UW-Extension programming goes online with Farm Ready Research webinar series | News

Whether you’re interested in dairy production, livestock production, or farm management, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Farm Ready Research webinar series has the most up-to-date information for you.

Beginning in December and continuing through April 2021, Extension experts will host webinars throughout the week on topics ranging from determining cost of production to preventing on-farm injuries to navigating your farm business. Visit go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch to see the full list of topics and to register for sessions.

There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but registration is required to allow access to the session. Extension recognizes that producers are receiving information for a lot of meetings this winter; the Farm Ready Research webinar website go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch is your place to find information about UW-Madison Extension Agriculture webinar programs.

A sample week of Extension agricultural webinars begins on Tuesdays with Badger Dairy Insight from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Wisconsin

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Computer Vision Company Chooch AI Closes $20 Million Series A Round with Vickers Venture …

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — chooch.ai, a computer vision AI platform, today announced their Series A round led by venture capital firm Vickers Venture Partners with additional institutional funding from 212, Streamlined Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Waterman Ventures and others. Chooch replicates human visual tasks and processes using a complete computer vision deployment process across a wide variety of industries. The proprietary technology has been deployed at scale for enterprise applications including geospatial, healthcare, security, media, industrial and retail. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and the US Government. This series A Growth round will serve to build out the strategic engineering team, top data scientists, and the creation of a global sales force.

Chooch AI is a member of the NVIDIA Inception and Metropolis programs and can be mass deployed on GPU-powered edge devices and PCs. Chooch AI allows remote management of AI models, devices and

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Computer vision startup Chooch.ai scores $20M Series A

Chooch.ai, a startup that hopes to bring computer vision more broadly to companies to help them identify and tag elements at high speed, announced a $20 million Series A today.

Vickers Venture Partners led the round with participation from 212, Streamlined Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Waterman Ventures and several other unnamed investors. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $25.8 million, according to the company.

“Basically we set out to copy human visual intelligence in machines. That’s really what this whole journey is about,” CEO and co-founder Emrah Gultekin explained. As the company describes it, “Chooch Al can rapidly ingest and process visual data from any spectrum, generating AI models in hours that can detect objects, actions, processes, coordinates, states, and more.”

Chooch is trying to differentiate itself from other AI startups by taking a broader approach that could work in any setting, rather than concentrating on specific vertical applications.

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Vanderbilt Digital Nights computer programming workshop series for high school students begins Nov. 19 | Vanderbilt News

High school students, parents and teachers are invited to participate in a series of free hands-on workshops to learn about computer science and programming hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative  

The first event in the series will be 46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Advance registration and a computer with a Chrome browser are required. People younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian’s permission.  

Akos Ledeczi (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

During each workshop, participants will create fun and useful computer programs. In the first meeting, led by Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi, participants will learn how to build a weather app.   

The CTLI is a trans-institutional program comprised of Vanderbilt University faculty across the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science and Peabody College of education and human development who have come together to improve the availability and accessibility of computing

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Arya Peruma Launches a New Series of JAVA Programming Webinars

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, November 10, 2020 – Coding for Young Minds is pleased to offer a free JAVA Programming/Coding webinar series, presented by Arya Peruma for middle and high school children to further develop cognitive skills, critical and logical thinking, as well as problem solving skills.
“STEM education including Coding and Programming should be freely accessible to all students, no matter their background”, said Arya Peruma, Founder Coding for Young Minds Community Organization.
These webinars will also teach students how to code using Object Oriented Programming concepts in JAVA Programming Language.
Java is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world and is a versatile language that can be used for a variety of applications. These include developing desktop applications, mobile applications, and various games. In the upcoming webinar, participants will be introduced to programming, and how programming languages like Java work. Participants will also learn about

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Internet trolls seem to be faking Xbox Series X problems for memes

Microsoft’s latest next-gen console, the Xbox Series X (along with its smaller cousin, the Xbox Series S), has arrived. And with it comes a whole bunch of internet con artists trying to meme people into believing the new console is plagued by terrible issues.

