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Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

Devilman Crybaby is Netflix’s horniest, most shockingly violent show yet

And that’s exactly why you should watch it<p>Near the end of the first episode of Netflix’s new anime <i>Devilman</i> <i>Crybaby</i>, high schooler Akira Fudo and his best friend, Ryo Asuka, find themselves in a rave-lit orgy full of neon and nude characters whose body parts flap wildly. The party spirals into a …

Space Photos of the Week: You Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 MPH

Get ready, because this week’s space photos are nothing short of epic. First we’re starting out close to home, just 43 light minutes away at Jupiter. …

Learn to Reverse Engineer x86_64 Binaries

Opening up things, see how they work, and make them do what you want are just the basic needs of the average hacker. In some cases, a screwdriver and …

Engineering

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Deep Learning

Google's Stunning New Toy Shows the Wild Future of Machine Learning

Teach a machine with nothing but your webcam.<p>Everyone from politicians to tech companies themselves are pushing the "learn to code" agenda. On the one hand, it could create a more employable tech workforce, and on the other drive, it may serve to drive down the wages for what is today a very …

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Intel introduces self learning Loihi research test chip with circuits that mimic the mechanics of the human brain- Technology News, Firstpost

<b>Intel</b> has developed a neuromorphic chip, code named Loihi, that emulates the way the human brain works by learning based on feedback from the …

Machine Learning

The Tiny, $25 PocketBeagle

It was announced a day or two ago, but now the PocketBeagle has made its first real-world appearance at the World Maker Faire in New York this …

Silk Spun by Graphene-Fed Spiders Is Now One of The Strongest Materials on Earth

Uh, let's just hope those spiders don't take over.<p>Spider webs are already strong enough to restrain small insects unlucky enough to fly into them, …

The world’s best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk’s startup

Tonight during Valve’s yearly <i>Dota 2</i> tournament, a surprise segment introduced what could be the best new player in the world -- a bot from Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI. Engineers from the nonprofit say the bot learned enough to beat <i>Dota 2</i> pros in just two weeks of real-time learning, though in …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine 'learning' has issues, but AI here to stay

The future seems to be here when it comes to artificial intelligence.<p>Although many think artificial intelligence, or AI, is still the stuff of books …

Facebook pulls plug on AI bots after they start inventing their own language

Researchers at Facebook recently shut down a pair of AI bots that were designed to communicate with each other in English, after they instead began …

Google Launches Free Course on Deep Learning: The Science of Teaching Computers How to Teach Themselves

Last Friday, we mentioned how Google's artificial intelligence software DeepMind has the ability to teach itself many things. It can teach itself how …

Artificial Intelligence As A Universal Translator: How A Company Plans To Decipher The Mysterious Language Of Dolphins

There have been quite a few articles about Swedish startup Gavagai AB lately. The language technology company is marketing its solutions for insight, …

The UN Passes the First-Ever Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Worldwide

by Dom Galeon and Abby Norman July 9, 2017 Future Society 13472<p>A Timely Move<p>On Friday, the United Nations passed the first-ever treaty imposing a …

Scientists have developed AI that can read your mind and predict your thoughts

At one point in our history, the most impressive example of artificial intelligence was a computer that was really, really good at chess. Today, various pieces of software can do everything from chat with us on Facebook Messenger to guiding the Mars rover Curiosity while its human engineers catch a …

Trump Sued for Censorship of Climate Change Data

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration Tuesday to uncover public records showing that federal employees have been censored …

Alphabet Just Bet the Company On Artificial Intelligence

These AI updates will touch billions of people this year.<p>At the Google I/O developer conference this month, there was one super clear message: Alphabet is now in the artificial intelligence business. This has big implications for lots of people. There are 2 billion active Android devices, 800 …

Finally Learn How to Code With The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp

96 hours of immersive Java, Python, C++ and more.<p>Sometimes when you're trying to learn something new, immersion can be the way to go. That can go for …

Someone trained a computer to invent names for paint colors, and it went totally nuts

Are you one of those people who rolls your eyes at the names of paint colors? “Egg shell and cream ARE BOTH WHITE I literally CAN’T TELL THE …

The 10 best-value games you can buy and play for months

A serious dedication to gaming often means a tough time for your wallet. Keeping up with the latest games, not to mention the hardware to play it on, …

36 eBooks on Computer Programming from O’Reilly Media: Free to Download and Read

This past week, we featured a free course on the programming language Python, presented by MIT. A handy resource, to be sure.<p>And then it struck us …

Robotic Imitation of Human Behavior Just Took a Big Step Forward

If you squint, you can see robot butlers on the horizon.<p>Artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI took inspiration from infants for its latest …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

This robotic octopus tentacle isn't creepy at all

German robotics company Festo has created a new bot that's inspired by an octopus - and its movements <i>certainly</i> aren't creepy or unnerving at …