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Facebook PyTorch 1.0 Announced, a New Open Source AI Development Framework

After making deep investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Facebook has announced the next version of its open-source AI framework for developers. Called “PyTorch 1.0”, the framework provides everyone in the AI research community with a fast, seamless path for building a broad range of AI projects. “The technology in PyTorch 1.0 is already being used at scale, including performing nearly 6 billion text translations per day for the 48 most commonly used languages on Facebook,” the company announced during its F8 developer conference in San Jose on Wednesday. The AI research and…

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New system for monitoring foreign investment limits in listed firms

RBI to disallow investment if there is non-compliance. The Reserve Bank, in consultation with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has decided to put in place a new system for monitoring foreign investment limits. Necessary infrastructure and systems to kick-start the monitoring mechanism, according to RBI, will be made available by the depositories. All listed Indian companies are required to provide the specified data/information on foreign investment to the depositories. The requisite information should be furnished on or before May 15, the RBI said. The listed Indian companies in…

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Ladies, this new tool can protect you from HIV transmission

A new tool has been developed to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, developed by the scientists at the University of Waterloo, is a vaginal implant, which decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus. HIV infects the body by corrupting T cells, that are mobilised by the immune system when the virus enters a person’s body….

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Anti-depressants really do work, according to major new study

It’s hoped the latest research could help end any stigma about taking the medication   Scientists have finally concluded that anti-depressants work following the results of a major new study. According to the results – published in the Lancet – which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, it was found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute depression than placebos. The authors of the report said it showed that many more people could benefit from the drugs, although the study also showed big differences in how effective…

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Acne may put you at risk of major depression. Here’s what new research says

Acne is associated with increased risk of developing major depression in the first years after the condition appears, reveals a study. The analysis included data from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) (1986-2012), a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. The investigators found that the risk for major depression was highest within one year of acne diagnosis – a 63% higher risk compared with individuals without acne – and decreased thereafter. The results indicate that it is critical that physicians monitor mood symptoms in patients with acne and initiate…

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Coinshares Group Plans to Launch New Crypto-Investment Funds

This week the firm Coinshares Group has announced two new investment vehicles tethered to cryptocurrencies. Coinshares was the first organization to launch publicly traded bitcoin and ethereum-based exchange-traded-notes (ETN), and the firm’s new funds will offer retail investors more “familiar channels” to invest in the growing digital asset economy. Two New Coinshares Crypto-Investment Funds: The ‘Active’ and ‘Large Cap’ Coinshares is well-known for it’s Bitcoin Tracker One ETN listed on Nasdaq OMX. Coinshares Group is a well-known company that offers two globally traded ETNs based on the decentralized cryptocurrencies bitcoin (Bitcoin…

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