Shopping Cart Systems – HTLHB http://htlhb.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://htlhb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Shopping Cart Systems – HTLHB http://htlhb.com/ 32 32 Amazon supports store innovations with ML algorithms https://htlhb.com/amazon-supports-store-innovations-with-ml-algorithms/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/amazon-supports-store-innovations-with-ml-algorithms/ Amazon is evolving its in-store shopping and payment experience with cutting-edge machine learning (ML) algorithms. At Amazon’s recent global artificial intelligence (AI) event re:MARS 2022, Dilip Kumar, VP, Physical Retail and Technology, Amazon, discussed how the omnichannel giant is using computer vision and ML algorithms to continuously make things easier and faster deliver in-store shopping […]]]>

Amazon is evolving its in-store shopping and payment experience with cutting-edge machine learning (ML) algorithms.

At Amazon’s recent global artificial intelligence (AI) event re:MARS 2022, Dilip Kumar, VP, Physical Retail and Technology, Amazon, discussed how the omnichannel giant is using computer vision and ML algorithms to continuously make things easier and faster deliver in-store shopping experiences for customers.

Below are highlights from Kumar’s presentation on how Amazon applies algorithms to its frictionless shopping technology Just Walk Out, Palm payment solution Amazon One, physical clothing store Amazon Style and smart shopping cart Amazon Dash Cart.

Just go outside
In the case of Just Walk-Out technology, which allows shoppers to skip the checkout line at many Amazon stores, select Whole Foods Market stores and several third-party retail stores, Amazon uses sensors, optics and image processing algorithms. As a result, the company has reduced the number of cameras required in stores using Just Walk Out technology, making them less expensive, smaller and capable of local deep networks.

Amazon’s Just Walk Out sensors and algorithms are designed to detect a wide range of products and differences in shopping behavior in large grocery stores. The company has also increased the variety of environments its algorithms can take into account, using Just Walk Out technology, and third-party vendors.

[Read more: Amazon selling its cashierless store platform to other retailers]

Amazon One
Initially introduced In two Seattle-area Amazon Go stores in September 2020, Amazon One is designed to allow customers to use their unique Palm signature to check out at a store or present a loyalty card. When developing Amazon One, the retailer needed data to train and test its AI algorithms across demographics, age groups, temperatures, and variations such as calluses and wrinkles unique to one’s palm so the service can correctly determine whose palm was hovering over the device.

When Amazon began building Amazon One, it recognized the limited availability of public datasets consisting of palm and vein images to train the algorithms. So Amazon has advanced existing technologies to create huge amounts of different, realistic synthetic palm and vein images to train the AI ​​models and prepare the solution for a variety of users.

Amazon style
At Amazon Style, Amazon’s physical clothing store, the company developed new algorithms that use a customer’s information — such as a diverse set of recommended items, where the similarity to their current selection is balanced with a diverse set of options.

The system also generates supplementary selections, such as B. A shirt matched with a pair of jeans to create a recommended outfit. In addition, Amazon has created synthetic datasets to mimic variations of real-life shopping scenarios.

[Read more: First Look: Amazon’s first-ever physical clothing store opens]

Amazon Dash cart
When Amazon built the Amazon Dash Cart, a smart shopping cart that allows customers to skip the checkout line at many of its U.S. Amazon Fresh stores, the company developed a series of computer vision and sensor fusion algorithms to recognize items in motion, including the exact recording of weight and quantity. The image processing algorithms also have tight latency budgets as the shopping cart tracks a customer’s receipt in real time.

[Read more: Amazon’s newest smart device – the Dash Cart]

“Looking back at the progress my team has made reminds me of Amazon saying, ‘It’s always day one,’ and it’s certainly still day one for us in physical retail and technology ‘ Kumar said in a company blog post. “It feels like we’re just beginning to tackle some of the complex challenges in the world of physical retail, and I’m excited to see what the team does next to push the boundaries of AI.”

