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Microsoft's speech recognition system is now as good as a human

Microsoft researchers have hit a milestone 25 years in the making. The company's conversational speech recognition system has finally reached an …

North Korean Show of Strength Fizzles

“North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning from near its submarine base in Sinpo on its east coast, but the launch failed,” the New …

Amid Rising Tensions, US Is Also Testing a New, Improved Nuclear Bomb

While everyone was focused on MOAB, the 59 Tomahawks that were fired into Syria, and the fact that North Korea could be preparing for nuclear weapons …

North Korea

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Terrifying robot trained to shoot using both hands is 'not a Terminator', Russian deputy PM says

Training the robot to shoot will teach it to set priorities and make instant decisions, he said.<p>Russia's humanoid robot Fedor (Final Experimental …

Black Hole Imaged For First Time By Event Horizon Telescope

For decades, scientists have held that Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of larger galaxies. These reality-bending points in …

The Possible Upsides of Korea Crisis

Not only is the current showdown with North Korea unlikely to lead to a military conflict, it is likely that all the countries involved will walk …

North Korea

New stem cell invented that can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds

Salk Institute and Chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab.<p>The …

Stem Cells

The Problem With Trump’s Attempt to Scare North Korea

President Trump and his advisers have taken a more and more threatening stance toward North Korea since January, and the isolated dictatorship has …

North Korea Launches Missile Test But Fails, U.S. Military Says

After parading its missiles through the streets for an anniversary celebration, the U.S. Military says North Korea attempted to launch a missile, but it failed.

The 3 things that make AI unlike any other technology

Artificial Intelligence has been around for sixty years, and through this long time it has had many ups and downs, but mostly downs. The “AI winters”, as they are commonly known, were caused because of the insurmountable obstacles that declarative programming presented when building the knowledge …

9 USB Hubs for Enhanced Computer Connectivity

One convenient place for all your USB peripherals.<p>With full wired connectivity ports becoming an increasingly rare sight in new computers, it's a good idea to have a dedicated USB hub handy. We've rounded up several highly rated options worth your attention.

Gear & Gadgets

The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, because the robots will take your jobs.<p>Every new report shows the machine replacement of human labor is accelerating, with job creation by new …

Artificial Intelligence

Ask Ethan: What Was The Entropy Of The Universe At The Big Bang?

The second law of thermodynamics is one of those puzzling laws of nature that simply emerges from the fundamental rules. It says that entropy, a measure of disorder in the Universe, must always increase in any closed system. But how is it possible that our Universe today, which looks to be …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Afghan Official Says 94 ISIS Fighters Killed In 'Mother Of All Bombs' Attack

<b>Updated at 4 a.m. ET Saturday</b><p>A government spokesman has increased the death toll from Thursday's bombing using the "Mother of All Bombs" in Afghanistan to 94, up from 36.<p>Ataullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said in a tweet Saturday that 94 ISIS members were …

North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack' amid show of force

<b>North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks".</b><p>The comments came as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung.<p>A huge parade in Pyongyang was held amid speculation …

North Korea

'Toki' uses 3D printing and projection to represent time

Akinori Goto is a stop-motion animator who has translated his art to work with modern materials and techniques. Goto creates smooth movement by passing simple light through highly complex wire mesh sculptures. He's one of several artists picked to exhibit their work at SXSW this year, and his …

Art

Google's new #myAndroid Taste Test will help you give your device a makeover

Want to give your Android device a new look? Let Google give you a hand.<p>Google has a new tool called the #myAndroid Taste Test that aims to help you …

WikiLeaks’ CIA dump makes the Russian hacking story even murkier — if that’s possible

WikiLeaks’ new trove suggests the CIA could easily fake a Russian hack. It’s no smoking gun, but it’s disturbing<p>Russia hacked the election. Russia didn’t hack the election. Russia sort of, maybe, possibly hacked the election.<p>Is your head spinning from this story yet?<p>The latest WikiLeaks disclosures …

Web inventor warns over fake news, online political advertising

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that targeted political advertising drawn from personal data is one of the major threats to an open internet. Complex …

Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO

Futuristic forecast spurs investment wave from Japanese telecom company<p>BARCELONA—Within 30 years, artificial intelligence will be smarter than the human brain.<p>That is according to Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., who says that supersmart robots will outnumber humans and more …

SoftBank Group

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it

This is what Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, suggested in a speech at the company's Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday.<p>"I think big data is so powerful that nation states will fight over how much data matters," he told attendees.<p>"He who has the data can do the …

A World Without Wi-Fi Looks Possible as Unlimited Plans Rise

The Wi-Fi icon -- a dot with radio waves radiating outward -- glows on nearly every internet-connected device, from the iPhone to thermostats to TVs. …