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Ten years later, ‘Sunshine’ remains one of the bleakest and most beautiful sci-fi movies ever made

The first time I saw <i>Sunshine</i>, it was in a movie theater packed with awkward men (in my memory, the audience was at least 90 percent male). When the movie ended, my friend and I spent an extra 10 minutes on the floor, trying to find his misplaced glasses.<p>Despite the sub-optimal viewing conditions, I …

Documentary ‘My Journey Through French Cinema’ is for all movie lovers

Bertrand Tavernier’s film is a feast for everybody who loves classic Gallic movies and it’s a great introduction to French cinema for all those who …

11 Arguments Experts get Wrong about Deep Learning

I spend most of my waking time ( and likely my subconscious works overtime while I sleep ) studying Deep Learning. Peter Thiel has a phrase, “The …

Comment on A Computer Can Now Translate Languages as Well as a Human by Kirti Vashee

While MT has certainly come a long way the Google announcement is a Trumpesque overstatement of actual achievement that quickly falls apart by simply …

Emerging Technology

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

«The Assassin», une offrande aux sens et à l'imagination | Slate.fr

Temps de lecture: 6 min<p>Chef de file du nouveau cinéma taïwanais apparu au début des années 1980, Hou Hsiao-hsien fait aujourd’hui figure de grand …

The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

Experts in UX, AI, and product design weigh in on the next big modality in computing.<p>“I wish I could touch you,” Theodore says, laying in bed. He’s met with silence. Rejection. Until she speaks up, tentatively. “How would you touch me?”<p>It’s a famously poignant scene from the movie <i>Her</i>, as the …

Comment on This Remarkable Robot Hand Is Worthy of Luke Skywalker by Robotics: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

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Luke Skywalker

Comment on Why Big Tech Companies Are Open-Sourcing Their AI Systems by Artificial Intelligence: Top News and Articles. | Giant Leap

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Artificial Intelligence

Comment les Français sont devenus des puristes de la langue | Slate.fr

Temps de lecture: 8 min<p>Chaque erreur de français à l’oral froisse vos oreilles? Vous ne pouvez pas vous empêcher de reprendre un étranger qui apprend …

Livres

The Neural Network That Remembers

<i>“On tap at the brewpub. A nice dark red color with a nice head that left a lot of lace on the glass. Aroma is of raspberries and chocolate. Not much</i> …

This Machine is Learning You: How We All Started Working for the Machines

During the last fifteen years, a strange parallel economy has covertly developed to the point where it envelops almost all internet users, including …

Machine Learning

This Japanese robot calls the market better than a human

On the 10th day of every month, Junsuke Senoguchi has just one thing on his mind -- the closing level of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average.<p>That's because Mr. Senoguchi, an unassuming man in his late 40s, has built a machine that's been predicting the direction of Japanese shares, and once a month he …

The Dark Side of World-Changing Technologies

<i>This is the third installment of a five-part WorldPost series on the world beyond 2050. The series is adapted from the Nierenberg Prize Lecture by Lord Martin Rees in La Jolla, Calif. Part one is available here. Part two is here. Part four will be published next week.</i><p>There are numerous novel …

Machine Learning: An In-Depth Guide - Overview, Goals, Learning Types, and Algorithms

By Alex Castrounis • Jan 27, 2016<p>Articles in This Series<p>Introduction<p>Welcome! This is the first article of a five-part series about machine …

NASA | 5 Year Time-lapse of the Sun

Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe

Voters reject EU austerity for radical alternative of far-left party Upstarts fall two seats short of an overall majority ‘Greece has turned a page,’ says 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras<p>European politics has been plunged into a volatile new era following a historic victory in Greece’s general …

Europe

L'histoire de la femme qui n'a littéralement peur de rien | Slate.fr

Temps de lecture: 2 min — Repéré sur Invisibilia, Washington Post<p><i>«Décrivez-moi la peur.</i><p><i>— Eh bien, c'est ce que j'essaie de... pour être honnête, je</i> …

Livres

US navy demonstrates ship-based laser weapon – video

MoD contract aims to have army and navy using technology by mid-2020s and air force by mid-2030s<p>Published: 5 Jan 2017<p>The 30-kilowatt laser is capable of destroying targets on speeding boats or even aircraft with pin-point accuracy, officials have said<p>Published: 10 Dec 2014<p>Drone aircraft and …

First LHC magnets prepped for restart

February 2015<p>The Large Hadron Collider is now cooled to nearly its operational temperature.<p>Info-Graphic by Sandbox Studio, Chicago<p>The Large Hadron …

Physics

RT @AstroSamantha: Sunrise: I try to catch one every day. Reminds me of what a privilege it is to serve on humanity’s outpost in space! http://t.co/2EfzjnCzW2

Cyberdyne Wants to Offer Robot Suit HAL in the U.S.

Cyberdyne, a robotics spin-off of the University of Tsukuba, in Japan, first unveiled its HAL exoskeleton nearly a decade ago. Over the years, the …

BNP-Paribas, une affaire de géométries variables

S'il y a bien une leçon à tirer de l'affaire BNP-Paribas, ça n'est pas tant que les banquiers néolibéraux sont des fripouilles, aussi bien au sens du …

Travel to a Black Hole’s Edge and a Far Future Where Humans Are Just the Same

No invention was born outside the mind of man. So, every once in awhile, it’s worth mining a few sci-fi visions for the dark, twisted, unexpected, …

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

Why We Should Stop Using Brain Metaphors When We Talk About Computing<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> I infer from your writing that you believe there’s a lot of …

Timo Boll vs. KUKA robot - Teaser

Dash Robotics Developing Indestructible Biomimetic Roachbots for Everyone

Finally, <i>finally,</i> Dash Robotics has decided to take our money in exchange for one of their incredible bio-inspired robot toys.<p>If you're not familiar …

Video Friday: Tofu Squishing, UAV Tricks, and Robots with Too Many Legs

There is most definitely such a thing as too many legs. I get two. I understand four. Even six makes sense. But let's not get crazy, you know? …

You’ll Be Able to Buy a 3D Printer at Staples by the End of June

Though industrial firms have used additive technologies in rapid prototyping for years, the tech is still fresh and growing in the consumer segment. …

Concept robots by Emerson Tung

Robot art by our good friend Emerson Tung.<p>Keywords: various robot concept mecha mech concept mechanical technical concept robot art illustration …