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Prep Sports Roundup: 1/31

first_imgNEPHI, Utah-Emilia Anderson and Willow Kay had 8 points apiece as the Juab Wasps smacked Providence Hall 28-13 in Region 14 girls basketball action Thursday. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball ENTERPRISE, Utah-Ronnie Robinson led the way with 14 points and the Enterprise Wolves pulverized North Sevier 54-22 Thursday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Brook Roper led the Wolves in defeat with 9 points. Region 14 CUMBERLAND, Md.-Fousseyni Traore and Mady Sissoko each posted 14 points and 7 rebounds as the Wasatch Academy Tigers pummeled Mechanicsburg (Pa.) 105-44 Thursday during the Bob Kirk Invitational. ESCALANTE, Utah-Britney Henrie led the way with 28 points and 8 rebounds as the Panguitch Bobcats decimated Escalante 73-37 in Region 20 girls basketball action Thursday. BEAVER, Utah-Brittlyn Carter stepped up with 18 points as the Beaver Beavers humbled Millard 57-47 in Region 18 girls basketball action Thursday. Megan Wade had 20 points for the Eagles in the loss. KANAB, Utah-Sidney McDonald stepped up with 22 points as Kanab routed Parowan 79-36 in Region 18 girls basketball action Thursday. Danika Jones had 13 points for the Rams in the loss. Bob Kirk Invitational Region 18 SALT LAKE CITY-Courtney Condie netted 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Wasatch Academy Tigers doubled up Rowland Hall 50-25 Thursday in Region 17 girls basketball action. Sophie Stinnett led the Winged Lions in defeat with 8 points. TROPIC, Utah-Esther Cox netted 24 points and the Valley Buffaloes got past Bryce Valley 46-41 Thurday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Oakley Johnson had 15 points to pace the Mustangs in defeat. Girls Basketball January 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/31 Region 17 Region 20 Tags: Brittlyn Carter/Brook Roper/Courtney Condie/Danika Jones/Emilia Anderson/Esther Cox/Fousseyni Traore/Maddy Sissoko/Ronnie Robinson/Sidney McDonald/Willow Kay Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Four batsmen hit half-centuries in Barbados Pride 273 for five

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Anthony Alleyne led a strong batting parade from Barbados Pride in their Regional 4-Day Championship match against Windward Islands Volcanoes yesterday.The left-handed opener led the way with 82 and was one of four batsmen who plundered half-centuries to carry the Pride to 273 for five in their first innings at the close. They were put in to bat on the first day of their fourth-round match at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.All-rounder Kevin Stoute was not out on 59, Kenroy Williams made 55 and left-handed opener Shayne Moseley scored 54, as none of the Pride’s batsmen carried on to a hundred, but it was a solid effort and they were rewarded for their resolute batting.Tyrone Theophile, the Volcanoes captain, was the bowling hero for his side, grabbing 3-54 from 20 overs with his uncomplicated off-spin and fellow Dominican Shane Shillingford gave stingy support, conceding just 83 from 34 overs with his clever off-spin.Alleyne reached his half-century in the final half-hour before he and Moseley carried the Pride to lunch on 107 without loss, as they peppered the boundary with a few crisp strokes.Moseley also reached his 50 after the interval before he was caught at slip off Theophile in the ninth over after lunch, to give the Volcanoes their first scalp.Next delivery, the struggles of Pride captain Shamarh Brooks continued, when he too, was caught at slip off Theophile for a first-ball duck.This proved an unstable period for the Pride batting, as Jonathan Carter was caught on the second attempt by wicketkeeper Gian Benjamin off Shillingford for one in the next over before Theophile returned to have Alleyne also caught by Benjamin in the following over.This meant the Pride slipped from 141 without loss to 144 for four in the space of 16 deliveries, but Williams came to the crease and with Stoute they averted any further implosion.They carried the visitors to tea at 185 for four and continued merrily after the break to share 97 for the fifth wicket. Williams was then caught at slip off Tarryck Gabriel’s part-time spin in the final hour, leaving Justin Greaves to bat through the remainder of the day with his club-mate Stoute.PRIDE 1st inningsA. Alleyne c wkp. Benjamin b Theophile 82S. Moseley c Smith b Theophile 54S. Brooks c Smith b Theophile 0J. Carter c wkp. Benjamin b Shillingford 1K. Stoute not out 59K. Williams c Smith b Gabriel 55J. Greaves not out 14Extras: (b-1, lb-4, w-3) 8Total: (5 wkts, 90 overs) 273Fall of wickets: 1-141, 2-141, 3-144, 4-144, 5-241.Bowling: Lewis 6-1-11-0 (w-1), Mayers 19-5-58-0, Jordan 5-0-31-0 (w-2), Shillingford 34-10-83-1, Theophile 20-2-54-3, Gabriel 6-0-31-1VOLCANOES: D. Smith, *T. Theophile, K. Edwards, T. Gabriel, K. Hodge, R. Cato, K. Mayers, +G. Benjamin, S. Shillingford, R. Jordan, S. Lewislast_img read more

