• COMPUTERS
    Go grandmaster says computers ‘cannot be defeated’

    The only human ever to beat Google’s computer algorithm at the ancient Chinese strategy game Go decided to retire because he is convinced machines “cannot be defeated”, a report said Wednesday. South Korean Lee Se-Dol’s five-match showdown with Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in 2016 raised both the game’s profile and fears of computer intelligence’s […]

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    LOUISIANA GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS KNOCKED OUT AFTER RANSOMWARE ATTACK

    (Reuters) – Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification. Many state agencies had their servers taken down in response to the attack, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a series of messages posted […]

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    Microsoft’s Sunayana makes computers understand mixed speech

      Sunayana Sitaram was in third year of her undergraduate engineering course in NIT Surat when she participated in a three-day conference at Carnegie Mellon University, US, aimed at encouraging women to pursue higher education and research. It turned out to be a watershed moment in her life. “Not only was the seminar radically inspiring, I […]

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    MIT MEDIA LAB PROMISED SYRIAN REFUGEES FOOD COMPUTERS THAT COULD GROW ANY PLANT—BUT THEY DIDN’T WORK

    Personal food computers (PFCs) developed by the Open Agricultural Initiative in MIT’s Media Lab and sent to Syrian refugee camps in Amman, Jordan have been revealed to be nonfunctional, according to an article published by IEEE Spectrum. The machines had been delivered to the United Nations World Food Programme which planned to give the computers to […]

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    Apple Mac Pro computers across Hollywood were mysteriously crashing, and it turned out a Google Chrome update was the culprit

    A mysterious wave of crashing Apple Mac Pro computers affected several film and TV editors in Los Angeles on Monday, and it was initially thought that video editing software Avid was to blame, according to Variety. Indeed, the crashing Macs appeared to be localized in Los Angeles, and those reporting the crashes commonly run the Avid […]

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    Kashmir Dispatch 8 | 100 Journalists, 4 Computers, 1 Mobile Phone and Lousy Internet: Reporting Live-Ish from Lockdown

    Srinagar: One has to wait, sometimes for hours, to access the email. The conference hall at a local hotel in Srinagar is packed with journalists. Four computers in a corner are always bordered by eager reporters, flash drives at the ready. Two of these systems are mostly occupied by government information department officials. These four […]

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    RFID Is as Important as Computers

    May 26, 2019— The radio frequency identification industry has not done a good job of communicating how important RFID technology is to the future of business. The reason, I believe, is that RFID can do many things, both large and small, and so companies focus on selling products and applications for specific industries. The press and technology analysts haven’t grasped the […]

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    Running LEDs in reverse could cool computers

    The quest to find more efficient methods for cooling computers is almost as high on scientists’ agendas as the desire to discover better battery chemistries. More cooling is crucial for reducing costs. It would also allow for more powerful processing to take place in smaller spaces, where limited processing should be crunching numbers instead of […]

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    INSIDE THE HIGH-STAKES RACE TO MAKE QUANTUM COMPUTERS WORK

    DEEP BENEATH THE Franco-Swiss border, the Large Hadron Collider is sleeping. But it won’t be quiet for long. Over the coming years, the world’s largest particle accelerator will be supercharged, increasing the number of proton collisions per second by a factor of two and a half. Once the work is complete in 2026, researchers hope to […]

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    Chinese Embassy hands over 44 computers to Mveso

    Chief Mandla Mandela and Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian Johannesburg – Schools around former President Nelson Mandela’s birthplace are set to have a major boost. On Monday, the Chinese Embassy in South Africa will hand over 44 computers to the community of Mveso in the Eastern Cape. Up to 22 of the computers […]

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    Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?

    We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ­assistants, such as Google Home, ­Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri. Indeed, as they have proven capable of carrying out tasks such as ­playing music and setting alarms, we have been happy to ask them to do so. But […]

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    Computers could write full, and wrong, news stories

    A research group backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights has released a paper showing that technology that can generate realistic news stories from little more than a headline suggestion is poised to advance rapidly in the coming years. OpenAI, the group backed by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, among others, was founded to research how to make […]