You might, for example, have seen clips passed around the internet that showcased the Xbox Series X literally smoking. The posts would have you believe the blazing graphics of the Series X are so demanding they can cause an Xbox to catch fire, but the reality is much simpler than Xbox consoles spontaneously bursting into flame. What actually appears to be happening is that people are piping vape smoke into their new $500 consoles to give off the appearance of a fire to troll fans on social media.

(Please note that it probably isn’t a great idea to intentionally fill your brand-new console with water vapor,

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Sony announces month-long Undertaker-themed programming; to air two exclusive series starting November 15

Sony Pictures Sports Network has announced a month-long special Undertaker-themed programming to commemorate 30 years of The Undertaker in WWE. WWE is set to celebrate three decades of The Phenom in WWE at Survivor Series and Sony is going to present a special series for their Indian audience with two exclusive series set to air from November 15.

The Phenom – 30 Years of the Undertaker will air over 30 days and features an anthology series, while the much-acclaimed The Last Ride documentary will also air on Indian television, with both series being aired on SONY TEN 1 (English) and SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) beginning November 15, 2020.

The Phenom – 30 Years of the Undertaker will be hosted by VJ Sahil Khattar and will dive into The Phenom’s key moments from pay-per-views like SummerSlam 1994, Survivor Series 1990, and WrestleMania 29, to name a few.

Watch The Last Ride

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Five9 Announces Virtual Event Series Highlighting the Future of Customer Service and Key Insights Brought on by the Pandemic

Join acclaimed industry analysts and recognized thought leaders as they discuss new trends and tools available to help your enterprise stay ahead of new consumer preferences

Five9, Inc (NASDAQ: FIVN), a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, today announced a new virtual event series presenting valuable insights, best practices and business tools to help navigate heightened customer expectations.

As 2020 comes to a close, it is evident that the pandemic has forever changed the way consumers interact with brands. This has forced customer experience professionals worldwide to reconsider technologies to adapt to changing customer expectations in a work from home setting.

What was originally expected as a temporary shift to remote working has now become the new normal. Consumer trends have emerged that can guide companies in providing the best customer experience in this new environment through the use of impactful technology. The upcoming Five9 webinar series gives

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Congenica Completes $50m Series C Funding Round to Advance Clinical Genomic Analysis Software and Data Platform

Congenica Completes $50m Series C Funding Round to Advance Clinical Genomic Analysis Software and Data Platform

New Funds to Drive Further Commercialisation of Rare and Inherited Cancer Applications and Expansion into Oncology, Wellness and Pharma Collaborations

Cambridge, United Kingdom – 9 November 2020Congenica, the digital health company enabling rapid and accurate analysis of complex genomic data to transform people’s lives, is pleased to announce the completion of its Series C funding round, raising US$50m/£39m.

The round was co-led by Tencent and Legal & General and included other new investors Xeraya, Puhua Capital and IDO Investments. Existing investors Parkwalk, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Downing also participated. The global nature of this important financing round brings new strategic and geographic capabilities that will further advance Congenica’s existing global footprint.

A pioneer in genomic analysis, Congenica has established a diverse, global customer-base of hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, academic medical centres and

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Warframe’s PS5 And Xbox Series X Upgrades Detailed

Digital Extremes’ popular free-to-play shooter Warframe is headed to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game will be playable on the new consoles, and Digital Extremes has now outlined some of the benefits that players will receive when playing on the new machines.

The game will run at up to 4K/60FPS on both consoles. Additionally, there will be “drastically” improved load times, while the game will look better too with dynamic lighting. “The light from the sun now casts long shadows through the trees, foliage creates dynamic shadows as you stalk through it, and the reflections of the dense Cetus market can be seen across your Warframe as you stroll through,” the developer said in a statement.

The studio also built a “game-wide texture remaster” that helps Warframe look more detailed and rich, while this has also created a reduction in download size.

Digital Extremes also confirmed that Warframe

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