George Grigalashvili

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How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Quantum Mechanics

Telegram to be banned in Russia, but VPN will bypass ban

• The Russian government announced that, due to legal violations, we’d see Telegram banned in the country soon.<br>• Telegram could avoid the ban if it eliminated its end-to-end encryption, but the company will not comply.<br>• When we see Telegram banned in Russia, a VPN will bypass that ban.<p>Three weeks ago, we …

Hubble space telescope captures image of most distant star ever seen

Icarus is a blue supergiant, a rare type of star that is larger than the Sun and far more luminous<p>It might look like a tiny speck amid a bejewelled vista of the universe, but scientists say a pinprick of light in an image captured by the Hubble space telescope is the most distant individual star …

Universe

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Machine Learning Trick of the Day (7): Density Ratio Trick

· Read in · 1481 words · All posts in series · A probability on its own is often an uninteresting thing. But when we can compare probabilities, that …

Machine Learning

Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes

It's terrifyingly easy to just make stuff up online these days, such is life in the post-truth era. But recent advancements in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have compounded the issue exponentially. It's not just the news that's fake anymore but all sorts of media and …

Ultralight, a Means to an End

In the world of backpacking the term “Ultralight” gets thrown around like a badge of honor. I’ve never had the unfortunate indignity of hauling a …

China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.<p>The station appears to be designed with driver and vehicle related matters in mind, making it more …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s start-ups have always had a recruiting advantage over the industry’s giants: Take a chance on us and we’ll give you an ownership stake that could make you rich if the company is successful.<p>Now the tech industry’s race to embrace artificial intelligence may render …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Influencer Andrew Ng Plans The Next Stage In His Extraordinary Career

Andrew Ng is one of the foremost thinkers on the topic of artificial intelligence. He founded and led the “Google Brain” project which developed massive-scale deep learning algorithms. In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University’s main Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. His …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins Match

HONG KONG — It’s all over for humanity — at least in the game of Go.<p>For the second game in a row, a Google computer program called AlphaGo beat the world’s best player of what many consider the world’s most sophisticated board game. AlphaGo is scheduled to play its human opponent, the 19-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

NASA is paying Russia more than $70 million to bring an astronaut home in this spaceship tonight

But they won't be riding in a US spacecraft.<p>NASA retired its space shuttle fleet in 2011. Meanwhile, commercial carriers like SpaceX and Boeing are still building, testing, and certifying their spaceships, respectively called Dragon and CST-100 Starliner.<p>Today only one spaceship can launch people …

Space Exploration

Creepy software startup attempts to algorithmically score happiness at your current job

Job searches are often done under the radar and out of the view of your current boss. A new startup wants to make your career search a bit more public, often at the detriment of current employment.<p>The startup, Joberate, scrapes publicly available information from millions of social signals — or …

Employment

Garmin releases its first luxury smartwatch, the Fenix Chronos

Garmin has just announced the Fenix Chronos, an amazingly elegant smartwatch with all the features of their standard GPS exercise watches – the Vivoactve, for example – with a case and aesthetic that would be at home in a fine watch shop. That’s right: this is the first fancy smartwatch that you …

Machine Learning Driven Programming: A New Programming for a New World

<i>If Google were created from scratch today, much of it would be learned, not coded. Around 10% of Google's 25,000 developers are proficient in ML; it</i> …

Machine Learning

Bose’s QuietComfort headphones go wireless without missing a beat

Bose took its damn time.<p>It’s not always the wisest policy in this fast-moving world of consumer electronics, but as countless competitors pushed past to bring wireless noise cancelling headphones to market, the audio company whose name has long been synonymous with active noise canceling bided its …

Report: 7 countries benefit most from technology innovation

GENEVA (AP) — The United States, Singapore, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Israel are getting the biggest bang for their buck in economic and digital innovation, according to a survey released Wednesday by the organizers of the Davos economic forum.<p>The Geneva-based World Economic …

MIT's artificial intelligence passes key Turing test

Can the new artificial intelligence system fool your senses?<p>An MIT algorithm has managed to produce sounds able to fool human listeners and beat …

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in one handy list

This year’s keynote from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is a wrap – but if you missed it, here’s a recap of the important bits you need to know. For more details on each news item, click the links below for an extended coverage.<p>Kicking off the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook opens with a moment …

Smart TV

Leaked Galaxy Unpacked invite points to Galaxy Note 7/Edge announcement on August 2nd

A number of leaks and renders in the past few weeks have revealed a great deal about Samsung’s next generation phablet. Now, a leaked invitation (via <i>SamMobile</i>) points to a Galaxy Unpacked event on August 2nd and alludes to a Galaxy Note 7, as well as an Edge variant.<p>Assuming this image is …

Galaxy Note

NASA's Juno spacecraft will enter orbit around Jupiter in less than a month

Right now, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about 11 million miles from the planet Jupiter, moving at four miles per second. Jupiter’s massive gravitational pull is constantly "tugging" on the spacecraft, and once the vehicle reaches the planet, it will be going up to 40 miles a second. At that point, …

Astronomy

North Face's new Access Pack is a gadget nerd's dream bag

Zippers are out; latches are in<p>Backpacks are an unfortunate reality we must all live with. Messenger bags, while a bit more stylish, are never big enough. They also don't readily lend themselves to aimless stuffing. North Face's new backpack, however, is the ultimate stuff bag. The Access Pack's …

The New Commandments Of Wearing Suits With Trainers

You may think that tailoring with trainers is as stylish as sandals with socks. Well, it is. By which we mean, it’s a move once reserved for guys who …

Iranian Cyber Attack on New York Dam Shows Future of War

The first nationstate warfare took place between soldiers on the ground, and then ships at sea. In the 20th Century, the battles moved into the …

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Physicists have a new tool to study the universe in unprecedented detail

The new model factors in the rotation of space-time and the amplitude of gravitational waves — the existence of which was confirmed just last month.<p>It's more accurate than previous software simulations, its developers say, because it takes into account the high-speed movements of particles and the …

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …

'Robust' deal reached to preserve privacy of EU-US data sharing

EU-US Privacy Shield ‘safe harbour’ comes with assurances against US mass surveillance and the protection of EU citizens’ data<p>Europe and the US have reached a new “robust” deal over data sharing that will ensure the safety of EU citizens’ data when transferred across the Atlantic by firms such as …

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