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Google and Harvard release COVID-19 prediction models

In collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, Google today released the COVID-19 Public Forecasts, a series of models that predicts COVID-19 cases, deaths, intensive use, ventilator availability, and other U.S. metrics over the next 14 Days deliver counties and states. The models are trained on public data such as those from Johns Hopkins University, the Descartes Lab and the …

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Canalys: Rising tablet sales offset the decline in desktop PCs in the second quarter of 2020

Ten years ago, tablet computers were marketed as the avant-garde of the “post-PC” era, but traditional desktop and notebook PCs remained popular because tablet sales were on a plateau. However, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, tablets experienced an unexpected resurgence in the last quarter, which benefited all major tablet manufacturers at a time when desktop computer shipments were declining significantly. …

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The proposed language analysis framework protects both accuracy and privacy

Imperial College London researchers claim they have developed a speech analysis method that supports applications such as speech recognition and identification while removing sensitive attributes such as emotions, gender, and health. Your framework receives voice data and privacy settings as additional information and uses the settings to filter out confidential attributes that could otherwise be extracted from recorded speech. Speech …

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Take-Two Interactive generated sales of $ 831.3 million in the second quarter of 2020 as fans flock to online games

Take-Two Interactive reported that sales for the first fiscal quarter (the second calendar quarter), which ended on June 30, increased 54% year over year to $ 831.3 million due to fans playing online games during the pandemic played. The earnings and revenue results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 …

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Ubisoft confirms that the suspect, Tommy François, has left the company

Ubisoft today confirmed that game developer Tommy François left the company after being charged with inappropriate behavior, including sexual misconduct. The move is the last one following Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot’s promise to revise the company’s handling of employee complaints about harassment, sexual abuse, and other matters. Ubisoft stood out among the major gaming companies in terms of the number …

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