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Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. …

Artificial Intelligence

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Geniuses Are Lazy — and You Should Be Too

What do you do when you are facing a tough problem? Get a cup of coffee, buckle down and prepare for a long night? Break out the library books, or an …

Machine Learning

Read Elon Musk’s latest email to employees on Tesla’s big picture

Musk says he wants to personally approve any Tesla expenditure of more than $1 million.<p>Elon Musk thinks it’s time that Tesla generates a profit. In an email to staff, the Tesla CEO wrote that he has asked the electric vehicle manufacturer’s finance team to comb through every expense and “cut …

Tesla

Introducing Bear, a Seattle Police Dog That Can Sniff Out Porn

This black Lab is one of SPD's best tools for finding hidden thumb drives. by Sydney BrownstoneIn 2014, Indiana firefighter Todd Jordan got a call …

Seattle

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientific Study Says Science Papers Have Become Harder to Read Over Last Century

<i>Lakshmi Supriya is a freelance science writer based in Bengaluru.</i><p>When was the last time you used ‘novel’ in conversation with a friend? How about …

Science

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

This company can encode your favorite song in DNA—for $100,000 - MIT Technology Review

At her office overlooking San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, Emily Leproust leaned over to show me a silver lozenge barely the size of a …

Genetics

Scientists Identify Protein That Could Let Birds See Magnetic Fields

Birds probably know quantum physics better than many humans—it just comes to them innately.<p>To help them navigate long distances across the globe, …

Unusual forms of 'nightmare' antibiotic-resistant bacteria detected in 27 states

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/health/2016/09/07/embargo-2p-thu-9-8-giant-petri-dish-nccorig.cnn_754948_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>(CNN) —</b> More than 200 rare antibiotic-resistant genes were found in "nightmare" bacteria tested in 2017, according to a Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the US Centers …

Public Health

The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Looks Like It Broke Off an Alien Mothership

The plan to 3D-print a bridge in mid-air was always bonkers. How could a technology best known for creating flimsy prototypes and personalized action …

Biomimetic chemistry—DNA mimic outwits viral enzyme

Not only can synthetic molecules mimic the structures of their biological models, they can also take on their functions and may even successfully …

Biology

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

First images of molecules in reaction | Cosmos

<b>What does a molecule look like?</b> It turns out, exactly like the drawings we made in high school chemistry class. A striking new set of images confirms …

Scientists Are Building a Mini-Earth With 8 Tons of Spinning Liquid Sodium

Admit it, you don’t <i>really</i> understand why the Earth has a magnetic field. Sure, movement inside the Earth’s outer core is creating a electric current, …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

French Company Creates Ethereum Mining Rig That Is Literally A Space Heater

I remember first mining Litecoin in 2013 with a quad-Radeon 290x rig and thinking “this is going to be <i>perfect</i> during the winter.” Those suckers sat comfortably at around 92C, and the “space heater” jokes among both gamers and miners were merciless. French computing company Qarnot, however, has …

Living Rooms

This Self-Replicating Protein Structure Could Tell Us How Life Began on Earth

Once upon a time, proteins ruled the world.<p>Roughly 4 billion years ago an assortment of complex organic compounds went from being mere carbon soup to …

A near-universal way to measure enzyme inhibition

Researchers at McGill University have invented a new technique for measuring how quickly drugs interact with their molecular targets. The discovery …

It turns out graphene has been deceiving us this whole time

While graphene, an atom-thick form of carbon, has shown itself to have enormous potential for plant electronics and ultra-efficient water …

Chemistry

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

New Jersey

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

These Stunning Microscopic Visuals Make It Easy to Envision Chemistry

Envisioning Chemistry is a series of visually striking imagery that brings the fascinating world of microscopic chemical reactions to life.<p>Thanks to …

Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI - MIT Technology Review

One of the curious features of the deep neural networks behind machine learning is that they are surprisingly different from the neural networks in …

Machine Learning

Turning big data into sound

“Identifying new time and space correlations between variables often leads to breakthroughs in the physical sciences,” explained Dr. Bukvic, who also serves as a senior fellow for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. “It makes sense that we would want to go beyond two-dimensional …

Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Game Development

This Experiment Will Give You An Idea Of How Vast Space Really Is

<i>How big is space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jeffrey Naujok, Computer Programmer, on Quora:</b><p>Space is big.<p>Really big.<p>Okay, now that I’m done quoting Douglas Adams…<p>Let’s try an …

Nova Scotia

Nanorobots Target And Attack Malignant Tumors Without Harming Healthy Tissue

Nanomedicine continues to show promise of developing innovative and effective techniques for combating cancer. The great benefit of most of these treatments is that they attack malignant tumors and cells directly without damaging healthy tissue. This is a welcome contrast to traditional …

Cancer