City, Chelsea lock horns in Community Shield

first_imgThe game, likely to be played in sizzling summer temperatures in London, is set to feature various youngsters and fringe players as World Cup stars ease their way back into club action.But whatever the line-ups, there are plenty of talking points and the game will be closely watched for clues as domestic football reclaims centre stage just three weeks after the World Cup final in Russia.Can Manchester City pick up where they left off last season or will they have a serious challenger?Will new manager Maurizio Sarri be able to revive FA Cup winners Chelsea, who finished fifth last season after winning the title the previous year under Antonio Conte?Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri speaks to the press ahead of the Community Shield match against Manchester City © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASOne question for City fans is how manager Pep Guardiola will deploy Riyad Mahrez — the only significant addition to their already-impressive list of forward options during the summer transfer window.The manager has confirmed his record £60 million ($78 million) signing is in contention to start the match after he was forced off during last weekend’s final match of the US pre-season tour against Bayern Munich.“Mahrez is good. He had a little bit of pain but he trained day before yesterday — I think so (he can play on Sunday),” said Guardiola, who twice outwitted Sarri in the Champions League last season when the Italian was managing Napoli.Most of the players who were on duty at the World Cup have now returned to training but Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne are still on their post-Russia breaks.The City manager also revealed how much he was looking forward to locking horns with Sarri, who replaced Conte last month.“I am happy that he is here in the Premier League,” Guardiola said. “I will learn a lot to see his team every weekend. I saw three games — he gets it, the team in a short time plays like he wants.“I think it will be a good game, always Chelsea is a big rival. Antonio was, Maurizio will be too. The style of play will be perfect for English football.”Guardiola admitted the match comes at a tricky time without his full complement of players but said City were prepared and would target their fifth Community Shield win. Both sides have four victories apiece in the fixture.– Courtois speculation –For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.And France World Cup winners N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium trio Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, plus England’s Gary Cahill, are yet to return following the World Cup.Sarri suggested a similar side to the one that featured in pre-season would play at Wembley, meaning 17-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi could be included.The 59-year-old is eager to do well but he acknowledges the size of the task against the Premier League champions.Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: “The match for us is very difficult for one reason: they have worked all together for two years. We started two and a half weeks ago.“I want to win, because it’s very important to have immediately a trophy. But in this moment of the season it’s very important, the performance.”There has been speculation in the past few weeks over a number of Chelsea’s most high-profile players, with goalkeeper Courtois and midfielders Willian and Hazard all linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge.Sarri said he was confident that Brazil playmaker Willian would remain at the club but was less sure over the future of Courtois.City face Arsenal away on August 12 in a high-profile start to their Premier League title defence while Chelsea have an away trip to Huddersfield the previous day.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City players celebrate their 2018 Premier League title © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 4 – Manchester City take on Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield — the traditional curtainraiser to the English season — but the Wembley showpiece will offer few clues as to the destination of the Premier League title.The glorified friendly between the league champions and the FA Cup winners has been a notoriously poor predictor of success in recent years — no winner has gone on to be crowned champions in the same season since Manchester United in 2010-11.last_img read more

