Real World Networks – Pagerank Tracking http://pagerank-tracking.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:38:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pagerank-tracking.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Real World Networks – Pagerank Tracking http://pagerank-tracking.com/ 32 32 Is the Google search engine a form of AI? https://pagerank-tracking.com/is-the-google-search-engine-a-form-of-ai/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 06:17:15 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/is-the-google-search-engine-a-form-of-ai/ In this series, you can ask questions and dispel your doubts. INDIAai’s team of experts will answer your questions. Send your questions to: akindiaai@mail.nasscom.in What is machine learning and how does it relate to AI? – Ganapati Goel, Mumbai AI has a part called machine learning. The idea is that machines will “learn” and get […]]]>

In this series, you can ask questions and dispel your doubts. INDIAai’s team of experts will answer your questions.

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What is machine learning and how does it relate to AI? – Ganapati Goel, Mumbai

AI has a part called machine learning. The idea is that machines will “learn” and get better at tasks over time, so people won’t have to keep putting parameters on them. So AI is in the real world thanks to machine learning.

What is Tensorflow? What does it do? -Joseph Vijay, Mangalore

TensorFlow is an open-source software library created by the Google Brain team in the field of machine learning and neural network research. Some AI features, such as natural language processing and speech recognition, are much easier to add to applications with TensorFlow.

In AI, why do we use an inference engine? -Gabriel Henry, Kottayam

The AI ​​inference engine extracts useful information from its knowledge base by following logical rules. Most of the time, this works in two different ways:

Rear chaining

It starts with the end goal, then backtracks to find the evidence that points in that direction.

Front chaining

It starts with known facts and then makes assertions about new facts.

Is the Google search engine a form of artificial intelligence? – Suffiyan, Hyderabad

Since 2015, Google has been using RankBrain, a machine learning algorithm. This is how it makes it easier to process search results and provide more relevant answers to users.

Google uses AI every time a user enters a search query, and the technology is constantly learning and improving. RankBrain has changed the way the search engine works. Google has known for some time that artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of its search platform because RankBrain can handle search queries better than traditional algorithmic rules hand-coded by human engineers. AI will make suggestions based on our search history and other information it collects about us.

What are neural networks and how are they related to artificial intelligence? – Vaishnavi Bhattacharya, Kolkata

Neural networks are a type of algorithm for machine learning. To think about how to calculate, think about the “neuron” part of the word “neutral”. The “network” part describes how the neurons relate to each other. As information moves through a neural network, it becomes more critical. Also, because the networks are linked, they can quickly process more complex data.

Why is the Turing test important in AI? Parvathy, Secunderabad

Researchers use the Turing test to determine if a machine can have human-like intelligence. A machine is “intelligent” when it outperforms humans on an intelligence test. Even if a machine cannot accurately mimic human behavior, it can still be considered intelligent.

Moreover, it is a tool for asking specific questions to test the intelligence of a machine. This test examines whether a computer can simulate human thought. An AI, a human and an investigator all take part in the Turing test.

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Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone in collaboration with MATSUKO implement a proof of concept of holographic presence in the form of a simple telephone call https://pagerank-tracking.com/deutsche-telekom-orange-telefonica-and-vodafone-in-collaboration-with-matsuko-implement-a-proof-of-concept-of-holographic-presence-in-the-form-of-a-simple-telephone-call/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:55:44 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/deutsche-telekom-orange-telefonica-and-vodafone-in-collaboration-with-matsuko-implement-a-proof-of-concept-of-holographic-presence-in-the-form-of-a-simple-telephone-call/ Leading European telecom operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone, along with deep tech company MATSUKO, have conducted a pilot project to make holographic calling as easy and simple as a simple phone call by interconnecting their deployments so that their customers can join a common holographic communication session. The companies are also developing a […]]]>

Leading European telecom operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone, along with deep tech company MATSUKO, have conducted a pilot project to make holographic calling as easy and simple as a simple phone call by interconnecting their deployments so that their customers can join a common holographic communication session. The companies are also developing a platform that will combine the real and virtual worlds over a mobile connection, using a smartphone camera to generate 2D video which is then rendered into 3D holograms in the cloud to be streamed to viewers in an AR/ VR/MR environment with clarity and sharpness never before possible.

The test platform uses the attributes of 5G connectivity (high speed, high bandwidth and low latency) to overcome some of the challenges in creating realistic 3D images that have existed until now. Holograms are created using a smartphone’s selfie camera to capture and transmit a real-time three-dimensional holographic image of a person before processing it through an advanced 3D rendering engine. It then offers a “virtually present” immersive experience and displays it in a virtual environment or overlays it on a real environment, using virtual reality/augmented reality glasses.

After successfully completing the first phase of the collaboration, the parties will continue to improve the underlying technology, with a focus on service quality. The parties are currently examining the potential for a broadcast-style broadcast, creating the possibility that entire events or presentations will be conducted virtually with stunning realism. Future applications could include person-to-person or “bit by bit” contact, improving communication in consumer and corporate environments. Key to this realism is the use of mobile computing technology at the edge – called “distributed networks” in which network and application intelligence is operational further from the core of the network – dramatically improving both latency and bandwidth, which are critical to ensuring the most vivid and reliable VR and mixed reality experience.

