VIDEO Watch Some Highlights From Wilmingtons 2018 Festival Of Trees

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — WCTV volunteer Jim Buckley visited We’re One Wilmington’s Festival of Trees earlier this month and captured many of the beautiful trees and some wonderful performances from The North Atlantic Theatre (Nutcracker Sweets), WHS Soundscape, WMS & WHS Strings Attached, Jennifer Perkins, and John Loretz & Anne Sandstrom.—Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWOW Releases Entertainment Schedule & Non-Profit Partners For This Weekend’s Festival Of TreesIn “Community”VIDEO: Watch Some Highlights From Wilmington’s 2017 Festival Of TreesIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”last_img read more

Apples iTunes brings in a new playlist for Bengali music lovers

first_imgSVF, East India’s largest entertainment company, has yet another reason to feel elated as Apple’s iTunes recently released its first ever Bengali music playlist, where all the songs are from SVF Music. The collection features 25 ultimate Bengali hits that will keep anyone hooked for two hours non-stop.iTunes’ Bengali Music features hits from films like Bolo Dugga Maiki, Yeti Obhijaan, One, Bojhena Shey Bojhena, Gangster, Besh Korechi Prem Korechi, Love Express, , Bindaas, Haripada Bandwala, Tomake Chai, Shona Bondhu, Zulfiqar and Yoddha. Some of the top artists featured are Arijit Singh, Shalmali Kholgade, Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani, Shaan, Neha Kakkar, Anupam Roy and Jeet Gannguli, among others.Mahendra Soni, Co-Founder and Director, SVF, said, “We at SVF have the vision to put Bengali Film industry on the global map. It feels great that Apple’s iTunes, in its inaugural playlist dedicated to Bengali songs, has chosen all songs from the SVF music catalogue.”last_img read more

Center for the governance of AI releases report on American attitudes and

first_imgCenter for the Governance of AI, housed within the University of Oxford, released a report yesterday, titled “Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends” based on the findings from a nationally representative survey that they conducted using the survey firm YouGov.  The report talks about the results from the survey that provides an insight into the American public’s attitudes and opinion toward AI as well as AI governance. Let’s have a look at some of the major highlights from the report. Key highlights Majority of the Americans support than oppose AI development The report states that Americans express mixed support towards AI development, with the majority of them supporting the development than opposing it. The survey results showed that a  substantial 41% of the American respondents strongly support the development of AI and a smaller minority (22%) strongly opposes its development. About 28% of the respondents expressed a neutral attitude towards AI development and 10% stated that they do not know. Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends Support for AI development varies between gender, race, experience, and education The report states that support of the American public towards AI development is greater among wealthy, educated, male, or those with experience in technology. The Center for the governance of AI performed a multiple linear regression to predict the support of the American public. As per the survey results, a majority of the respondents belonging to the following four subgroups expressed support towards AI development: The ones with four-year college degrees (57%) The ones with an annual household income above $100,000 (59%) Those who have graduated with a computer science or engineering degree (56%) Those with experience in computer science or programming (58%). On the other hand, women (35%), those with a high school degree or less (29%), and the ones with an annual household income below $30,000 (33%) showed less enthusiasm towards AI development. A large majority of Americans want more careful management of AI and robots The report states that a majority of the American public (more than eight in 10) want AI and robot to be carefully managed, while only 6% disagrees. Center for the governance of AI replicated a question from the 2017 Special Eurobarometer, to compare Americans’ attitudes with those of EU residents. They found out that the 82% of those in the U.S  want more careful management of robots and AI, which is not quite far from the EU average, where 88% of the public supports the same notion. Similarly, 6% of Americans don’t support the notion which is quite close to the EU average where 7% disagreed. The report states that a large percentage of respondents in the survey selected the “don’t know” option. Americans consider many AI governance challenges to be important The report states that a majority of the Americans consider AI governance challenges such as prioritizing data privacy and preventing AI-enhanced digital manipulation, etc, of high importance. Respondents of the survey were asked to randomly consider five AI governance challenges out of the given 13. As per the survey results, the AI governance challenges that Americans think most impactful and important for tech companies to tackle include data privacy and AI-enhanced cyber attacks, and surveillance. Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends On the other hand, the challenges that are considered on average 7% less likely to be impactful by the Americans include autonomous vehicles, value alignment, bias in using AI for hiring, the U.S.-China arms race, disease diagnosis, and technological unemployment. At last, challenges that are perceived as even more less likely to be impactful includes criminal justice bias and critical AI systems failures. Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends Americans see the potential for U.S. China cooperation on certain AI governance challenges As a part of the survey, all the American respondents were assigned three out of five AI governance challenges, on which they see US-China co-operation. The five challenges included: AI cyber attacks against governments, individuals, and organizations. AI-assisted surveillance violates privacy and civil liberties. AI systems that are safe, trustworthy, and aligned with human values. Banning lethal autonomous weapons. Guarantee of a good standard of living for people who are at risk of losing their jobs to automation. The survey results showed that China cooperation on value alignment is perceived to be the most likely (48% mean likelihood) and cooperation to prevent AI-assisted surveillance being the least likely (40% mean likelihood). “In the future, we plan to survey Chinese respondents to understand how they view U.S.-China cooperation on AI and what governance issues they think the two countries could collaborate on”, states the report. Americans don’t think labor market disruptions will increase with time As a part of the survey, respondents were asked to select one out of four conditions based on the likelihood of AI and automation creating more jobs than eliminating over the future time frames of 10 years, 20 years, and 50 years. The survey results showed that on average, American public disagrees with the statement “automation and AI will create more jobs than they will eliminate” more than they agree with it. Also, about a quarter of respondents gave “don’t know” responses. However, respondents’ agreement with the statement increased slightly with the future time frame.                                         Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends Americans trust the U.S. military, universities, tech firms, and non-gov organizations the most to build AI The report states that Americans put more trust in tech companies and non-governmental organizations than in governments for the development and use of AI. As a part of the survey, respondents were randomly assigned five actors out of 15 that are not well-known to the public such as NATO, CERN, and OpenAI. Respondents were also asked how much confidence they have in each of these actors to build AI and were again randomly assigned five out of 15 actors. As per the results of the survey, Americans consider university researchers and the U.S. military as the most trusted groups to develop AI. Half of the Americans responded with a “great deal” or “fair amount” of confidence for this group. Americans expressed slightly less confidence when it came to tech companies, non-profit organizations, and American intelligence organizations. In general, the American public finds more confidence in non-governmental organizations as opposed to the governmental ones. Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends 41% of the American population expressed a “great deal” or even a “fair amount” of confidence in “tech companies,” as compared to the 26% who feel that way about the U.S. federal government. American Public has more trust in intergovernmental research organizations CERN), the Partnership on AI, and non-governmental scientific organizations (e.g., AAAI). Moreover, about one in five respondents in a survey selected a “don’t know” response. The surveys were conducted between June 6 and 14, 2018, where a total of 2,000 American adults (18+) completed the survey. The analysis of the survey was pre-registered on the Open Science Framework. “Supported by a grant from the Ethics and Governance of AI Fund, we intend to conduct more extensive and intensive surveys in the coming years, including of residents in Europe, China, and other countries”, states the report. Read Next AI Now Institute releases Current State of AI 2018 Report IEEE Computer Society predicts top ten tech trends for 2019: assisted transportation, chatbots, and deep learning accelerators among others Troll Patrol Report: Amnesty International and Element AI use machine learning to understand online abuse against womenlast_img read more