Looking for Ethical Alternatives to Embryonic Stem Cells

first_imgPro-life advocates perked up their ears at the announcement of a new method that can produce stem cells without destroying embryos.  National Geographic News and MSNBC News talked about the method, which uses skin cells and “reprograms” them to act like embryonic stem cells.  Religion Journal thinks the ethical debate over stem cells may be over.This story illustrates the need for conservatives who respect the sanctity of life to keep boundaries around maverick scientists motivated by dollars more than ethics.  Researchers would not be looking for alternatives to grinding up human embryos if it weren’t that there were enough people outraged at the ethical malfeasance of killing one life to save others.  The selfish motives of the stem-cell pushers became evident when some reporters showed them worrying that this discovery might reduce funding for embryonic stem cell research.    It’s too early to tell whether this or other alternative methods for breeding the totipotent cells will make embryonic stem cell research obsolete and eliminate the ethical concerns; even if it does, there are many more moral issues besides this in the era of synthetic biology.  Keep informed, and keep the heat on.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Sweet corn could improve animal vaccines

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Animal vaccine manufacturers could benefit from the work of two Purdue University researchers who are testing biomaterial made from sweet corn to make vaccines safer.Harm HogenEsch, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Yuan Yao, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, are developing biomaterial from a non-genetically modified variety of sweet corn to use as an adjuvant in animal vaccines. Adjuvants are substances that are added to vaccines to stimulate an immune response and to improve the performance of vaccines.HogenEsch said commonly used adjuvants like oil emulsions and aluminum have a number of drawbacks.“The conventionally used oil emulsions and aluminum are poorly biodegradable and can induce a long-lasting inflammatory response at the injection site. Especially for food animals, that’s an issue,” he said. “The corn-derived biomaterial being developed and tested at Purdue may address these issues in a sustainable way.”Yao said the adjuvant biomaterial research is being conducted on a naturally occurring variety of corn.“The corn that we are using to generate the biomaterial has been planted for decades without being genetically modified,” he said. “The base material from which the biomaterial is made is nano-size and quickly digestible like a starch. Our research with small animals shows that these specifically designed biomaterial particulates act as an adjuvant by stimulating the interactions with immune cells.”HogenEsch and Yao are looking to develop the corn-based adjuvant with industry partners.“When we have talked with companies, the question comes up how it will work in large animals such as pigs, dogs or poultry,” HogenEsch said. “We are looking to work with industry partners to do more extensive and expensive research to include more animals and further develop the technology.”last_img read more

Fallow ground syndrome

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy WesthovenBy Andy Westhoven, AgriGold agronomistDoesn’t that title sound a lot better than prevent plant ground syndrome? The words prevent plant (PP) send shivers down many growers’ backs. For those with PP acres, the season just keeps on offering new challenges. Many growers have worked the ground, sprayed the weeds, chopped the weeds, worked them again… you get the point. Let’s face it, the PP acres are more work to keep clean than the planted acres. In addition to those challenges, the title implies that idle farmland has some more work to do and there is more to watch for with PP acres leading up to next spring.Fallow syndrome can occur when a corn (or wheat) crop is planted the year after no crop was planted in a field. These grass crops might exhibit a phosphorus (P) or zinc (Zn) deficiency early in the growing season. Plants will appear to be stunted, pale, and purple in color. This can also happen in cool, wet springs. Typically, plants will grow out of these symptoms as they continue to build up their root system and continue growing. P or Zn deficiency might occur after laying fallow due to a decrease in beneficial soil mycorrhiza fungi. Grass crops are hosts of these soil fungi. They provide the fungi sugars (from their root exudates) and in return, the fungi help the crop roots absorb P and Zn. If these crops/roots are not growing in an idle field, the population might decrease during the fallow time period and take some time in the spring to rebuild.Many growers took advantage of a cover crop program and might have seeded a grass species. The good news is this will most likely prevent the fallow ground syndrome from happening! If you planted only brassicas (i.e. radish and turnips), then the syndrome might still appear. If soybeans were chosen as the cover crop, it definitely helps keep the fungi alive and thriving.For future recommendations, never have a spring like 2019 — ok that was the obvious one. Plant cover crops (that include a grass species) on fallow acres. Otherwise, consider including starter/popup fertilizer during corn planting. Specifically, add P and Zn to the mix. These nutrients move very little in the soil and banding them early on near the seed will vastly help stave off this syndrome. Unfortunately, broadcasting phosphorus types of fertilizer will not help in this case.It is also known that soils low in P levels, might have greater injury symptoms too. So be sure to check recent soil samples and identify key fields or areas within a field that might be more susceptible. One might also consider planting soybeans on some of the fallow farmland as an alternative to corn. (Soybeans exhibit less of the symptoms from the fallow syndrome.) Just as a side note, this fallow ground syndrome can also happen within planted fields. Areas of concern would be in drowned-out spots where no crop ever got established. These would also be areas to subsample or micromanage the following season.This season will certainly go down in the record books for many of the wrong reasons along with some painful memories. However, we’re almost to the finish line and plenty can still be learned. A little prep work this off season will help prevent fallow ground syndrome. Please be safe and productive this harvest season!last_img read more

