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Beware the Cut ‘n’ Paste Persona

This Person Does Not Exist is a website that generates human faces with a machine learning algorithm. It takes real portraits and recombines them into fake human faces. We recently scrolled past a LinkedIn post stating that this website could be useful “if you are developing a persona and looking for a photo.”  We agree: […]

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USDA awards stable fly research grant to Apex Bait Technologies

An adult stable fly( Stomoxys calcitrans ). PHOTO: BUGWOOD.ORG/ WHITNEY CRANSHAW Apex Bait Technologies has been awarded a small Business Innovation Research Phase I award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture( USDA) to develop market-disruptive pest ascendancy engineerings for ascertaining stable flies( Stomoxys calcitrans ). Fewer than 15 percent of successful applicants ever receive this […]

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Where Programming, Ops, AI, and the Cloud are Headed in 2021

In this report, we look at the data generated by the O’Reilly online teach programme to mark trends in the technology industry–trends technology rulers need to follow. But what are “trends”? All too often, tendencies decline into horse race over lingos and programmes. Look at all the angst heating up social media when TIOBE or […]

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9 Key Strategies for How to Research a Novel

Have you ever started a tale, come halfway through, and realise you don’t know key information about your story’s macrocosm? Have you ever wondered how to find out the size of spoons in Medieval England for your fantasy adventure narrative? Is that even relevant to your plot, or could you bounce that fact? Here’s how […]