first_imgMore than 190 children took part in St Eunan’s GAA Cul Camp in Letterkenny this week.Donegal players Hugh Mc Fadden, Jamie Brennan, Caolán Ward, Éamonn Doherty and Shaun Patton were in attendance to make sure all the children were getting the best of coaching help.All the children will receive their kits tomorrow (Friday.) This was the largest group ever at a GAA Cul Camp at St Eunans.Many thanks to Geraldine Diver for the pictures. Record numbers at St Eunans’ GAA Cul Camp – Pic Special was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cul CampGAAletterkennySt Eunanslast_img read more

first_imgEarlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at promoting the advancement of American AI technology. This announcement came as a surprise to many in the tech industry, but a welcome one. Some say the U.S. is falling behind the curve when it comes to investing in AI research and development. But we’ll find out about Trump’s AI initiatives and the future of AI and governments.With the Chinese government hailing AI development as a priority for the country, and many small but wealthy countries like the UAE creating ministries for AI  the U.S. may find that its place as the leader of the AI field is threatened. Steps should be taken to ensure that there is a plan to promote American research into AI development. This new executive order may be the necessary push to keep the U.S. at the forefront of the AI field.Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial IntelligenceThe executive order, entitled Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, contains five core pillars regarding the expansion of  U.S. AI research efforts. These pillars are: AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them International engagement, which addresses multi-national collaboration without sacrificing the competitive technological edge the U.S. is seeking. Research and development, which requests that federal research organizations devote funding to and report upon advancements in AI research. What the executive order doesn’t include, however, is any information on how these initiatives will be funded. The Trump administration reportedly has stated that it is up to Congress to allocate funding for the new changes.In addition to a lack of information on how these initiatives will be funded, many industry experts warn that the current executive order is light on critical details. Kate Crawford, the co-director of the New York University-based AI Now Institute raises concerns over the passing mentions of privacy and civil liberties. She is concerned that the administration’s controversial track record when it comes to these essential issues may lead to an abuse of AI technology without proper limitations put in place by ethics committees.What Does the New AI Initiative Mean for Researchers?The move to push for more significant research and reporting on AI, as well as more training and educational opportunities to increase the AI-knowledgeable workforce, is applauded as a long overdue change. After the Obama administration’s 2016 report on artificial intelligence and automation, little has been done to advance the U.S.’s knowledge and understanding of AI. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has made a 200 percent increase in AI research and development funding since 2000, which is putting China on track to match U.S. spending in the field by the end of the year.While it is crucial to develop a national strategy regarding AI development, the executive order is merely the first step in the right direction. Jason Furman, a Harvard professor who served on the Obama administration’s Council of Economic Advisors, points out that the new AI executive order is aspirational, but lacks a detailed plan to reach the stated objectives. If the Trump administration follows through on the executive order, it is possible that the hoped-for changes can occur.If the executive order is to make a tangible difference for American AI researchers, it is clear that a more formal plan must be developed and goals must be set to remain competitive in the world of AI.Advancing Artificial Intelligence for Governmental UseAI has nearly limitless applications, including national security and warfare. In the past few decades, we’ve seen how the use of artificial intelligence has dramatically changed the face of war and the ability to maintain national security. It is, of course, one of the goals in advancing U.S. power in the field of AI to continue security and surveillance developments.These advancements, however, cannot be pursued without close attention to the civil liberties and personal privacy of citizens. While artificial intelligence and facial recognition software have immense power to assist government surveillance efforts, it also has been demonstrated that AI is not free from racial bias and prejudice. It is critical that policymakers not only think about the advancement of AI but the inclusion of our values while implementing this technology.Erik Brynjolfsson, a management professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, states, “China in many ways has very different values than we have in the West about things like surveillance, privacy, democracy, property rights. If we want Western values to thrive, we need to play a role in maintaining and even extending the technological strength we’ve long had.”The U.S. has the power to shape the face of artificial intelligence in incredible ways, primarily through international collaboration.This collaboration, however, cannot be entirely successful with the current “arms race” view many countries hold about AI research and development. There is no one path to progress in the field of artificial intelligence, and the advancement of AI isn’t a winner-takes-all situation.It is an important consideration that our ethical standards and policy guidelines keep pace with the rapid development of artificial intelligence. The field isn’t free from controversy, which is why it is especially important to address the concerns of automation-cause job loss, personal data privacy, and civil liberties proactively and frequently as the research and development of AI continues to evolve.Whether the Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence executive order will bring about tangible change in the artificial intelligence field is yet to be seen, but this order is hopefully the beginning of a new age of research and technological advancement for America. We are excited to discover how this policy will impact the world of artificial intelligence and continue to watch the advancement of American AI. Workforce, which will support ongoing training and education in AI-focused fields. Rana Gujral A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#artificial intellgence#emotion#Entrepreneur#technology Infrastructure, which encourages the sharing of data between organizations. Governance, which will lay out ethical and safety standards for the use of AI. