1 – Found in Translation: More Accurate, Fluent Sentences in Google Translate
On Tuesday, Google rolled out the latest in its translation technologies – Neural Machine Translation. As opposed to translating sentences part by part, this new system translates sentences as a whole unit, depending largely on context to determine the most relevant translation. Neural Machine Translation is an end-to-end learning system, meaning that its built to learn and improve on its learning over time. The system is compatible at present with eight languages pairs to and from English to French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Turkish, covering more than 35 percent of total Google Translate inquiries. Google’s goal is to implement the system with all 103 languages that are currently accessed through Google Translate.
(Read the full press release at Google News)
2 – Intel Unveils Strategy for State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence
On Thursday, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich announced a range of new products and platforms designed to accelerate deep-learning and AI-driven technologies. Plans include a robust AI portfolio -the Intel® Nervana™ platform – which spotlights integrated technology from Intel’s recent acquisition of Nervana. As part of its product rollout, Intel will test first silicon (“Knights Crest”), which merges Intel’s Xeon processors with Nervana technologies and is designed with cutting-edge neural networks for deep-learning computing. Intel intends for these and other portfolio solutions to be the new industry standard and open to data professionals solving today’s toughest challenges in the AI field. Intel also announced strategic partnerships with Google – to help deliver an innovative multi-cloud infrastructure for bot businesses – and Coursera – which will provide a series of online AI courses to academics and help democratize knowledge and skills.
(Read the full press release at Intel Newsroom)
3 – Google Adds Artificial Intelligence Hotshots To Lead New Data Crunching Team
Google announced this week the addition of two, high-profile AI researchers to its new machine learning team. The machine learning unit is part of the Google Cloud business, and its new hires include Fei-Fei Li, the director of Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Jia Li, the head of research for Snap (parent company of Snapchat). Both are considered experts in the area of computer vision. At a press event in San Francisco, Head of Cloud Diane Greene described the additions as part of Google’s vision to formalize artificial intelligence into its business, which includes offering machine learning-based Google Cloud products to companies. Greene made note of the fact that both hires are women, a significant acknowledgement in a field that has been long criticized to consist of mostly males.
(Read the full article at Fortune)
4 – Machine-Learning Algorithm Can Show Whether State Secrets Are Properly Classified
A researcher at Brazilian think tank Fundação Getulio Vargas and his colleagues at Columbia University have released some surprising results from a machine learning algorithm that they used to study over one million declassified State Department cables from the 1970s. The algorithm reveals insight into how humans have applied rules to official secret correspondence, how errors have affected transparency, and also uncovers some patterns in how cables go missing. Renato Rocha Souza and colleagues looked at how factors like date, sender and receiver, subject, and message content correlated with the given classification label. While incidents of false positive and false negatives arose amongst some correlations, the algorithm was able to successfully identify 90 percent of cables that were classified, with a false positive rate of 11 percent. The ongoing work could prove important to understanding consistency of classification, as well as how much this type of algorithm can reveal – when the learning itself is based on the integrity of how information has been handled by the State Department in the past.
(Read the full article at MIT News)
5 – General Electric Snaps up Berkeley-based AI Startup Wise.io, Continuing a Spending Spree
General Electric announced new acquisitions toward its year-old digital arm, GE Digital, during its annual Mind + Machines conference in San Francisco. The purchases include startups Wise.io and and Bit Stew, both specializing in data analytics. GE has been working to bolster its vision of an “industrial Internet”, a domain covering Internet-connected machines in aviation, energy, transportation, and other domains. The core of this platform is GE’s Predix software, and its recent AI-tech acquisitions will go toward bolstering the platform and powering the future of Internet-connected machines.
(Read the full article at San Francisco Business Times)
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SafeEarth Donates $100,000 to TheOceanCleanUp Kicking Off Blockchain Eco Project
Bitcoin Press Release: Blockchain eco project SafeEarth has donated over $100,000 to TheOceanCleanUp charity with more donations planned for other global charities.
16th April, 2021, London, UK — SafeEarth, a blockchain eco project, has donated over $100,000 to community selected charity TheOceanCleanUp. The donated funds will help towards the removal of plastic waste from the planet. This generous donation represents the first act of SafeEarth’s continuing initiative to help charities across the globe.
The money was raised from SAFEEARTH token transaction fees. From each token transaction a portion of the fees will continue to be used for further donations to charities that focus on green initiatives as SafeEarth looks to effect a lasting and positive change on the planet.
The Ocean Cleanup Head of IT Steven Bink offered his thanks to Safe Earth on Twitter, stating:
“Dear SafeEarth community. On behalf of the entire crew at The Ocean Cleanup, I would like to thank you for this very generous donation. We are also honored that you chose The Ocean Cleanup to be the first charity to receive this gift from @SafeEarthETH”
Safe Earth & Earth Fund
Deforestation, pollution, global warming and many other factors have had an adverse effect on the environment for decades. As the world shifts more towards renewables and eco-friendly alternatives, initiatives like that of Safe Earth represent a changing mentality in industry
SafeEarth’s sole focus is to generate capital and build a community which is able to repair the ecological damage done to the planet. Safe Earth also collaborates with another green charity called The Earth Fund, which has raised around 50 ETH ($125,000 at the time of writing) to be used for similar causes.
As a part of their plan to raise awareness for ecological causes SafeEarth have also started a #PlasticChallenge on twitter, which urges people to get rid of plastic waste. The challenge (which launched on 27th of March) rewards users from a prize pool of $3,600 in SAFEEARTH tokens.
