Thanks to machine learning, you may not have to worry about typing physically printed links into your web browser. Oleksii Trekhleb’s Links Detector app scans book pages in real time for links and converts them to a link you can open on your smartphone. Using TensorFlow with a library he created by himself, he trained the app to look for “https://” (denoting a link), so the app doesn’t waste resources scanning the whole body of text.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here