Understanding Energy Units

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members If you’ve ever been confused by the difference between 500 Btu and 500 Btu/h, you probably can use a handy cheat sheet to explain energy units. As a guide through the thorny thickets of energy, power, and the units used to measure them, I’ve assembled some questions and attempted to answer them.Energy is the amount of heat or work that can be obtained by burning a certain amount of fuel. Energy is measured in a variety of units, including kilowatt-hours (kWh), Btu, and joules. A quantity of energy can also be expressed in terms of barrels of oil, gallons of gasoline, or cords of firewood.A unit of energy can be bought or sold. For example, electricity is usually sold by the kWh. Your electric bill includes a monthly tally of the number of kWh you used. If you are charged $80 for 800 kWh, then each kWh costs you 10¢.A Btu (British Thermal Unit) is the amount of heat necessary to raise one pound of water by 1 Fahrenheit degree. A joule is the work done by a force of one newton for a distance of one meter.Power is different from energy. Power is the rate at which energy is burned or used (or, more precisely, the rate at which energy is converted from one form to another). In other words, power is a measure of how quickly work can be performed; Power = Energy/Time, and Energy = Power × Time. Power is measured in watts, kilowatts, horsepower, Btu/h, tons of cooling, and foot-pounds/minute.Appliances are usually rated by their power consumption. When we talk about a 100-watt light bulb, we are describing it by its power rating. Furnaces also have power ratings — for example, a furnace can be rated at 40,000 Btu/h. If the power rating is… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Android Is Dead (Long Live Google)

