Social commerce orders in Philippines hit record high in H1

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Philippine Star

Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star October 14, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Social commerce orders in the Philippines hit a record high in the first semester, according to artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm iKala. In a report, iKala said orders of goods made on social media platforms in the Philippines soared by 129 percent in the first half, a record high for the country. This was faster than the 102 percent average growth in social commerce orders in four Southeast Asian countries based on a survey of 1,600 shoppers and more than 23,600 sellers in the first two quarters… Read More “Social commerce orders in Philippines hit record high in H1”

The Break Presents – Nardo Wick

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XXL Mag

Jacksonville, Fla. rapper Nardo Wick was brave enough to try rapping on a whim, and based on his current rise, it’s worked out in his favor. Just a few years ago in his hometown of Jacksonville, Nardo saw a rapper out and about with a lot of money. After realizing how lucrative rapping could be, the hip-hop newcomer thought it would be easy for him to try doing it himself. Nardo released his first song in May of last year. The now-deleted (but still floating around the internet) “Face Shot” is a melodic track about chasing down his enemies. The effort has the swing of an early Kodak Black, but… Read More “The Break Presents – Nardo Wick”

Fancy becoming Lord or Lady of an Irish wood?

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Relaxnews

If you’ve always secretly dreamed of being a Lord or a Lady, then the “Celtic Titles” project will no doubt be of interest. The idea is to encourage people to buy a plot of woodland in Northern Ireland to participate in the preservation of its biodiversity. Slievekirk Wood is located in Ardmore, in the west of Northern Ireland, near the city of Derry and the Slievekirk Mountain, which rises more than 300 meters above the Faughan Valley. This woodland is home to many species of trees, including oaks, birches, Scots pines and more. Operated by a company called Highland Titles (which runs a simil… Read More “Fancy becoming Lord or Lady of an Irish wood?”

Global Voices seeks researchers to participate in our Civic Media Observatory projects

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Global Voices

Illustration by Alex Esenler, used with permission. Global Voices is seeking media ecosystem analysts to work as researchers in our Civic Media Observatory. We are presently seeking researchers with expertise in the following countries and languages: India (Hindi, Bangla, Assamese, English), Pakistan (Urdu, English), Bangladesh (Bangla), Afghanistan (Dari, Pashto), Mali (Bambara, French), Turkey (Turkish), Russia (Russian), Nicaragua (Spanish). Researchers should either be based or have strong knowledge and ongoing access to local information from these countries. Global Voices’ Civic Media Ob… Read More “Global Voices seeks researchers to participate in our Civic Media Observatory projects”

Fed lays out plan to reduce bond purchases, flags inflation worries

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Reuters

By Ann Saphir, Jonnelle Marte and Lindsay Dunsmuir (Reuters) -The Federal Reserve signaled on Wednesday it could start reducing its crisis-era support for the U.S. economy by the middle of next month, with a growing number of its policymakers worried that high inflation could persist longer than previously thought. Though no decision on a “taper” of the U.S. central bank’s $120 billion in monthly asset purchases was reached at its Sept. 21-22 policy meeting https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/fed-likely-open-bond-buying-taper-door-hedge-outlook-2021-09-22, “participants generally assessed… Read More “Fed lays out plan to reduce bond purchases, flags inflation worries”

Here are Nets’ options for replacing Kyrie Irving by committee

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving is not walking through those Barclays Center (or practice court) doors. Until either Irving’s COVID-19 vaccination status or New York City’s vaccine mandate changes, the Nets are operating as if their superstar guard is no longer part of the team. He officially will not be a part-time player; he will either get vaccinated or watch from the sidelines. Which means someone else has big shoes to fill, and the Nets’ championship hopes may be a size too big for their feet. Three superstars are greater than two, and without Irving — and yes, even with Kevin Durant and James Ha… Read More “Here are Nets’ options for replacing Kyrie Irving by committee”

Microsoft and Nvidia claim to have created the ’s most powerful language model

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Relaxnews

Language models have become a key factor when it comes to creating the most thorough and accurate artificial intelligence possible. The new model developed by Microsoft and Nvidia is said to feature about 530 billion parameters and to be capable of exceptional accuracy, especially in reading comprehension and complex sentence formation. Nvidia and Microsoft’s Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model (MT-NLG) marks a new record for a language model. According to the tech firms, their model is the most powerful to date. Thanks to its 530 billion parameters, it is able to outperform Open… Read More “Microsoft and Nvidia claim to have created the ’s most powerful language model”

Top AI Experts Shed Light on the Need to Accelerate AI, RPA to Support Businesses and Enterprises in The Philippine Market

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ACN Newswire

MANILA, Oct 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Philippines played host to a content-rich virtual conference on Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation on Thursday, 16 September 2021. Hosted by Trescon, World AI & RPA Show convened over 250 online participants that included major stakeholders of the Philippines’ AI ecosystem including government authorities, top AI experts and solution providers. The virtual conference featured leading AI organizations such as Oracle and Denodo coming together to discuss the Philippines’ AI and RPA prospects. The conference was themed on highlightin… Read More “Top AI Experts Shed Light on the Need to Accelerate AI, RPA to Support Businesses and Enterprises in The Philippine Market”

Thousands of UK adults set to benefit from new technical skills

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TDPel Media

Thousands of working adults will soon benefit from free courses that will help them to rapidly upskill or retrain, as part of the government’s drive to plug skills gaps and boost access to more high-quality training alternatives. Sixty-five short and modular courses will start to roll out from later this month at 10 Institutes of Technology (IoTs) across England in sought-after STEM subjects. This will include courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Digitisation of Manufacturing, Digital Construction, Agricultural Robotics, and Cyber Security. The courses will be a blend of classroom and remo… Read More “Thousands of UK adults set to benefit from new technical skills”

The War on Cybercrime and Ransomware is Ahead

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TDPel Media

We are seeing an increase in effective and destructive cyberattacks affecting thousands of organizations in a single incident creating an important inflection point for the war on cybercrime. In the case of ransomware, some operators are shifting their strategy away from email-initiated payloads to focusing on gaining and selling initial access into corporate networks further showing the continued evolution of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) fueling cybercrime. This means even ransomware is about much more than just ransom, it can also be about access. In fact, recent data from Fortinet’s Forti… Read More “The War on Cybercrime and Ransomware is Ahead”