Machine learning with RFID can validate Food adultery …..!!!

Machine learning with RFID can validate Food adulteryIf the food items are not safe to eat, then it should be rejected by someone before using it. But it is not possible manually to test every prepared food as well bottled food even when a threat like the recent baby food scare. Recently MIT researchers discovered a way to check many food items instantly, non invasively and from a distance – using the popular RFID tags.

RFID is the radio frequency Identification mechanism, uses the tiny antena embedded in a sticker or level that is activated and powered by radio waves at a very specific frequency. When a transceiver sends out a 950Mhz signal, the RFID tag wakes up and re-transmits a slightly different signal identifying itself. Products that announce themselves? Convenient for doing inventory!

What the researchers found was that this return signal, outside the actual information-bearing part, can be affected by the actual contents of the product, since the radio waves have to pass through them. Consequently, a jar full of pasta sauce and one full of olives would produce different signal profiles – as would an untouched jar of baby food compared with one contaminated with melamine.

The problem is that these differences can be very minor and it’s not like they’ve been documented anywhere – this is the first time anyone’s tried this. So naturally, the team turned to machine learning. They trained up a model that can tell with confidence what a signal profile corresponds to, with the minor variations that come from, say, slight differences in orientation or glass width.

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Intel India marks its 20th Anniversary by inaugurating its new design facility in Bengaluru

Intel India marks its 20th Anniversary by inaugurating its new design facility in BengaluruFurthering its commitment to advancing research & development (R&D) and innovation in the country, Intel India has marked its 20th anniversary with the inauguration of its latest state-of-the-art design house, SRR4, at its Bengaluru campus. It also announced key initiatives to promote innovation in the technology ecosystem and support inclusive participation of women in the industry.

Built with an investment of approximately Rs.1,100 crore, the newest facility located at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in Bengaluru, has 620,000 sq. ft. of space, including 100,000 sq. ft. of world-class lab infrastructure. Extending Intel’s R&D presence in India, it will house technologists who work on cutting-edge engineering across hardware and software.

A smart and green building, SRR4 is the second building in India to be constructed with the innovative “One Storey High Technology”, with each floor being built on the ground, then lifted and attached to the top of the building. This technology resulted in the reduction of scheduled construction time by up to 60% compared to traditional methods.

The new building is equipped with IoT-based smart features, including smart lights and real-time occupancy management, as well as innovative energy harvesting tiles installed at the entrance of the building that generate and store energy as people walk into the building. In addition, it uses renewable energy sources like solar and fuel cells for power generation, which is expected to meet 40% of the building’s power demand and reduce CO2 emissions by 37%.

The state-of-the-art design facility was inaugurated by Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (IC) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways, Government of India, and Bob Swan, CFO & interim CEO of Intel Corporation, in the presence of many other delegates from the government, industry and academia.

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Microwave from Alexa ..!!! It is unbelievable.. what she can do for you …???

Microwave from Alexa ..!!! It is unbelievable.. what she can do for youAt $60 the AmazonBasics microwave has an excellent price.

Features :

* Takes the guesswork out of cooking certain items

* Small, fits under counters

* Seamless integration between microwave and speaker

* Automatic popcorn replenishment via Amazon Dash

* Inexpensive

* Amazon Echo speaker required to use Alexa

* Plain and simple looking

It is not a rumor that Amazon might be introducing a microwave, we thought: Hah, a microwave ? You mean, like the kind in a kitchen that warms a Hot Pocket during hangovers ???

What does Amazon, maker of Kindles, Fire TV devices, and Alexa Echo speakers, and if Amazon is going to build microwaves with an Alexa speaker, does this mean we’re going to see other Amazon appliances in the near future ? Is Amazon trying to make every single device we own talk back to us ? And finally, what does all this mean for humanity ?

It does, however, work with an Alexa speaker, like an Echo or Echo Dot (you can’t use it with a first-generation Echo or Echo Dot, but all others are fine). Without an Echo device within Bluetooth range, the microwave just becomes a regular small appliance.

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China introduces worlds first AI news anchor

News anchors would be in great danger now that a news report has surfaced from Xinhua, China’s state news agency stating that it now fields AI anchors, which will “tirelessly” cover all the news all the time, from every corner of the country. As public and private companies continue to develop with Artificial Intelligence and explore its many possible applications, there’s a growing concern that AI-technology will replace most human beings.

Source: China introduces worlds first AI news anchor

Why there is Shortage of Intel Processors?

Why there is Shortage of Intel ProcessorsIntel’s CPU shortage will affect the forthcoming launch of Intel’s ninth-generation Core processors. Now a question comes, does Intel’s production problems will bring opportunity for the AMD ? we have to wait and watch for the fourth quarter. This shortage is primarily due to the issue on the unexpected return to growth of the PC industry.

The fact is there is continued explosion of data and the need to process, store, analyze and share it is driving industry innovation and incredible demand for compute performance in the cloud, the network and the enterprise. In fact, our data-centric businesses grew 25 percent through June, and cloud revenue grew a whopping 43 percent in the first six months. Intel CFO and interim CEO Bob Swan’s “Supply Update” starts by noting the growth of the processor industry and secondly the performance of our PC-centric business has been even more surprising like the second-quarter PC shipments grew globally for the first time in six years, with this it brings pressure to its factory network.

Intel promises 10nm chips still coming, despite being years late. An open letter from the interim CEO of Intel advises some progress is being made for its 10-nanometer processors, but volume production of chips using the process will still wait until 2019, alongside a notice of $1 billion in 14-nanometer production investments and a warning it will also be prioritizing production of high-performance chips over processors for entry-level devices….

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Andrei Baronov elevated as CEO – Veeam

Andrei Baronov elevated as CEO - VeeamVeeam Software has re-structured its executive team, promoting Andrei Baronov as its chief executive officer (CEO). In addition to co-founder Baronov’s promotion, Ratmir Timashev, Veeam’s other co-founder, becomes executive vice president (EVP), WW Sales and Marketing, with William Largent assuming the role of executive vice president (EVP), Operations. Both Timashev and Largent will report to the CEO.

These executive changes add extra focus and strength to help the company continue its rapid expansion into the Enterprise and Cloud segments and enable it to accelerate growth across all markets.

“I want to thank Peter McKay for his dedication and energy, and we all wish him the best in his new endeavors,” said Andrei Baronov, Co-Founder and CEO at Veeam. “He leaves Veeam with a deep bench strength of experienced management leaders who will carry our vision and strategy forward. The changes we have made to the executive team will ensure that Veeam continues our aggressive growth, and we can deliver the exceptional customer experience we are renowned for.”

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India jumps 23 places to 77th rank in World Bank survey in ease of doing business

India jumps 23 places to 77th rank in World Bank survey in ease of doing businessThe World Bank has said that India has improved on six of the 10 parameters on starting and doing business in the country. It is a complement to the efforts of PM Narendra Modi, efforts towards reform measures taken in last 4 years of dedicated service to the nation by making the efforts to ease processes, project a business-friendly environment, and draw in foreign investment.

India is the only nation to have made it to the list of top 10 improvers for the second consecutive year in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2019 survey. It climbed 23 places to 77 among 190 countries surveyed, making it the only country to rank among the top 10 improvers for the second consecutive year.

“The key reforms in India included streamlining the process of obtaining a building permit and improved building quality controls,” the World Bank said. “Starting a business was made easier through consolidation of multiple application forms and introduction of a goods and services tax (GST), while getting electricity was made faster and cheaper. Other reforms in India included strengthening access to credit as well as making it easier and faster to pay taxes and trade across borders.”

Industry secretary Ramesh Abhishek said that earlier, breaking into the top 50 in the World Bank rankings looked difficult. “At 77, we are within striking distance of top 50. Momentum of reforms will continue. ‘Team India’ will work harder, together, build more & more trust with users & deliver on the promise,” he tweeted.

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