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Google turns game of Go into massive AI-vs-human spectacle

Tens of thousands of people just tuned into YouTube to watch a computer play the ancient board game Go against a human opponent. It wasn't just for sport. The future of civilization could be at stake.<p>A certain segment of the world believes the apocalypse will come with explosions, bravado and full …

Artificial Intelligence

The Road Trip: You'll Remember Nimrat Kaur's Short Film For a Long Time

<i>The Road Trip</i>, the first part of Y Films' series of short movies titled <i>Love Shots</i>, released on March 8, and stars actors Nimrat Kaur and Tahir Raj …

27 Things You Never Knew About 'Titanic'

Warning: You will fall completely in love with Kate Winslet by the end of this list.<p><b>1. Robert De Niro was offered the role of Captain Smith</b>, but turned it down due to illness.<p><b>2. DELETED SCENE:</b> When Jack sings "Come Josephine" to Rose when they're on the prow of the ship (just before she says, "I'm …

Nova Scotia

Confirmed: Vijay Mallya has left India on 2 March with $40 mn in pocket; SC issues notice - Firstpost

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Vijay Mallya, the business tycoon who owes Rs 9,000 crore (including interest) to a consortium of 17 …

India

10 most important things in advertising

Facebook is bidding on rights to stream NFL's Thursday night football.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Online advertisers are claiming ad-blockers are violating their freedom of speech.</b> Ad-blockers are used by up to 45 …

Advertising

When robots do all the work, how will people live?

Technology is bringing profound, unstoppable change to society. It is vital that government faces this – and comes up with a new industrial strategy<p>George Osborne is expected to announce in his budget next week that driverless lorries will be tested on UK roads. By doing so he will herald the …

Bank of America

Why does walking through doorways make us forget?

Forgetting why you entered a room is called the “Doorway Effect”, and it may reveal as much about the strengths of human memory, as it does the weaknesses, says psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>We’ve all done it. Run upstairs to get your keys, but forget that it is them you’re looking for once you get to …

The Brain