AI Weekly: NeurIPS 2020 and the hope for change

On Monday morning, organizers of NeurIPS, the largest annual gathering of AI researchers in the world, gave Best Paper awards to the authors of three research papers, including one detailing OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model. The week also started with AI researchers refusing to review Google’s AI papers until grievances are resolved following the firing of Ethical…

Teachable AI will help Alexa users set up preferences

Amazon today detailed a capability coming to Alexa called Teachable AI that will enable the assistant to ask questions to fill gaps in its understanding. First announced during the company’s September virtual press event, Teachable AI leverages machine learning to determine whether a request can be a trigger for a teachable moment. If Alexa makes…

Joshua vs Pulev live stream: how to watch the fight online from anywhere right now

Home News Software (Image credit: GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images) After regaining a trio of belts from surprise champion Andy Ruiz Jr with an impressive unanimous decision victory back in December 2019, British WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua is back in the ring again this Saturday. Read on as we explain…

PCWorld’s December Digital Magazine: Is the MacBook Air really faster than 98% of PC laptops?

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser. Rob Schultz / IDG Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as…

Laptop and monitors display sales surge as pandemic continues

Laptop display and monitors both grew double digits as people hunkered down Aopen Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Driven by the pandemic, laptop display and PC monitor sales surged in 2020, with no end in sight in 2021, according to a new report.…

SpaceX Starship explodes during attempted landing after successful test flight

The SpaceX Starship SN8 prototype had its first successful high-altitude test flight yesterday, though it came in a little too hot during the landing and ended up exploding. And yes, despite exploding, this was considered a rousing success: Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD,…

First ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ update includes a fix for epilepsy triggers

— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 11, 2020 There are, of course, unspecified changes to resolve problems with crashes and improve stability, and specific tweaks on PS4 and Xbox One to improve the quality of reflections.Some players on Reddit have had issues launching the game after installing the patch, but it’s unclear whether that’s due to…

How to Create a Plan of Action If Agile Dev Strategy Fails

DeveloperWeek New York keynote examined problems and solutions to get the most out of agile software development.The agile approach to development comes with expectations of increased continuous delivery of software through team collaborations — but the results are far from guaranteed. The potential for failure with agile development and how to respond such a breakdown…

Ways Data Scientists Can Stand Out in the Virtual Hiring Process

12/11/202007:00 AMAlicia Frame, Lead Product Manager and Data Scientist, Neo4jCommentary50%50% Searching for a job during a pandemic presents its own sets of challenges. Here are three tips on how to deliver an impactful interview. Image: Elnur – stock.adobe.com With many people out of work from COVID-19, the job market has become more competitive than ever.…