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PHOTOS: Greek cafes still shuttered by COVID-19 measures

PHOTOS: Greek cafes still shuttered by COVID-19 measures

Health
ByThe Associated PressApril 4, 2021, 6:43 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleATHENS, Greece -- Silence has replaced the low hum of conversation and the clink of glasses that pervaded the sidewalk cafes across Athens. Their chairs and tables, once occupied throughout the day and deep into the night, stand stacked in empty piles, some secured by chains.When coronavirus infections rose again in Greece in the fall, the government imposed a second lockdown. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and cafes found themselves shuttered once more, forced to close their doors in early November to prevent the virus's insidious spread.Retail stores opened briefly during the Christmas holidays, with social distancing measures in place, and starting Monday will be allowed to reope...
Instagram photos help Facebook AI ‘teach itself’

Instagram photos help Facebook AI ‘teach itself’

Technology
FacebookOne billion public-facing Instagram photos were used to train an algorithm created by Facebook to learn to recognise images by itself.Traditionally, algorithms have been trained on datasets which have already been categorised by humans - labelled cats, dogs or flowers, for example.But the Instagram photos were presented to the algorithm without the labelling.Afterwards it was able to correctly identify images with 84.5% accuracy, Facebook reported.Facebook has called its system Seer, an abbreviation of self-supervised. AI expert Calum Chase said the system "could be an important step towards the holy grail of computers with common sense" if it proved effective in the long term.There are other firms also working on similar processes.Facebook said that while this sort of technique ha...
Look: Jonathan Van Ness shares photos from romance with new husband

Look: Jonathan Van Ness shares photos from romance with new husband

Entertainment
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Queer Eye star, hairdresser and author Jonathan Van Ness shared photos on Instagram Saturday from his romance with his new husband, Mark London. "We went on a date in London, which turned into more dates whilst I was on comedy tour. At the end of that time I was taking my mom, aunt & friends on a mini break to Amsterdam. I wanted @marklondon to come with but, was it a bit intense to ask Mark to come after a couple weeks worth's of dates to come meet my mom & and friends on a mini break?" Van Ness explained. Advertisement "Maybe so, but something about Mark felt different and I'm quite sure he felt the same Here's some of my favorite moments together and here's to making many more. Thanks so much for your support and love for us!! Love y'all!! Note: that address is ...
In photos: Moments from the 2020 Masters Tournament

In photos: Moments from the 2020 Masters Tournament

Sports
Updated: Nov. 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM The 2020 Masters Tournament is scheduled to start Thursday without patrons in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Here's a look at the practice rounds from UPI photographer Kevin Dietsch. Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com