first_imgPerhaps it was the rising power of Samsung’s Galaxy brand. Or maybe it was Amazon embracing Android but burying its brand in the Kindle. But whatever the reason, Google is killing off the Android brand, replacing it with a much more vendor-specific brand: Google. Can Google dump Android and still maintain its momentum?Despite owning a massive share of the market, Google has long had an Android problem. As different handset manufacturers and wireless carriers embraced Android, they embraced their own versions of Android, with changes to try to drive differentiation. In a public appearance last year, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was quick to crown fragmentation as negative but differentiation as positive.Apparently now even differentiation is bad.(See also How Samsung Ate The Smartphone Industry – And Now Threatens Google.)Android: Too Big To Fail?Mobile industry veteran Fabrizio Capobianco highlighted this recently, noting Android’s absence from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) was just a tell-tale sign of something Google put into play long ago. Citing the need of both Android licensees and Google to stand out, Capobianco posits, “Android is now so dominant, it can be killed. Because it is just what’s inside. What matters, it is the outside.”How dominant? Microsoft desktop Windows-esque dominance in the smartphone market:Source: Strategy Analytics, 2013.This is almost certain to continue, and to bleed into tablets, as well. The problem, however, is that a disproportionate share of that Android wealth is not going to Google, and Samsung’s Galaxy brand seems to have eclipsed Android, as Chris Burns illustrates:Put in this context, it’s not surprising that Google named its phone the Google Nexus, “Android Marketplace” became “Google Play,” and Google cut its Android presence at MWC. To protect its Android-related revenue, Google had to reassert itself in the Android market.Android is dead. Long live Google.Life After Android?The question is whether Google can go it alone. Samsung, HTC, and every other major Android licensee have been spending on differentiating their mobile devices from the Android pack. Samsung, obviously, has been most successful. Will they be as interested in embracing Google’s brand? Almost certainly not.Do they have a choice?Arguably, no. The industry tried a number of alternatives to Apple’s iOS, including Tizen, MeeGo, Ubuntu, Bada, and more. None of stuck. It took Google’s engineering muscle to gift the industry an Android lifeline, not to mention the mega money it spent subsidizing Android adoption by handset manufacturers and carriers. The industry’s track record at developing alternatives to Apple is dismal at best. And so are Google’s attempts to fend off fragmentation. Which may be the single-greatest reason a shift from Android to Google could succeed: developers. Despite Apple’s fading market share in mobile, developers still flock to iOS. Why? Because that’s where the money is. The gap between Android developer pay and iOS developer pay has been shrinking, but it’s still substantial.Coordinating Android activity under the Google brand will lead to diminished fragmentation, and potentially even more market share for “Android.” Just as the Windows brand helped to sell more PCs, the Google brand – currently ranked second-most powerful brand in the world, behind Apple – could be a unifying force that removes market confusion and boosts developer returns on their “Android” investments.Not that the device manufacturers will like this.Building on the Google brand may help them sell more devices as an industry, but it’s unlikely to distinguish them from each other, just as Microsoft got rich as HP, Dell, and others shipped largely undifferentiated Windows-based machines. But again, what choice do they have?Android is now too big to fail, whatever its associated branding. It will be interesting to see how Samsung, in particular, responds.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#Galaxy#Google#iOS#mobile#Samsung Matt Asaycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

