moshe kahlon – of kunalu launches his campaign “This election is about you,…your kids’ futures, what our society is like, and just and equal opportunities. We need social justice at this time”- Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon BY LAHAV HARKOV JANUARY 31, 2019 02:12 2 minute read. Share on facebook Share on twitter Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon speaks at his Kulanu Party campaign launch in the city of Ashkelon, Ja Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon speaks at his Kulanu Party campaign launch in the city of Ashkelon, January 30, 2019. (photo credit: Courtesy) Ulanu is a party for people who worked hard to succeed and is not “privileged” people, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said at his party’s campaign launch in Ashkelon on Wednesday night. Kahlon repeatedly derided “privileged people” and “stars” in his speech, saying that he prefers hard work and experience. Read More Related Articles Gantz-Ya’alon on PM’s tail, polls show Nearly half of Israeli teens accept

“This election is about you,…your kids’ futures, what our society is like, and just and equal opportunities. We need social justice at this time”- Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon

 

BY LAHAV HARKOV

 JANUARY 31, 2019 02:12

2 minute read.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon speaks at his Kulanu Party campaign launch in the city of Ashkelon, Ja

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon speaks at his Kulanu Party campaign launch in the city of Ashkelon, January 30, 2019. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Ulanu is a party for people who worked hard to succeed and is not “privileged” people, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said at his party’s campaign launch in Ashkelon on Wednesday night.

Kahlon repeatedly derided “privileged people” and “stars” in his speech, saying that he prefers hard work and experience.

He said he is seeking partners that “look people in the eye, understand them and how hard it is to live while making minimum wage and how hard it is to be unemployed.”

“That’s what I’m looking for,” he said, adding an apparent dig at Israel Resilience leader Benny Gantz, “not privileged people who say ‘I was there, so now I should be prime minister.’”

Kahlon recounted his childhood in an underprivileged family of nine, where he lived in a two-room house.

“There were no shortcuts for me,” he said. “Do the privileged people care how much you pay for cell phone service? Were they interested in housing prices? The privileged people should know it doesn’t matter what family they’re born into. They can get jobs by taking shortcuts, but they’ll fail.”

“We know what happens with ministers who show up without experience,” Kahlon added.

That is why he will keep his current roster of MKs, who have garnered four years of experience, calling them “a winning team.”

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Several other lawmakers from his party will not be running with Kulanu in the next Knesset including Yoav Gallant, who moved to Likud, as well as Michael Oren, Rachel Azaria and Eli Alalouf, who are not candidates for the next Knesset.

Kahlon vowed to deal with issues pertaining to voters’ everyday lives.

“This election is about you, every one of you and your families, your kids’ futures, what our society is like, and just and equal opportunities. We need social justice at this time,” he said.

The Finance Minister talked about increasing the medicine basket’s budget and his flagship subsidized housing lottery. He also said that 23,500 Israeli children came out of poverty during his tenure, adding: “Just for that, this whole journey was worth it.”

As for Kulanu’s poor showing in the polls, getting four seats in surveys taken by all three broadcast channels on Wednesday, Kahlon said that these “polls are only good for making pollsters money,” and claimed that his party was underestimated in 2015 as well.

 

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Ulanu is a party for people who worked hard to succeed and is not “privileged” people, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said at his party’s campaign launch in Ashkelon on Wednesday night.
Kahlon repeatedly derided “privileged people” and “stars” in his speech, saying that he prefers hard work and experience.
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“That’s what I’m looking for,” he said, adding an apparent dig at Israel Resilience leader Benny Gantz, “not privileged people who say ‘I was there, so now I should be prime minister.’”
Kahlon recounted his childhood in an underprivileged family of nine, where he lived in a two-room house.
“There were no shortcuts for me,” he said. “Do the privileged people care how much you pay for cell phone service? Were they interested in housing prices? The privileged people should know it doesn’t matter what family they’re born into. They can get jobs by taking shortcuts, but they’ll fail.”
“We know what happens with ministers who show up without experience,” Kahlon added.
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Several other lawmakers from his party will not be running with Kulanu in the next Knesset including Yoav Gallant, who moved to Likud, as well as Michael Oren, Rachel Azaria and Eli Alalouf, who are not candidates for the next Knesset.
Kahlon vowed to deal with issues pertaining to voters’ everyday lives.
“This election is about you, every one of you and your families, your kids’ futures, what our society is like, and just and equal opportunities. We need social justice at this time,” he said.
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As for Kulanu’s poor showing in the polls, getting four seats in surveys taken by all three broadcast channels on Wednesday, Kahlon said that these “polls are only good for making pollsters money,” and claimed that his party was underestimated in 2015 as well.
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AJAY ! THIESE IS BB NETANYAHOO AGAIN – WHARS GOING ON ? TELL ME ALL I ASKED REGARDS HOTMAN Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Visit India on February 11 The Israeli leader seems to be trying to convince his people that his country is not isolated in the global community and many more nations would be working with Tel Aviv, irrespective of a breakthrough on the deadlocked peace process with Palestinians. PTIUpdated:January 30, 2019, 4:27 PM IST facebookTwittergoogleskype Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Visit India on February 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. (Image: Reuters) Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on February 11 on a day-long visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his second visit to New Delhi in just over a year. Netanyahu visited India in January 2018 while Prime Minister Modi travelled to Tel Aviv in 2017, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Visit India on February 11

The Israeli leader seems to be trying to convince his people that his country is not isolated in the global community and many more nations would be working with Tel Aviv, irrespective of a breakthrough on the deadlocked peace process with Palestinians.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. (Image: Reuters)

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on February 11 on a day-long visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his second visit to New Delhi in just over a year.

Netanyahu visited India in January 2018 while Prime Minister Modi travelled to Tel Aviv in 2017, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to tour the Jewish state.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in India only for a day on February 11 and a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been confirmed. Other details are being worked out," informed sources here said.

Both the leaders spoke over the phone earlier this month when Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbath visited New Delhi. Ben-Shabbat also met National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

The Israeli prime minister is said to have expressed his desire to visit India again to which Modi is said to have consented, sources said.

His visit comes just ahead of the Knesset (parliament) elections on April 9.

Netanyahu, who hopes for a fourth straight electoral victory, has taken up many trips abroad recently to strengthen Israel’s standing in the international community, something that his supporters have been using to project him as the only leader who can drum up support for Israel.

Israel has recently seen major diplomatic breakthroughs with Netanyahu visiting Oman, a country that doesn’t have diplomatic ties with Israel, and Chad, an overwhelming Muslim country, restarting diplomatic engagement with the Jewish state.

The Israeli leader seems to be trying to convince his people that his country is not isolated in the global community and many more nations would be working with Tel Aviv, irrespective of a breakthrough on the deadlocked peace process with Palestinians.

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Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz delivers his first electoral speech in Tel Aviv on January 29, 2019. (Jack Guez/AFP)Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz delivers his first electoral speech in Tel Aviv on January 29, 2019. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Political rivals wasted no time in attacking neophyte politician Benny Gantz Tuesday, as he launched his political campaign and bid to lead the country.

Right-wing lawmakers charged that Gantz’s remarks in Tel Aviv showed he is a leftist, while those on the left of Israeli politics were disappointed that the former army chief left himself room to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a future government.

Netanyahu responded with a terse Twitter post in which he scorned Gantz for trying to present himself as centrist.

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“Another Lapid speech,” Netanyahu wrote referring Yair Lapid, the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party.

“Anyone who says he isn’t left or right — is left,” the prime minister declared.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reviews a drill in southern Israel on January 23, 2019. (Flash90)

Gantz is seen as the strongest challenger to Netanyahu in years, with surveys showing many Israelis seeing him as a suitable prime minister, and polls positioning him as a possible leader of a center-left bloc. Gantz broke his political silence at his campaign launch event held at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds.

Meanwhile, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a member of the Netanyahu’s Likud party, responded to Gantz with a tweet, “There is nothing new under the sun.”

“You would expect from someone who claims to be running for leadership of the country to present a path, values, and to not be satisfied with flattering posters and poetic slogans,” he wrote.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who leads the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, slammed Gantz’s vow to enable public transport on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, and his support of civil marriage and of the 2015 Western Wall compromise, which would ensure all streams of Judaism have formal prayer rights at one of the holiest places.

“After months of silence the news for the people of Israel is civil marriages and a reform section at the Western Wall?” Deri tweeted, adding “Public transport on Shabbat? No, Benny. That is not the way to unite the people, rather to divide it. Do not remove the delicate tissue that connects us as a people. Do not touch the Jewish tradition.”

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who co-leads the recently formed New Right party, called the former IDF chief a danger to the country’s security.

“He talks well, but is weak in action,” Bennett said. “Gantz is a clear leftist in his views. It is dangerous to give him the defense portfolio or responsibility for the security of Israel.”

Education Minister Naftali Bennett from the New Right party on an election campaign tour in central Jerusalem, January 23, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) accused Gantz of not revealing his real opinions.

“We heard a lot of slogans but we didn’t hear positions,” Akunis said, according to the Walla website. “To blur and hide positions is not leadership and not statesmanship. It is completely clear that when you have leftist views you need to hide them from the public, in order to gather votes.”

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev echoed Akunis.

“Gantz is the new left, which apparently doesn’t distinguish between a monarchy and democracy,” she said, referring to comments by Gantz in which he suggested the government is behaving like a monarchy. “Worst of all, he didn’t give his opinion on important political issues. He stayed silent; all he wants is to bring down the right and Netanyahu.”

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, also of Likud, said “Benny Gantz’s media advisers did not pass up on a single empty slogan or worn-out cliche.”

“Benny Gantz is the new Yair Lapid, left in camouflage,” she said, adding “the right-wing public is not buying the costume.”

