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Matterhorn, Switzerland........!

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Many of us take the internet for granted but 66% of the world's population doesn't have an access to it.
How can we ensure that all of us, not just the fortunate ones, benefit from the internet’s digital dividends?

World Bank explains: http://ow.ly/Xhxa8
Although cell phones have caught on like wildfire across much of the globe, access to the internet hasn’t. How can we ensure that all of us, not just the fortunate ones, benefit from the internet’s digital dividends? #wdr2016 #digitaldividends
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"COMPUTER VISION IS now a part of everyday life. Facebook recognizes faces in the photos you post to the popular social network. The Google Photos app can find images buried in your collection, identifying everything from dogs to birthday parties to gravestones. Twitter can pinpoint pornographic images without help from human curators.

All of this “seeing” stems from a remarkably effective breed of artificial intelligence called deep learning. But as far as this much-hyped technology has come in recent years, a new experiment from Microsoft Research shows it’s only getting started. Deep learning can go so much deeper."
 
Artificial intelligence is about to get much more powerful.
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Reading the ABCs from space: All 26 letters of the English alphabet are represented here using only NASA satellite imagery and astronaut photography. Check it out: http://go.nasa.gov/1VnV9En
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"The London Eye was on fire during the 2011 England riots! Or was it? Social networks are rife with lies and deception, half-truths and facts. But irrespective of a meme’s truthfulness, the rapid spread of such information through social networks and other online media can have immediate and far-reaching consequences. In such cases, large amounts of user-generated content need to be analysed quickly, yet it is not currently possible to carry out such complex analyses in real time.

With partners from seven different countries, the project will combine big data analytics with advanced linguistic and visual methods. The results will be suitable for direct application in medical information systems and digital journalism."
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European astronaut Tim Peake captures the dazzling lights of the Mediterranean from the International Space Station: http://go.nasa.gov/1PzCq3m 
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"INTERNET EXPLORER SOON will be a thing of the past. Starting today, Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9 and 10 on most operating systems, its biggest step yet toward phasing out one of the most contentious pieces of software ever written.

Microsoft has been distancing itself from the Internet Explorer brand since March, when it launched the Microsoft Edge browser, but it isn’t quite dead. Edge runs only on Windows 10, so Redmond will continue backing a few versions of Internet Explorer on older operating systems it still supports. But it’s still a big departure. Historically, Microsoft has kept several versions of Internet Explorer current each supported version of Windows. Starting today, it will support only the latest version of IE that an operating system can run. It will not create new security patches for the older versions, leaving anyone who doesn’t upgrade vulnerable to new hacks or attacks."
Starting today, Microsoft will no longer support most versions of Internet Explorer, one of the most contentious pieces of software in history.
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Can we protect Nature with a Camera?

I hope so!  Please conserve our natural resources.

raymond


#nature #naturephotography #birdsgallery +Animalia #wildlife
#raymond #ontario #owl #snowyowl  
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I'm 60 something, retired, with little money. I use the internet for news, music and art. I'm a movie maven also, IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) is great. I usually get showtimes there. I use Google+ as a news source and the added family and friend news is nice. I feel like I need to contribute, and since I'm not real active anymore I usually share news stories and videos I like, or feel should have a bit more exposure. Since the news stories have time limits more or less, I delete them in 12-24 hours. Video links I leave for a day or so depending. Some things, images and such are significant, so I leave them. And there are some quite interesting articles on Wikipedia that need a reminder, so I leave them indeterminately. Anything personal I usually put in the photo albums. I follow news outlets and musicians mostly. I'm relatively apolitical, though apparently center left. I'm a spiritualist, in the 19th century sense, maybe like Arthur Conan Doyle. I like Charles Fort also, the paranormal investigator. I like philosophy and metaphysics also. I do not own a 'smartphone', I use a laptop.
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