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London Reigns Supreme When It Comes To Artificial Intelligence

Technology is constantly evolving and almost everybody is getting a taste of its benefits. For example, if you have those old VHS tapes, it is probably the right time to convert VHS to DVD Melbourne to rescue and preserve the memories that were saved in them. Most people assume that the memories are safe in their VHS tapes but they forgot that VHS players are already obsolete. The tapes can also deteriorate over the years.

For the past 15 years or so, Silicon Valley has always been considered as the centre of technology. However, in terms of artificial intelligence (AI) it seems that London is gaining early supremacy. Right now, there are multiple start-ups in London that includes DeepMind, a Google-owned company that is the creator of champion Go software.

The next generation of technology is expected to be less of entrepreneurship but more on data science. Although artificial intelligence is still in the early stages, it would be difficult to avoid the technology. Those of you who are watching Netflix know that recommendations are coming from smart software. Artificial intelligence will have a stronger impact in the future because gadgets and machines will communicate in behalf of people. Background research on artificial intelligence is now taking place in London.

Most of the start-ups in London are relatively unknown but their work is critical because they might be able to solve the world’s multi-million dollar problems. DeepMind is probably the most influential start-up today when it comes to artificial intelligence. Aside from defeating the best human Go player in the world, DeepMind has developed an eye scanner that can spot early signs of blindness. It has managed to build a neural network that can mimic short-term memory. If you are using Google products, you are already experiencing some of the benefits of London-based researches on artificial intelligence.

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Financial Hardships And Wellness

If you’re a simple and organized person, you’ll likely get a job fast and open a bank account so easily. If you have all these, you can financially decide for yourself and probably grow as a person. You just need to apply the financial basics of earning money, so you can become wealthy one day. However, when you’re not careful with your finances, you experience financial hardships.Here are financial basics you should know when handling your funds:

  • Work with a Budget

Once you take hold of your earnings, ensure that you know where it will go. If you make a budget, you allot the money to certain expenses and you must monitor where it was spent.

  • Paying Your Taxes

It is important to understand on how taxes work for you. Know the basics so you can save your money on the long term despite paying some taxes to the government. You will also know the documents and receipts that help you minimize your taxes.

  • Have an Emergency Fund

You need to secure your life and your family by preparing some emergency funds to spend. Many times, the unexpected financial losses can happen, and you need resources to spend for emergencies. You must have adequate funds to secure you financially, before anything can happen.

  • Having Depreciating Assets

You need to know that not everything you buy is considered an investment. Take for instance, buying a new car, where the value of the vehicle will depreciate over time. So, have the best price just in case you’re selling it once again. Sell a depreciated vehicle if you have used it for some years.

  • Housing and Mortgage

You need to know how housing and mortgages work. You need to understand how new mortgages work, especially that there are lots of mortgages available for borrowers. You must know that not only housing prices are up and that you’ll need a mortgage debt which you can pay regularly and affordably.

  • Credit Cards

According to Nadeem Shaikh Anthemis, credit cards can be useful or a liability depending on how you use it. If you know how they work, it will be to your advantage. Never rush to buy things which you cannot afford to pay monthly. It will only leave you indebted with high interest rates.

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Naval Sea Systems Looking To Embrace 3D Printing Following Redesigned Bolt Tool

3D printing is the latest innovation in tooling, leading to the creation of 3D printed pressbrake and other tools, as well as a new 3D tie bolt anti-rotation tool for an airplane.

The latter is the latest endeavour made by the United States Naval Sea Systems Command, at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, which it then used in practical application, followed by an additional 100 orders for distribution throughout the NNSY’s Inside Machine Shop on land, as well as the force’s seafaring vessels.

The NNSY is the field operations of NAVSEA, which is specialized in repairing, overhauling, as well as modernizing the United States’ ships and submarines. It’s the largest, as well as the oldest facility operated by the US Navy, and has been noted for causing and creating many of the Navy’s latest innovations, like the construction of the USS Texas, the country’s first commissioned naval battleship.

The 3D printed bolt tool that they produced was made thanks to a collaboration between the NNSY’s Inside Machine Shop (Shop 72), and the Rapid Prototype Lab.

According to NNSY Lifting and Handling Specialist Jonathan Woodruff, the tool is an update on the yard’s current technology. He says that the department usually used a single tool for tie bolts, which he describes as akin to pliers with metal on the stop to stop the rotation of the bolts.

He says that the tool, while reliable, was tedious to use and was the only tool that the entire shop could use, which is why they decided it was time for a change.

The new tool was initially designed in 2D, before being 3D modelled in CAD, then 3D printed. The tool was tested for use during the design process, modified in order to meet specifications. The final prototype was then 3D printed in impact-resistant polycarbonate plastic, the material used for bullet proof glass and CDs.

Following the creation of the prototype, it was then present to the NNSY Rapid Prototype Lab, where it was tested, where it passed and was approved for use.

The overall cost for 3D printing up to eight tools in a single build ranges at a  mere $30, which is why the NNSY is considering rolling out the 3D printed tool out across the entire NNSY workforce, following the innovations in 3D printed tools and parts, like pressbrake and aircraft components.