Shelly Yachimovich leads a State Control committee meeting in the Knesset on December 31, 2018. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Veteran MK Shelly Yachimovich of the opposition Labor Party lamented that Gantz indicated he would be prepared to sit with Netanyahu in a government as long as the prime minister is not indicted in various corruption cases against him.

“Courage is needed not only on the battlefield but also in politics,” she tweeted. “Gantz said nice things, but he left himself an option to be a minister in the government of someone who is up to the neck in criminal activity and is breaking the rule of law for his own purposes. It is regrettable that new people in politics who are supposed to bring a fresh and clean spirit do not show public courage.”

Tzipi Livni, the head of the opposition Hatnua party, took a more favorable view, congratulating Gantz on the speech and paraphrasing some of his comments, too.

“There is no doubt that the country comes before us and the answer to the question of what kind of Israel we leave behind us — will it be a country with a bad wind as Netanyahu and his partners left it, or a state in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, with a Jewish majority and with equality.

Benny Gantz (R) and Moshe Ya’alon (L) at a campaign event for the former’s Israel Resilience party in Tel Aviv on January 29, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Gantz’s decision to run on a joint electoral slate with fellow former IDF chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon, who set up the Telem party, also drew mixed reactions, with mostly praise coming from the center-left that has sought to form a bloc with the ex-generals.

Despite being a security hawk opposed to Palestinian statehood, Ya’alon has been welcomed by many on the left for his opposition to Netanyahu.

Leader of the Labor Party Avi Gabbay welcomed the union, saying “alliances are important,” but noted that the new partnership must now choose whether or not to directly oppose Netanyahu in forming the next government.

“Gantz and Ya’alon need to decide if they want to continue to perpetuate the Netanyahu rule or that together we will defeat Netanyahu,” Gabbay said at the Israel National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv.

MK Yair Lapid said that Gantz and Ya’alon “are good and valuable people and it is good that they are in politics. I wish them luck, just as long as they don’t overdo it.”

However, Lapid clarified that his election plan is to aim for the position of prime minister and that if he wins, he will first approach the Likud party or Labor to form a coalition, Channel 13 TV news reported.

Labor Party’s Avi Gabbay speaks at a cultural event in Netanya on January 12, 2019. (Flash90)

The New Right party, led by Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who are longtime critics of Netanyahu and then-IDF chief Gantz’s policy of containment of Hamas in Gaza, issued a biting critique.

In a statement, New Right called the two former IDF chiefs “the architects of the stalemate” with Hamas.

“The last time [Ya’alon] and Gantz worked together it ended with 30 terror tunnels [from Gaza] in the south,” the New Right said.

“Both are good people, but they led the weak stalemate doctrine,” the statement said, adding “it’s a doctrine of ignoring threats instead of taking care of them with determination. The question in this election is, what’s better, Gantz and Ya’alon’s stalemate doctrine, or [New Right chair Naftali] Bennett’s doctrine of decisive victory.”

Former defense minister Avigdor Liberman, whose appointment to the ministry by Netanyahu prompted Ya’alon to resign from the government in 2016, dismissed the union as fleeting.

“What is clear at the moment is that the general’s party is a one-off, a party which was set up in preparation for the elections and will disappear before the next elections,” said Liberman, who leads the Yisrael Beytenu party. “I wish them success, but I admit that I don’t agree with them about anything.”

MK Michal Rozin of the left-wing Meretz party questioned the suitability of a party in which two top figures have such diverse views on key state policies.

“It is becoming clear that ‘there is no right and no left’ if [Ya’alon] who opposes the two-state solution and Gantz, who apparently is seeking peace, join together in the generals party,” she said referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman launches his party’s elections campaign in Tel Aviv on January 20, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Since resigning, Ya’alon has become a strident critic of Netanyahu and said he would not sit in a coalition with him.

Polls have shown Israel Resilience garnering 13-15 seats in the April 9 elections, making it the second or third largest party, while Ya’alon was seen as failing to gain enough votes to enter the 12

OL INTEL – WHATS AI ? Posted on December 12, 2018 by OLGA SHULMAN LEDNICHENKO AND YONI NETANYAHU BLOG The five senses traditionally ascribed to humans are 5-senses.jpg?zoom=1.25&w=562 1 vision, 2 hearing, 3 taste, 4 smell and 5 touch. 6 A sixth “sense” could be proprioception, the perception of body position, which is important for balance and agility in movement. It could also include perception of stimuli from within the body, such as pain, hunger, or thirst. human_body_five_senses.gif?zoom=1.25&resize=562%2C262 You may wonder, what does AI and ROBOTS have to do wit h 6 human senses. And the answer is : Its all about – simulating or replicating – the above 6 senses in Robots: 512A SezwhiL.jpg?zoom=1.25&fit=500%2C440&ssl=1 how? you may ask and what are the names of the technologies that augment – a id – or impart the above 6 senses in Robots: here they are 1 VISION – this involves, reading text, images, videos – etc – Now, in this aspect, the name o

OL INTEL – WHATS AI ?

