Simply put: No field in computing is as hot or heavily hyped right now as artificial intelligence. Once a science fiction dream, A.I. is now a big part of our everyday lives; whether it’s commonplace tech like fraud prevention systems, online recommendations, or the speech recognition tools driving smart assistants — all the way through to innovative new technologies like self-driving cars and autonomous delivery robots. Want to know why A.I. matters? In need of a primer on the difference between deep learning and reinforcement learning? Scared at the possibility of machine superintelligence? Helpfully, we’ve rounded up all our news, guides, and assorted other A.I. coverage in one central location.
NASA has tapped Elon Musk’s SpaceX to figure out a way to allow ships to refuel in orbit, the space agency announced Tuesday. According to a news release, SpaceX will help to advance propulsion technology — specifically, NASA has tasked SpaceX to solve the problem of in-space refueling, which would be groundbreaking since it’s never […]
Via Fraser The mega-yacht once owned by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is on the market. Featuring two helicopter pads, 13 guest rooms, and even a 10-person submarine, you won’t be surprised to learn that the 126-meter-long vessel — called Octopus — has a price tag of 295 million euros (about $ 332 million). […]
[embedded content] Anyone who has shared a bed knows how annoying it can sometimes be when, in the middle of the night, you wake up to find yourself perched precariously on the outer edge of the mattress having been pushed their by your bed-hogging partner. The slumber-related squeeze pretty much guarantees you a rotten night’s […]