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Han Solo Spinoff Movie Starts Filming in January 2017. Lawrence Kasdan Talks Star Wars and More!

Lawrence Kasdan received the first AJFF Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts. During a Q&A event the legendary writer and director …

Gaze Inside The Mind Of Artificial Intelligence With This Neural Network Visualizer

It's not so scary after all<p>Even aside from the fear that evil A.I.s will take over the world, the field of artificial intelligence can be daunting to outsiders. Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun, uses the analogy that A.I. is a black box with a million knobs; the inner …

Finally, Neural Networks That Actually Work

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he …

Learning How To Code Neural Networks

This is the second post in a series of me trying to learn something new over a short period of time. The first time consisted of learning how to do …

Deep Learning

Geoffrey Hinton

Introduction to Chainer: Neural Networks in Python

Neural networks provide a vast array of functionality in the realm of statistical modeling, from data transformation to classification and …

The quantum computing era is coming… fast

Processors that use the strangeness of quantum mechanics are reportedly achieving much greater problem-solving speed than standard computers – but what will the effect on security be?<p>‘The world is not only queerer than we suppose,” said JBS Haldane. “It is queerer than we <i>can</i> suppose.” Haldane was a …

Quantum Computing

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language — WIRED UK

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

This Animation Sizes Up Every Vehicle From the Original Star Wars Trilogy

In the original <i>Star Wars</i> films, judging the scale of vehicles can be difficult. We get general clues throughout the trilogy (AT-ATs are bigger than …

Einstein’s First Proof

On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the <b>Saturday Review of Literature</b> in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five. Einstein recalled his sense of wonderment that the needle always …

Mathematics

Why Did Apple Inc. Buy This "Star Wars"-Related Company?

Apple usually lets other companies test the waters, then disrupts the market with a device that addresses the shortcomings of older products. That's …

Augmented Reality

As An Animal Lover, I Don’t Accept The Vegan Argument Against Milk

Samita Sarkar: As an animal lover, I have been a vegetarian for many years. The only animal products that I would eat were milk and honey. I followed …

NASA: Earth’s magnetic poles are ‘switching’ with catastrophic consequences for humanity

NASA•GETTYThe Earth's magnetic field (left) would be gone, leaving us at the mercy of solar flares<p>The US space agency confirmed fears that we may be …

Earth Science

Unexplored areas in Data Compression

A good colleague of mine, Rich Geldreich put up a interesting article talking about his viewpoints in future directions in lossless compression …

Here's the easiest way to understand the Monty Hall problem, the mathematics puzzle about goats that even PhD-holders get wrong

Yet everyone gets the answer wrong.<p>Here is how it works: In the TV show "Let's Make a Deal," hosted by Monty Hall, contestants are shown three doors and are told that behind one of them is a Cadillac, and behind the other two are goats. All they have to do is pick one door. After they make their …

Mathematics

Years & Years Releases Music Video Created With Google’s DeepDream Technology

This embed is invalid<p>Earlier this year, Google released DeepDream, an open source tool that generates trippy-looking visualizations on top of existing footage using artificial neural networks (AI that Google’s been exploring for image and speech recognition). And now we’ve got the first …

Music Videos

Gates, Zuckerberg and Bezos invest in huge clean energy fund

After announcing the Mission Innovation program to convince nations to double their clean energy investment budgets, Bill Gates has launched another massive initiative at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is backed by a who's who of tech …

Data Science

These Star Wars Lego Scenes Are Flipping Amazing

Two years ago, Finnish illustrator and designer Vesa Lehtimäki put out a 38-page hardcover book of photos of Lego-built scenes showing imagined …

Definitely my favorite GIF of all time.

10 Fascinating GIFs Highlighting The Effects Of Ageing

Ageing, some of us do it gracefully, some of us look old before our time and then there are those lucky individuals (like Meryl Streep) never seem to …

Big data sets create 'tree of life' confusion - Futurity

The genomics revolution offers tons of DNA data to reconstruct the evolution of all living beings, but all that info has led to contradictory …