The results are encouraging, thanks to 5G and advanced technology. Previous lattice-related issues that impeded the smooth and natural holographic movement of holograms have been resolved. Additionally, MATSUKO’s platform ensures that the end result boasts better color and texture resolutions, increasing realism when viewed on a smartphone or other mobile device and without the need for a video headset will enhance the immersive experience.

Alex Froment-Curtil, Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone, said: “The Metaverse brings a new dimension to the future of connectivity, with exciting new experiences for communicating with friends and family, or even for businesses to connect. with their stakeholders. This evidence takes holographic communications dramatically from science fiction to real-life smartphones.”

Daniel Hernández, VP Devices & Consumer IoT of Telefónica, commented: “We are confident that in the near future we will be able to offer our customers a new way of communicating, using this new holographic technology to offer a ” virtual” more immersive. “live. Our cross-carrier collaboration with MATSUKO will help accelerate this innovation and ensure it works no matter which carrier you choose.”

Karine Dussert-Sarthe, Executive Vice President Marketing and Design of Orange Innovation, said: “Thanks to this unique multi-operator collaboration, we are preparing our infrastructure to provide open, interoperable and easy-to-use holographic communication services. A significant first step towards the metaverse, a world in which Orange will support its customers with new experiences and possibilities of interaction”.

Sven von Aschwege, XR Topic Lead Global Devices Partnerships at Deutsche Telekom, said: “We are in an exciting phase where new technologies are emerging and with them new possibilities. Making phone calls as if the person I’m talking to is standing in front of me is one of those dreams that’s now getting closer to reality. We are testing these holographic calls with other mobile communication companies. After all, they only really make sense if they work with everyone and not just with a company’s customers”.

Speaking about the trial, Matus Kirchmayer, CEO of MATSUKO, said, “The goal of the initial pilot project was to provide a ‘one-to-many’ holographic experience with a virtualized broadcast approach that would allow an audience to see an individual present virtually – as a hologram – with breathtaking realism”.

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Material Bank signs climate pledge https://pagerank-tracking.com/material-bank-signs-climate-pledge/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:14:32 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/material-bank-signs-climate-pledge/ NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Material Bank, the world’s largest market for architectural, design and construction materials, today announced its commitment to The Climate Pledge. Material Bank has transformed the architecture and design industry by allowing members to search over 450 brands on one website, order samples until midnight ET, and receive […]]]>

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Material Bank, the world’s largest market for architectural, design and construction materials, today announced its commitment to The Climate Pledge. Material Bank has transformed the architecture and design industry by allowing members to search over 450 brands on one website, order samples until midnight ET, and receive all materials in one box before 10:30 a.m. the next morning. Built with sustainability at its core, the platform reduces massive amounts of waste in the sampling process. By signing The Climate Pledge, the company is taking its commitment to sustainability one step further, going beyond industry standards to make climate health and decarbonization a top priority.

Co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, The Climate Pledge is a corporate pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s 2050 target.

Signatories of The Climate Pledge commit to:

  • Regularly measure and report greenhouse gas emissions
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business change and innovation, including efficiency improvements, renewables, material reductions, and other emissions elimination strategies of carbon
  • Neutralize all remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent and socially beneficial offsets to achieve annual net zero carbon emissions by 2040

“We are thrilled to be part of this hugely important initiative that challenges businesses to move beyond the status quo and act now,” said Adam I. Sandow, Founder and CEO of Material Bank. “The seriousness of climate change is something we cannot ignore, and we hope that our bold commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040 will inspire the wider design community to continue to reassess and innovate in matter of environmental impact.”

In addition to signing the pledge, Material Bank is also expressing its commitment to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 38% by 2030, compared to the 2021 base year, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative. In 2020, Material Bank launched an effort to offset 100% of carbon emissions from all sample shipments and to date has offset over 2.6,000 metric tons of C02e. The same year, the company also launched the Carbon Impact Program, a free corporate initiative, supporting design companies on their sustainability specification journey. The program provides companies with custom search filters, sustainable sampling metrics, and powerful digital tools to quickly search and sample sustainable materials.

By consolidating material samples from hundreds of manufacturers into one patented package, Material Bank has eliminated the shipping of more than 2.6 million packages. The platform supports a more circular economy through initiatives like its sample take-back program, which offers free return packaging so samples can be returned for reuse. More than 50% of returned samples are put back for redistribution and since its launch, Material Bank has diverted more than 200,000 pounds of samples from landfills.

About the Material Bank

Material Bank is a marketplace for design professionals and brands in the architecture and design industry, offering the fastest and most sustainable way to find, sample and specify materials. Named as one of Business Interns The hottest Proptech startups and Forbes‘Best Startup Employers, the revolutionary platform enables complex searches of hundreds of brands in seconds. Samples ordered before midnight (ET) are delivered in a single box by 10:30 a.m. the next day. With a rapidly growing community of members, Material Bank has changed the way materials manufacturers and brands connect with the architecture and design industry.

