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AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code.<p>Created by researchers at …

Artificial Intelligence

“Creepy . . . but impressive” facial recognition software is going to the next level

Soon our faces will unlock doors and buy socks for us — and allow us to be tracked and ID’d with scary precision<p>Facial recognition systems — computers that can verify a person’s identity from a digital image or video still — have been around for a few years now. Following a recent explosion in big …

9 of the most fascinating TED Talks about money

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to turn to, from podcasts to books to personal finance gurus, that will teach you the basics and then some.<p>We've rounded up nine TED Talks — all between 10 and 20 minutes — that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, …

Self-improvement

Denmark's Monster Wind Turbine Just Smashed the 24-Hour Record For Energy Production

A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 ton blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of energy over a span of 24 …

Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy in the universe

Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronomers from Yale University and UC Santa Cruz have announced that they've discovered the most distant …

Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — it's scary how accurate he was

In the book, Gates makes 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.<p>But as business student Markus Kirjonen pointed out on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be "eerily prescient."

Bill Gates

Bionic heart breakthrough: Scientists transplant device into sheep, hope for clinical trials

Medical and engineering specialists say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough after successfully transplanting a bionic heart into a sheep.<p>The …