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World Poker Store Inc. Completes Merger With Genuine Marketing Group Inc https://htlhb.com/world-poker-store-inc-completes-merger-with-genuine-marketing-group-inc/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 22:40:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/world-poker-store-inc-completes-merger-with-genuine-marketing-group-inc/ MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — World Poker Store Inc. (OTC: WPKS) (the “Company”) has completed all official filings with the respective secretaries of State of Minnesota and Nevada Approve and certify its pending merger with Genuine Marketing Group Inc. a Minnesota Suburb based company Minneapolisfrom which the merger becomes effective July 15, 2022. On […]]]>

MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — World Poker Store Inc. (OTC: WPKS) (the “Company”) has completed all official filings with the respective secretaries of State of Minnesota and Nevada Approve and certify its pending merger with Genuine Marketing Group Inc. a Minnesota Suburb based company Minneapolisfrom which the merger becomes effective July 15, 2022.

On June 16, 2022a deed of merger was issued to the Company by the Secretary of State of Minnesota which included a merger plan and articles of incorporation becoming Genuine Marketing Group, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation (“GMG”) a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. On the Effective Date of this merger, all pre-merger GMG shareholders will receive one common share of the company for each GMG common share they own, resulting in GMG shareholders owning 90% of the company post-merger.

On June 17, 2022a certificate of amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was issued to the Company by the Secretary of State of Nevada having the same Effective Date as the Merger, whereby the Company amended its articles of incorporation as follows: (i) All outstanding pre-Merger common shares will be issued on a basis of one share of post-split common shares for every ten shares of pre-split common shares, ( ii) the corporate name of the company will be changed to “Genuine Marketing Group Inc.” amended, and (iii) the authorized shares of the Company will be amended to include seven hundred and fifty million common shares and fifty million preferred shares, all $.0001 par value per share.

Genuine Marketing Group Inc. or GMG is a retail and consumer-facing marketing company that creates brand affinity and builds consumer trust through its proprietary ZPtag authentication system. By combining the user-friendly engagement of a smartphone app with the smart contracts of the IBM blockchain, GMG seamlessly integrates brand marketing and consumer sentiment measurement into consumers’ everyday shopping experience.

As GMG’s app development and technology partner, IBM serves not only as the blockchain engine, but also as an integral part of the data-rich user experience. IBM Blockchain is used to authenticate products while tracking and recording the product journey from origin to shopping cart. This enables customer loyalty and product authentication in real time directly from the shopping aisle.

For more information about Genuine Marketing Group Inc. visit
https://genuinemarketinggroup.com/

Contact: Greg Needham
E-mail: [email protected]

This press release contains information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company’s estimates as of the date of the press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s estimates to change. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, no reliance should be placed on this forward-looking information as representing the Company’s estimates of its future financial performance at any time after the date of this press release.

SOURCE The World Poker Store Inc.

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Apple’s M1 Max MacBook Pro 14-inch with 32GB RAM is back in stock for $150 off and $60 off AppleCare https://htlhb.com/apples-m1-max-macbook-pro-14-inch-with-32gb-ram-is-back-in-stock-for-150-off-and-60-off-applecare/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:40:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/apples-m1-max-macbook-pro-14-inch-with-32gb-ram-is-back-in-stock-for-150-off-and-60-off-applecare/ AppleInsider is supported by its audience and as an Amazon Associate and Affiliate may earn commissions on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not affect our editorial content. Two M1 Max MacBook Pros are back in stock, with exclusive rebates of $150 off the systems in addition to $60 off AppleCare. Get the […]]]>


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Two M1 Max MacBook Pros are back in stock, with exclusive rebates of $150 off the systems in addition to $60 off AppleCare. Get the powerful notebooks as soon as possible and beat Apple’s 2-month waiting period.

The first M1 Max MacBook Pro 14-inch notebook to be in stock at Apple’s authorized reseller Adorama features Apple’s 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB of storage and a 512GB SSD. Priced at $2,749 in Space Gray when you purchase through this activation link* with promo code APINSIDERthis updated system also qualifies for free shipping within the contiguous United States

Also in stock is the M1 Max MacBook Pro 14-inch with the top-of-the-line 32-core GPU and a 10-core CPU. This Space Gray system also has 32 GB of unified storage, but the storage capacity is increased to 1 TB. Currently reduced to $3,149 with this money-saving activation link* when used with a coupon code APINSIDER, this model is currently in aftermarket directly from Apple until mid-August 2022. However, Adorama currently has a limited number of units in stock and ready to ship, negating the 2 month wait.

