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Google says its new AI-powered translation tool scores nearly identically to human translators

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Machine Neural Translation is nearly indistinguishable from human translation on standardized tests, the company said.
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New 'Artificial Synapse' Gets Closer to Mimicking Brain Connections

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 05:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain-inspired computing component provides the most faithful emulation yet of connections among neurons in the human brain, researchers say.
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+5

Amazon's $2.5M 'Alexa Prize' seeks chatbot that can converse intelligently for 20 minutes

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alexa Prize will encourage researchers to come up with great ideas for real-world conversational AI.
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Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Several missions are scheduled to investigate these findings.
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Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.
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+47

Why India's commercial space programme is thriving

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2016 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
In June India launched 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space program. Seventeen of those were foreign.
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+23

Boeing Eyes Moon-Orbiting Space Station as Waypoint to Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
"If we're thinking about going that far away to Mars, we need to take a kind of interim step,"
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+34

Human Brain Atlas Updated with Unprecedented Resolution

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Allen Brain Atlas combines neuroimaging and tissue staining to offer an unprecedented level of resolution.
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+45

Builders to lose jobs as machines take over, says construction boss

Posted in Business on 28th Sep, 2016 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Skyscrapers in the City of London could soon be built by robots rather than by people, according to the boss of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms.
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+57

Musk outlines his vision for Mars colony and the future of space

Posted in Hardware on 28th Sep, 2016 06:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.
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+21

Solar power cost down 25% in five months

Posted in Business on 28th Sep, 2016 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
'There’s no reason why the cost of solar will ever increase again'
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+46

How to detect emotions remotely with wireless signals

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2016 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers from have developed 'EQ-Radio,' a device that can detect a person’s emotions using wireless signals.
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+34

Google's grand plan to target the 'next billion' internet users

Posted in Online on 27th Sep, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet giant unveiled myriad new products, programs, and updates as it looks to ramp up its efforts to get in front of 'the next billion' internet users.
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+28

On Sept 27 Musk will give a live-streamed talk on how SpaceX plans to colonize Mars

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species'. The talk will be delivered at the International Astronautical Congress.
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Microsoft aims to 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MS aims to 'solve the problem of cancer' within a decade by using computer science to crack the code of diseased cells.
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Researchers Develop New Understandings of Memory Formation with Brain Simulation

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A remarkable property of the network is its ability to retrieve previously stored memories from incomplete or degraded versions.
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+28

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