Almost everything about Brexit is still uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it will lead to big losses for everybody. A hard Brexit will cost EU countries €40 billion annually, a study on the impact of Brexit on EU incomes from the German think tank Bertelsmann Stiftung has found. New tariffs after the UK leaves the EU single market would make trade in goods and services very expensive. Only China and USA will benefit from Brexit, the study says. The UK would face the biggest income loss: €57 billion per year, or €900 per capita, Germany and France, both export-oriented countries, would lose respectively €10 and €8 billion per year, while Brexit would cost Italians around €4 billion. “The regions affected the most are typically those that have strong industry, for example the automotive industry in countries like Germany and parts of Spain and Italy. Also, financial services and IT services trade with the UK would be affected. And generally, … [Read more...] about Brexit will cost the EU €40 billion annually, study founds
GOOGLE Doodle has used Artificial Intelligence to enable users to make their own Bach-inspired song – but who is Johann Sebastian Bach? We explain who he is and what he has accomplished. Who was Johann Sebastian Bach? Johann Sebastian Bach is a German composer and musician from the Baroque period of classical musical in the 17th and 18th centuries. Bach, who was born in 1685, is known for compositions such as Art of Fugue, the Brandenburg Concerts and the Goldberg Variations. The revered organist died aged 65 in 1750. What is the Google Doodle? Today’s Google Doodle allows users to compose a two-measure melody of their choice. The AI model was trained on 306 of Bach’s compositions and uses machine learning to harmonise the custom tune to his signature style. Users can even to an 80s rocky style hybrid if they find they special Easter egg in the Doodle. What is a Google Doodle? In 1998, the search engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second … [Read more...] about Google Doodle’s first ever AI experience is a Johann Sebastian Bach tribute – but how does it work and why is the composer being celebrated?
Updated 12:40 am PDT, Thursday, March 21, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the New Year press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA) reports that from Thursday, March 21 to March 28, Tsai is embarking on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. less FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the New Year press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA) reports that from ... more Photo: Chiang Ying-ying, AP Photo: Chiang Ying-ying, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Taiwanese President Tsai … [Read more...] about Taiwan leader tours Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover
News / UK and world by Press Association March 21, 2019, 7:39 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Almost eight in 10 young teenage girls say that pressure from social media is one of the main reasons for mental ill-health among their age group, according to new research. The same number (79%) said they feel that adults have no understanding of the pressures they experience in the social media age. The UK-wide poll, carried out by Shout, a positive lifestyle magazine aimed at girls aged 11-14, found that most of those surveyed claim to have suffered anxiety, stress and bullying and felt under pressure to get likes and followers on social media. More than eight in 10 (84%) said they think pressure to conform to a certain look is also one of the main causes of mental ill-health among teenagers. The majority of those surveyed said they consider figures like author JK Rowling and YouTuber Zoella to be their role models, while TV … [Read more...] about Young teenage girls feeling pressure of social media, study finds
Mar 21, 3:43 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 03/21/19 AT 3:12 AM Google created its first ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered doodle to celebrate German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday.The doodle, which went live Thursday, was made in partnership with the Google Magenta and Google PAIR teams, in such a way that it provided an “interactive experience encouraging players to compose a two measure melody of their choice.” Furthermore, users could also harmonize the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style with just a press of a button.And it was all done using a machine learning model. “Machine learning is the process of teaching a computer to come up with its own answers by showing it a lot of examples, instead of giving it a set of rules to follow as is done in traditional computer programming. The model … [Read more...] about Who Were Johann Sebastian Bach’s Children? Google Doodle Celebrates German Composer’s Birthday