Plus $60 off AppleCare

The same APINSIDER promo code also discounts AppleCare by $60, bringing the price down to $219. The advanced protection plan can be pinned to the 14-inch MacBook Pro in your Adorama shopping cart.

Redeeming the APINSIDER coupon is quick and easy. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Make a purchase using this activation link (otherwise the code will not work).
  2. Add the MacBook Pro to your shopping cart. Then look for a link to display the coupon code field in the Payments section and enter the coupon code APINSIDER to activate the exclusive discount in the same browsing session. AppleCare is also $60 off (registered $279, now $219) with the same promo code.

Compare 14-inch MacBook Pro prices

According to our price guide, which chronicles the best deals from top Apple retailers, Adorama offers the cheapest 14-inch MacBook Pro prices not just for the two M1 Max models featured in this post, but for almost every configuration available.

Even more tech deals

Cheapest Apple prices

Apple resellers also offer special deals on additional hardware, which not only offer the lowest prices on many of the items, but also offer bonus savings on accessories, software, and more. Here are just some of the offers running this June:

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Walmart Bubble Glass Cups I Editor’s Review https://htlhb.com/walmart-bubble-glass-cups-i-editors-review/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:05:02 +0000 https://htlhb.com/walmart-bubble-glass-cups-i-editors-review/ TikTok has convinced me that I need some new and exciting homewares for 2022, especially stylish glassware. I keep coming across mood-boosting, retro-inspired designs that look like works of art on the accounts of my favorite influencers – and I long to give my kitchen cabinets a youthful boost. So you can probably guess my […]]]>

TikTok has convinced me that I need some new and exciting homewares for 2022, especially stylish glassware. I keep coming across mood-boosting, retro-inspired designs that look like works of art on the accounts of my favorite influencers – and I long to give my kitchen cabinets a youthful boost. So you can probably guess my excitement when I came across funny bubble shaped mugs on none other than walmart.com. I fell in love with the whimsical shape at first sight and knew I needed it in my life. I put two in my shopping cart and counted down the days until they arrived. Check out my full review to see if they were worth the hype ahead of time.

What I like about these mugs

As soon as I pulled these mugs out of the packaging I knew it was a good decision to add them to my virtual shopping cart. Maybe I’m being weird, but I smiled as soon as I looked at them – they are Yes, really Fun and anything but ordinary thanks to its elegant bubble ripple design. My first thought? “I want more.”

What is worth mentioning

An important fact worth mentioning is that these jars are quite small. (I was too concerned with how cute they looked to check the size before buying.) They fit just under 300ml of liquid, which is a little under an entire can of soda (355ml).

Another thing: these mugs are sold and shipped by a third party, which in my experience took longer than usual to get to my doorstep. It wasn’t necessarily a big deal, but it’s something to keep in mind if you need it in a pinch.

And finally, the seller notes that these mugs are made of borosilicate glass, which is resistant to temperature changes. In other words, it is extra durable than traditional glass and can be used for both cold and hot drinks.

Who are these mugs best for?

These mugs are best suited for those looking to upgrade their glassware range with some chic additions. I’ve come across similar looking ones for twice the price from luxury retailers, but the thing is, nobody’s going to tell the difference – I sure don’t know.

more details

  • These glass tumblers also come in a vintage-inspired shade of orange ($10, originally $20) if you wanted to jump on the colored glassware trend.
  • If you love them like me, the brand also makes mini glass pitchers that are just as sophisticated.

Valuation:

Image Credits: POPSUGAR Photography / Marisa Petrarca and Walmart


Ribbed Glass Mug

Ribbed glass mug in orange

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Do I need a smart contract? – The new stack https://htlhb.com/do-i-need-a-smart-contract-the-new-stack/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:02:24 +0000 https://htlhb.com/do-i-need-a-smart-contract-the-new-stack/ Smart contracts are powerful, but not always necessary. When should you use them and when are they overkill? Timo Wagner Tim is the inventor of AWS Lambda and former General Manager of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway services. He also served as Vice President of Engineering at Coinbase, where he led design, security, and […]]]>

Smart contracts are powerful, but not always necessary. When should you use them and when are they overkill?

