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Google’s latest AI experiments let you talk to books and test word association skills

Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time<p>Google today announced a pair of new artificial intelligence experiments from its research division that let web users dabble in semantics and natural language processing. For Google, a company that’s primary product is a …

Artificial Intelligence

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla

Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain Sight

The emphasis placed on whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to interfere in the election threatens to overshadow the scandal in plain sight.<p>There was a time when the White House’s frequent denials of collusion with Russia appeared largely defensive. Over time, however, their primary purpose …

Donald Trump

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Evolutionary algorithms are the living, breathing AI of the future

AI is no longer some abstract dream for the future. It is here, now and bringing change across industries. According to the Forrester AI Readiness Study, 40 percent of the 717 businesses surveyed said they were planning to use intelligent recommendation solutions and 43 percent were planning to use …

White House reels as FBI director contradicts official claims about alleged abuser

The White House struggled Tuesday to contain a widening crisis over its handling of domestic violence allegations against a senior official, as it reeled after sworn testimony by the FBI chief directly contradicted what President Trump’s aides had presented as the official version of events.<p>FBI …

Donald Trump

Eerie photos show an abandoned Soviet spacecraft originally built for the Cold War

Photographer David de Rueda has never been afraid to venture into uncharted territory. His photography has made him explore abandoned radar stations, power plants, factories, and even two rarely seen relics of the Soviet space race.<p>The two shuttles, both a part of the Buran project (buran means …

Space Exploration

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

<b>In September,</b> Michal Kosinski published a study that he feared might end his career. The Economist broke the news first, giving it a self-consciously anodyne title: “Advances in A.I. Are Used to Spot Signs of Sexuality.” But the headlines quickly grew more alarmed. By the next day, the Human Rights …

Machine Learning

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Cancer Cells

Portable 'battlefield MRI' comes out of the lab

A practical, portable ultralow-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system has been unveiled by researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory …

Sweet or sour? Mondelez 2017-10-31 | Espresso

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How to get the most cash for old iPhones and Apples Watches

With the Series 3 Apple Watches and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus already arrived and the iPhone X launch less than a month away, we wanted to let you know that our trade in partner, MyPhones Unlimited is currently paying more than almost anyone else for your used or broken iPhones. We’ve compared the …

China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起 - MIT Technology Review

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

‘Super exciting’ results in stem cell therapy trial

Four out of six paralyzed patients who had 10 million stem cells transplanted into their spinal cords have shown striking improvement a year after treatment, including increased ability to move their hands and arms and to perform basic functions like feeding and bathing themselves, according to …

Cell Biology

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Researchers just figured out how to get robots to join forces

We're so close to the megazord of our dreams.<p><i>Power Rangers</i> had Megazord. <i>Voltron</i> had, well, Voltron. Individual robots that combine to form one larger, cooler—dare we say, more badass—automaton have been a mainstay of science fiction for decades. But a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i> suggests that …

Robotics

23andMe gets $200 million in funding to bring its genetic testing to the masses

This puts the company at a pre-money valuation of $1.5 billion, according to Axios.<p>The funding round — first reported by TechCrunch — is the company's first since 2015, when 23andMe raised $115 million at a reported $1.1 billion valuation.<p>23andMe was co-founded in 2006 by CEO Anne Wojcicki (the …

Molecular Biology

Regular Bleach Use Linked To Increased Risk Of Deadly Lung Disease In New Study

25,000 people in England die each year from COPD.<p>People who regularly use bleach when cleaning could be increasing their risk of developing a …

Medicine

We Now Have an Equation That Explains How The Hell Quantum Chaos Behaves

Even chaos can be predicted.<p>While physicists have managed to wrap their minds around chaos theory in the macroscopic world, chaos also has its way at …

Quantum Mechanics

Eliminating the Human - MIT Technology Review

I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has an unspoken overarching agenda. It has been about …

UC San Diego

The next DACA? Trump administration turns to another class of immigrants

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the nation's immigrant community grapples with President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a similar move could be looming for hundreds of thousands of other immigrants who have been permitted to build lives in the United …

Immigration

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Fossil Fuels

Specialized stem cells may rejuvenate aged hearts

New research suggests that youthful heart stem cells may be able to rejuvenate an aging heart and perhaps even reverse other signs of …

No battery, no wire, no problem

Wireless magnetic fields and actuator “muscles” allow folding robots to move without batteries<p>By Lindsay Brownell<p>(CAMBRIDGE, Mass) — The traditional …

Loneliness, social isolation can impact longevity, studies find

The growing phenomenon of loneliness, which international experts have described as a global epidemic, may be responsible for as many deaths as …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence