Watch this AI help train a dog—and reward him with a treat

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AI just learned a new trick. Good AI! Jason Stock and Tom Cavey, a couple of grad students at Colorado State University, created an AI system that can “see” if a dog is sitting, standing, or lying down in response to a command. If the dog does the right thing, the AI system dispenses a treat. The system is powered by Nvidia’s Jetson edge-AI platform. Here it is in action. Read Full Story

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Spending more time with your dog? These 12 ingenious toys and accessories will make both your lives happier

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Your furry quarantine buddy deserves the best treats, toys, and times. Across the nation (and even the world ), animal shelters and adoption centers are empty, thanks to a massive boom in folks reaching out to bring four-legged friends home. Petfinder (the online pet adoption platform) saw a 116 percent increase in adoption inquiries in the second half of March, according to Vox , and shelters across the country are fresh out of dogs . It’s one of the happiest stories to come out of the pandemic, and having a dog around really does help. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say pets can help ease “ loneliness and depression by giving us companionship. ” Whether you recently took in a new furry friend, or just have been spending a lot more time with them at home, we’ve rounded up a list of gear, treats, and …

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How this app pivoted from helping sports fans to helping food banks

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Nepjun is helping food banks avoid long breadlines of people on the street by streamlining delivery. But just a few months ago, it was an app called Paranoid Fan helping people park at NFL games. If you’re going to an NFL game and want to know where to park or where to find concessions, Agustin Gonzalez’s company Paranoid Fan can find those points of interest in real time. If you want to stay in your seat and have a hot dog delivered to you, Paranoid Fan can make that happen too. It brings mapping and food delivery to live experiences. Read Full Story

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That guy yelling during the antitrust hearing this week? Google funds him

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In the antitrust hearing this week, Rep. Jim Jordan hectored Google CEO Sundar Pichai about rigging search results to help Democrats and hurt conservatives. Who would have known that Jordan is Pichai’s beneficiary? When the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee hosted the big tech CEOs earlier this week, the hearing veered off into chaos several times. Each time it was caused by the hysterics of the GOP’s resident attack dog, Jim Jordan of Ohio. Read Full Story

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