Economy

ransomware

After a coordinated ransomware attack took place on 22 local governments in Texas, one has to think about the security of the voter’s database and how it is possible that it may be hacked and misused during the elections. Robert Mueller, in a special report, had said that the Russians had breached the voter’s data during the 2016 elections. This is backed up by intelligence...

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artificial intelligence

The business of emotion detection has moved beyond the science fiction to a $20 billion industry in just a few years. Companies such as IBM and Microsoft, using artificial intelligence to identify how people feel, promote software that can analyse facial expressions and match them to certain emotions. This, they believe, would be a superpower in determining customer’s response to a new product or job...

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Investing

While investing in the stock market, amateur investors tend to invest in the shares of selected few, well-known industries such as gold, oil, etc. and deem their investment “safe”. This mostly work because prices of these stocks usually go up. The problem with so called safe investing is that it is not diversified. There is no risk mitigation and hence, you lose large amount of...

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After the prolonged trade war between two of the world’s largest economies, USA and China, things have finally settled down. The conflict stems from the promise made by the leaders of the two nations who had promised to pose new strict tariff on goods exchanged between each other.   According to William Dickens, an economics professor at Northeastern University , this will not impose any effect on...

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machines

When it comes to computational tasks, machines will beat humans every time in calculation accuracy, pattern recognition, and processing speed. But qualities like human ingenuity, creativity, the entrepreneurial spirit, etc. are some things that even the most advanced robots cannot replicate or replace.  The media has us believing that artificial intelligence will imminently take over all our jobs, every industry will be automated. Nada R....

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travelling is on a rise

More people are travelling now than ever. While travelling, people don’t want to feel like they are an out-of-place tourist. Lucrezia Senesi, a senior at Northeastern University, was travelling through Thailand with her family when she decided to ask a friend who lived in the area for some advice on where to go. Over the course of a few hours, Senesi learned about the best...

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Chicken Lou's

Chicken Lou’s has always been attracting crowd from Northeastern University since ages, owing to its proximity. The students, the staff as well as the faculty assemble in an obedient line, placing their orders without chaos and in a commendable discipline.   Dave Ferretti can be recognised by his friendly “Has everybody ordered yet?”, as he sees the workings of his restaurant started by his father in the...

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We judge people’s facial expressions in social interactions, but we also do it as jurors in the courtroom when deciding whether a defendant is guilty or remorseful. Assumptions about people’s feelings based on their facial movements influences treatment plans for people living with autism and other brain disorders. It has also shaped the direction of research in various scientific fields, including neuroscience and psychiatry. “Gauging a...

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fahion-dress

How many times have you whined about not finding good clothes to wear? Finding the perfect attire is too difficult. It's either too expensive or the quality of the dress and material is not up to the mark. And when you find something that won't burn a hole in your pocket and is of great quality, it's not available in your size!   Aashray Thatai and Ashish...

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