• Artificial intelligence to tackle open-endedness in conversations

    Tejas Nanaware
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    Oct 05, 2020
    Artificial Intelligence has seen several applications in the past years with really high success rate in some categories. There are several applications of chatbots and creating one for a specific task is really simple. Open-endedness is the characteristic of having a baseless conversation like the ones we have with our friends. Sure there is a topic to discuss but the topics are often switched and could be context specific or an inside joke. AI chatbots find this really difficult.
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  • Data analytics in smart farming

    Shivani Agrawal
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    Oct 05, 2020
    Smart Farming is a concept that stresses on the utilization of information and communication technologies in the farm management process. It is expected that new technologies such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing will harness this growth and implement robotics and artificial intelligence in farming. This is endorsed by the Big Data phenomenon, massive volumes of data with a wide variety that can be captured, evaluated and used to make judgments. This evaluation is intended to gain insight into the state-of-the-art of Big Data programs in Smart Farming and define the related socio-economic challenges that need to be tackled.
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  • Top web development frameworks of 2020

    Chirag Khandhar
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    Oct 05, 2020
    Frameworks have been an integral aspect of the web development, as the web requirements and applications are ever increasing, the underlying technology also needs a considerable upgrade. But there are a lot many options available in the market, so which ones are the best? Let’s break it down, a web application consists of a backend also called as the server-side and the frontend also called as the client side. Today, we have highly sophisticated frameworks for both of these ends of the application. So, we will be discussing the top three frameworks of 2020 from each of the category listed above. These frameworks are ranked based on their popularity, their feature offerings, community and simplicity.
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  • "Lost At Sea" by Bryan Lee O'Malley: Review

    Kevin Barrera
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    Oct 05, 2020
    Without a doubt, the “Scott Pilgrim” franchise was the defining work for Canadian author Bryan Lee O’Malley. Spanning six graphic novels over the span of six years, O’Malley knocked it out of the park as the “Scott Pilgrim” series became hugely popular - spawning a film and video game adaptation. But before “Scott Pilgrim” existed, O’Malley debuted in the literature world with his underappreciated graphic novel, “Lost at Sea.”
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  • California signs law letting transgender inmates into prisons by their gender identity

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 05, 2020
    On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom of California signed into law a bill that will allow transgender inmates in the state to be placed in prisons based on their gender identity. While California is not the only state with such a law, it is a groundbreaking move for a powerful and populous state.
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  • "Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies" - Review

    Kevin Barrera
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    Oct 05, 2020
    So, with “Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney” said and done, Ace Attorney fans outside of Japan had to wait a while before a new main series game was released. “Ace Attorney: Investigations,” a spin-off of the series, was released in 2009, and due to its poor sales, its sequel “Ace Attorney Investigations 2,” was cancelled internationally. This means that from the time period of 2007 to 2013, there was no main series Ace Attorney game. “Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies," finally released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013, was the first time the series had gone 3-D, featuring all new characters, sprites, animations, voice acting, and fully animated cutscenes - a huge leap from the 2-D graphics of the previous generation of handheld consoles.
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  • Ancient Indian Vedas

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 05, 2020
    Knowledge is termed to be eternal, and so are the Indian Vedas. In fact, they are designated as the eternal knowledge of God in the form of a book for the Hindus. Also, Hinduism is believed to be the oldest religion in the world. Vedas are the most ancient scriptures in history dated between 1500-1200 BCE, which initially existed in oral form but later passed on to be the oldest texts. It teaches us to follow and acquire nothing but solely the truth in one’s life. This learning was beautifully manifested in an ancient language known as Vedic Sanskrit. Now about the Vedas, they diverge into four different Samhitas, which means a collection of phrases and Vyasa was the one who wrote these eternal four Vedas.
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