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Amazon India Launches ‘Saathi’, Peer Mentorship Programme for Sellers to Exchange Knowledge and Share Best Practices

Bengaluru, December 15: After running a pilot over the past eight months, Amazon India on Tuesday launched a peer mentorship programme called “Saathi” designed for its sellers to exchange knowledge and share best practices. Any seller who is interested in volunteering to mentor other sellers on Amazon can apply on the Amazon Saathi website. The […]

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Mathematical Word Problem Generation from Commonsense Knowledge Graph and Equations

Generating mathematical word problems is an interesting task in education. In this task, models need to understand mathematical variables, numerical quantities and operations besides creating fluent sentences. To engage students, it is important to create real-life story plots. Diverse narratives aid to avoid rote memorization. A recent study on arXiv.org responds to these challenges by […]

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Princeton researchers discover how worms pass down knowledge of a pathogen to their offspring

When humans see their children about to eat something they oughtn’t, we can simply tell them, “Don’t eat that. It’ll make you sick.” Those who listen to this advice are spared the painful experience of learning that lesson for themselves. While other animals can’t sit their offspring down for a good talking-to, that doesn’t mean […]

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Planets Take Virtual Shape on Earth with NASA Knowledge and Imagery

In a time of quarantines and online learning, guided strolls along the surface of Mars are especially appealing. These tours are possible with Access Mars, a free virtual reality experience of the Red Planet, with interactive landmarks and narration by a NASA scientist, using the Planetary Data System (PDS). PDS is a long-term archive of digital data products […]

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Planets Take Virtual Shape on Earth with NASA Knowledge and Imagery

In a time of quarantines and online learning, guided strolls along the surface of Mars are especially appealing. These tours are possible with Access Mars, a free virtual reality experience of the Red Planet, with interactive landmarks and narration by a NASA scientist, using the Planetary Data System (PDS). PDS is a long-term archive of digital data products […]

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KILT: a Benchmark for Knowledge Intensive Language Tasks

Solving knowledge-intensive tasks, such as fact checking or open-domain question answering requires access to a large body of information. A recent study suggests a benchmark and library for this type of tasks. It allows to formulate several knowledge-intensive natural language processing tasks using a common interface and the same knowledge source (a single snapshot of […]

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Vanderbilt astrophysicist part of international team that discovered a gargantuan ‘alien’ black hole that challenges previous knowledge of the universe

A Vanderbilt astrophysicist played a key role in discovering an entirely new breed of black holes that presents far-reaching and fundamental questions about how we understand the universe. With close to a thousand scientists around the world working together through the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration, Vanderbilt research assistant professor Karan […]