Keybases new proof system is now available for all Mastodon servers

first_imgLast week, Mastodon 2.8, a self-hosted social media service, was shipped with Keybase’s brand new proof system. Yesterday, the team behind Keybase announced that this new proof system is now available for all Mastodon servers. With this update, any community will be able to cryptographically connect their profiles to Keybase. Keybase is a free security app for groups, communities, families, and friends using which you can affirm your identity across the web. At its core, Keybase is a key directory that maps social media identities to encryption keys. Users can also have an encrypted chat with Keybase’s end-to-end chat service called Keybase Chat. With Keybase, users can prove a “link” between online identities such as Twitter or Reddit account and their encryption keys. So, instead of relying on a system like OAuth, identities are proven by posting a signed statement on the account a user wants to prove ownership of. For instance, a user just needs to enter their Twitter handle in the Keybase app following which a signed tweet is generated and is sent to Twitter. Once the tweet is posted, the user returns to the Keybase app. This mechanism makes identity proofs publicly verifiable instead of having to trust that the service is truthful. Though this method is quick and easy, it does have some limitations. Keybase app automatically generates the verification tweet, which users are expected to post. However, the user can edit these tweets. The Keybase team has now updated the proof system, which solves this problem. When a user claims on Keybase that they are a user on a site, they are redirected to that particular site. The verification is then completed in just two steps: Source: Keybase The site will then show the following row, signaling that the user is verified: Source: Keybase To read the full announcement, visit Keybase’s official website. Read Next Mastodon 2.7, a decentralized alternative to social media silos, is now out! Mastodon 2.5 released with UI, administration, and deployment changes 5 ways to reduce App deployment timelast_img read more