Timo Wagner

Tim is the inventor of AWS Lambda and former General Manager of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway services. He also served as Vice President of Engineering at Coinbase, where he led design, security, and product management teams. Tim co-founded Vendia to help organizations of all sizes share data more effectively across clouds and enterprises and serves as its CEO.

Smart contracts are a powerful feature of distributed ledgers. These platforms can share data across enterprises, clouds, and regions, but typically their ability to transform or manipulate that data is limited. Smart contracts extend the built-in data processing capabilities by enabling the application of a wide range of data transformations and, in systems such as Vendia, also facilitate integration with existing IT infrastructure and other applications.

But like any technology, smart contracts come with their own overhead: because they are code, they must be carefully developed, with a clear software development and deployment lifecycle that includes testing. Because they’re “on chain,” development, deployment, and testing must involve the distributed ledger — or at least a trial version of it — adding to the complexity, and therefore cost, of owning and operating a smart contract.

Platforms like Vendia are working hard to minimize these costs: by allowing smart contracts to be written as containers or serverless cloud functions in any language, they eliminate the learning curve and reduce the novelty, risk and cost of development and deployment of these contracts radically. However, smart contracts require more development time than a GOFAL (good old-fashioned AWS Lambda) attached to a node as an event handler. This begs the question: when do you really need a smart contract and when is something simpler (like a GOFAL event handler) the right answer?

Deciding whether to create a smart contract or add more conventional “application logic” is similar to whether to update state using the distributed ledger or manage it at the application level. There are several questions you can ask yourself to gauge whether an operation should be on chain or off chain:

Are the parameters to the function (code) mostly on-chain values ​​and is it important that they are serialized in terms of updates?

This is a classic database ACID question: does serialization matter, or is “close enough” good enough? For example, if you’re a bank and you’re using a smart contract to calculate the interest paid into a savings account at the end of the month, it matters a lot whether the last few transactions are included in the interest calculation, so you need a smart contract vs a GOFAL.
If you are using a smart contract to estimate shipping and taxes for a shopping cart for display on a website or mobile app, having the UI update asynchronously after an addendum is added and a GOFAL is an acceptable user experience – or a GraphQL subscription is a better approach.

Does the result (response) of the function go into the chain?

This is partly a matter of serialization and partly just a matter of convenience: if the only purpose of executing the code in question is to generate one or more mutations, it probably makes more sense to model it as a smart contract and run the system automatically to let integrate these mutations into the ledger. By using a smart contract, the relationship between the parts in the ledger remains transparent: the invocation, execution and resulting effects of the smart contract can all be linked together by the system. Conversely, simply executing a mutation in application logic requires a different way of understanding (and debugging when something goes wrong) how it was related to the trigger and what the results might have been. So if the function doesn’t generate mutations, or if it does generate mutations but they have nothing to do with on-chain parameters, then modeling it as a smart contract is less convincing. In our example above, the calculation of interest on a savings account will generate a new deposit into that account that needs to be carefully synchronized with other account activity, so it makes sense to model the calculation as a smart contract. Our opposite example, showing taxes and shipping costs for a shopping cart, only has “pixels” as an output, so again it’s less convincing as a smart contract (and makes more sense as normal application logic).

Is contract execution itself a critical step for auditing, transparency, or trust?

When a smart contract emulates a real-world agreement, it can be important to record the fact that it was executed. For example, if you are using a smart contract to model the transfer of ownership of a vehicle, such as a car, from one owner to another, then the transfer of ownership is just as important as recording the old and new owners. Rather than having a different value to an owner of a particular vehicle implicitly indicate that the transaction took place, recording the actual transfer of ownership as contract execution increases transparency by recording the activity itself and not just its outcome(s). In our running counter example, calculating and displaying taxes and shipping costs for a shopping cart isn’t interesting to document per se—all that matters is the result (the pixels on the webpage or mobile screen are updated).