Posted on December 12, 2018 by OLGA SHULMAN LEDNICHENKO AND YONI NETANYAHU BLOG

The five senses traditionally ascribed to humans are

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[1] vision,

[2] hearing,

[3] taste,

[4] smell and [5] touch.

[6]

A sixth “sense” could be proprioception, the perception of body position, which is important for balance and agility in movement. It could also include perception of stimuli from within the body, such as pain, hunger, or thirst.

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You may wonder, what does AI and ROBOTS have to do with 6 human senses. And the answer is : Its all about – simulating or replicating – the above 6 senses in Robots:

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how? you may ask

and what are the names of the technologies that augment – aid – or impart the above 6 senses in Robots:

here they are

[1] VISION – this involves, reading text, images, videos – etc – Now, in this aspect, the name of the technology is called Computer Vision – and yes, this field is quite evolved now..

We – at OL INTEL – are yes able to READ – text and Images – Both .. Our use case doesn’t involve videos so, we dont have video – but MANY APPLICATIONS – including My friend Rashid’s Company – has VIDEO VISION as well.

[2] Hearing – This involves – the ear – in human – and receptors and sensors etc – in Robots – example is VOICE RECOGNITION to HEAR stuff – This is also quite developed, ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME – and My friend’s AI – TRACE. involves Hearing also..

we plan to have hearing as well.. – but at a later stage..

[3] [4] [5] – the taste, smell and touch – is very hard – and so far – we dont have any advancement in these aspects .. Specially in taste.and Smell.. Touch to a certain extent – is there and is used in PHYSCIAL Robotos.. we dont have this in our OL Intel

This is MANUJ NAMAn’S COMPANY ANANTAK – MANUJ IS FROM IIT AND INSEAD

[6] The Sixth sense – balance and coordination is – used in PhySICAL Robotos – and drones are one example of that. We are in SOFTWARE -where this faculty isnt required..

Now,yes, this is a HARD area. Its not easy. Its challenging. To get to the level of all 6 senses – I am not sure it would ever be possible, unless we marry Genomics and AI – and Cloning etc –

now, you may ask, ok – so, where would be the first – use of AI and Robots:?

Here is the answer -> WHEN EVER AND WHERE EVER THE PROCESS OR TASK IS – RULE BASED AND/OR REPETITIVE – ITS RIPE FOR THE ROBOT

and hence ROBOT will arrive : be it in software avatar or in physical form

so,

RULE + REPETITIVE = RIPE 4 ROBOT

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{ software robots are called Bots, and physical ones are mostly called robots}

NOW, you may ask, is there a name for this – rule based and repetitive automation or augmentation by bots or robots and the answer is yes.

and the name is RPA – Robotic Process Automation.

but thats the first step.. and the easiest one to do..

so, whats the next phase or the harder level of AI ?

well, the harder part is – when its UNSTRUCTURED – DATA OR PROCESS OR TASK – in other words when its not PURELY RULE BASED AND REPETITIVE

in short, when BRAIN is required – when ANALYSIS is required – ie, when COGNITION is required… Cognition involved – analysis and some JUDGEMENT OR DECISION to be taken by the robot

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Lets take an example of FORMS:

Its one thing to simply Fill the Forms by collating data from multiple places, Its harder when you have to use your brain and make sense of the data – this is when BRAIN is required: – for instance: in Insurance industry – there is – yes a lot of FORM FILLING – enter this – enter that, Type name, SSN, ADDRESS AND OTHER FIELDS – – very repetitive, mundane and quite boring – and tiring to say the least.

But – after data IS entered – the insurance company or the agent has to DECIDE – whether to GIVE INSURANCE OR NOT AND IF YES, THEN WHAT WOULD OR SHOULD BE THE RIGHT PREMIUMS

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and the same is involved in detecting Fraud and instances where in the agent or the back office of the Insurance company has to read the claims – and then – decide on the claims processing etc ..

these steps are a bit more involved – and invoke the use of human or robotic brain – this is why – this piece isnt called ROBOTIC – process automation but and instead its called COGNITIVE AUTOMATION.

do, we at OL INTEL – offer COGNITIVE PROCESS AUTOMATION – ALSO CALLED INTELLIGENT PROCESS AUTOMATION BY US ?

THE ANSWER IS YES

nOW, THE ABOVE EXAMPLE WAS THAT OF INSURANCE – industry

Similarly BANKS – and other industries have the same or similar needs

so, whats CALLED A USE CASE ?

well a use case is a name given to the APPLICATION OF A TECHNOLOGY OR APPLICATION OF: A SET OF TECHNOLOGIES TO A GIVEN – DEFINED – SPECIFIC PROBLEM AND SOLUTION IN AN INDUSTRY .. VERTICAL..

why the use of the word VERTICAL ? – well, Vertical – means WITHIN a GIVEN INDUSTRY – such as BANKING VERSUS MOBILE – VERSUS INSURANCE VERSUS FINANCE – ETC ETC

why use versus ? – well its just a word to DIFFERENTIATE – the tasks or processes involved in an industry – as opposed to AMONG OR BETWEEN INDUSTRIES ..