About the Climate Pledge

In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years earlier and be carbon-free by 2040. Today, more than 375 organizations have signed The Climate Pledge, sending an important signal that there will be rapid growth in demand for products and services that help reduce carbon emissions. For more information, visit www.theclimatepledge.com.

  • Proud signatory of The Climate Pledge

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Market Size Will Reach $1036.7 https://pagerank-tracking.com/in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-market-size-will-reach-1036-7/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 18:48:49 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-market-size-will-reach-1036-7/ NEW YORK, USA, Sep 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Facts and Factors has released a new research report titled “In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Market By Type (Conventional IVF, IVF With ICSI, IVF With Donar Eggs, Others), By Cycle (Fresh IVF Cycles Without Donor, Frozen IVF Cycles Without Donor, IVF Cycles With frozen donor, fresh donor […]]]>

NEW YORK, USA, Sep 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Facts and Factors has released a new research report titled “In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Market By Type (Conventional IVF, IVF With ICSI, IVF With Donar Eggs, Others), By Cycle (Fresh IVF Cycles Without Donor, Frozen IVF Cycles Without Donor, IVF Cycles With frozen donor, fresh donor IVF cycle), by product (equipment, sperm analysis systems, imaging systems, egg aspiration pumps, micromanipulator systems, incubators, gas analyzers, laser systems, cryosystems, sperm separation devices, IVF cabinets, anti-vibration tables, control systems, other equipment, reagents and media, cryopreservation media, embryo culture media, egg processing media, sperm processing media, accessories) , by End User (Fertility Clinics, Hospitals & Surgical Centers, Cryobanks, Research Institutes) and Region – Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Insights, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data and t forecasts 2022-2028 » in its research database.

The Global In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Market was worth around USD 628.50 million in 2021 and is expected to grow to around USD 1,036.7 million by 2028 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 8.7% over the forecast period.

The report analyzes drivers, restraints/challenges for the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) market and their effect on the demands during the projection period. Additionally, the report explores emerging trends and opportunities in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.

IVF Industry Synopsis:

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) brings reproductive technology to real life and helps couples conceive children who have complications to do so the natural way. The increase in sedentary lifestyles and inappropriate habits has led to an increase in impotence and other fertility problems across the world and therefore propelled the demand for in vitro fertilization (IVF), which are clinics for fertility treatments capable of treating reproductive problems.

Rising popularity of in vitro fertilization (IVF), growing availability of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and increasing healthcare expenditures are expected to be significant trends that will drive the growth of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market ) over the forecast period. However, the high costs associated with these procedures will have a dampening effect on the growth of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.

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Industry growth factors

Growth in median age of first-time mothers

The increasing evolution of the human population has raised the median age of first-time mothers to a considerably high number due to the growing number of women preferring late marriages and choosing careers over family planning, contrary to past trends. . The effective use of contraceptives has also played a crucial role in shaping the trend of the median age of first-time mothers, which is expected to significantly boost the growth of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market during the the forecast period.

Constraints

High Costs of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Procedure

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures are known to be costly across the globe and this is the major factor that will hamper the potential of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) market during the forecast period. Lack of insurance coverage aggravates this situation in countries where healthcare is costly and irregularities in reimbursements for these procedures also have a detrimental effect on the overall growth of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.

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Segmental Knowledge

The global in vitro fertilization (IVF) market is segregated based on type, cycle, product, end-use, and region.

By end user, the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market is segmented into fertility clinics, hospitals and surgical centers, cryobanks and research institutes. The fertility clinics segment will have a good outlook on the forecast as governments around the world focus on establishing these clinics to ensure public health and fertility awareness to promote the birth rate.

The global in vitro fertilization (IVF) market is segmented as follows:

By type

  • Conventional IVF
  • IVF with ICSI
  • IVF with Donar Eggs
  • Others

Per round

  • Fresh IVF cycles without donor
  • Frozen Donorless IVF Cycles
  • IVF cycles with frozen donor
  • IVF cycle with fresh donor

By product

  • Equipment
  • Sperm analysis systems
  • Imaging systems
  • Egg Suction Pumps
  • Micromanipulator systems
  • Incubators
  • Gas analyzers
  • Laser systems
  • Cryosystems
  • Sperm separation devices
  • IVF practices
  • Anti-vibration tables
  • Witness systems
  • Other equipment
  • Reagents and Media
  • Cryopreservation media
  • Embryo culture media
  • Egg Processing Media
  • Sperm Processing Media
  • Accessories

Per end user

  • Fertility clinics
  • Hospitals and surgical centers
  • Cryobanks
  • Research institutes

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Competitive landscape

Some of the major competitors dominating the global in vitro fertilization (IVF) market include-

The Cooper Companies Inc. (USA), Cook Group (USA), Vitrolife (Sweden), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA), Esco Micro Pte. ltd. (Singapore), Genea Limited (Australia), IVFtech ApS (Denmark), FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific (USA), The Baker Company, Inc. (USA), Kitazato Corporation (Japan), Rocket Medical plc (UK ), Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (USA), ZEISS Group (Germany), FERTIPRO NV (Belgium) and Gynotec BV (Netherlands), among others.

Key insights from primary research:

  • According to the analysis, the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 8.7% during the period 2022-2028.
  • In terms of revenue, the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market size was valued at around US$628.50 million in 2021 and is projected to reach US$1,036.7 million by 2028.
  • The fertility clinics segment is expected to have a favorable outlook during the projected period.
  • The non-donor fresh segment is expected to account for a major market share and is expected to be a dominant segment throughout the forecast period.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market is expected to witness a dominant outlook during the projected period.

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Regional outlook

The Asia-Pacific region will be the most lucrative market for the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry during the forecast and this trend is expected to be driven by multiple factors. Growing availability and popularity of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and growing preference of couples to adopt such procedures will be the key trends propelling the growth of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market in this region during the the forecast period. India and China are expected to be at the forefront of the growth curve in this region until 2028. Increase in medical tourism, increase in the number of in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers, growing focus on fertility , increasing adoption of reproductive technologies and increasing healthcare expenditures are expected to be other significant trends influencing the growth of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market during the forecast period.

By region

  • North America
    • WE
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • The rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • The Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

In 2021 – CooperSurgical and Virtus Health announced the launch of a new partnership to strengthen their fertility technology and increase access for infertile couples around the world.

Report scope

Report attribute Details
Market size (2021) $628.50 million
Future Market Size (2028) $1,036.7 million
CAGR growth rate (%) 8.7% CAGR
base year 2021
Forecast period 2022-2028
Important Suppliers The Cooper Companies Inc. (USA), Cook Group (USA), Vitrolife (Sweden), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA), Esco Micro Pte. ltd. (Singapore), Genea Limited (Australia), IVFtechApS (Denmark), FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific (USA), The Baker Company, Inc. (USA), Kitazato Corporation (Japan), Rocket Medical plc (UK) , Hamilton Thorne Ltd (USA), ZEISS Group (Germany), FERTIPRO NV (Belgium) and Gynotec BV (Netherlands), among others
major segment By type, cycle, product, end user and region
Key regions North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa

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Adolescent exploratory behavior linked to improved psychological well-being and broader social networks https://pagerank-tracking.com/adolescent-exploratory-behavior-linked-to-improved-psychological-well-being-and-broader-social-networks/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:50:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/adolescent-exploratory-behavior-linked-to-improved-psychological-well-being-and-broader-social-networks/ Teens become more exploratory in their behaviors as they age, becoming more likely to visit new places over time, according to a new study. His results also show that greater exploration is associated with improved psychological well-being and broader social networks. Notably, the researchers also found that teens who explored their natural environment more also […]]]>

Teens become more exploratory in their behaviors as they age, becoming more likely to visit new places over time, according to a new study. His results also show that greater exploration is associated with improved psychological well-being and broader social networks.

Notably, the researchers also found that teens who explored their natural environment more also reported more risky behaviors.

“While adolescent risk-taking is generally considered a problematic behavior, we found that increased exploration was also linked to greater social connectedness and emotional well-being,” says Catherine Hartley, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University and senior author. of the study, which appears in the journal Psychological sciences. “This suggests that risk-taking may have an adaptive function during adolescence.”

Previously, Hartley and Aaron Heller of the University of Miami reported that new and diverse experiences are linked to increased happiness and that this relationship is associated with a greater correlation of brain activity. These findings, published in the journal Natural neuroscienceshowed a link between our daily physical environments and our sense of well-being.

In the new Psychological sciences work, Hartley, Heller, and UCLA doctoral student Natalie Saragosa-Harris sought to better understand adolescents’ and young adults’ exploration of their environment, its connection to the behaviors we tend to view as “risky” and the psychological significance thereof. behaviors might be.

Previous studies have suggested that, compared to older children and adults, adolescents and young adults tend to engage in more exploratory and novelty-seeking behaviors, whether trying new hobbies -time, sample new groups of friends or visit new places.

However, most studies of adolescent exploratory behaviors have relied on self-report or behavior in controlled laboratory settings, leaving open the question of whether increased adolescent exploration is evident in the real world. -; when participants are in natural everyday environments.

To better capture these phenomena, scientists measured the daily lives of 58 teens and adults (ages 13 to 27) in New York City, using GPS tracking to measure how often participants visited new places over the course of their lives. of three months. From these measurements, they were able to capture everyday motion-based exploration. Based on this GPS data and the self-report, the researchers found several notable patterns:

  • There was an association between daily exploration and age, with individuals close to the transition to legal adulthood (18 to 21 years) showing the highest levels of exploration.
  • People of all ages reported better moods on days when they explored more, supporting the idea that exploration is linked to psychological well-being.
  • People who had higher average levels of exploration also reported greater social networks; measured by the number of unique individuals subjects interacted with via phone calls and direct messaging platforms.
  • Teens who explored their natural environment more also reported more risky behaviors (eg, gambling, heavy drinking, illicit drug use, etc.); an association not evident in adults.

