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The polls are wrong. The U.S. presidential race is a near dead heat, this A.I. ‘sentiment analysis’ tool says

The polls are wrong. The U.S. presidential race is a near dead heat, this A.I. ‘sentiment analysis’ tool says

An analysis of the emotions being expressed on social media indicates that the upcoming U.S. presidential election may be a much closer contest than many commentators and pollsters believe.



Donald Trump standing in front of a crowd: Photo of President Donald Trump speaking at a recent election campaign rally.


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Photo of President Donald Trump speaking at a recent election campaign rally.

That’s the conclusion of Expert.ai, a company with offices in Modena, Italy, and Rockville, Maryland, that uses an A.I. technique called “sentiment analysis” to understand the emotions being expressed in social media posts.

The company’s analysis puts Democratic candidate Joseph Biden ahead of President Donald Trump, 50.2% to 47.3%, a margin that is much narrower than the double-digit lead that Biden has over Trump in most national opinion polls.

Based on these polls, many political analysts and commentators are expecting that Biden may win a historic landslide. But Expert.ai’s A.I.-based analysis indicates the race may be much tighter than these human experts are expecting.

Expert.ai’s political forecasting model was successful in predicting that the U.K. would vote to leave the European Union in 2016. And academic research has shown that similar social media sentiment analysis would have better predicted Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election than polling data.

Trump was the focus of far more social media activity than Biden, accounting for almost 60% of all the posts Expert.ai analyzed, compared to slightly less than 17% for Biden. But Biden ranked higher in terms of positive emotions such as “success” and “hope,” while Trump scored higher on negative emotions such as “fear” and “hatred.”

The only positive emotion on which Trump scores better than Biden, according to a statement from Expert.ai, is “action.”

Expert.ai’s system looked at 500,000 Twitter posts and other social media comments made over the past week. It uses natural language processing, a form of A.I. that

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Dotmatics Introduces Blueprint to Provide Self-service Data Analysis for Medicinal and Synthetic Chemists

Dotmatics Introduces Blueprint to Provide Self-service Data Analysis for Medicinal and Synthetic Chemists

  • Self-service scientific data visualization and analytics application designed to empower chemists working on small molecule discovery projects

  • Blueprint provides guided wizard-driven analytics for bench scientists to analyze project data, design compounds and make informed decisions, faster

  • Web-based solution fully integrated into existing Dotmatics applications to provide a seamless end-to-end chemistry design workflow

Dotmatics Ltd, a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory data workflows for scientific discovery and innovation research, today announced it has expanded its product portfolio to include Blueprint, a self-service, scientific visualization and analytics application for small molecule discovery. The introduction of Blueprint broadens the existing Dotmatics suite for chemistry design workflows, adding to the Company’s comprehensive selection of web-based solutions.

As drug discovery research continues to become increasingly data-driven, the limited availability of specialist data scientists and computational chemists, in addition to the complexity and restrictions of legacy cheminformatics tools, have become a bottleneck for research organizations. There is now a high demand for self-servicing tools, specifically aimed at non-data-specialists, to increase workflow efficiency and staff productivity. Designed to support project scientists with minimal training, Blueprint employs guided wizard-driven analytics to enable users to analyze structure-activity data, design compounds and rapidly make the best-informed decisions with real-time data. The application also facilitates collaboration in-house or with external partners. Blueprint seamlessly integrates into the existing Dotmatics suite of search and experiment capture capabilities which support the full drug discovery cycle, from compound design to analysis. Within a single workflow, scientists can assemble project data across multiple third-party systems; explore molecular data sets; design new molecular series or libraries; and automatically generate experiments in their electronic lab notebook.

Dr Stephen Gallagher, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dotmatics, commented:Blueprint is a key new component of the Dotmatics solution

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Global Claims Processing Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Global Claims Processing Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The Global Claims Processing Services market will register an incremental spend of about $90 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6.25% during the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to Global Claims Processing Services sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers. This report also offers market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Request free sample pages

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SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Claims Processing Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Queensland transition to renewables would generate almost 10,000 jobs, analysis shows

Queensland transition to renewables would generate almost 10,000 jobs, analysis shows

Queensland has the potential to draw all of its electricity from renewable sources in a 15-year transition away from fossil fuels that would generate almost 10,000 jobs, according to analysis commissioned by the Queensland Conservation Council.

Almost 11,000 ongoing jobs would then operate and maintain a suite of energy sources either existing or proposed in the state, including wind and solar and farms, hydro plants and battery projects.

The QCC analysis is timed to energise the state’s election campaign and point candidates and leaders to the huge potential in renewables in the sunshine state.

Queensland’s environment minister, Leeanne Enoch, told an environment forum that a re-elected Palaszczuk government would develop a climate action plan to set out how the state would meet its targets on lowering greenhouse gas emissions up to 2030.

Related: Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom

The state government has targets to cut emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030 and have half of the state’s electricity generated from renewables by the same year. The government aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Guardian Australia has been told by sources familiar with the matter that work on an expected green paper that would have laid out the government’s plans to reach the 2050 target has stopped, and is likely to have been shelved.

Tristan Edis, a renewable energy analyst who was commissioned by QCC to look at existing and planned renewable projects, said the state had “world-class” opportunities in renewables simply because of the amount of sunshine and land available.

“What we see here is that maybe Queenslanders have not been told that they have plenty of potential to generate enough electricity for what they can consume, and then more,” he said. “We really have to start planning out the infrastructure

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Global HVAC Equipment Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2020-2024

Global HVAC Equipment Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2020-2024

The Global HVAC Equipment market will register an incremental spend of about $23 billion, growing at a CAGR of 3.49% during the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to Global HVAC Equipment sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers. This report also offers market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Request free sample pages

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005614/en/

SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global HVAC Equipment Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: Business Wire)

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  • What are the market dynamics?

  • What are the key market trends?

  • What are the category growth drivers?

  • What are the constraints on category growth?

  • Who are the suppliers in this market?

  • What are the demand-supply shifts?

  • What are the major category requirements?

  • What are the procurement best practices in this market?

Information on Latest Trends and Supply Chain Market Information Knowledge centre on COVID-19 impact assessment

SpendEdge’s reports now include an in-depth complimentary analysis of the COVID-19 impact on procurement and the latest market data to help your company overcome sourcing challenges. Our Global HVAC Equipment market procurement intelligence report offers actionable procurement intelligence insights, sourcing strategies, and action plans to mitigate risks arising out of the current pandemic situation. The insights offered by our reports will help procurement professionals streamline supply chain operations and gain insights into the best procurement practices to mitigate losses.

Insights into buyer strategies and tactical negotiation levers:

Several strategic and tactical negotiation levers are explained in the report to help buyers achieve the best prices for Global HVAC Equipment market. The report also aids buyers with relevant Global HVAC Equipment pricing levels, pros and cons of prevalent pricing models such as volume-based pricing, spot pricing, and cost-plus pricing and category management

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