SO, WHATS HORIZONTAL ? – well horizontal is a term used in contrast to a vertical – because and when – the USE OF A PROCESS, TECHNIQUE OR TECHNOLOGY is – the SAME – THROUGHOUT THE DIFFERENT Industries

FOR EXAMPLE ? – THE READ – the VISION part – is HORIZONTAL – in other words COMPUTER VISION IS REQUIRED AND IS APPLICABLE AND HENCE APPLIED in all industry segments where there is a NEED TO SEE – AND THEN – ACT

for example ? – well for example in BOTH banks and insurance companies – if you want AI – there would be documents – in paper or electronic format – same for Legal by the way

and whenever you have a need to SEE – a document – which could be image – or text or video – the COMPUTER VISION PIECE WILL BE REQUIRED – and hence the term horizontal not vertical.

Horizontal means – ACROSS – the INDUSTRIES

Vertical means – SPECIFIC to an Industry ..

For example in BOTH EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT – and IN INSURANCE – the word DOCUMENT is involved – Yes, of course in the case of Travel and Entertainment – industry – the name of the document is receipts – and the Goal is – REIMBURSEMENT .. { hence the term expense reimbursement, basically expenses incurred by employees on behalf of the business or government that employed the employee”

In the case of Insurance the name of the DOCUMENT IS POLICY DOCUMENTS OR CLAIMS DOCUMENTS and in case of Banks, it would be new accounts and LOAN PROCESSING

another example is AP AND AR – meaning ARAP – meaning Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payable.

Accounts Payable means – someone sent a document – called INVOICE – which has your name and address and some ID number – and an Itemized Bill – with charges – separated by diferent lines – hence called LINE ITEMS – – and that totals to be – the final amount you NEED TO PAY – hence word accounts PAYABLE ..

Accounts Receivable is – the amount you have to or expect to RECEIVE from the customer.

FOR example – and this is a small example

for example – IF YOU BUY A PIZZA from a shop or restaurant – they give you a piece of paper, that tells you

[a] what you bought – which is the pizza

[b] what time you bought the pizza – which is the date and time..

[c] what comprises the pizza – this could be the toppings etc

[d] whats the name of the product – this could be like Pizza Green House..

[e] what is the name of the shop – this is there in words and sometimes in Logos – in form of water mark.

[f] the VAT in some names and Now GST – the tax in India – and then there are other pieces of data, in that small document – which is called RECEIPT .. – if u do personal accounting, then in accounting parlance, lets say the pizza is $ 9.99 – then – ? well, the ACCOUNTS PAYABLE – will have an entry on YOUR books – which would be $9.99 and then the PIZAA shop – will have an entry caleld $9.99 – in accounts receinavle – rather – it would be in some other accounting name filed – named Goods Sold – AND within that -the pizza shop owner, may have different codes – like

if – pizza sold is green house – then the cose is 1 and if its maragarita pizza then code is 0 – whateevr they want to code it as

this coding and stuff is – i think – { as far as ai can remember from financial accounting class, when 2004 i left which is when olga met ajay movies was played ” } there are some words called

Journal Entry, General Ledger and CHART OF ACCOUNTS etc

NOW, when its – YOU BUYING A PIZZA ON A BUSINESS TRIP – then its called – EXPENSE RECEIPT – AND THE GOAL is REIMBRUSEMENT

in that case – the above A THROUGH F – information will be EXTRACTED – ie Chiseled out from the DOCUMENT – which we will call RECEIPT – not ACCOUNTS PAYABLE or Invoice..

and thats the D – the DIS-ASSEMBLY part – in our DIA – this D is possible only when someone – can READ – all that [a] through [f] data mentioned above – and piece it one by one in a line item – also called itemized fashion or form.. this READING the RECEIPT employs COMPUTER VISION

now, when the company – your employer – receives this receipt – { along side gazillions of other receipts from you and other employees} it has to do at least the following

[1] ACCEPT this data – generated or rather sent by the Robot –

[2] AUDIT the data sent – audit is done to ensure that the money spent was within the company policy or norms – Imagine – getting a breakfast receipt for $200 – when your company has a limit of less than $25 for break fast – AND yes, of course – there could be – and sometimes are – fraudulent or bogus expenses

[3] Advise – Its easy in case of pizza and dollar amounts being small or within the company policy or norms – but – some companies ask their Finance departments to find WAYS to CONTROL – as in REDUCE costs – incurred – ..

