US intelligence community’s virus origins report is artificial, political flavoring, not science: Pakistani scholar

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Editor’s Note:

Ninety days have passed since US President Joe Biden ordered for a report probing into the origins of the still ravaging novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, Biden reportedly received a classified report from the US intelligence community that was inconclusive about the origins of the novel coronavirus. It included information about whether or not the virus jumped from an animal to a human, or escaped from a lab in Wuhan. What are the US’ intentions behind its origins-tracing maneuver? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Yasir Habib Khan (Khan), founder and president of the Institute of International Relations and Media Research in Pakistan, on these issues.

GT:  What do you think are the US’ intentions behind its origins-tracing maneuver? Why could a scientific investigation become so politicized? 

Khan: Every intension has its deep-rooted history that gives foundation to spillover action.

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Swish Data Closes Five Year, $43 Million Contract to Provide the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs With Artificial Intelligence Operations Solution

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Swish Data Corporation (Swish), a trusted Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone-certified small business provider of technology solutions and engineering services to the U.S. federal government, announced that the company has been awarded a five-year, $43 million contract to provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) solution, professional services and training.

The VA required a solution to monitor the operating status of all Veteran’s Affairs Enterprise Cloud (VAEC) cloud services, containers, virtual machines and physical infrastructure and automate IT operations. In pursuit of this contract, Swish partnered with ScienceLogic to deliver their market leading, context-infused, AIOps platform.

“VA needed real-time monitoring and automation to discover, monitor, diagnose and fix infrastructure issues in the VAEC,” stated Dave Catanoso, director of the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office at VA. “ScienceLogic has a great solution to deliver these advanced capabilities.”

ScienceLogic also has the advantage

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Education and Learning & Learning Management System Gaining Momentum

Dublin, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “The US Postsecondary Online Education Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2021-2025 Edition)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

“The US Postsecondary Online Education Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2021-2025 Edition)”, provides an in depth analysis of the postsecondary online education market of the US by value and by volume. The report provides a detailed analysis of the US postsecondary online education market by institution type.

The postsecondary online education market can be segmented into undergraduate and graduate postsecondary education. Undergraduate postsecondary education is the formal education undertaken after completing the secondary school, while graduate postsecondary education generally known as post-graduation are the professional or research studies in various disciplines.

Further, the US postsecondary online education market operates with the help of three types of institutions, namely, public not-for-profit, private not-for-profit and private for-profit institutions.

The US postsecondary online education market has

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The science-fiction scenario of an artificial planet is already here

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On December 9, 2020, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel published a study in the journal Nature titled “The global mass produced by man exceeds all living biomass”. The article summary sets the scene: “We find that Earth is exactly at the crossover point; in the year 2020 (±6), the anthropogenic mass, which has recently doubled roughly every 20 years, will surpass all global living biomass.”

Looking around us over a large part of the planet, this observation is not so surprising. There are more than 1 billion automobiles on Earth, several billion smartphones, computers and tablets. There are buildings and roads absolutely everywhere, not to mention the colossal mass of clothing… 7 billion humans, massively equipped, against 3,000 billion trees without any possession.

Not surprisingly then, but to have it scientifically quantified sets off major alarms. The authors drive the point

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