environmental costs outweigh the benefits. However, I believe they’ve not only underestimated the benefits of AI, but also overlooked the many ways that model training is becoming more efficient. 

Greenhouse gases are what economists refer to as an “externality” — a cost borne inadvertently by society at large, such as through the adverse

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