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For example – a company may be able to – analyze all the expenses – and then realize that – they may be better off negotiating a corporate discount – from their vendors – { vendors is a term used for anyone who supplies/provides goods or services to a business

– for example: hotels, airlines, rental cars etc – are vendors – who often get calls or emails from companies asking for Volume Discounts [ read lower prices, because we buy in volumes – ie buy in tons and kilos from you –  Volume is basically a business term for LOTS OF STUFF – ALSO called QUANTITY ] – this is called CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATE – for example? – well for example from Monday through Thursday or Friday I used to Live in Hotels, – mostly Marriott, in USA – and used to use HERTZ rental car – and we yes had AMEX – called american express corporate travel whom i used to call to book – hotel and car and taxi etc – there are many hotels in USA and yes in Israel and India also – and at least 2 rental car companies -in USA ]

so, usually a company does this – IF YOU DONT GIVE ME A 30 % DISCOUNT ON THE STANDARD RATE – MR HERTZ – then I would make AVIS the rental car compnay of choice for my travelling EMPLOYEES – meaning those in : Sales, and/or consulting road warriors

same with Hotels – as in ” YO – ME IS KPMG – CONSULTING – WE HAVE 50,000 CONSULTANTS STAYING IN HOTELS – EVERY WEEK, 52 WEEKS A YEAR MINUS CHRISTMAS. IF YOU DONT GIVE ME CORPORATE RATE – READ DISCOUNT – then – I WOULD CHOOSE SHERATON INSTEAD OF YOUR NICE BUT PRICEY HOTEL.

so, ?

well, so – we can have – an AI company in T & E segment – called Business Travel and Entertainment segment that makes this EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT – curently done manually a thing of the past, freeing employees from the mundane, repetitive, boring and tiring tasks.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS ?

HERE

MOST DO JUST AUTOMATION

we can do

ALL THE 4 A s

[1] AUTOMATE

[2] AUDIT

[3] ANALYZE

[4] ADVISE

.

Isnt it all about THE RAT RACE : READ – ANALYZE – TYPE ?

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Thanks in Advance,
Sincerely
Ajay

Thanks in Advance,
Sincerely
Ajay

to DNC AND SPECIALLY KAMALA HARRIS : ONE THING I LIKED ABOUT KAMALA HARRIS’S TOWN HALL WITH JACK TAPPER { I LIKE MORE THAN ONE THING ] WAS ABOUT A RESPONSE TO JOBS AND ECONOMY AND AI – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – AND DEEP LEARNING AND RPA – ACTUALLY THERE ARE A FEW WORDS – A AI – B DEEP LEARNING / MACHINE LEARNING – AND C RPA – IE ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATOON – AND ACTUALLY WE HAVE WHATS CALELD IPA – ALSO WHICH IS INTELLIGNCE PROGCESS AUTOMATIION – THIS IS HAPEPNIN AND – THSIS WILL HAPPEN – AND ITS INEVITABLE AS FAR AS I CAN SEE – AND YES THE GOVERNMNETS – ALL OVER THE WORLD BUT SPECIALLY IN THE WESTERN WORLD – SPECIALLY USA WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH A POLICY AND A PRESPONSE – AS IN WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE JOBS THAT EQUAL TO WILL BE GONE – ONE DAY YES, AS BILL GATES SUGGESTED MAYBE THAT WOUDLD HAPPEN THAT ROBOTS WILL PAY TAXES FOR HUMAN WELFARE SONGS –

AND HERE IS TOM FRIEDMAN ON DEEP LEARNING

DEEP LEARNING ACTUALLY CAME FROM ENGLAND, NOT USA – AND GOOGLE BOUGHT DEEP MIND FOR HALF A BLLION DOLLARS I THINK..

NOW, WHO IS MAKING STRIDES IN THE AI WORLD ?

[A] CHINA

[B] USA

[C] THE REST OF THE WORLD

IMMIIGRATION REFORM AND – BUBBA THERE ? – THIS IS REALLY SAD – TAHT OTHER THAN U NO POLITICIAN I KNOW OF -DID THE IMMIGRATION FOR SKILLS ROGRAM – ALSO –

AND THIS IS REALLY SAD THAT WE LACK THE COURAGE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT SKILLS BASED IMMMIGRATION.. – AND THATS – ONE – ITEM .. THERE ARE OTHERS

Opinion

Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’

Deep learning, deep insights, deep artificial minds — the list goes on and on. But with unprecedented promise comes some unprecedented peril.

Thomas L. Friedman

By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinion Columnist

  • Jan. 29, 2019
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A demonstration using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in a crowd at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this month.CreditDavid Mcnew/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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A demonstration using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in a crowd at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this month.CreditCreditDavid Mcnew/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Around the end of each year major dictionaries declare their “word of the year.” Last year, for instance, the most looked-up word at Merriam-Webster.com was “justice.” Well, even though it’s early, I’m ready to declare the word of the year for 2019.

The word is “deep.”

Why? Because recent advances in the speed and scope of digitization, connectivity, big data and artificial intelligence are now taking us “deep” into places and into powers that we’ve never experienced before — and that governments have never had to regulate before. I’m talking about deep learning, deep insights, deep surveillance, deep facial recognition, deep voice recognition, deep automation and deep artificial minds.

