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AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol in third consecutive Go game

Google’s DeepMind computer program wins $1m in victory marking significant development in artificial intelligence<p>Google’s AlphaGo computer program has won a third and decisive encounter with a top-ranked player of the Chinese board game Go in a victory marking significant developments in artificial …

Google's AlphaGo AI defeats human in first game of Go contest

Machine takes 1-0 lead in historic five-game matchup between computer program developed by DeepMind and world’s best Go player Lee Sedol<p>Lee Sedol started with a bow, a traditional Korean gesture of respect for an opponent who could neither see him nor sense his presence.<p>The world champion at Go – …

Way to Go: how Google’s computer beat the Chinese game’s world champion

In the first of a series of five matches, South Korea’s Lee Se-dol was beaten by the DeepMind AlphaGo program

Ez a Prezi következő nagy dobása

A Prezi Next nem új funkciót jelent, hanem azt a nevet, ami alatt a vállalat alaposan megújította a már jól ismert szolgálatását. Ez, az új verzió is …

MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date

Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And to prove that the prototype works, the team had it build a 12-foot tall, 50-foot-wide igloo out of …

Robotics

Damn, Elon Musk's underground tunnels look slick in new video

You'll never want to drive on regular roads again after you watch Elon Musk's slick video of his futuristic underground transportation tunnels.<p>The …

Elon Musk

How the iPhone 8 can fail at copying the Galaxy S8

What can Apple call success these days?<p>Is it a retail popularity contest (that it lost to Android long ago)? Nah, it’s a little superficial. <i>Only</i> a …

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adjust the rate, pitch and volume of her speech, and more. She’ll …

Smart Homes

Apple’s Siri-powered Echo rival could break cover at WWDC with iOS and Beats technology

Forget VR, AR, MR, 100 percent bezelless or foldable smartphones. So-called smart speakers appear to have become the tech industry’s “next big thing” …

Apple

Big, powerful, and roomy: these are the most popular cars for self-driving experiments

The Lexus RX rules the roost (so far)<p>Yesterday, someone spotted one of Apple’s newly licensed self-driving cars puttering around in Silicon Valley, and — surprise! — it was a white Lexus RX450h. This wasn’t a total shock — after all, Apple registered three Lexus SUVs with the California DMV for …

Farhad’s and Superior Mike’s Week in Tech: There’s No Flying Car

<i>Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Mike was away this week</i><i>,</i> <i>so another Mike,</i> <i>the</i> <i>DealBook reporter Michael J. de la</i> …

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise.

Robots aren't plotting an imminent human take-over; robots are our partners and friends. That's the broad theme of a Google.org-backed robotics …

Why rage against the machines when we could be friends? | Peter Donnelly

We need to discuss how smart computers might affect the workplace and ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits<p>In recent years, popular culture has done a pretty good job of scaring us with the threat of machines turning on man. Just think of the red-eyed Terminator, from the movie franchise, shorn …

Artificial Intelligence

The future we're building -- and boring

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in …

Tesla

The Acid Aesthetic: A Brief History of Psychedelic Design

<i>When tracing the history of groovy patterns and far-out typography, the Doors of Perception don’t always open onto the 1960s.</i>San Francisco in the …

Marcel Wanders' Calliope lighting reinterprets paper lanterns

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has created tasselled chandeliers in the style of paper lanterns for London company Wonderglass.<p>The Calliope pendants, …

Design

The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Way to Design, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. Adapted and reprinted with the author’s permission.</i><p>Until very recently, success in Silicon Valley required focusing almost single-mindedly on an organization’s …

Silicon Valley

The History of Typography and its Journey Through Art

April 29, 2017<p>Smirna Kulenović is an Art History and Philosophy graduate, developing video and sound art projects, in love with improvisational …

Germans Ermičs' Ombré chairs pay tribute to influential Japanese designer

This colourful glass chair by Amsterdam designer Germans Ermičs is based on a seat designed by Shiro Kuramata in the 1970s.<p>The Ombré chairs – which …

Furniture

What’s in a Name: How The Title “Art Director” Limits the Role of Design in Publishing

“So, what does an art director <i>do</i> anyway?” I get asked this more than you might imagine. And it’s always asked that way with the emphasis on <i>do</i>. As if …

Framing

Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry

Dieter Rams, the legendary designer, came up with a now-famous list of Ten Principles for Good Design. Among them:<p>Good design makes a product …

Product Design

The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.<p>Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a …

Humans 2.0: these geneticists want to create an artificial genome by synthesising our DNA

In July 2015, 100 geneticists met at the New York Genome Center to discuss yeast. At 12 million base pairs long, it's the largest genome scientists …

Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.<p>An attendee communicate with SARA, a socially aware robot assisstant, during a presentation at the annual meeting of the …

The Future

What we know — and what we want to know — about Facebook’s big plans for augmented reality

Why Facebook is building AR glasses — and why it wants to read your mind.<p>Facebook is betting big on augmented reality, and the technology — which overlays digital text and objects on the real world through a lens — was the major theme of the company’s annual F8 developer conference this …

Augmented Reality

Facebook is rolling out a product so you can hang with friends in virtual reality

“Spaces” is Facebook’s first attempt at social VR.<p>Virtual reality is often a solo experience — you throw on a headset, plug in some headphones and tune out the world while you play a game or watch a movie.<p>Facebook thinks it can make make VR more social, and now it has an actual product so people …

Virtual Reality

What Is Ransomware? A Guide to the Global Cyberattack's Scary Method

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually demanded in …

The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games

Last year, Capt. Sean Ruddy and his team of operator-soldiers from the US Cyber Brigade entered a Locked Shields, a NATO-organized cyber-defense war …

Uh Oh, Mummies Have Taken Over the Museum of Natural History (in a New Show)

On View<p>Egypt's mummies might be the most famous, but Peru's came first.<p>,<p>Just in time for spring, the mummies have arrived to distract a weary New …

Archaeology