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Sustainable Fuel Could Come From Azolla Next

Climate change is everywhere. Every nation is thinking of ways to reduce our fuel consumption while others focus on finding other sources of biofuel before our main source runs out. This is when expert trader and entrepreneur, Leonardo Gonzales Dellan, comes in with another prospect – Azolla could become the next source of biofuel if the possibilities are explored.

According to the popular trader and banker which is a native of Latin America, there is a need to study more and develop a new type of feedstock known as Azollla. This could become a source of biofuel and it could be cultivated and grown in Latin America. He expressed his belief that the Azolla plant has the potential to become a big investment for Latin America and it will also present the region the chance to have a say in developing sources of sustainable biofuels.

Furthermore, the competition remains for emerging markets that could provide sources of biofuels and it is an essential move for Latin America to be a part of the competition. According to researchers, the possibility is huge for the so-called green gold mine. Aside from being a source of biofuel, studies have shown that Azolla plant can be utilized as a green manure that can be used in rice fields, the plants can also be used as a feed supplement for a number of marine and aquatic creatures and it could also sustain terrestrial animals. There are a number of applications with the plant including water purifier, medicine, used to control weeds, fight mosquitoes, biofertilizer and even as human food.

The plant is aquatic in nature and its natural environment is similar to wastewater. It is utilized as feedstock in order to harvest bioethanol. When cultivated in contaminated body of water, a substantial amount of biomass can be created and the growth of the plant will greatly improve the water’s quality by eliminating the chemicals. According to Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan, Latin America should capitalize and invest in Azolla as a major crop in order to dominate the biofuel market which is one step towards a more sustainable future.

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Brit Facing £100,000 Hospital Bills In Thailand Thanks To A Lack Of Insurance

A Brit who’s fallen ill in Thailand is now facing the possibility that he’ll be stranded in the Kingdom’s KohSamui island following his hospitalization, where his hospital bills have gone up into the thousands.

George Gannon, 29, woke up on September 25 and discovered, to his horror, that he could no longer speak or move his legs. The social media consultant and DJ, who has lived in the Kingdom since 2014, was hospitalized, where diagnosis revealed that he had a malignant brain tumour.

Now, the Basing stoke-born expat, is facing increasing medical bills, which include, among others, £3,500 for an operation, as he hasn’t consulted some of the best health insurance in Thailand meaning he was caught off-guard.

His family, who was informed of his condition by his girlfriend Natalie Hobbs, have been told that getting George back home would cost around £100,000. His 53-year-old mother, Sarah Evison, describes the situation as utterly terrifying. She says that she was in bed and noted that she had missed several missed messages on her phone. It wasn’t until she went downstairs that she learned that it was Natalie informing her of what had happened to George.

Doctors believe that the malignant tumor, located on the left side of his frontal lobe, could be a recurrence of his skin cancer, which he battled back in 2013. The self-employed consultant, who lives in KohPhangan reported about headaches for weeks before suddenly losing movement on the 25th of September.

They report that the best-case scenario for George that he could be home by three weeks, but they are uncertain of the matter. The doctors say that it was unlikely that something like this would happen, considering the operation George underwent.

The family has opted not to get the best health insurance in Thailand, and have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help George get treatment back home. In five days, they’ve already raised £20,000, which Ms.Evison describes as overwhelming and heartwarming.

She says that they’re quite lucky, receiving donations and messages from concerned people from across the world.  Even amidst the locals, people are holding raffles and bucket collections in KohPhangang.

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Law Firms In Latin America Focusing On Improving Economies

In over twenty years, international law firms have been captivated by the largest economies in the region of Latin America. The latest attraction in the region is the Pacific Rim because of the continued growth of the economies as well as maintained stability in countries such as Chile, Peru and Colombia. In fact, according to Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan, many of the international firms that are based in Spain and United States are hoping to beat the established local firms. They are just waiting for the suitable partners that will help them achieve their goals.

Those international firms are motivated to continue with their goal to conquer because majority of the local firms all over Latin America are not able to dominate their foreign counterparts who have more established business structures. This is seconded by Jaime Fernandez Moreno, a consultant who established one of the top law firms in Argentina.

He added that firms in Latin America are just starting to have their own structures in order to be seen as professional which is an advantage for international firms who are already through that process therefore they can use more aggressive measures in the region.

Interest is also increasing in Colombia because of the recent peace agreement which they have been waiting for the past five decades of civil war. Add the fact that it has become a part of the free trade block which includes countries such as Mexico, Peru and Chile. As a whole, the zone is currently included in the top 10 largest economies in the globe. Due to the increased attention, pressure is piling up for established local firms because they have to compete with internationalization.

Top players in the field must choose whether to work on their own, create a regional model through mergers and partnerships or to completely merge with an international firm. The two countries with the largest economies are Mexico and Brazil. Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan, a former player at a brokerage firm, said that while there are differences in the dynamics between the two, it is expected to change sometime soon.

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