Yiannos Covalent Christou

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One of the greatest chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov, talks about artificial intelligence and the interplay between machine learning and humans

<i>Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, is famous for his pair of faceoffs against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.</i><p><i>Kasparov won the first match against the computer, 4-2, in 1996, but lost in the rematch, 3½-2½, in 1997.</i><i>He recently published a book, "Deep Thinking," about the</i> …

When machines go rogue

What’s happening inside our algorithms? What happens when those algorithms control our cars and planes? Pretty soon, we may have no idea.<p>Midnight, …

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Universe

Rolls-Royce: the future of flight is electric

Rolls-Royce is looking to an electric future, as its chief executive, Warren East, positions the FTSE 100 engineer at the forefront of the next revolution in aviation: aircraft powered by fans.<p>Mr East, setting out his plans to return the company to profit after one of the most troubled periods in …

Rolls-Royce

Airbus A350-1000 makes maiden flight

A crew of six explored the aircraft's handling and its flight envelope, the ways in which it can combine capabilities like speed, altitude and …

Aviation

Tom Hanks’s latest thriller, Sully, is about the dramatic emergency landing of a plane on the Hudson River. But what do we know really about the lives of pilots? Jonathan Margolis hears some cockpit confessions<p>The guy going through the US airport security gate looks like a successful financial …

Tom Hanks