Who must trust the result?

In our running counter example, it is very likely that the website or mobile app is owned and operated by a single participant and is therefore modeled as a customer of one or more nodes in the ledger with the same owner. “Trust” isn’t really an issue here – multiple nodes, if any, are used to model geo-replication for low-latency access or to make the application multi-cloud available. Conversely, if a bank calculates interest using one node while its auditor ensures SOC compliance using another node in a shared ledger, the auditor cannot “just trust” the bank – they want to be able to verify the interest calculation logic check and verify that it was applied at the right time. If the ledger proves that the smart contract used to calculate interest was executed at the right time and with the right (immutable) code, the cost and complexity of the verification process is radically simplified, as the verifier only needs to validate the ledger technology once , instead of having to do so, evaluate and determine the trustworthiness of each individual bank’s IT infrastructure stack each year. Conversely, in our running counter example, none of the business partners are likely to care about the tax and shipping notification UI on the shopping cart web or mobile app, so there are no complex trust issues to solve and the application logic is sufficient.

Are there additional ceremonies related to the code?

Contract execution is important, but only one step in a lifecycle: in the real world, creating, updating, and discarding smart contracts are also important steps. These “CRUD” operations on smart contracts can have important additional benefits and consequences in a shared ledger. For example, it may be important to allow all parties involved to inspect code for new or changed contracts. Here, the presence of ledgers and the ability to offer built-in guarantees, such as For example, validating that the code submitted for review really represents the code that will be executed at a later time to invoke a smart contract greatly enhances the achievement of these results. While the parties could enter into a series of point-to-point or mutually executed paper contracts and communications to validate executed contract updates, it is obviously more efficient to keep “things computers are good at” in computers than to keep them to focus on Zoom coordination meetings and emails lawyers etc if changes need to be made which could be handled more automated. In our running example, an accountant likely needs to be alerted when a bank updates its interest calculation methodology, while a website that decides to offer a new shipping discount may not be of interest to business partners in the company’s supply chain.

Modeling applications that share data across enterprises, clouds, and regions requires many decisions, not the least of which is what to model at the distributed ledger and data sharing platform level versus the application logic. We hope this article has been helpful in looking at smart contracts versus event handlers and other application-level features, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Featured image via Unsplash.

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Rededication of central Aberdeen to condominiums, $750,000 Paving Stagecoach Road with school system on Thursday for Peachtree City https://htlhb.com/rededication-of-central-aberdeen-to-condominiums-750000-paving-stagecoach-road-with-school-system-on-thursday-for-peachtree-city/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:28:43 +0000 https://htlhb.com/rededication-of-central-aberdeen-to-condominiums-750000-paving-stagecoach-road-with-school-system-on-thursday-for-peachtree-city/ The drawing shows a newly developed Partners II Pizza at the Aberdeen Centre. Graphics/City Peachtree City. Peachtree City’s oldest mall could be in for big changes if the City Council approves the proposed North Lake Drive rezoning at the June 16 meeting. In addition, the city is expected to sign an agreement with the Fayette […]]]>
The drawing shows a newly developed Partners II Pizza at the Aberdeen Centre. Graphics/City Peachtree City.

Peachtree City’s oldest mall could be in for big changes if the City Council approves the proposed North Lake Drive rezoning at the June 16 meeting.

In addition, the city is expected to sign an agreement with the Fayette County Board of Education that will result in the paving of Stagecoach Road, which will lead to the newly built replacement for Booth Middle School.

The conversion for the Aberdeen Center, if approved, will result in the demolition of a leg of the L-shaped center – long the headquarters of pizza restaurant inconic Partners II – and the construction of a three-story brick mixed-use building.

The redevelopment will have a new Partners II and 12 luxury condos with retail on the ground floor.

The road pact provides for the city to pay the school system $750,000 and eventually get a road paved to city standards and an adjacent multipurpose paved cart path from the city path to the new school.

The school board was scheduled to approve the interstate agreement at its June 14 workshop.

The City Council meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

The ground floor terrace of the remodeled Partner II Pizza.  City Photo/Peachtree City.
The ground floor terrace of the remodeled Partner II Pizza. City Photo/Peachtree City.

