BitPay – Accept Bitcoin Payments







Accept bitcoin payments for your business with BitPay. BitPay’s retail, ecommerce, billing, and donation tools make it easy to accept payments from customers …



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The New Able Editor







A quick demo of Able’s new markdown-based editor. Try it out at: https://able.bio/new

Music: Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti (aka The theme song from Rocky). I do not own the rights to this music. You can support the artist here: https://www.discogs.com/Bill-Conti-Gonna-Fly-Now/master/77443



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Italian water utility goes digital with ABB Ability







In the winemaking countryside of the Valpolicella in Italy, water management is a key issue. The local water utility, the Consorzio di Bonifica Veronese, has now found a way to cut operational costs in its plants by up to 30 percent – thanks to the ABB Ability™ Electrical Distribution Control System. For more information see http://new.abb.com/low-voltage/launches/abb-ability-edcs



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ABB Ability™ Ellipse® connected asset lifecycle management







Industrial digital transformation — for asset-intensive industries, there is no better time to start than today! And, no better solution to get you there than ABB Ability Ellipse, connected asset lifecycle management. By unifying the world-class functionality of asset performance management, enterprise asset management and workforce management, Ellipse lets man and machine communicate like never before, orchestrating people, process and priority, promoting continuous performance improvement and operational optimization.

More information: http://new.abb.com/enterprise-software/connected-asset-lifecycle-management



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CACM Oct. 2018 – Human-Level Intelligence or Animal-Like Abilities?







The recent successes of neural networks in applications like speech recognition, vision, and autonomous navigation has led to great excitement by members of the artificial intelligence (AI) community, as well as by the general public. Over a relatively short time, by the science clock, we managed to automate some tasks that have defied us for decades, using one of the more classical techniques due to AI research. The triumph of these achievements has led some to describe the automation of these tasks as having reached human-level intelligence. This perception, originally hinted at in academic circles, has gained momentum more broadly and is leading to some implications. In this video, Adnan Darwiche discusses 「Human-Level Intelligence or Animal-Like Abilities?」 (https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2018/10/231373), a Contributed Article in the October 2018 Communications of the ACM.



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