These findings indicate an important role for exploration in maintaining adolescent well-being and establishing social connectedness. And while risky behaviors undoubtedly pose challenges, a fair amount of exploration is important, particularly as individuals mature, gain independence, and form their identities.”


Catherine Hartley, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, New York University

Other authors of the paper included Alexandra Cohen of NYU and Travis Reneau and William Villano of the University of Miami.

This research was supported by a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (BCS-1654393).

Source:

Journal reference:

Saragosa-Harris, New Mexico, et al. (2022) Real-world exploration increases through adolescence and is linked to affect, risk-taking, and social connectedness. Psychological sciences. doi.org/10.1177/09567976221102070.

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Things That Happen In Each Of The Conjuring Movies https://pagerank-tracking.com/things-that-happen-in-each-of-the-conjuring-movies/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 13:35:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/things-that-happen-in-each-of-the-conjuring-movies/ The Warrens are the connective tissue between each of the “Conjuring” films. While each film may position affected families or individuals as the main characters, each film is truly a story of how the Warrens come into the lives of these victims and help them in their fight against evil. So, in reality, Ed and […]]]>

The Warrens are the connective tissue between each of the “Conjuring” films. While each film may position affected families or individuals as the main characters, each film is truly a story of how the Warrens come into the lives of these victims and help them in their fight against evil. So, in reality, Ed and Lorraine Warren are the main characters in these stories. They are most certainly the mascots of the entire “Conjuring” universe.

Thus, we have the opportunity to see the duo working at home. The Warrens’ home is a hotbed of paranormal activity should their “occult museum” ever be tampered with. Over the years they have collected countless items on their travels that are tainted by malevolent spirits or forces, ultimately linking the items to perpetual supernatural activity. Of course, the room is blessed and all guarantees are taken into account. But all of the “Conjuring” films depict the Warrens in their house at one point or another researching the case, interacting with the girl, or placing items in their supernatural “chest” so to speak. It’s a consistent place that recalls their adventures with each new film. For example, in the second film, an object and a painting can be seen representing the events of the 2013 film. Additionally, the painting of Valek featured prominently in the second film can be seen in the Warren household in “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”.

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What you know about an object influences how you see it https://pagerank-tracking.com/what-you-know-about-an-object-influences-how-you-see-it/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 21:35:41 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/what-you-know-about-an-object-influences-how-you-see-it/ Share on PinterestWhat you know about an object can influence the brain pathways used in visual perception processing, influencing what you see. Nithin Joy/EyeEm/Getty Images The ability to visually perceive objects accurately enables effective interactions with the surrounding environment. The processing of visual information involves several areas of the brain, but how this happens is […]]]>

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What you know about an object can influence the brain pathways used in visual perception processing, influencing what you see. Nithin Joy/EyeEm/Getty Images
  • The ability to visually perceive objects accurately enables effective interactions with the surrounding environment.
  • The processing of visual information involves several areas of the brain, but how this happens is not fully understood.
  • Recent research from George Washington University has shown that what a person knows about an object can influence brain pathways used in visual perception processing, influencing what they see.
  • The study authors suggest their findings could have important implications for medical displays, product design and technologies, including augmented reality.

How people perceive what they see, hear, taste or smell is incredibly varied.

For example, looking at a cloud-filled sky, one person may see complex shapes that look like animals or objects, while another sees only clouds.

Yet research on why humans perceive visual inputs differently is limited. But scientists are gaining a deeper understanding of visual processing and its relationship to how an individual perceives and acts on visual stimuli.

Recently, researchers from George Washington University Attention and Cognition Laboratory discovered clues about how the brain processes an object in the visual system and in which regions of the brain this occurs.

Specifically, they found that the purpose of the object influences where visual processing occurs in the brain, and that knowledge and experience of the object can impact how it is perceived.

The results suggest that what a person knows about an object directly influences their perception.

Their research appears in the journal Psychological sciences.

The visual perception of objects can involve several areas of the brain.

Study authors Dick Dubbelde, a recent doctorate. graduate and adjunct professor at George Washington University, and professor Sarah ShomsteinPh.D., professor of cognitive neuroscience in GWU’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences said Medical News Today:

“Usually when we talk about vision, especially for more complex processes like object recognition, we’re talking about the occipital lobe, inferior temporal lobes, and parts of the parietal lobe.”

Moreover, previous 2016 research suggests that the process of visual perception may involve two distinct but interacting pathways in the brain – the dorsal and ventral pathways.

The ventral pathway is believed to be responsible for identifying an object, while the dorsal pathway helps determine where and how to use the object. Yet it is less clear whether behavioral ramifications influence the pathway used to process specific items.

The study authors hypothesized that a manipulable object, such as a tool, passes through the dorsal pathway with higher temporal resolution, while visual processing of a non-manipulable item, such as a a potted plant, occurs in the ventral pathway with higher spatial resolution.

To test their theory, the researchers conducted five experiments on the spatial and temporal resolution of manipulative and non-manipulative objects in college-aged adults.

