Ant not working in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 20.04 LTS

After a clean installation of a Kubuntu 29.04 LTS, Ant was not working properly. A simple ant -version came out as

/bin/ant: 1: cd: can't cd to /bin/../share/ant/bin/..
Error: Could not find or load main class
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:

One may think the problem resides in the ANT_HOME not being set, but actually the problem is that Ant is not pointing to the correct location.

The solution was quite simple, the incorrect symbolic link was removed and a new one was created pointing it to the correct location:

sudo rm -rf /bin/ant
sudo ln -s /usr/share/ant/bin/ant /bin/ant

Please note that this solution worked for me, check if it works for you to before making any system changes.


Less Than One - A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

I came across with this very interesting new idea about training AI with a substantial small data set.

Since we humans sometimes don't even need to see one example of something to recognize it, why should AI be fed with tons of data to identify something?

Here's the 'Less Than One'-Shot Learning: Learning N Classes From M<N Samples original paper.

The A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data article explains it all.


Facial Recognition with Python

While researching for image recognition I came across some very interesting articles about how to perform facial recognition in Python:


How to perform basic image recognition with the use of Python

While searching for information about image recognition with Python, I've came across with this tutorial, with video explanation.