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22 Feb 19
Faith & Self Defense

In the first part of our series we looked at a definition of science and arguments from science. If you haven’t read it yet, please look at it here. In the second and third parts of our series we looked at examples of using scientific investigation to determine whether a controversial claim is true or […]

22 Feb 19
World Site News

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2019 11:04 IST New Delhi [India] Feb 22 (ANI): Häfele, the interiors fittings specialist brand, has always differentiated itself in the Indian market as a complete solution provider that offers innovative, technologically advanced and superior quality products which are ably backed by the highest standards in Customer Service. Over the…

22 Feb 19
Chinascholarship

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21 Feb 19
The Shooting Sports Blog

– How to defend the second amendment and gun rights in the modern world Figure 1. Youth Protestors This is a subject that is so important and relevant in our current political climate and the growing threat we face in the always growing gun control groups. It really is an issue of public perception. I […]

21 Feb 19

Tempus provide a secure web to print service which holds marketing collateral and internal documentation securely online and available 24/7 for staff, branches or departments to seamlessly login, choose or customise a full range of marketing materials and order. It automates manual marketing tasks such as version control of artwork, change requests, proofing, budgets, approvals and artwork […]

21 Feb 19
Market Research Reports

[137 Pages Report] The digital twin market was valued at USD 1.82 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 15.66 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 37.87% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2016, and the forecast for the market size is provided for the period […]

01 Feb 19
Homebrew Finds

Brifit Digital Mini Scale, 200g /0.01g Pocket Scale, 50g calibration weight, Electronic Smart Scale with 6 Units, LCD Backlit Display, Tare Function, Auto Off, Stainless Steel [expand title=”More Info”] HIGH ACCURACY Brifit digital pocket kitchen scale built with high precision sensor system, provides you with instant and accurate results from 0.03g to 200g. Easy to […]

21 Feb 19
[Spring 2019 / CNIT 581 - SDR : Hybrid robotic shopping cart ]

In our first meeting, we discussed our ideas in order to narrow down the scope. The list below provides papers of similar idea to our project’s aim and some similar existing robots. Literature Review: 1. Ergonomics-for-One in a Robotic Shopping Cart for the Blind http://delivery.acm.org.ezproxy.lib.purdue.edu/10.1145/1130000/1121267/p142-kulyukin.pdf?ip=128.210.126.199&id=1121267&acc=ACTIVE%20SERVICE&key=A79D83B43E50B5B8%2E2BA8E8EA4DBC4DB7%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35&__acm__=1550286906_b9df17c9627caafa90d40e3eac8683a5 People with vision impairment can use robotic shopping cart. Line following; […]

20 Feb 19
JM Communications

Samsung today unveiled a barrage of new Galaxy S10 models, including its first 5G model, but as if that wasn’t enough – it also launched a folding phone – the Galaxy Fold. All in all, Samsung launched the S10e (with 5.8-inch display), a ‘standard’ S10 (with 6.1-inch display), a maxed out S10+ (with 6.4-inch display), […]

20 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

Samsung sets a new standard in the smartphone world with Galaxy S10: wider screen, advanced cameras and greater freedom of choice Samsung's new premium range celebrates ten years of Galaxy innovation SEUL (KOREA) / SAN FRANCISCO (UNITED STATES) / LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM), 20 February 2019 – To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the launch of […]

20 Feb 19
Online Technology Magazine

By its own lofty standards, Apple’s phone division has been under the cosh a bit lately, with the firm recently announcing that revenue for Q1 2019 was down 15% on the year before. With ominous timing, Samsung is here to compound the Cupertino company’s woes with the launch of the Galaxy S10, its new flagship […]