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Rana Gujral is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor and the CEO of Behavioral Signals, an enterprise software company that delivers a robust and fast evolving emotion AI engine that introduces emotional intelligence into speech recognition technology. Rana has been awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine and the ‘US China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE, he has been listed among Top 10 Entrepreneurs to follow in 2017 by Huffington Post. last_img read more

first_imgWriting UtensilsPenGrease pencil/China markerSharpies (Multiple Colors)Dry erase marker (multiple colors) Allen Wrench Set / Hex KeysImperial and metric Don’t find yourself without the tools you need when you need them the most. Here are the must-have tools for video production.Top image via Shawn Corrigan.A go-bag for your essential tools is a great way to keep your production running. It’s the best and easiest way to handle any hiccups that may happen on set. If you aren’t a grip or an AC, you should definitely make sure you’re carrying your own tool kit to set.Now, obviously, you need a camera and some lights, but other than the essentials, these are the tools you need on set.Video Production Tool BagsImage via CineBags.Before you build a camera gear tool kit, you will need a bag to carry everything. The best bag is big enough to comfortably carry everything you need. Avoid roller bags if you will be in remote locations. The best options have shoulder- or  backpack straps.Here are a few worth checking out:CineBags — durable, removable pouches great for cameras and lenses — expensive.Klein Tools — standard for craftsmen and trade workers — fair price but sometimes expensive.Filmtools — standard for grips and AC, durable, customizable belt and pouches — fair price but sometimes expensive.Generic All-Purpose (Husky, Dewalt, AWP, etc) — available at every hardware store, gets the job done — cheap.General Tools to Have on SetThese are the tools that you should already have at home. They are helpful for just about any scenario you can imagine. These should all fit in a bag, so large items like ladders are not listed. (Most important tools in bold.)ScrewdriversPhillips and flatheadMultiple sizes HammerWrenchPliersTape measureZip TiesVelcroGaff tapeWork glovesScissorsFlashlight/headlampCarabinersRopePower extension cordsMultitool (Leatherman, Gerber)Pocket knifeClampsSpring clampC-clampWooden clothespin (C-47s)center_img Assorted Batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)Assorted 1/4 20 screws, nuts, and boltsAspirinAssorted Screws, Nuts, and BoltsHaving some 1/4″-20 nuts and bolts at your disposal can be a huge help on set. The 1/4″-20 size is standard for most film equipment, from tripod mounts to camera cages and accessories.A backup box of various length bolts and nuts can save you when you’re in bind. Use a fishing tackle box, craft store divided bins, or toolbox separators for easy access and organization. Check out this video from The Slanted Lens on building a bolt kit.Bonus Assistant Camera ToolsA few things to help keep the camera up and running.Compressed air/blowerLens cleanerLens clothSensor swabsCard readerAssorted cablesExternal hard drivesColor chartSlateLight meterFor an example of a fully stocked AC camera bag, check out this kit that Evan Luzi carries with him on set. What do you keep in your go bag? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgHaryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the government has decided to discourage paddy crop sowing as the State was staring at a water crisis due to depleting groundwater level.He said a pilot project will be launched in seven blocks of Yamunanagar, Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind and Sonipat districts, where sowing of maize and ‘tur’ pulses would be promoted by giving incentives to farmers.“The scheme has been formulated keeping in mind the interest of farmers and water conservation. By diversifying the area of non-basmati paddy into maize under this scheme, the total saving of water is expected to be 0.71 crore cm (1 cm = 1 lakh litres of water),” he said, adding that water depletion has led to 60 dark zones in the State, including 21 critical ones in 10 districts.Saves water, powerMr. Khattar said crop diversification is need of the day for the State as it saves water, electricity and improves soil health. “During the 1970s, maize and pulses were major crops in Haryana, but they have been replaced by water-guzzling crops such as paddy and wheat. To revive the old maize or pulses area, immediate crop diversification of paddy by maize and pulses is our priority,” he said.“Under the new scheme, the identified farmers will be provided seeds free of cost. Apart from this, a financial assistance of ₹2,000 per acre will be provided in two parts. The maize crop insurance premium of ₹766 per hectare will also be borne by the government under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Also, the maize produce will be procured by government agencies such as HAFED, Food, and Supply Department at Minimum Support Price. Likewise, ‘tur’ seeds will also be provided free of cost to the farmers along with financial incentive,” he said.The Chief Minister also attacked the Delhi government, saying that arrears of ₹100 crore were outstanding against it for the supply of surplus water through the Yamuna river.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships will also host the annual Trends of the Game workshop on Thursday, 12 September.  Presented by Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell and Australian Mixed Open coach, Micheal Lovett, this interactive and practical workshop will allow National Youth Championship coaches to observe practical Talent and Elite skill demonstrations and drills. For more information please see attached flyer, and be sure to register your attendance via email to by Friday, 6 September. Related Filestrends_of_the_game_-nyc_skills_workshop_flyer__2_-pdfRelated LinksTrends of the Gamelast_img