Great spec Fujitsu Lifebook A544 laptop at a great price – £180
Fully working and very good cosmetic condition too for age, photos show condition. Laptops around 4 years old and wasn’t used a lot, hence low battery cycle count of only 26 times on it’s original battery. Hold charge well and you can get 2-4 hours use on a full charge. Original power pack too.
It’s been upgraded to 8GB ram and also just had a brand new 480GB Lexar SATA SSD to replace the hard drive, with a fresh install of Windows 10 Professional, 1909 Build, with all updates (auto activated from it’s Windows 8 embedded key) and some nice to have freebie software (Adobe Acrobat Reader, 7Zip, Malwarebyte, KLite Codecs, Google Chrome, CCleaner). Also updated with latest 2019 BIOS from Fujitsu support site.
Full Specification Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4210m 2.6Ghz, boost to 3.2Ghz (2 cores, 4 Threads) Ram: 8GB (2 x 4GB Samsung DDR3L Dimms) Storage: Brand new Lexar 480GB Solid State Drive Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 Operating System: Windows 10 Professional (Latest 1909 Build) Optical: CD/DVD-RW drive Wireless: Wifi 802.11G/N 2.4 & 5Ghz & Bluetooth Ports: 3 x USB3 Type A, 1 x USB 2 Type A, HDMI, VGA, Headphone & Microphone ports, SD XC Card reader & Gigabit Ethernet
Working on Microsoft Azure platform, Mohanty and his colleagues used a Convolutional Neural Network model to come up with a solution that can identify and count penguins with a high degree of accuracy. The model can potentially help researchers speed up their studies around the status of penguin populations.
The team is now working on the classification, identification and counting of other species using similar deep learning techniques.
Building AI to save the planet
A long-time Microsoft partner headquartered in Hyderabad in India, Gramener is not new to leveraging AI for social good using Microsoft Azure. It was one of the earliest partners for Microsoft’s AI for Earth program announced in 2017.
“I believe that AI can help make the world a better place by accelerating biodiversity conservation and help solve the biggest environmental challenges we face today. When we came to know about Microsoft’s AI for Earth program over two years ago, we reached out to Microsoft as we wanted to find ways to partner and help with our expertise,” says Kesari.
While the program was still in its infancy, the teams from Gramener and Microsoft worked jointly to come up with quick projects to showcase what’s possible with AI and inspire those out there in the field. They started with a proof of concept for identifying flora and fauna species in a photograph.
“We worked more like an experimentation arm working with the team led by Lucas Joppa (Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Officer, and founder of AI for Earth). We built a model, using data available from iNaturalist, that could classify thousands of different species with 80 percent accuracy,” Kesari reveals.
Another proof of concept revolved around camera traps that are used for biodiversity studies in forests. The camera traps take multiple images whenever they detect motion, which leads to a large number of photos that had to be scanned manually.
“Most camera trap photos are blank as they don’t have any animal in the frame. Even in the frames that do, often the animal is too close to be identified or the photo is blurry,” says Mohanty, who also leads the AI for Earth partnership from Gramener.
The team came up with a two-step solution that first weeds out unusable images and then uses a deep learning model to classify images that have an animal in them. This solution too was converted by the Microsoft team into what is now the Camera Trap API that AI for Earth grantees or anyone can freely use.
“AI is critical to conservation because we simply don’t have time to wait for humans to annotate millions of images before we can answer wildlife population questions. For the same reason, we need to rapidly prototype AI applications for conservation, and it’s been fantastic to have Gramener on board as our ‘advanced development team’,” says Dan Morris, principal scientist and program director for Microsoft’s AI for Earth program.
Anticipating the needs of grantees, Gramener and Microsoft have also worked on creating other APIs, like the Land Cover Mapping API that leverages machine learning to provide high-resolution land cover information. These APIs are now part of the public technical resources available for AI for Earth grantees or anyone to use, to accelerate their projects without having to build the base model themselves.
I am selling my old workstation, that has no working graphic card.
The Graphic card stopped working and I get a either a no graphic card detected beep or it POST and no image is shown. I removed the graphic card and i just get the missing graphic card beep. So all other parts are working.
I have removed the hard drives so you will need a new HDD or SSD,
unit as follows.
Asus P67 Sabertooth Motherboard
Intel i7 2600K CPU
16GB DDR 3 Ram (2x 8GB) Not sure on model but i know it was the fastest one at the time.
NXZT 650 Gold Modular Power Supply – include all cables and case
Cooler Master 690 MK2 Case – Missing Cage for even more hard drive, needed space for Pump
Creative Sound blaster X-Fi Sound card – not sure which model
EK CPU water Block
EK double Radiators, roof mounted
ATI – 4870 Grahpic card with custom waterblock – not working
3 x 140mm Fans
3 super quiet fans with rubber suspension connectors
battery after buner to keep fans working after shutdown – new unused
Molex Connector remover kit and tools
many meters of White braid multi sizes
EK Punp and reservoir + power pn connector to turn on PC without motherboard to drain and fill.
Assortments of plugs and connectors + extra fans and cables.
The unit itself is in good to average condition, needs a clean in and out including the water loop, as been sitting in a while now without an maintenance, (Kids take all my time now )
I am pricing this to shift as i have just purchased a NUC so only looking for £150 Collected (due to weight and water)
If I sold the first 4 items alone, I would get more money, than what I am asking for whole lot, but just want it gone as easy as possible.
Any questions let me know, Picture coming up soon.
In Philadelphia, Juan Dimida, 40, creates graphic art and electronic music on touchscreen devices, working them into beats with other songs or multimedia pieces.
He recently created an album of electronic music on his Motorola G3 over the summer and has been performing it on his Lenovo Yoga PC, connected to drum machines and synthesizers. He’s playing this music live in November.
His artistic background began with graffiti art as a teen, but then he joined a city-run art program in his 20s that channeled his creative energy into colorful murals that covered up graffiti through community-based commissions. These collaborative projects usually involved four to five people and would include elaborate scenery, characters and animation. While each had a theme, the artists also improvised.
Dimida used Photoshop to get designs together and make alterations. While he was working on these murals, an event planner stopped by with a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, and gave it to him to draw on. He hired Dimida to create art for a 2012 event, where Dimida connected different devices, such as a Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO, to projectors. Dimida drew mosaics on that screen that projected onto 80-foot walls.
After that event, he gained traction to host his own events, showing his original projections at art shows and parties.
Sound visualizations are something he particularly enjoys. Dimida uses a Lenovo ThinkPad X220t to record different sounds, so he’s able to set up different scenes, music effects and visuals, using multiple projectors. He has a separate Lenovo Yoga feed into that, where he draws on its screen. The ThinkPad X220t adds sounds and projects that out.