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Artificial Intelligence Is Used To Understand The Geospatial World To Improve Business And Governmental Performance

Recently, there was brief news about Microsoft Flight Simulator and a tower more than 200 stories tall – created by a typo. As funny as that was, it missed the larger picture. Google Earth started a trend that has continued, and the virtualization of the world has proceeded at a rapid pace. It is now to the point where real business benefit is being gained by such work, supporting the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to even more problems.

There have been smaller discussions about virtualization and augmented reality, to analysis and improve performance in stores and other smaller spaces. However, similar to how a drive for better gaming led to NVIDIA’s GPUs, which helped advance AI, the business of capturing a global image base to improve gaming can now help AI lend its skills to new areas.

What’s interesting is that the volume

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Sports on TV, October 26-November 1: World Series, NFL, college football, soccer, golf and more

The following is a glance at sports on TV, including channels, radio listings and game times for local games and national sporting events for October 26-November 1, 2020. Frequent TV channel numbers are listed at the bottom of the page. Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times Pacific.

Note: Check back often for updates throughout the week. For a complete list of sports on the air posts, bookmark topics.oregonlive.com/tag/sports%20on%20the%20air/

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

NFL

5:15 p.m.

ESPN — Chicago at LA Rams, KXTG (750)

SOCCER

10:30 a.m.

NBCSN — Premier League: West Brom at Brighton

SWIMMING

7 a.m.

CBSSN — ISL: N 4

COLLEGE GOLF

Noon

Golf — East Lake Cup

KBO BASEBALL

2:30 a.m. Tuesday

ESPN2 — teams TBD

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

WORLD SERIES

5 p.m.

Fox — Game 6 (if necessary): Tampa Bay vs. LA Dodgers, KMTT (910)/KFXX (1080)

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

5 p.m.

FS1 — Spring League:

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World Series Game 5 start is the latest ‘biggest game of Clayton Kershaw’s career’

The latest “biggest start of Clayton Kershaw’s career” — how many times have we heard that one? — happens on Sunday night, in Game 5 of a World Series that’s knotted at two games apiece after Tampa Bay’s wild, more-than-slightly-unbelievable come-from-behind-with-two-outs win in the fourth contest of the series. 

All eyes will be on Kershaw, the future Hall of Famer who owns a complicated, convoluted postseason legacy. But Game 5 isn’t about his legacy, at least not for Kershaw, and not for the Dodgers. At least not quite yet. Legacy talk is retrospective.

MORE: Kershaw’s playoff stats, explained

For the big lefty who has a rocking chair on the back veranda at the Otesaga Hotel in Coopertown already reserved and waiting, Game 5 is about trying to help his teammates finally win the franchise’s first World Series championship since the year he was born (1988).

For a long time Saturday

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Save Our Future: Averting an Education Catastrophe for the World’s Children – World

Global movement calls for increased investment in education to avert catastrophe

Education must be part of stimulus packages and education budgets must be protected.

Paris, October 22, 2020 An unprecedented global coalition of organizations called for urgent investment in education today to prevent a generational catastrophe. Launching a joint white paper at the Global Education Meeting hosted by UNESCO, the Save Our Future campaign — a movement of the biggest education multilaterals in partnership with over 600 civil society organizations, research organizations, foundations, media, youth, and influencers — put forward an evidence-based roadmap with concrete recommendations for governments to reimagine education systems post-COVID-19.

Ninety percent of students in all countries and continents — nearly 1.6 billion school children and youth — had their education disrupted at the height of pandemic lockdowns, marking the greatest disruption of education in history. With the catalytic impact education has across health, jobs, income growth,

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World Finance Helps Fill K-5 Education Gap Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Company sponsors one of 10 educational pods serving 200+ students in needShifted education delivery model during pandemic raises concerns that program aims to counterGREENVILLE, SC / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2020 / World Finance today announced …

Company sponsors one of 10 educational pods serving 200+ students in needShifted education delivery model during pandemic raises concerns that program aims to counterGREENVILLE, SC / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2020 / World Finance today announced …

Company sponsors one of 10 educational pods serving 200+ students in need Shifted education delivery model during pandemic raises concerns that program aims to counter

GREENVILLE, SC / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2020 / World Finance today announced it is stepping up to help fill the education gap amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a partnership with North Hills Church of Taylors, S.C. and the Come Out Stronger program. The company is sponsoring an educational pod that

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Can Synthetic Biology’s Wildest Dreams Save Our World?

Our world is in crisis and the need for ‘moonshot’ solutions has never been clearer. Ideas that once seemed like science fiction, from carbon capture to genome engineering, are now a growing part of daily life. While other industries may ‘play it safe,’ seemingly impossible ideas are the beating heart of the synthetic biology economy—which is estimated to have a direct global impact of up to $4 trillion per year over the next 10-20 years. 

But even as biotech companies shoot for the moon—and beyond—it’s important to be mindful of synthetic biology’s power as a force for change. Synthetic biology’s best intentions gone astray could prevent the industry from achieving its full potential.

The need for open discourse in the biotech industry is what inspired the Leaps Talks series. These discussions are hosted by Leaps

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Saudi Arabia Sets out Strategy to Become a World Leader in Artificial Intelligence By 2030

National Strategy for Data & AI to position Saudi Arabia as a global leader in AI by 2030

Saudi Arabia revealed its National Strategy for Data & AI (NSDAI) which will make the country a global leader in Artificial Intelligence by 2030.

Saudi Arabia’s NSDAI intends to put AI at the heart of the country’s development and growth. By 2030, Saudi Arabia’s vision is to become the place where the best of Data and AI is made reality.

Under the strategy, Saudi Arabia will implement a multi-phase, multi-faceted plan that includes skills, policy and regulation, investment, research and innovation, and ecosystem development. This will enable the country to become a global hub for data and AI, and to rank among the top data-driven economies in the world.

Speaking at the launch of the strategy, HE Dr. Abdullah Bin Sharaf Alghamdi, President of SDAIA, said: “The National Strategy for Data and

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Britain’s New Polar Ship, the Sir David Attenborough, Set for Sea Trials | World News

BIRKENHEAD, England (Reuters) – Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, will leave for sea trials on Wednesday to be put through its paces before making its maiden voyage to Antarctica late next year to boost research into climate change.

The 200 million pound, state-of-the-art, polar research vessel gained notoriety in 2016 when “Boaty McBoatface” topped a public poll for the name of the new ship.

But the government decided instead to name it after the veteran BBC naturalist David Attenborough, and the RRS (Royal Research Ship) Sir David Attenborough is now ready to leave its wet dock in Birkenhead in northwest England.

It will spend two weeks at sea off the coast of North Wales for technical trials before the shipyard formally hands it over.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will operate the ship, carrying out ice trials in the Arctic in early 2021 before it journeys to

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Nikon Small World photomicrography competition announces winning images for 2020


First place: Dorsal view of bones and scales (blue) and lymphatic vessels (orange) in a juvenile zebrafish. (Daniel Castranova, Dr. Brant Weinstein & Bakary Samasa/Courtesy of Nikon Small World)

In a time when everything happening in the world feels so big, it can be therapeutic to slow down and look at the beauty of things that are small. At least, that’s how I felt when combing through the winning images of the 46th annual Nikon Small World microscopy competition. This year, five experts judged entries from around the world based on originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact. From over 2,000 entries, the judges awarded three top winners and recognized 88 other images from scientists and photographers around the world.

The first-place photograph was a stunning image

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