In the short time since the challenge began the SAFEEARTH token has been listed on the number one DEX Uniswap, recorded $3 million in trading volume and locked away more than $1.5 million in liquidity.
SAFEEARTH Token Burn & Benefits
The SAFEEARTH token is a deflationary asset that uses an autonomous yield and liquidity generation protocol. Each transaction charges a total of 4% in fees, which is then broken up evenly with 1% going to charities, 1% refunded to holders, 1% for advertising and 1% token lock-ups to increase liquidity. By burning at least 50% of the total supply after launch, (which will go to a black hole address) SafeEarth ensures increased token scarcity and liquidity.
$SAFEMARS is the sister token to SafeEarth and available on PancakeSwap exchange. The token uses very similar tokenomics to SAFEEARTH and over 50% of the tokens have already been burned. As none of the transaction fees from SafeMars go towards charity the company has chosen to give more back to users, with a total of 2% going instantly back to the holders wallets and the other 2% is auto-locked to increase scarcity and liquidity. Right now the number of $SAFEMARS holders is growing steadily with 93,699 holders at the time of writing.
Save Earth Through Safe Earth
Harnessing blockchain technology through it’s unique protocol in the interest of both charitable giving and community incentives is helping SafeEarth to stand out from its competition. This $100,000 donation is just the beginning of the company’s mission to effect a lasting and positive change to the planet.
SafeEarth blockchain eco project is already gearing up for another large donation with another 35 ETH (roughly $87,600) reserved for 5 charities that focus on humanitarian causes, such as access to clean water and wildlife preservation. The charities will be chosen by the SafeEarth community and will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021.
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Did Elon Musk’s ‘jet fuel’ set GameStop (and Bitcoin) ablaze?
Depending on where you stand on the GameStop saga, which saw organized retail traders extract $6 billion from Wall Street overnight, you may think someone should either take the matches away from Elon Musk, or give him more.
The CEO and “Technoking” of Tesla was accused of pouring “jet fuel” on the GameStop short-squeeze at a critical moment by hedge fund manager David Einhorn, founder of Greenlight Capital, in a letter to investors published Thursday.
Einhorn said Elon Musk and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya were the real instigators behind the short-squeeze, claiming both had supplied “the real jet fuel” for the pump with their tweets and TV appearances.
“We note that the real jet fuel on the GME squeeze came from Chamath Palihapitiya and Elon Musk, whose appearances on TV and Twitter, respectively, at a critical moment further destabilized the situation,” wrote Einhorn, according to Markets Insider.
Amid the orchestrated short-squeeze on GameStop by redditors on r/WallStreetBets, Elon Musk tweeted what some interpreted as his support for the endeavor. On Jan. 26, shortly after GME stock was pumped 91% in a single day, Musk tweeted the phrase “Gamestonk!!” accompanied by a link to the WallStreetBets sub-reddit.
Over the course of the next 24 hours, GME stock soared 134%, climbing from a unit price of $147 to $347. The following 24 hours brought even more fireworks, and by Jan. 28, the value of GameStop shares had hit an all time high of $483 — an 18,693% increase on the stock’s value just nine months earlier.
Chamath Palihapitiya appeared to voice his support for the short-squeeze on Jan. 27, when he told interviewers on CNBC that the GameStop saga was an example of the man on the street pushing back against the man on Wall Street.
Einhorn said that “quasi-anarchy” now reigns, based on what he sees as toothless regulation of the stock market. Einhorn compared the situation, where “the laws don’t apply to [Elon Musk]” to the defunding of the police force.
“Many who would never support defunding the police have supported — and for all intents and purposes have succeeded — in almost completely defanging, if not defunding, the regulators,” said Einhorn.
Previously Elon Musk was suggested to have unduly influenced the cryptocurrency market with his vocal support of Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE) via Twitter. Legal professionals suggested in February that Musk’s tweets may have acted as a catalyst for the coins’ gains at the time, and warned that such tweets could attract SEC attention.
Musk laughed off the suggestion at the time, claiming that he would welcome any SEC investigation into his tweets, and that he simply liked “dogs and memes.”
Turkey to ban cryptocurrency payments
A new ban in Turkey will prohibit crypto holders from using their digital assets for payments, in addition to preventing payment providers from adding funds to their digital wallets at crypto exchanges.
According to a Friday announcement by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, the ban will come into effect on April 30, rendering any crypto payments solutions and partnerships illegal.
The bank stated, “any direct or indirect usage of crypto assets in payment services and electronic money issuance” will be forbidden.
While banks are excluded from the regulation, which means users can still deposit Turkish lira on crypto exchanges using wire transfers from their bank accounts, payment providers will be unable to provide deposit or withdrawal services for crypto exchanges.
Payment providers and digital wallets are widely used in Turkey to transfer fiat funds to crypto exchanges and vice versa. Major global exchange Binance partnered with local payment provider Papara when they first entered the Turkish market to provide a lira onramp for several different cryptocurrencies.
This new regulation means that users have two weeks to clear their balances if they exclusively use payment providers as fiat-to-crypto gateways.
Historically, the Turkish government has always had a tight grip on the payment ecosystem. In 2016, Turkey banned major global payment provider PayPal in the country.
Crypto regulation is a hot topic for Turkey in recent months. Last month, the Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance announced that they are monitoring the crypto ecosystem and working with the Central Bank, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, and Capital Markets Board to regulate crypto.
Additional reporting by Cointelegraph Turkey’s Emre Günen.
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