Participants viewed images of easily manipulated objects, including a snow shovel, coffee mug, and screwdriver, as well as non-manipulated objects such as a potted plant, water fountain, and fire hydrant .

The scientists used gap detection and object flicker discrimination tasks to determine processing pathways in study participants as they viewed the images.

After compiling the data, the researchers found that when participants recognized an object as a tool, it was perceived more quickly but with less detail. In contrast, when participants identified an item as a non-tool, it was perceived more slowly with more detail.

However, when the scientists made the objects less recognizable by turning them over, the differences in speed and detail disappeared.

The results suggest that what an individual knows or understands about an object determines where and how quickly it is visually processed in the brain.

For humans, quickly determining if an object is a tool can be critical for survival.

Dubbelde and Professor Shomstein explained:

“Tools are important to us as organizations. One of the most important things for us humans is how we can manipulate things with our hands, and so based on studies like this, it looks like we process objects that are in often near our hands in a different way than objects that do not. often occur near our hands in order to best facilitate interaction with these objects.

Additionally, Dubbelde and Professor Shomstein believe their research “has real implications for how we display information in augmented reality displays.”

“There are real applications for augmented reality giving you real-time information as you need it, but as we start to incorporate this kind of technology into our lives, we need to keep in mind that different types of stimuli, like the difference we showed between tools and non-tools, can alter your perception in subtle ways,” the authors said.

“If you’re performing a high-risk task, like driving a car or even something like surgery, then something like the icon you choose to represent the scalpel site or drone position may slow down neural processing enough. to cause a traffic accident or worse.

— Dick Dubbelde and Professor Sarah Shomstein, study co-authors

In 2015, differences in individual perception came to the fore when a Twitter post questioning the color of a dress drew intense attention and debate among viewers. The Tweeter showed an image of a blue and black dress with the caption, “my house is divided over this dress.”

What followed was a viral phenomenon.

“The Dress” received more than 4.4 million tweets over the course of 2 days, with very different perspectives on color. According 2015 researchof 1,401 respondents, 57% described the dress as blue and black, 30% as white and gold, 11% as blue and brown, and 2% as something else.

Another one 2017 study investigated “the dress” and suggested that the difference in color perception of the dress may be due to the viewer’s assumptions about the lighting conditions.

DTM asked Dubbelde and Professor Shomstein if beliefs about environmental factors can also affect the perception of an object, to which they replied:

“Absolutely. This study touches on a concept in cognitive psychology called ‘affordances’ which are the things you know you can do with an object.”

The study authors further explained:

“When you see a tool like a hammer, you not only see the colors and values ​​that make up that image, you also begin to understand how you can interact with that object. Things like lighting can affect affordances, the more obviously by making things harder to recognize, but it also changes how you relate to the hammer.

In addition to assumptions about environmental factors, Dr Julian C Lagoya certified psychiatrist with Mindpath HealthTold DTM:

“Our education and our education [have] a huge influence on how we perceive the objects around us. For example, an engineer will see the world differently from an artist. Our upbringing, upbringing and general knowledge [have] a huge influence on the way each human being perceives his environment.

Although emotions can also play a role in object perception, Professors Shomstein and Dubbelde noted:

“There are known connections between these purely ‘visual’ regions and the parts of the brain that we tend to think of as emotional, like the amygdala. Most areas of the visual processing neural network are interconnected, and the amygdala plays a role, although perhaps not a primary one, in object recognition.

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Ningbo, Zhejiang Province Welcomes 2022 Global Digital Economy https://pagerank-tracking.com/ningbo-zhejiang-province-welcomes-2022-global-digital-economy/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 01:14:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/ningbo-zhejiang-province-welcomes-2022-global-digital-economy/ Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Sept. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2022 Global Digital Economy Conference and the 12th Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo are being held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, from Sept. 2-4. . The conference focuses on supernormal high-quality development of digital economy based on “Digital Drive, Intelligence Development”. Successful results have been […]]]>

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Sept. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2022 Global Digital Economy Conference and the 12th Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo are being held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, from Sept. 2-4. . The conference focuses on supernormal high-quality development of digital economy based on “Digital Drive, Intelligence Development”. Successful results have been achieved through “1+7” online and offline thematic events, including the opening ceremony, thematic forums, exhibitions, industrial docking, information consumption day, Innovation and Design Week, publication of results and digital and intellectual innovation.

The conference creates a panoramic showcase of the digital economy industry in “online + offline”, “real + virtual” and “intensive + sustainable” forms. During the conference, more than 150 top experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from home and abroad deliver keynote speeches on cutting-edge trends and innovative ideas in the digital economy. A total of 220 enterprises participate in the offline expo covering an area of ​​25,000 square meters, and nearly 1,200 enterprises appear online, jointly displaying the latest technologies and achievements of the digital economy. A number of scenario applications such as 5G+ Industrial Internet, Industrial Brain, Future Factory, Blockchain, Digital Twin and Metaverse, as well as China’s Top 100 Enterprise Competitiveness Report electronic information industry and other research results are published successively. More than 12 million people visit the exhibition online or offline, resulting in a lot of collaborations. At the opening ceremony, 70 projects were signed, amounting to 35.8 billion yuan. At the same time, a series of industrial docking and application promotion activities were held for leading fields such as artificial intelligence, metaverse, industrial brain, industrial Internet and intelligent sensing to promote a precise alignment of the upstream and downstream of the industry. chain and between regions.