AI is Changing How We Pay Taxes, and How They’re Collected, Too

first_imgTags:#AI#business#business compliance#death and taxes#Finance#IRS#taxes Related Posts Andrej Kovacevic A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Andrej is a dedicated writer and digital evangelist. He is pursuing an ongoing mission to share the benefits of his years of hard-won expertise with business leaders and marketing professionals everywhere. He is a contributor to a wide range of technology-focused publications, where he may be found discussing everything from neural networks and natural language processing to the latest in smart home IoT devices. If there’s a new and exciting technology, there’s a good chance Andrej is writing about it somewhere out there. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been steadily advancing in complexity, utility, and sophistication. Overall, that’s been good news for consumers and businesses alike, who are seeing increased use of the technology in everything from the latest in digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa to customer services tools that are enhancing customer experiences across a variety of industries. At the same time, the latest in AI technology is being brought to bear on the almost limitless collections of unstructured data of all kinds. Businesses and governments hold this information all around the world, ostensively, or allegedly to help derive actionable insights and efficiencies wherever possible.Of all of the many use cases for AI tools and technologies that most people are aware of, however, there is one that holds a special kind of significance at this time of year: AI in tax collection and compliance. Every tax season, AI has an impact on almost every phase of the process, from the way that individuals file their returns, to the tools that corporations use to remain in compliance with relevant tax laws. Also, the IRS is pursuing several AI solutions to streamline their own procedures as well as to help them catch filers that try to evade the taxes they owe. Here’s an overview of the many ways that AI is changing everything about the way we handle everyone’s least favorite time of year — tax time.AI-Driven Tax ExpertiseBy far, the most visible example of the ways that AI is changing taxes may be seen in the multitude of online tax preparation tools that most individual filers use each year to fill out their returns. National tax preparation firm H&R Block started using IBM’s Watson AI system to power its’ tax questionnaire in 2017, where it helps to identify possible deductions and tax credits based on user responses. It’s a task that AI happens to be well suited for, as it can mine historical tax data from the company’s years of prepared returns and compare it to the labyrinthian tax code (which comes in at around 2600 pages at the time of this writing). It is said that the information in the tax code is to identify patterns that indicate possible future savings — the question has come up — savings to whom? It’s a system that delivers customized insight to each individual filer that a human advisor could never match, owing to the breadth and depth of the data available for analysis.H&R Block isn’t alone in their push to leverage AI solutions to help customers save on their taxes. Rival Intuit, makers of the popular software (and online service) TurboTax. These systems each offer a similar AI-powered customer questionnaire that helps customers identify write-offs and other tax breaks for which they qualify. For Intuit, however, AI isn’t just used for customer-facing services. They also make use of machine learning and AI systems to track every customer interaction with their services across multiple platforms. That helps designers identify problem areas where customers tend to get stuck in the tax preparation process. Being identified helps the system’s designers to be proactive in addressing user issues before they cause real headaches. Altogether, it’s an approach designed to deliver a frictionless experience to customers, who crave a hassle-free experience when preparing their tax returns.Business Tax CompliancePhoto: Alexander Limbach / Adobe StockAlthough AI is popping up all over the individual income tax side of the preparation industry, that isn’t the only way it’s reshaping tax filings. Corporations are also investing heavily in AI tax solutions to reduce their overhead throughout the tax season. Help with taxes also ensures the legal compliance of business throughout the year. As you might expect, this is especially true within the realm of the large corporate accounting firms, including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. For them, there’s far more at stake when it comes to accurate tax remittance, and compliance — and the regulatory and enforcement structures are far more complicated. That’s why the significant accountancies are starting to use AI systems for document review, to help automate tax compliance procedures.One area, in particular, that is already benefiting from the power of AI is the arduous task of business tax classification. At Ernst & Young, an AI-powered tool known as the Automated Ledger Review Tool (ALeRT) can examine a business’s books to classify transactions for tax purposes. The system can draw from historical records and the tax code to classify known transaction types, but can also infer tax treatment of unknown transactions based upon keywords and patterns that match previous entries. Whenever necessary, the system can even direct human analysts to entries that could be problematic, preventing any errors that could lead to non-compliance fines for the business.Another way that AI is aiding accountancies in tax compliance issues is through document review. The major firms have all announced legal document review systems that make use of AI to ensure proper tax compliance, particularly in property leases. Although the particulars vary, the systems all enable complete reviews of all leases and contracts whenever tax laws change, to make sure that they are still in compliance with relevant statutes. If anything is amiss, the systems can point out the problem and even suggest language changes to correct it — all without any human intervention.The IRS Explores AIOn the other side of the equation, the IRS isn’t content to let taxpayers and businesses reap all of the rewards of AI. That’s why they’ve recently begun looking for ways to use AI to assist them in identifying tax dodgers. Their novel approach calls for an AI system that can scour social media sites looking for evidence that a taxpayer or business is operating outside of the law. The aim is to decrease instances of income underreporting by individuals and companies, which the IRS estimates costs them over $450 billion each year. Even if the majority of tax evaders end up working out payment agreements or secure an IRS offer in compromise, such a system could dramatically bolster the federal coffers each year.Aside from increasing collections, the IRS is also looking at using AI tools to help protect their databases, which contain the financial information of millions of American taxpayers. They’ve issued a request for information as the first step toward what the agency sees as an eventual AI data watchdog to guard their aging and vulnerable infrastructure. Taken together, the two AI initiatives suggest that the IRS is starting to get serious about AI in several parts of their operations, and their announcements may be a sign of a broader trend on the horizon.Death, Taxes, and AIBenjamin Franklin popularized the phrase that “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Judging by the latest developments of technology concerning the realm of taxation, it seems that we can soon add AI to that list as well. In the future, it’s easy to see a tax system in the United States (and elsewhere), where the bulk of the work on all sides is managed entirely by AI systems. That should serve the best interests of all parties involved — from taxpayers and businesses filing accurate and timely returns. Of course, AI usage will always be beneficial to tax collectors requiring fewer resources to identify those skirting the law. Reaching forward for the best outcome would be for AI to take over the process from beginning to end to eliminate the anxiety that tends to build on all sides when tax season rolls around. When AI can finally help reduce that anxiety at tax time — that’s a future that I’m sure everyone can’t wait to embrace. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagelast_img read more