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Artificial intelligence and security: what you should know https://htlhb.com/artificial-intelligence-and-security-what-you-should-know/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:04:29 +0000 https://htlhb.com/artificial-intelligence-and-security-what-you-should-know/ In March 2019, Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian renewable energy and aluminum manufacturing company, faced a ransomware attack. Instead of paying the ransom, a cybersecurity team used artificial intelligence to identify corruption in the computer system and rebuild operations in an undamaged parallel system. Finally, the ransomware LockerGoga, which spread via Windows-based systems, was identified as […]]]>

In March 2019, Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian renewable energy and aluminum manufacturing company, faced a ransomware attack. Instead of paying the ransom, a cybersecurity team used artificial intelligence to identify corruption in the computer system and rebuild operations in an undamaged parallel system. Finally, the ransomware LockerGoga, which spread via Windows-based systems, was identified as the culprit. Although Norsk avoided paying the ransom, the attack left it without computer systems for extended periods (weeks to months) while the security team isolated thousands of employee accounts and scanned them for malicious activity.

Signature-based detection is an approach that creates a unique identifier of a known threat so it can be identified in the future. However, signature-based approaches require continuous updates that take time and effort to maintain. Next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) products proactively learn and identify changes in the networks, users, and databases through data drift to adapt to specific threats as they evolve.

AI products are the linchpin of a multi-layered defense system that can be used prophylactically in the background, especially against unknown threats. Cyberattacks that dominate the nightly news usually end in disaster; It is rarely reported how AI could have prevented these attacks in the first place. Additionally, cyberattacks, which are contained or thwarted on a daily basis while AI is ubiquitously at work, almost never make the news because they are so common.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of coverage of these “non-events” on public forums, most people fail to understand how AI makes effective cyber defenses achievable rather than just theoretical. Here’s what you should know.

Next generation deep learning AI tools

Data drift is a term used to measure changes in underlying data patterns. A case in point would be when an e-commerce company launches a new payment gateway for selling furniture. In this case, BECS direct deposit could be a new financial term being introduced into the business process. BECS, or Bulk Electronic Clearing System, governs how direct debits, automatic payments, bill payments, and direct credit work and how a series of bulk electronic transactions are conducted between its participants.

Deep learning AI models can recognize the term and classify it as a financial transaction with minimal human assistance. Next-generation AI can then monitor the flow of data from financial transactions and correlate the data accordingly, linking it to financial context and sensitivity.

For example, financial data monitoring may involve an application programming interface while the user checks out through an online shopping cart, or even general business operations. The advantage of the auto-detection approach is that a security team does not have to keep an eye out for new vulnerability patches for these terms. Instead, the security team can rely on AI to recommend new data patterns and patch themselves accordingly.

A successful attempt to thwart phishing attacks that compromised Stanford University can serve as an example. WannaCry ransomware threatened campus systems, but the university’s self-patching AI software, in addition to its firewall protection and email security solutions, prevented the threats from successfully escalating.

Data transformers are one of the AI ​​tools to automatically detect and classify data patterns. A Transformer model stores and tracks relationships between changes in data attributes to gain contextual insights. In many ways, it is similar to how the human brain works when reading a book. Although you often don’t understand a character’s role in the story or their relationships to the other characters when they first appear, you gain this knowledge as the story develops.

Data transformers leverage attention-based mechanisms that constantly learn the same way to gain a better understanding of networks, files, emails, etc. and the relationship and interaction of data content to identify and classify malicious changes. The text is represented by mathematical data sets that derive data representations that can later be used to quantify the changes in the data as it is processed by a Transformer.

Deep learning models can also be used for behavioral purpose classifications that help security teams efficiently identify sensitive or malicious content. An AI Transformer model uses its natural language understanding to analyze email data it’s never been exposed to, such as: B. credit offers, lottery ticket promotions, job offers or COVID test results to classify and identify malicious content. Similar mechanisms can be used to identify malicious content in documents containing employee health information, although the AI ​​model had never analyzed health data of any kind before. The transmission model proactively warned security teams about the disclosure of sensitive data before a security breach occurred.

