Jacob Merchant

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The beginning of the end: Google’s AI has beaten a top human player at the complex game of Go

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we have entered the beginning of the end for the human race as we know it.<p>Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent algorithm developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, categorically beat Lee Sedol, one of the best players of the Chinese board …

Artificial Intelligence

After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

The real-life Gordon Gekko says Bernie Sanders is best chance to fix America's economic problems

This is a bit of a shocker, but who better to know what's needed to fix America's economic and financial problems than the iconic person most known …

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