Sean Kinsella

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Google's DeepMind Masters Atari Games

A computer that taught itself to play almost 50 video games including Space Invaders and Pong is being hailed as the pinnacle of artificial intelligence.<p>But it is unlikely to spark the <i>Terminator</i>-like Armageddon predicted in recent months by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk (who provided early …

Artificial Intelligence

Career Advice: If You Fake It, You Will Probably Not Make It

Fake or real?<p>There’s been a huge trend towards joining startups and fast growing tech companies ever since Wall Street blew up between 2008-2010. The …

Revolutionary "Superman" Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever

While most of us are just getting used to the idea of 3D printing, scientists are already working on technological marvels that operate two …

Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space …

Why The Digital Revolution Has Not Yet Fulfilled Its Promises

In the 1970s the blistering growth after the second world war vanished in both Europe and America. In the early 1990s Japan joined the slump, entering a prolonged period of economic stagnation.<p>Brief spells of faster growth in intervening years quickly petered out. The rich world is still trying to …

Economics

Air strikes against Isis are not working, say Syrian Kurds

US-led air strikes in northern Syria have failed to interrupt the advance of Islamic State (Isis) fighters closing in on a key city on the Turkish border, raising questions about the western strategy for defeating the jihadi movement.<p>Almost two weeks after the Pentagon extended its aerial campaign …

Airstrikes In Syria Are Angering People The US Needs To Win Over

Instead it would build up moderate rebels to the point where, with American help, they could take on both IS and, eventually, Mr Assad's forces. Five Sunni Arab states joined the air campaign in Syria, where Western friends declined to go. Across the border in Iraq, a new prime minister was …

Middle East