After years of cultivation and development, the World Conference on Digital Economy and Expo on Smart City and Smart Economy has increasingly become an “industrial weather vane”, an “achievement display window “, a “source of cooperation”, an “incubator of innovation” and a “science and technology”. pool” in the field of the development of the digital economy and the construction of smart cities.

As the venue for this conference, Ningbo is among the first batch of cities in China to implement smart manufacturing and “5G+ Industrial Internet”. Now, aiming to become a world capital of smart manufacturing and innovation, Ningbo is vigorously pushing the supernormal high-quality development of digital economy and striving to serve as a benchmark city for high-quality development. of the digital economy. in China.

Ningbo, Zhejiang Province Hosts 2022 Global Digital Economy Conference

This conference focuses on benefits for all. Through various opening scenarios and interactions, the achievements of digitization are visible and tangible. In the double-line exhibition, a “new and strange” intelligent experiment in the field of digital economy, which includes new experiments in the virtual and real metaverse, digitized virtual humans, a robot coffee kiosk, images intelligent ultrasound, etc., broadcast vividly and promote the achievements of digital development that benefit people. A series of theme activities such as “2022 Ningbo Information Consumption Experience Day”, “2022 Ningbo Innovation Design Week” and “Children’s Science and Technology Research” are successfully held at the same time . A large number of “5G information consumption coupons” and “digital RMB red packets” are jointly issued, attracting the attention and participation of a large number of citizens and students of colleges, schools primary and secondary. All these events showcase and further popularize the achievements of digital and smart technologies, products and applications, and provide a new and better life for everyone in the era of digital economy.

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Paramount Releases 2021-2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report https://pagerank-tracking.com/paramount-releases-2021-2022-environmental-social-and-governance-esg-report/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/paramount-releases-2021-2022-environmental-social-and-governance-esg-report/ NEW YORK, September 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) today released its third annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report with the aim of advancing the company’s ESG strategy and to highlight its progress against its goals in three priority areas: Screen Content and Social Impact; Workforce and culture; and Sustainable Production […]]]>

NEW YORK, September 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) today released its third annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report with the aim of advancing the company’s ESG strategy and to highlight its progress against its goals in three priority areas: Screen Content and Social Impact; Workforce and culture; and Sustainable Production and Operations.

“From escalating health and climate crises to deepening social divisions and geopolitical conflict, the past few years have shown us how critical our focus on ESG is as our society and business continue to face to complex global challenges,” said Crystal Barnes, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG at Paramount. “Our actions at Paramount help shape culture and conversation, with real-world impacts – and we are more committed than ever to our duty and our opportunity to provide responsible, informative and culturally powerful content that can help shaping a more sustainable and inclusive world.”

In addition to updated workforce and environmental impact data, this year’s report provides a more detailed look at the company’s ESG governance practices, including Paramount’s ESG Council governance structure. Additionally, as the company continues to focus on promoting diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera, it includes an update on its overall efforts to advance this work through the global initiative and multi-brand of the company, Content for change.

Other notable aspects of the report include:

  • Diverse and inclusive stories and storytellers: Over the years, Paramount and its brands have led the way in telling and amplifying the stories of underrepresented audiences. Most recently, this commitment was exemplified by CBS-NAACP Ventures – a partnership first announced in 2020 – which sold its first five projects in January 2022, including a reboot of the Newand a new film about the revolutionary building mogul Cheryl McKissack. Additionally, on-screen content and social impact goals have been set for a number of Paramount brands for 2022 and many have already demonstrated great progress, including Showtime Networks, which in 2022 had 60% of its scripted series with BIPOC leads or co-leads, as well as 56% of its projects in development from BIPOC creators; CBS Television Network exceeded its goal with 43% BIPOC representation in Writers’ Rooms in 2021-22; and as of 2022, Paramount’s International Studios has dedicated 25% of its development budget across its entire international footprint to stories focusing on or relating to underrepresented groups and issues.
  • Corporate Governance and Workforce: Corporate governance is critical to the success of Paramount’s business, and with a Board of Directors comprised of seven of 12 women (one of the highest percentages among S&P 500 companies), Paramount is committed to continue to be a leader in this field. Notably, in 2021, Paramount’s internal promotion rate for women at the SVP level reached 56% and its external hire rate for women at the SVP level and above reached 53% globally. Additionally, in the United States, the internal promotion rate for ethnically diverse vice presidents was 30% and the external hire rate for ethnically diverse vice presidents and above was 51%.
  • Sustainable production and operations: Paramount continues to work to limit the environmental and social impacts associated with its business activities. For example, 15.4% of its global electricity consumption is renewable, up from 13.6% in 2020. Paramount also supports a centralized food recovery program to help get extra meals from productions and events to banks. local food. Reducing and diverting waste generated from Paramount productions and events not only saves resources, but also reduces GHG emissions associated with the production and disposal of materials. In 2021, 51% of waste from Paramount Television Studios and Motion Picture Group productions was diverted from landfill; for example, the Long Exhale slowly production diverted 134 tonnes of waste from landfill by recycling and using rented or repurposed materials where possible.

