Month: April 2020

Is it ethical to buy non-essential items online during the coronavirus lockdown?

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the UK government announced that all retail outlets, except for those considered to provide essential goods and services, were to close with immediate effect. Online retail is, however, “still open and encouraged.”

So, does that mean we can click with a clear conscience?

Business academics Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten argue that a decision has an ethical dimension to it if it has a significant effect on others it is characterized by choice, and it is perceived as ethically relevant to one or more parties.

Most of us would likely agree that ordering essential

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Self-supervised learning is the future of AI

Despite the huge contributions of deep learning to the field of artificial intelligence, there’s something very wrong with it: It requires huge amounts of data. This is one thing that both the pioneers and critics of deep learning agree on. In fact, deep learning didn’t emerge as the leading AI technique until a few years ago because of the limited availability of useful data and the shortage of computing power to process that data.

Reducing the data-dependency of deep learning is currently among the top priorities of AI researchers.

In his keynote speech at the AAAI conference, computer scientist Yann

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If you’re at a professional crossroads, this software engineering training might help.

TLDR: You can embark on a path to a lucrative new career with the training in The Complete Introduction to Software Engineering Bundle.

From transportation to commerce to hospitality, entire industries in the U.S. and abroad are all suffering deep across-the-board losses in the wake of COVID-19 aftereffects.

While many industries face uncertain futures, software development and engineering isn’t likely to be one of them. Technology and the web is more vital now than ever, with software already supporting one in every 10 American jobs. With the average software developer making $114,000 a year —more than twice the annual U.S.

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Online PLC Training Centers: Industrial Applications of PLCs

PLCs or Programmable Logic Controllers are computers with microprocessors used for industrial automation purposes that automate machine function, specific processes, or the entire production line. It is an electronic device used in a lot of industries like medical, construction, manufacturing, mining, information technology, electronics, food, aerospace, food, transport, agriculture or energy, to monitor, as well as control production processes and building systems.

It is designed to help perform a set of tasks, except real-time constraints with superior performance and reliability. To meet the demands of unrelenting industrial environments, Programmable Logic Controllers are designed to be sturdy, durable, usually capable of … Read More

How my first digital date helped me survive self-isolation

Online dating is nothing new. But now, it’s the only dating.

So while couples face the terrifying prospect of being trapped together for weeks, singles either embrace solitude or search for digital love.

I try the latter.

My online romance begins on Hinge, “the dating app designed to be deleted.” The company has kept its slogan since non-essential human contact became a crime. It still wants you to meet off-app but now only online.

Credit: Hinge
Hinge now sends users tips on how to date in self-isolation

I broke up with my girlfriend just before the outbreak, and still can’t

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Are you overengineering your cloud apps?

Those of us who owned motorcycles over the years know that a “bone stock” bike won’t be stock for long. It’s common to replace the exhaust system with aftermarket, much louder pipes. Also, the seat is often swapped out for something more comfortable and stylish. Don’t forget a windshield, fuel management systems, and upgraded handlebars.

With that you’ve spent about one-fourth of the cost of the motorcycle on a bunch of stuff that does not add anything to the core functionality of the motorcycle. We do it because we can, not because we should.

The same can be said about

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