What this means for your company

Not only is it important to ensure that cybersecurity systems are in place to mitigate and prevent threats, but it is also important to have the right system to suit the needs of your business. Manual document classification for documents, emails and text messages is complex and requires technical know-how. Deep learning transformers simplify these tasks and, if executed correctly, can be used efficiently to save cost and effort.

However, an AI model with the wrong settings can lead to false positives and, in turn, over-alerts, causing headaches for security teams. Therefore, when choosing products with AI components, you should always seek professional advice. Next generation AI tools will be able to automate your business processes with minimal setup, human intervention, rules and policies.

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The Burnaby Library was closed by a shopping cart fire https://htlhb.com/the-burnaby-library-was-closed-by-a-shopping-cart-fire/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 16:11:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/the-burnaby-library-was-closed-by-a-shopping-cart-fire/ The Bob Prittie Metrotown branch of Burnaby Public Library will be closed “at least a couple of days and possibly longer” after an early morning fire on Wednesday, the city’s librarian says. The Metrotown library will remain closed for at least a few more days after a shopping cart fire outside the building early Wednesday […]]]>

The Bob Prittie Metrotown branch of Burnaby Public Library will be closed “at least a couple of days and possibly longer” after an early morning fire on Wednesday, the city’s librarian says.

The Metrotown library will remain closed for at least a few more days after a shopping cart fire outside the building early Wednesday morning triggered the sprinkler system inside.

Firefighters were pulled into the library on Willingdon Ave. at 4:34 a.m., according to Assistant Fire Chief Darcy Robinson. Called 6100 to report a building fire.

Upon arrival, they found smoke pouring from the south-east corner of the building.

According to Robinson, the contents of a shopping cart parked near a library window were found to have burst into flames.

“The heat from the cart was too much for the glass and the glass shattered,” he said.

The fire didn’t spread to the library, but it did trigger the sprinkler system inside.

Head Librarian Beth Davies said the water rained on the library’s children’s collection, but it could have been worse.

“It looks like only one sprinkler system actually went off, so it’s not like the sprinkler system damaged things throughout the library,” she said.

Water also spread to the ground, affecting about half of the first floor, and some smoke rose, according to Davies.

Conservation teams are on site, and the city is working to reopen the library as soon as possible.

Davies said the Metrotown branch will be closed “at least for a couple of days and possibly longer”.

Meanwhile, employees are being deployed to other branches in anticipation that they may become busier due to Metrotown’s closure.

Follow Cornelia Naylor on Twitter @CorNaylor

E-mail cnaylor@burnabynow.com

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Cheese sold in 9 states recalled over Listeria concerns https://htlhb.com/cheese-sold-in-9-states-recalled-over-listeria-concerns/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 21:49:36 +0000 https://htlhb.com/cheese-sold-in-9-states-recalled-over-listeria-concerns/ June 6, 2022 — Cheese sold in supermarkets in nine states is being recalled over possible Listeria contamination. Fareway, Price Chopper and Super Saver are among the stores receiving the cheese made by Paris Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri, according to a company statement published on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. The recalled […]]]>

June 6, 2022 — Cheese sold in supermarkets in nine states is being recalled over possible Listeria contamination.

Fareway, Price Chopper and Super Saver are among the stores receiving the cheese made by Paris Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri, according to a company statement published on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

The recalled cheeses are Cottonwood River Cheddar, D’amir Brie Double Crème French Brie, Milton Prairie Breeze White Cheddar Style, Milton Tomato Garlic Cheddar, Paris Brothers Mild Cheddar, Paris Brothers Colby Jack, Paris Brothers Pepper Jack, and Cervasi Pecorino Romano, the company said. Some stores may have relabeled the products.

The cheeses were shipped to wholesalers for distribution to stores in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, a store in Mississippi and a store in Florida, the company statement said.

The cheeses were manufactured May 4-6, 2022 and the shipping boxes are lot numbered 05042022, 05052022, or 05062022. For a complete list of more than 90 retail stores that have received the cheese, visit the FDA website.

