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Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Quantum Physics

Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most …

IT security

Uncertainty in Deep Learning (PhD Thesis) | Yarin Gal - Blog | Oxford Machine Learning

<i>Function</i> draws from a dropout neural network. This new visualisation technique depicts the distribution over <i>functions</i> rather than the predictive …

AI pioneer Chris Boos talks about the future of machine learning

This week on Technotopia I talk to Chris Boos, the creator of a bot that can play FreeCiv, a Civilization clone. His solution demonstrates the power of machine learning and, wildly, has beaten multiple humans at the game.<p>Boos’ company, Arago, specializes in building tools that build themselves. …

Machine Learning

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

This Is How Donald Trump Thinks the U.S. Government Works

And why his supporters should care about it.<p>Shortly after the White House released the outlines of its tax proposal, President Donald Trump railed on Twitter against Democrats who opposed it, noting that his “Tax Cut and Reform Bill” was winning “great reviews.” Except that there wasn’t an actual …

Donald Trump

'We're walking down a dark path': Biden hammers Trump in scathing speech

Receiving a prize from a foreign policy thinktank, the former vice-president did not mince words in describing a ‘disturbing and dangerous’ trend in Washington<p>Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, has taken off the gloves with a scathing denunciation of Donald Trump and the existential threat he …

Donald Trump

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yoga

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Innovation

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

Microscopic plastic fibers are pouring out of household faucets from New York to Delhi, according to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC.<p>Working with researchers at the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota, Orb tested 159 drinking …

Tap Water

The Atlantic on Twitter: "The First White President, by @tanehisicoates https://t.co/mjv5eJwQAd… "

New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Replying to @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>Wow, just wow!! Carnival barker indeed. The right mix of …

This Chrome Extension Reveals Exactly How Facebook Uses Your Data

Over two billion people use Facebook every month, which means the social media giant has data on a broad cross section of the world’s population. But …

This Google Scientist Learned an Interesting Way to Teach Neural Networks

via pixabay.com/HypnoArt<p>Artificial intelligence is as trippy as it gets when it comes to thinking about how machines “think.” But what about when you …

Artificial Intelligence

11 books the Army's top officer recommends to help understand World War II

September 1 marks the 78th anniversary of the start of World War II, when the Nazi Wehrmacht stormed into Poland.<p>France and Britain declared war on Germany two days later, and the conflagration would soon stretch to every corner of the world.<p>The scope and complexity of the war itself mirror the …

The Depressingly Predictable Downfall of Taylor Swift

No woman can be America’s Sweetheart forever.<p>The world of pop operates on a few constant principles: A child star, at or near the age of eighteen, will invariably announce her “more adult sound” with a drastic makeover. Nostalgia operates on a 20-year delay. And no woman, not even Taylor Swift, can …