Some of these technologies offer unprecedented promise and some unprecedented peril — but they’re all now part of our lives. Everything is going deep.

Which is why it may not be an accident that one of the biggest hit songs today is “Shallow,” from the movie “A Star Is Born.” The main refrain, sung by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, is: “I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in. … We’re far from the shallow now.”

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We sure are. But the lifeguard is still on the beach and — here’s what’s really scary — he doesn’t know how to swim! More about that later. For now, how did we get so deep down where the sharks live?

The short answer: Technology moves up in steps, and each step, each new platform, is usually biased toward a new set of capabilities. Around the year 2000 we took a huge step up that was biased toward connectivity, because of the explosion of fiber-optic cable, wireless and satellites.

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Suddenly connectivity became so fast, cheap, easy for you and ubiquitous that it felt like you could touch someone whom you could never touch before and that you could be touched by someone who could never touch you before.

Around 2007, we took another big step up. The iPhone, sensors, digitization, big data, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and cloud computing melded together and created a new platform that was biased toward abstracting complexity at a speed, scope and scale we’d never experienced before.

So many complex things became simplified. Complexity became so fast, free, easy to use and invisible that soon with one touch on Uber’s app you could page a taxi, direct a taxi, pay a taxi, rate a taxi driver and be rated by a taxi driver.

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Over the last decade, these advances in the speed of connectivity and the elimination of complexity have grown exponentially. Because as big data got really big, as broadband got really fast, as algorithms got really smart, as 5G got actually deployed, artificial intelligence got really intelligent. So now, with no touch — but just a voice command or machines acting autonomously — we can go so much deeper in so many areas.

Scientists and doctors can now find the needle in the haystack of health data as the norm, not the exception, and therefore see certain disease patterns that were never apparent before. Machines can recognize your face so accurately that the Chinese government can punish you for jaywalking in Beijing, using street cameras, and you will never encounter a police officer.

Indeed, with today’s facial recognition technology, I can dispense with the card reader at my office’s security gate and instead use each employee’s face as an ID. And cars can drive on their own.

DeepMind, the artificial intelligence arm of Google’s parent, developed an A.I. program, AlphaGo, that has now defeated the world’s top human players of the ancient strategy game Go — which is much more complex than chess — by learning from human play.

As The Times reported, DeepMind “showed yet another way that computers could be developed to perform better than humans in highly complex tasks” and to “mimic the way the brain functions.” DeepMind’s next breakthrough, AlphaZero, did not even need to learn from humans. It learned even faster by repeatedly playing against itself!

Today “virtual agents” — using conversational interfaces powered by artificial intelligence — can increasingly understand your intent when you call the bank, credit card company or insurance company for service, just by hearing your voice.

It means machines can answer so many more questions than nonmachines, also known as “humans.” The percentage of calls a chatbot, or virtual agent, is able to handle without turning the caller over to a person is called its “containment rate,” and these rates are steadily soaring. Soon, automated systems will be so humanlike that they will have to self-identify as machines.

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Automation is also going deep, fast. The Times’s Kevin Roose quoted Mohit Joshi, the president of Infosys, a technology firm that helps other businesses automate their operations, as saying in Davos last week: “People are looking to achieve very big numbers. Earlier they had incremental, 5 to 10 percent goals in reducing their work force. Now they’re saying, ‘Why can’t we do it with 1 percent of the people we have?’”

But bad guys, who are always early adopters, also see the same potential to go deep in wholly new ways.

They can fake your face and voice so well that they can create a YouTube video that will go viral of you saying racists things or make it look like the president of the United States just announced a nuclear attack on Russia.They can use technology to fake a bank manager’s voice so well that it can call your grandmother, and, with a voice command, ask her to transfer $10,000 to an account in Switzerland and she’ll do it — and you’ll never catch them in time.

That’s why the adjective that so many people are affixing to all of these new capabilities to convey their awesome power is “deep.”

On Jan. 20, The London Observer looked at Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff’s new book, the title of which perfectly describes the deep dark waters we’ve entered: “The Age of Surveillance Capital.”

“Surveillance capitalism,” Zuboff wrote, “unilaterally claims human experience as free raw material for translation into behavioral data. Although some of these data are applied to service improvement, the rest are declared as a proprietary behavioral surplus, fed into advanced manufacturing processes known as ‘machine intelligence,’ and fabricated into prediction products that anticipate what you will do now, soon and later. Finally, these prediction products are traded in a new kind of marketplace that I call behavioral futures markets. Surveillance capitalists have grown immensely wealthy from these trading operations, for many companies are willing to lay bets on our future behavior.”

Unfortunately, we have not developed the regulations or governance, or scaled the ethics, to manage a world of such deep powers, deep interactions and deep potential abuses.

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Two quotes tell that story: Last April, Senator Orrin Hatch was questioning Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg during a joint hearing of the commerce and judiciary committees. At one point Hatch asked Zuckerberg, “So, how do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?”

