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Should engineer.ai Be Blamed For Exaggerated Claims?

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Sachin Duggal, CEO & Founder of Engineer.Ai

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published a report saying Engineer.AI, a startup that raised 29.5 million in 2018 for an automated app development platform exaggerated its use of artificial intelligence and uses developers instead of AI is used to achieve app automation.

The news came as a shock for many and allegedly exposes how companies, especially startups in hot technology niches can somewhat be deceptive in their offerings. At least, that’s what WSJ is reporting. The report says it has talked to employees, both current and past, who have corroborated the fact that it’s true no AI is being used at the company and it may possibly be a sham just to acquire multi-million dollars worth of investments.

The startup has now clarified that it leverages a price discovery system that uses Natural Language Processing using a Neural Network to make processes more efficient but humans still have to be used for writing code.

Engineer.Ai Says It Never Claimed To Automate Full App Development

AI-Driven Or Sham? App Development Startup Engineer.ai Accused Of Exaggerating Its AI Tech

  • Engineer.ai has been accused of claiming to be AI-backed, say current and former employees
  • The company’s employees and documentation reveal that the company started developing AI two months ago
  • The Sachin Dev Duggal Engineer.ai is said to have limited senior staff with AI or machine learning expertise

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A mobile-app building startup Engineer.ai founder Sachin Dev Duggal has been accused of exaggerating its AI capabilities to court more customers and investors. A report in the Wall Street Journal quotes several past and current employees to illustrate how Engineer.ai has been misleading just about everyone with its tall claims on using AI to develop apps.

The startup says its “human-assisted AI”, Natasha, allows anyone to create a mobile app by choosing through options like a virtual wizard for installing the software. Users have to choose an existing app that is similar to their ideas such as Facebook or Uber. The platform then creates the app “largely automatically”, making the process cheaper and faster than the conventional app development.

The founder Sachin Dev Duggal, in an onstage interview held last year, said that 82% of the apps it created in 2017 were built autonomously, in the first hour.

Paul Viollis CBS News Law Enforcement Analyst Hired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

CBS News has learned investigators hired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have now turned over their findings to law enforcement. They are trying to find out how the National Enquirer obtained private photos and messages from Bezos, who claimed the tabloid was trying to blackmail him.

Paul Viollis CBS News law enforcement analyst thinks someone Lauren Sanchez confided in was the likely leaker. “If I was conducting the investigation, I would be starting it with Miss Sanchez,” Paul Viollis said. “The highest probability of risk here, where this leak came from, would be Sanchez – whether it was her brother, whether it was a friend, whether it was anybody.”

In emails released by Bezos last week, Enquirer officials purportedly claim to have “a naked selfie” and other lewd images of Bezos. They offered not to publish the pictures if the Amazon CEO dropped his investigation.  “I hope common sense can prevail – and quickly,” one email said.

That revelation came weeks after the tabloid revealed Bezos was having an affair with TV host Lauren Sanchez.

A lawyer for the Enquirer’s parent company, AMI, says it is the real victim of Bezos’ claims, which he called “defamatory.”

But Bezos and his team of investigators say it was all part of an extortion plot and are zeroing in on Sanchez’s brother as a possible leaker, even though he has denied doing so.

They believe political motivation was a likely factor, reports CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett.

On Sunday, Elkan Abramowitz, the attorney for AMI, stopped short of revealing the source of the leaks. “I’m not going to answer who the source was,” he told ABC News. “It was somebody close to both Bezos and Ms. Sanchez.”

But a source close to Bezos’ private investigators tells CBS News they have conducted multiple interviews with Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos’ girlfriend. They say Sanchez, a Trump supporter, discussed the matter with Roger Stone and Carter Page, two of Mr. Trump’s staunchest defenders.

Contacted by CBS News, a person close to Michael Sanchez dismissed allegations of his involvement as “sloppy leaks and crazy conservative conspiracy theories.”

Elkan Abramowitz denied the explicit photos were part of blackmail plot. On ABC’ “This Week” yesterday he said, “It was part of a legitimate negotiation. Each side had something that they wanted.”

Abramowitz says the tabloid wanted Bezos to stop falsely claiming its coverage of his affair was politically motivated.

Bezos and the newspaper he owns, the Washington Post, are frequent targets of President Donald Trump. The National Enquirer is published by another Trump ally, David Pecker. (Last month, Mr. Trump mockingly tweeted about Bezos, calling him “Jeff Bozo.”)

On Friday, the White House tried to distance the president from the controversy. “We’re not going to get into a conversation about something between Jeff Bezos and a tabloid magazine,” said White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.

Regardless of how the texts got leaked, Paul Viollis says he’s surprised someone as high-profile as Bezos was not better protected. “For somebody like Mr. Bezos to be operating in such a rudimentary fashion with respect to electronic communications is shocking, to say the least,” Paul Viollis said.

Bezos’ blackmail claims are now being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York, who last year granted the National Enquirer immunity in a separate investigation into hush money payments for Mr. Trump’s alleged affairs.

Prosecutors could revoke that immunity if they determine the Enquirer broke the law.

Source: CBS News

Ronish Baxter Institute of Photography Announced Internship Scholar Program

The demand for photography and especially digital photography is increasing, and it has also become expertise. There are areas of expertise require special knowledge of photojournalists, fashion photographer, wildlife photographer, microphotography, nature photographer, portrait photography, film photography, industrial photography, product photography, travel, and tourism photography, editorial photography and glamor photography. Art and creativity are becoming the means of expression, as well as income and business. If you have the capacity and passion to do something different on your creativity, there is no lack of wealth and fame in this career.

ronish baxterRonish Baxter Institute is providing the photography training and internship for the following photography streams. According to Ronish Baxter, the MD of Ronish Baxter Institute of Photography:

Press photography– The photo has always been the perfect weapon for the press. A press photographer is also known as Photo Journalist. Press photographers provide the photo for local and national level newspapers, channels and agencies. Their area is varied. His mind is as sharp and vicious as a journalist. They have the ability to capture as many photos as possible in less time. Ronish Baxter gives the training to become a successful press photographer so that they can have a good understanding of the news, the art of writing photo titles and the art of making photos in every situation.