Terminals at JFK airport resuming operations after scare

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Monday, August 15, 2016 The Canadian Press Terminals at JFK airport resuming operations after scare NEW YORK — Two terminals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport are resuming normal operations Monday morning after reports of shots fired prompted evacuations and grounded and diverted flights.The reports, which led to some frightening moments for fliers Sunday night, were later determined to be unfounded and the airport was given the all-clear.“At this time, no firearm, rounds or shell casings or other evidence of shots fired has been found,” said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.Police evacuated Terminal 8 around 9:30 p.m. Sunday as a precaution after receiving 911 calls about shots fired near the departures area.Port Authority police called in officers from the New York Police Department to assist with the investigation.A short time later, police closed Terminal 1 after they said they received additional reports of shots fired in that terminal. A highway approaching the airport also was shut down.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsPassengers posted pictures and videos on Twitter that showed crowds of people gathered outside of the terminals.Demetrius Pipkin told WPIX-TV that he was in Terminal 1 waiting for his Norwegian Airlines flight when the reports of shots fired came in.“We were previously told to get on the floor and take cover behind any and everything we could find,” said Pipkin, who described the terminal as a “madhouse” with panicky passengers eventually bolting for the nearest exists.According to the flight tracking company, FlightAware, all inbound flights were held at their origin until 11:30 p.m. “due to security.” Port Authority police said travellers should contact their carriers. They also warned of a “substantial PAPD and NYPD presence” at JFK and LaGuardia due to the investigation.There were no injuries reported. It was not immediately clear what led to the airport scare.last_img read more

Its snowing in Las Vegas and people are losing their minds

first_imgIt’s snowing in Las Vegas and people are losing their minds LAS VEGAS — After the record snowfalls that much of Canada has seen this winter, a measly inch of powder seems almost laughable.But many people in Las Vegas don’t appear to be laughing as the city was hit by its second snowfall in just one week.Yes, you read that right. Snow is falling in Sin City.According to NBC, Henderson, Nevada, located just southeast of Las Vegas, saw a record-setting inch of snow Wednesday night, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark.The city first saw snow this year on Feb. 10, and again on Monday of this week. This, of course, is extremely rare for a city that has seen only three snowfall days twice before since 1937 (the last time was in 1949). The last time Vegas saw any measurable snow was on Dec. 17, 2008, when 3.6 inches of white stuff fell from the sky.This year’s weather phenomenon, reports NBC, is all thanks to snow levels dropping to 2,000 feet.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencySay what you will about the cold temps and the slushy commute, but you can’t argue that the snow makes for some captivating (and hilarious) images. Check out some of our favourites:Jackpot on The Strip! The first measurable #snow in #LasVegas since 2008! Officially 0.5″ on Wednesday night making for a rare photo op at the iconic sign. Snow has now fallen on 3 of the past 4 days.#LasVegassnowVideo via IG/thehoodrichcollection— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) February 21, 2019 Well it’s snowing in Las Vegas now! Supposed to snow until 4— Daily Hourly (@dailyhourly) February 18, 2019 Friday, February 22, 2019 Palm trees and snow in Las Vegas!! Who would have thought? @CityOfLasVegas— Linds (@Lindsie_Ellis) February 21, 2019 This is the first time I’ve actually seen snow stick on the ground in Las Vegas— Jeremy Le (@JeremyyyLe) February 18, 2019 WHAT!! This doesn’t look like Las Vegas. Check out this video @Wetnwildlv shared of SNOW covering its water slides! →— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) February 18, 2019center_img Yes it’s #snow but people forget it’s #LasVegas and we’re in the freaking #desert— Christopher Gamboa (@sigamboa) February 18, 2019 Travelweek Group Posted by Tags: Las Vegas, Snow, Weather << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Book VIA Rail tickets at 20 off with limitedtime promotion

first_img MONTREAL — VIA Rail Canada is discounting its lowest ticketed fares as part of a new promotion to entice Canadians to discover their own backyard.Running from March 11 to April 7, the limited-time promotion includes 20% off in Sleeper Plus class and Touring class on the following trains:• Toronto-Vancouver (the Canadian)• Montreal-Halifax (the Ocean)• Winnipeg-Churchill• Jasper-Prince RupertTickets must be purchased between March 11 and April 7, 2019, inclusively, and at least seven days prior to departure. The trip must be taken between April 12-Sept. 7, 2019, inclusively.VIA’s Sleeper Plus class includes: access to the Business lounge; priority boarding; comfortable berths that can accommodate one or two people; meal service and snacks; access to different cars, and more.VIA’s Touring Class features spacious, reclinable seats, meal service, access to different cars and more.For more information go to Travelweek Group Tags: Sales, VIA Rail << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, March 12, 2019 center_img Book VIA Rail tickets at 20% off with limited-time promotion Posted by Sharelast_img read more

Connected TV technology specialist Inview has sign

first_imgConnected TV technology specialist Inview has signed an exclusive deal with consumer electronics distributor, Altech SetOne to deploy its Smart TV platform across German-speaking markets.Inview will supply Altech SetOne with an IP platform that will be sold across its range of DVB-S products, giving German consumers access to a range of Smart TV applications.The Inview platform integrates content delivered via the internet with broadcast programming. The software has been designed to work on lower-end devices.Keith Wiggins, commercial director at Inview Technology said: “The Inview platform gives the end-user access to Smart TV functionality on a basic zapper box, giving them the benefits of a Smart TV platform without the price tag. By operating on zapper boxes we are opening up Smart TV to a mass market audience rather than a niche set of early-adopters.”last_img read more