ESG reporting is guided by external ESG frameworks aligned with ESG and sustainability best practices, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). It also outlines the company’s alignment with relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including gender equality, decent work and economic growth, and climate action.

To learn more about Paramount’s ESG efforts and to view the full 2021-2022 report, please visit https://www.paramount.com/sustainability.

ABOUT PARAMOUNT

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences around the world. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s consumer brand portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount provides the largest share of the US television audience and has one of the largest and most extensive libraries of television and film titles in the industry. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

For more information about Paramount, visit www.paramount.com and follow @Paramount on social platforms.

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Muslim portrayal on TV still has a long way to go, study finds – The Hollywood Reporter https://pagerank-tracking.com/muslim-portrayal-on-tv-still-has-a-long-way-to-go-study-finds-the-hollywood-reporter/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:05:41 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/muslim-portrayal-on-tv-still-has-a-long-way-to-go-study-finds-the-hollywood-reporter/ USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative turned to a quantitative and qualitative study of Muslim portrayals on television, and the verdict shows there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Erased or extremists: the stereotypical vision of Muslims in popular episodic series, made with support from Riz Ahmed and his Left Handed Films banner, the Ford Foundation and […]]]>

USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative turned to a quantitative and qualitative study of Muslim portrayals on television, and the verdict shows there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

Erased or extremists: the stereotypical vision of Muslims in popular episodic series, made with support from Riz Ahmed and his Left Handed Films banner, the Ford Foundation and the Pillars Fund, analyzed the first three episodes of the top 100 rated shows in the US, UK, Australia and in New Zealand from 2018 and 2019. Sampling the 200 series yielded one Muslim speaking character for every 90 non-Muslims (a 2% share in 2018 and less than 1% the following year). These Muslim characters are from a total of 16 shows (8%).

“Muslims make up 25% of the world’s population but only accounted for 1.1% of popular TV drama characters,” said Al-Baab Khan of AI2, lead author of the study. “Not only is this sweeping erasure an insult, but it has the potential to create real hurt for the public, especially Muslims who may face prejudice, discrimination and even violence.”

More than 30% of the 98 Muslim-speaking characters identified in the study were described as perpetrators of violence, while almost 40% were described as targets of violent attacks. Less than a third (30.6%) of characters were female, and Muslim women were also less often written to have jobs (21.6% of Muslim female characters, compared to 78.4% of their male counterparts) . The majority of “employed” Muslim characters were criminals (37.2%), while 15.7% were in law enforcement. (This applied mainly to men, as almost all employed Muslim female characters worked in medicine.)

“The results of this study reveal how rarely content creators think about including Muslims in popular storytelling – especially girls and women,” AI2 founder Stacy L. Smith said in a statement. . “As a result, viewers would have to watch hours and hours of content before seeing even a single portrayal of a Muslim character – with even more time needed to find a portrayal that is unrelated to violence or extremism.”

More than half of the Muslim female characters were depicted wearing a hijab, while there was no dominant clothing trend for the male characters. The majority (almost two-thirds) of all Muslim characters spoke English as a second language, with more than half speaking English with a foreign accent, and nearly half speaking exclusively in a completely different language.

“TV shows are the stories we bring into our homes. They play an important role in how we understand the world, each other and our place in it. This study reminds us that when it comes to Muslim portrayals, we are still fed a diet of stereotyping and erasing on television,” Ahmed said in a statement. “For Muslims, it sends the message that they don’t belong or don’t matter. For others, we risk normalizing fear, bigotry and stigmatization of Muslims. Networks and streaming services must take responsibility for ensuring that Muslims from all walks of life see themselves reflected in our favorite TV shows. And they would be wise to seize this gigantic opportunity to reach and connect with an underserved global audience – not just as part of a passing fad for diversity, but as a game-changing shift towards inclusive storytelling.

Erased or Extremists echoes similar findings from AI2, Left Handed, Ford and Pillars Missing and slandered study last summer on Muslim representation in cinema. The new report urges storytellers and content creators to entrust Muslims with a wider range of roles to underscore their inclusion in wider society, and recommends that entertainment inclusion policies include faith communities alongside pre-existing race/ethnicity and other identity groups.

“The Erased or Extremists reveals the full extent of the problem facing Muslims on TV and the urgent need for solutions that allow for a broader storyscape,” Pillars Fund co-founder and chairman Kashif Shaikh said in a statement. “With the Emmys just around the corner, now couldn’t be a better time to examine what stories are being told on screen. We hope TV industry leaders will take the necessary steps to improve their industry standards, using resources such as this study and The Master Plan for Muslim Inclusionwhich provides actionable recommendations for production companies, drama schools, casting directors and others looking to support Muslim storytellers.

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