NVIDIA Provides U.S. Postal Service AI Technology to Improve Delivery Service

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    * you may lose your packages while AI is training.
    ** Novidia is not responsible for any lost packages.
     
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    I work for USPS. The upper management seems bound and determined to run it straight into the ground. If there's still a USPS in 10 years, I'd honestly be shocked. I swear "they" are sabotaging one of the largest employers in the US so they can sell it (privatize) which would ultimately be a catastrophe.

    As to this Nvidia AI stuff? Regardless what it's initial intent is, all it's ultimately going to do is allow management to micromanage employees even further. Nothing they do anymore is about making jobs easier on employees. Literally nothing.
     
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    Revenues are supposed to cover the postal service's costs, but mail volume is plunging, and the USPS has been losing billions of dollars a year for more than a decade. These deficits are going to get even worse due to overly-generous union negotiated pensions as more and more retire in their mid-50's and live for another 30-40 years... typically longer than they worked for the USPS. Such a system is unsustainable and reforms need to happen sooner rather than later to keep things afloat.

    Well my mailman could use some micromanaging because he tends to spend a lot of time working on his tan at the pool in my community instead of delivering mail.
     

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    above post kinda interesting to me, i dont live in US so i dont know how the current situation in there

    in our era "mail" (in meaning old-days-letters, parcel etc.) isnt used as much anymore
    But, we living in online-world, where people shopping things online much more than before, even most groceries have delivery service nowdays right?
    in most country delivery service been growing like crazy... i bet that situation is same in US

    well probably different for USPS because its goverment-company, so probably they dont do online-business-delivery/shipping service ?
    even so that they are not doing really good in local/domestic shipping, but for some country i know, nation-postal service still the main-oversea-shipping-service, in asia such as EMS ... that EMS is far more used compared to DHL / FEDEX... its like 6(ems):4(dhl/fedex/etc.) share
    because not only the service quite fast but the fee is also much cheaper
    and many online-shop big or small using it as main-shipping-service

    anyway isnt that company that run by nation/goverment, usually no matter what the condition? so even near bankrupt they will always get infusion from the gov. .... well i dont know how things works in US
     
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    Please know what you are talking about before you bad mouth something. Fact: Postal service operates in the black. Fact: The postal service has to run only on revenue generated by it's service. Fact: The postal service does not use one penny of U.S. taxpayers money to operate. Fact: The U.S. congress in their infinite wisdom enacted a law forcing the Postal service to pre fund health care and benefits out of their revenue. That is why they operate in the red. So please take your ignorant rant somewhere else.

    And your postman is allowed to take a break wherever he pleases. Stop being so nosy and paranoid. Try thinking for yourself and not listen to the fake media and your friends gossip.
     
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    +1 Indeed. But people think what they want to think because they read something somewhere.
     
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    Bah puny consoles
     
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    I'm not sure I understand how exactly this technology is helping. A whole lot of talk about how great it is, but not a whole lot saying what specifically it's supposed to improve.

    USPS isn't a government agency; it's independent. I think the reason people think it's a federal organization is because it was created by the US government (Ben Franklin being the first postmaster, hence him being brought up by Robbins) and because only USPS has access to mailboxes, which are federal property; it is illegal for other companies like UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc to put stuff in your mailbox. And, since USPS is the only one that can access your mailbox, they're the only ones that can deliver government-related letters. So - they get a lot of government contracts.
    BTW, they do deliver packages - nearly all of my packages come through them (I get a lot of stuff on ebay).
     
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    All they deliver anymore is junk mail that goes straight in the trash. Waste of paper and resources IMO
     

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    I had less trouble receiving car and computer parts with USPS than with UPS, I love to wait all morning in front of the house phone in hand to receive a text message saying "there was nobody home and we couldn't reach the customer" riiighhht ><
     

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