Another oft-heard argument is that science requires creativity, and that—at least so far—we have no idea how to program that into a machine. (Simply trying everything, like Cronin’s robo-chemist, doesn’t seem especially creative.) “Coming up with a theory, with reasoning, I think demands creativity,” Polsterer said. “Every time you need creativity, you will need a human.” And where does creativity come from? Polsterer suspects it is related to boredom—something that, he says, a machine cannot experience. “To be creative, you have to dislike being bored. And I don’t think a computer will ever feel bored.” On the other hand, words like “creative” and “inspired” have often been used to describe programs like Deep Blue and AlphaGo. And the struggle to describe what goes on inside the “mind” of a machine is mirrored by the difficulty we have in probing our own thought processes.
Tesla shareholders are well aware of the supply challenges that can negatively impact a vehicle’s production ramp. Worse-than-expected Model X deliveries earlier this year as Tesla ramped up production were due to “severe Model X supplier parts shortages,” management said in an April update on first-quarter deliveries.
In addition to claiming that Riptopia’s ripping service uses error correction that’s superior to what many people use (that sounds a bit dubious), the press release contains shocking data about how empty some peoples’ iPods are:
So that weekend, sitting alone in his studio apartment at the northern tip of Manhattan, Albright pulled an all-nighter, following YouTube recommendations down a dark vortex that led from one conspiracy theory video to another until he’d collected data on roughly 9,000 videos. On Sunday, he wrote about his findings on Medium. By Monday, his investigation was the subject of a top story on Buzzfeed News. And by Thursday, when I met Albright at his office, he was chugging a bottle of Super Coffee (equal parts caffeine boost and protein shake) to stay awake.
This week, Missile Command enjoys its 30th anniversary. The game originally debuted in 1980 as a arcade game and was played with a trackball.
HTC and Google have been working together for a decade, a partnership that has produced the first Android smartphone—the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1)—the Nexus One, the Nexus 9 tablet, and most recently the Pixel smartphone. The second generation Pixel will also be a phone created with HTC.
A Cantwell victory would split the 100-member Senate evenly between the Democrats and Republicans, but Republicans will retain control of the chamber regardless of the outcome.
From the outside, a pack of racing Micras looks like a herd of kittens on the warpath. From the inside, experience tells me it’s probably a damn riot. With race tires and stiffened suspension, everyone has gobs of grip in corners, so the gas pedal becomes a binary switch. (Off: You’re braking. On: You’re not.) There’s bumping and drafting and struggles for position at mind-bending speeds, like 45 mph.
The suit alleges that Diebold and ES&S have long engaged in anti-competitive practices to win bids “through both legitimate and illegitimate acts and conduct.”
Danish officials appear to like the idea. Nielsen told Berlingske Tidende, “Civil servants are currently going through the project. There are some associated legislative issues that need to be considered, but nonetheless I can express a very positive attitude to it. I hope it can become a reality in the period up to 2015.”
A handful of Google TV apps will come pre-installed on Sony devices, including Pandora, YouTube, Napster, Twitter, television content from CNBC and the NBA, and Sony’s own Qriocity on-demand video service.
Oh hey, my security consulting group just found a privacy breach at AT&T[. ] . . . [T]his story has been broken for 15 minutes, twitter is blowing the fuck up, we are on the forntpage of google news and we are on drudge report (the big headline)[.]
None of these agencies would say what, if anything, they are doing about Page Creators. One Alexandria cop, Chad Schroeder, acknowledged that the case might be “one of those deals where he may have found a loophole in the system.”
The surest defense against terrorism is to refuse to be terrorized. Our job is to recognize that terrorism is just one of the risks we face, and not a particularly common one at that. And our job is to fight those politicians who use fear as an excuse to take away our liberties and promote security theater that wastes money and doesn’t make us any safer.
Currently certified by NASED to test all voting hardware for U.S. elections is a Huntsville, Alabama-based division of Wyle Laboratories. All software is tested by two other entities – a Huntsville, Alabama, lab operated by Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Ciber, and Denver-based SysTest Labs.
Rumsey uses a digital camera to scan three-dimensional items such as atlases, globes and books. Images are scanned at a high resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch, with some extremely detailed maps scanned at 600 pixels per inch “to give a sense of the texture of paper.”
“In his classic text, two-time Pulitzer Prize—winner John Noble Wilford recounts the history of cartography from antiquity to the space age. With this revised edition, Wilford brings the story up to the present day, as he shows the impact of new technologies that make it possible for cartographers to go where no one has been before, from the deepest reaches of the universe (where astronomers are mapping time as well as space) to the inside of the human brain. These modern-day mapmakers join the many earlier adventurers–including ancient Greek stargazers, Renaissance seafarers, and the explorers who mapped the American West–whose exploits shape this dramatic story of human inventiveness and limitless curiosity.”
No one knows how long the exhibit — a depiction of the famous Peckham Rock Painting, depicting early man rolling their shopping trolley on wobbly wheels to an arrow-pierced buffalo — was on display. Curators were only tipped off when Banksy announced on his official website that the first person to spot it at the Museum would win an original Banksy painting of a shopping cart.
Darkmaster has posted his own images, along with photos of his injuries, on his website.
“I said, ‘What for?’” Nordell says. “He said, ‘Well, I may have pitched GE that you know how to connect the volcano to the internet.’”
In other words, if you’re into public sex (and I’m not, but sometimes things happen), you might want to stick with the internet. It’s safer.
The British license went to Newcastle University researchers who hope eventually to create insulin-producing cells that could be transplanted into diabetics. South Korean scientists said in February they had cloned an embryo and extracted the stem cells from it.
The drug, called Decitabine, was granted orphan drug status. This classification promotes development of drugs to treat rare diseases or conditions by protecting them from competition for certain periods from other medicines.