20 Feb 19
Capgemini Worldwide
In his first blog , Product Director at UiPath, Andrew Rayner, wrote about how leveraging robotic process automation (RPA) can streamline risk and compliance for organizations in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) sector. In this blog, Andrew looks at the range of tangible business benefits that can result from leveraging RPA, and how the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and RPA are set to create the digital workforce of the future.                                                   Andrew Rayner, VP, Customer Success, UiPath In my experience, what actually make managers take action to implement RPA are unadulterated results – the old adage “the proof is in the pudding” couldn’t be more apt. To this end, here are just a couple of examples of how organizations in the BFSI sector have leveraged RPA to deliver streamlined risk and compliance, among other improved business outcomes. Enhanced compliance for a healthcare insurance company A service provider for the claims unit of a leading healthcare insurance company serving approximately 70 million individuals nationwide operated a claims management process that was manual, error-prone, and complex. It typically encountered high defect rates, resulting in a lower accuracy of loaded registration data. The process also entailed backlogs and a high turnaround time. An automation strategy was designed and implemented in less than 15 weeks. Seven robots were deployed, resulting in: Enhanced compliance. 68% improvement in productivity. 95% improvement in accuracy. Risk-free transaction processing for sensitive data Rapid RPA deployment for a large mutual bank A large Australian bank automated two labor-intensive processes: rejected direct debits management and the verification of loan application documents. While the first required manually checking paper-printed transaction reports that determine whether the bank would honor or reject the direct debit payment, the latter entailed manually checking documents on different web portals and other data for home loan applications. In the first process, the automation solution meant that software robots captured the reports using intelligent optical character recognition (OCR) and converted them into spreadsheets. They then took the customer information from the core banking system, analyzed it, and decided for or against paying the direct debits. Robots automated 95% of transactions, increased accuracy, and delivered revenue growth. Digitalizing the client paper-records enabled robots to track records into the CRM system. In the second process, robots quickly opened the different web portals, verified the information, and sent emails to the employees that needed the documents to reach a decision. The project led to 20 hours being saved per week and a significantly faster time to give clients a decision. The automation journey to AI While RPA is battle-tested in risk and compliance-related processes – delivering accuracy, speed, and increased productivity in a field profoundly marked by increased regulations – emerging cognitive and machine learning technologies will be integrated into taking financial organizations to the next level of efficiency. However, let’s be clear. AI won’t replace RPA. Rather, the two technologies will combine to create the digital workforce of the future. AI needs RPA to deliver to its fullest potential. Although RPA can easily replace manual, repetitive tasks of moderate complexity, an RPA platform with embedded AI tools and capabilities will be able to compete with intricate processes typically specific to knowledge workers. An enterprise RPA platform like the one UiPath delivers is already able to handle semi-structured data forms. Using intelligent OCR, robots classify, interpret, and extract data from different types of documents, such as comparing bank statements and verifying national IDs or pay slips. With an intelligent RPA platform, these processes are smoothly automated, significantly reducing the time otherwise spent by loan officers. Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) combined with RPA also find an equally fertile ground in compliance. Automating processes requiring reasoning, such as risk data quality management, customer credit scoring, and suspicious transaction resolution offers a more accurate predictive analysis, enables employees to spend more time doing a proper review, and helps financial companies take more informed decisions. Many organizations are enabling employee and customer self-service with the use of virtual assistants (or chatbots). Chatbots use NLP to interpret the human input – be that voice or text – and can have an open dialog with the human, gathering data and clarifying content. Integration with RPA technologies such as UiPath enables chatbots to send the output of the conversation, i.e., the structured data, to the robot to process against back-end systems. A few final words… As more and more BFSI companies take the leap into implementing RPA platforms, the compliance landscape is changing radically. With AI, NLP, and computer vision, software robots will become all the more autonomous and will no longer depend on human supervision to take decisions when handling complicated tasks. Automation isn’t a “plug-and-play” project, but a journey. And we’re only just at the beginning! To learn about how UiPath’s automation technology contributes to Capgemini’s Automation Drive to deliver new ways of working, drive innovation, and increase business value, contact: tim.ulrich@capgemini.com Learn more about how Capgemini and UiPath deliver superior business outcomes Tim Ulrich  manages intelligent automation and RPA solutions across Europe, helping clients to increase process quality and efficiency, and reduce cost by deploying leading automation technologies. Andrew Rayner designs and builds large enterprise applications for global companies, driving innovation and helping partners to deliver industry strength automation.  
19 Feb 19
Why Evolution Is True

I won’t belabor these two new critiques, as you can read both pieces for yourself, and I’m just keeping you up to date as Behe’s new creationist Intelligent Design book, Darwin Devolves heads to press in a week. Actually, although IDers frenetically argue that their theory is NOT creationism, it really is a species of […]

19 Feb 19
The Truth Seeking Atheist

The Discovery Institute has updated their “Dissent from Darwin” petition and they have apparently gotten over 1000 signatories.  For those unfamiliar, the petition says: We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be […]

18 Feb 19
Us Weekly
It’s only normal that when reading the word “sale,” our minds instantly jump to discounted shoes, bags and clothing. Certainly, we can’t be the only ones lured in by all of those glamorous dresses and even more beautiful bags. Unfortunately, while it’s only normal to be lured in by all the pretty and shiny options, we’re often left ignoring the more practical items we actually need. Yes, that’s right, the necessities. The products we should prioritize over all those pretty items are in fact everyday essentials, often needed to navigate through our day-to-day activities. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.usmagazine.com/shop-with-us/news/best-presidents-day-deals-mattresses-sales/” title=”Shop With Us: 8 of the Best Presidents Day Deals on Mattresses Happening Now!” target=”” inset=”true”] So for those shoppers who currently prefer pretty over practical, we’re here to help. From mattresses to monitors and everything in between, we’ve found seven must-have products to make adulting a whole lot easier. Just remember to thank Us later!   The Mattress-in-a-Box Whether it’s a child’s first mattress or an extra bed in a guest room, when shopping for a mattress, it’s only natural to want a quality product with that provides both comfort and support. The Linenspa Innerspring Mattress-in-a-Box is just that. The traditional 6-inch spring mattress features a quilted fabric cover and an inner foam layer to provide comfort and resilience. The heavy- gauge steel coils offer lasting support, which much to our liking, means it will be around for many years to come! See it: Grab the Linenspa Innerspring Mattress-in-a-Box with prices starting at $64, available at Walmart!  The Stainless Steel Ice Maker  The Frigidaire Countertop Ice Maker is ideal for making those crystal clear square restaurant-style ice cubes! 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