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Trump is Right About Syria: It’s Time to Leave

President Trump recently suggested that the United States should come out of Syria “very soon.” Leading voices of the foreign policy establishment — …

Middle East

If US Plans A Terrorist False Flag Chemical Attack To Justify Bombing Syria, Russia Says It Will Respond

<i>Events in Syria increasingly resemble a direct confrontation between major powers rather than a proxy war. Lavrov’s words, delivered a few days ago,</i> …

War

Pentagon says Russia is ‘responsible’ for Syrian regime’s atrocities

The U.S. Department of Defense laid the responsibility for the atrocities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government at the feet of the Russian government Tuesday.<p>In a scathing statement, a Pentagon spokesman told CNBC that “by enabling the Assad regime’s brutality, Russia is morally …

Time for America to Declare Victory in Syria and Come Home

Donald Trump ran for president advocating a different kind of foreign policy. But his appointees are taking a Clintonesque approach to Syria: …

The US Is Protecting ISIS to Weaken Rivals, Expand US Occupation of Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The dominant view of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), Operation Inherent Resolve, is that its fundamental goal is the defeat of</i> …

Negotiations continue between rebels and the Syrian Army, but the bombardment of Ghouta won't stop any time soon

Syria continues to mass its armed forces around the east Ghouta enclave of Damascus, including army units commanded by President Bashar al-Assad’s …

Middle East

Retired Syrian Army General: chemical weapons not used

In Our Names: The West Has Slaughtered 329 People In The Orient Every Day For The Past 27 Years

As a scientist, it’s Jakob Reimann’s job to calculate things. But learning to calculate the ‘reaction kinetics of enzymatic processes’, while …

Breaking: Rebel forces use chemical weapons against advancing Syrian Army troops in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 A.M.) – For the second time in 72 hours, the jihadist rebels have used chemical weapons against the advancing Syrian Arab Army …

Middle East

US mounts its moral high horse to spin yet another 'convenient' chemical attack -- RT World News

On Monday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Russia for a suspected chlorine gas attack in a Damascus neighborhood. The incident was …

Russia and US engage in 'military base race' in Syria

BEIRUT ― A military bases race is underway between Russia and the U.S. as each nation seeks to expand its presence in Syria and counter asymmetric …

Middle East

Moscow 'understands' Palestinian anger at Trump: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said Moscow "understands" the anger of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who earlier denounced …

Israel

U.S. “Confronting” Iran inside Syria: Spoiling for an Unlawful Fight?

<i>Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meet during the BRICS/SCO Summits – Russia 2015 on July 09, 2015 in Ufa,</i> …

Middle East

Bombshell Report Confirms US Coalition Struck A Deal With ISIS

At a moment of widespread acknowledgement that the short-lived Islamic State is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the …

Russia accuses U.S. coalition of hampering its anti-IS operation in Syria

Russia accuses U.S. coalition of hampering its anti-IS operation in Syria<p>Russian servicemen salute as air force pilots arrive to board a Russian …

Russia publishes photos which, it says, prove US’s complicity with Daesh

On Sunday, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has published photos that it says they prove that there were US Special Operations …

Middle East

Russian Special Forces Repel a US-planned Attack in Syria, Denounce the USA and Issue a Stark Warning | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>[September 21] Something rather unprecedented just happened in Syria: US backed “good terrorist” forces attempted a surprise attack against Syrian</i> …

The US Has New Red Line in Syria — And It Borders on Ridicule | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In its latest breach of international law, the U.S. is unilaterally attempting to prevent the Syrian government from reclaiming its own territory.</i> …

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

The $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick is tuned for tinkerers and engineers who want to give neural network technology a whirl.<p>Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers …

Machine Learning

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target specific verticals in what can potentially be a very nebulous field — while also raising the public image …

Artificial Intelligence

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Artificial Intelligence

155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit?

Since we started building bots at KeyReply more than two years ago, the industry has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard for companies and customers to figure out what’s really happening — so we hope to throw some light on this industry by creating a landscape of chatbot-related …

Chatbots

Why A.I. will never be truly useful

By now, we’ve all heard of Silicon Valley’s shiny new technology: Artificial intelligence and chatbots. They bring the promise of an industry-wide transformation that many believe will reach the scale of the personal computing industry or the commercial internet.<p>Funding in artificial intelligence …

HBO’s Silicon Valley addresses the dark underbelly of artificial intelligence

The human labor behind a chatbot<p><i>Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart of the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Google's AI Rewrite: Building Machine Learning into Everything

PCMag spent a day at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are finding their way into …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense | Ars Technica

The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems.<p>SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting …

Machine Learning

Syrian army agrees to halt fire to assist sarin probe: Russia

The Syrian military agreed to halt fire around the rebel-held town hit by a suspected chemical attack last month, as the US-backed Syrian Democratic …

‘Russia ready to deploy ground forces to Syria’

<b>Syrian military sources say Moscow has informed Damascus of its preparedness to dispatch ground troops to the Arab country to help Syrian government</b> …

In light of standoff in Syria, a history lesson: Don't trust Ares, god of war

With our president and North Korea's dictator swapping threats, I had a flashback to my yellowing lecture notes on Greek mythology. There is an asterisk alongside one sentence, a reminder to make sure undergraduates got the point: "Ares, the god of war, is untrustworthy."<p>His own father, Zeus, …

Middle East

Should We Bomb Syria (or Afghanistan or Anywhere)? You’re Asking the Wrong Question

Critics of nonviolence say that option is the prerogative of the privileged. But actually it’s the other way around.

Activism