Zuckerberg, clearly trying to stifle a laugh, replied, “Senator, we run ads.” Hatch did not seem to understand that Facebook’s business model is to mine users’ data and then run targeted ads — and Hatch was one of Facebook’s regulators.

But then Zuckerberg was also clueless about how deep the powers of the Facebook platform had gone — deep enough that a few smart Russian hackers could manipulate it to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

When faced with evidence that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the 2016 election, Zuckerberg dismissed that notion as a “pretty crazy idea.” It turns out that it was happening at an industrial scale and he later had to apologize.

Regulations often lag behind new technologies, but when they move this fast and cut this deep, that lag can be really dangerous. I wish I thought that catch-up was around the corner. I don’t. Our national discussion has never been more shallow — reduced to 280 characters.

This has created an opening and burgeoning demand for political, social and religious leaders, government institutions and businesses that can go deep — that can validate what is real and offer the public deep truths, deep privacy protections and deep trust.

But deep trust and deep loyalty cannot be forged overnight. They take time. That’s one reason this old newspaper I work for — the Gray Lady — is doing so well today. Not all, but many people, are desperate for trusted navigators.

Many will also look for that attribute in our next president, because they sense that deep changes are afoot. It is unsettling, and yet, there’s no swimming back. We are, indeed, far from the shallow now.

Thanks in Advance,
Sincerely
Ajay

It’s already starting

From: Juan Rodriguez, info>
Date: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:10 AM
Subject: It’s already starting
To: <ajayinsead03>

I’ll keep this brief: within a few hours of Kamala kicking off her campaign for president on Sunday, the national GOP launched a nasty, false attack against our campaign. This is just the first of many attacks, and it proves what we already know: they’re scared of Kamala and the movement we’re building.

We need to fight back ASAP. Every donation towards our $500,000 end-of-month fundraising goal will help get Kamala’s positive message out in these critical first weeks after our launch. Can you pitch in a donation today to help us get there?

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Kamala’s rejecting corporate PAC donations into her campaign. That means every contribution — no matter what amount — matters. Whether or not we reach our first end-of-month fundraising goal will impact strategic decisions like:

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  • How many organizers can we hire and volunteers can we empower with new tools?
  • Can we afford to design, print, and distribute campaign literature and merchandise?
  • How much budget do we have to invest in digital and TV ads to introduce Kamala to millions of voters?

If we’re going to run our campaign the right way, it’s going to take significant resources. But we wouldn’t set our goals so high if we didn’t think we could reach them.

Our campaign is being built FOR the people, BY the people — which means refusing corporate PAC money and relying on a real grassroots movement to sustain our campaign.

Will you step up today with an investment of $10 or more to Kamala’s campaign for president? Your donation will help us reach our first end-of-month fundraising goal and invest in critical resources to grow our movement.

Thanks for being with us.

— Juan

Juan Rodriguez
Campaign Manager
Kamala 2020

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Never have I witnessed more unchecked chaos

From: Howard Dean <democraticparty>
Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 10:14 PM
Subject: Never have I witnessed more unchecked chaos
To: ajay mishra <ajayinsead03>

Donate to Democrats before Thursday’s deadline if you’re committed to winning Democratic victories up and down the ticket, in every state, city, and ZIP code.

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I’ve worked in politics since the early ’80s, Ajay, and never have I witnessed more unchecked chaos in our government than I have under Donald Trump and his Republican enablers.

Don’t get me wrong — Trump has been a complete disaster for our country. But what has made his tenure all the more damaging is the fact that he’s got so many GOP allies in Congress and in state legislatures nationwide. We made major gains by winning back the House in 2018, but our work is far from over. The only way you and I can finally stop Republicans’ reckless agenda is by working tirelessly to elect Democrats up and down the ticket, in every state, city, and ZIP code.

The DNC is the only party organization committed to fighting for Democrats at every level and in every corner of our country, and that work simply can’t happen without the support of grassroots supporters like you. Before Thursday’s critical fundraising deadline, I have to ask:

Can you donate $10 before Thursday at midnight to support Democrats in all 50 states? Your support today will determine how prepared the DNC is to defeat Trump and Republicans in 2019, 2020, and beyond.

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When I chaired the DNC, our party introduced what was, back then, a revolutionary idea: The 50-state strategy. By recruiting Democratic candidates to run for office in every state regardless how "red," and then funding state parties to support those candidates, the Democratic Party completely changed how we approached winning elections and building the long-term strength of our party.

The 50-state strategy worked wonders for our party, Ajay, and today it’s more important than ever that we reinvest in this winning model. Creating lasting progress can’t happen unless we commit to electing Democrats at every level from the school board to the Oval Office, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting the DNC’s work doing exactly that.

Chip in $10 before Thursday’s end-of-month deadline if you’re committed to electing Democrats up and down the ballot, in all 50 states. Our party is relying on grassroots supporters like you to help get this done.

Thanks for being part of this,

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