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.

Likud, right pounce on Gantz stump speech as proof he is a leftist Netanyahu calls former army chief ‘another Lapid’; Knesset Speaker Edelstein says he offers only ‘poetic slogans’; Bennett warns he’s a danger to security

Likud, right pounce on Gantz stump speech as proof he is a leftist

Netanyahu calls former army chief ‘another Lapid’; Knesset Speaker Edelstein says he offers only ‘poetic slogans’; Bennett warns he’s a danger to security

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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