Joe Ruby, co-creator of Scooby-Doo, dies at 87

Noble Horvath

Joe Ruby, who helped invigorate Saturday morning children’s television as the co-creator of Scooby-Doo, the long-running animated franchise about a group of teenage private eyes and their chicken-hearted, snack-guzzling Great Dane, died Aug. 26 at his home in Westlake Village, Calif. He was 87.

The cause was complications from a fall, said his wife, Carole Ruby.

A prolific writer and producer, Ruby created “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” with Ken Spears, his longtime writing partner at the animation studio Hanna-Barbera. Premiering in 1969, the show ran for two seasons on CBS and grew into a pop culture phenomenon, inspiring two live-action films, a host of spinoff series and a slew of animated imitators involving teenagers, animals and lighthearted mysteries.

Mixing thrills, slapstick humor and a touch of the supernatural, the show has remained on-air in one form or another for more than half a century, reliably entertaining two generations of viewers

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Why American Express is trying technology that makes deepfake videos look real

Noble Horvath

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American Express is testing technology that is best known for helping create deepfake videos—realistic clips of people saying things they never really said—to fight financial fraud.

In this case, the company is creating fake financial data like credit card transactions that it can feed into machine-learning algorithms to better help them spot credit card scams and other problems. The goal is to more quickly alert customers that their accounts have been compromised, before criminals have a chance to go on spending sprees.

At the heart of American Express’s research is the A.I. technology known as generative adversarial networks, or GANs, which are used to create deepfake videos. In recent years, the technology has improved to the point that it can help create convincing video clips that fool viewers.

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LexiCode Debuts New Computer Assisted Auditing Tool

Noble Horvath

Web-based solution provides an accuracy rating and analytics built on on nearly 40 years of domain expertise and a database of over 660,000 accounts annually

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LexiCode, an Exela Technologies, Inc. (“Exela”) (NASDAQ: XELA) brand, today announced the availability of its LexiCode Audit Database (LAD) analytics tool, a web-based solution created to add value and efficiency to LexiCode’s audit process. As data is entered in real time, the system continuously monitors and creates accuracy ratings to increase quality and transparency by tracking all elements of the coding process. The solution serves as a differentiator for LexiCode in the coding process by automating the accuracy calculations in addition to generating daily feedback summaries for the coders.

The solution takes the audit trail a step further than coding by helping the audit team determine what errors are occurring, what pain points clients are experiencing, and

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