The recall was triggered by a routine sampling by the FDA. No diseases were reported. Listeria bacteria that cause food poisoning can live in soil, water, soil, dust, animal feces, and other substances.

Customers can return cheese to where they bought it for a refund.

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Is It Time to Buy the Dow Jones May 3 Worst-Performing Stocks? https://htlhb.com/is-it-time-to-buy-the-dow-jones-may-3-worst-performing-stocks/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:56:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/is-it-time-to-buy-the-dow-jones-may-3-worst-performing-stocks/ IIf you’re a fan of blue chip stocks while they’re on sale, now seems like the right time to shop. Although the Dow Jones industry average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) essentially ended last month where it started, Dow constituents Cisco systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Boeing (NYSE:BA)and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) lost 8%, 12% and almost 16% of their value in […]]]>

IIf you’re a fan of blue chip stocks while they’re on sale, now seems like the right time to shop. Although the Dow Jones industry average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) essentially ended last month where it started, Dow constituents Cisco systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Boeing (NYSE:BA)and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) lost 8%, 12% and almost 16% of their value in May.

However, before you dwell on these household names just because they’ve been turned on their head, you might want to step back and look at the bigger picture. Things aren’t going the way they were a few months ago. Not every stock easily bounces back from sharp sell-offs.

There’s a reason.

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Here comes the headwind

You can imagine why Boeing stock has struggled as much as it has over the past month…more of the same issues it’s grappled with for the past several years. While the planemaker appears to have completely resolved all of its issues with the 787 MAX, airlines are still somewhat reluctant to commit to new plane purchases while Boeing itself is still catching up. Although the results for the first quarter were actually announced at the end of April, the unexpectedly large loss has weighed on investor psyche throughout the past month.

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Network technology giant Cisco recouped most of its May loss on May 19 after missing last quarter’s revenue expectations and warning investors that current-quarter revenue would not be as strong as initially thought. While renewed COVID-19 lockdowns and the resulting supply chain issues are the culprits, they’re still holding back Cisco’s revenue and earnings growth.

Perhaps the most notable setback among the Dow’s 30 names in May, however, is that of Walmart. The normally reliable retailer fell short of its first-quarter earnings estimate of $1.48 per share and posted earnings of just $1.30 versus $1.69 per share in the year-ago quarter. Higher wholesale prices coupled with rising freight and labor costs are taking an even greater toll than expected. Perhaps worse, there is no end in sight to this inflationary pressure, prompting many Walmart shareholders to close their positions.

Take off your trader hat, put your investor hat back on

While these blue chip companies are down, they are far from out. Consumers will always need to buy basic goods. The world must travel by air, and airlines cannot fly aging fleets forever. Now that we are used to being able to access the internet from anywhere, the need for network solutions will never die. All three of these companies will exist in about five years and probably 50 years (if not longer).

There’s a reason some stocks are struggling now while others are rising, although up until late last year it seemed like all stocks would remain in a perpetual rally. That reason is plain reality – investors are beginning to see the inflationary toll that trillions of dollars’ worth of stimulus can take. They are also beginning to digest the possibility that the pandemic may never really end, but will instead weaken and then flare up suddenly from time to time. That wasn’t a concern just a few months ago. Now the market is almost forced to price them in.

Unlike the second half of 2020 and most of 2021, big sell-offs in Cisco, Boeing, and Walmart stock aren’t, in and of themselves, a reason to buy. Investors are still figuring out how to navigate such an environment can only be described as a stimulus hangover complicated by a pandemic that may never really “go away.” While lower lows aren’t a given, it’s still uncomfortably possible that the market will continue to see shares in Cisco, Boeing, and Walmart in a bearish light. It’s not a risk worth taking when there are so many other, more promising prospects.

And it’s not just these three stocks, by the way. A whole host of other names – including a number of blue chips – are unprepared to recover from the recent pullbacks simply because they have done so in the recent past.

bottom line? If you’re eyeing a rundown name right now, make sure you can come up with at least one crucial, fundamental reason that deserves to rise higher. Also make sure there is no good reason why it could go further down. You may find that there aren’t really many of these stocks to consider right now.

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