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This Machine Can Learn About the World Just by Watching It

It’s a possible step on the road to a total surveillance AI like the one in Person of Interest. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a computer program that teaches itself everything there is to know about any visual concept — without any human supervision.

Open-Source recursive A.I. was once a topic of science fiction and conspiracy, but researchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle have developed just that.

A program that can supposedly “teach itself everything about anything” hold serious implications for AI. LEVAN brings to mind the Pentagon’s effort to develop computers that can teach themselves. Revealingly, the research for LEVAN was funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, as well as the National Science Foundation.

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Our Sun Has a Sister
Megan Garber, theatlantic.com

And it could have hundreds of thousands more of them.

The ancient Egyp­tians called it Ra. The ancient Greeks called it Helios. The ancient Mayans called it Kinich Ahau. The ancient Ger­mans called it Sól.

Our longest-standing and most deeply…

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Space junk problem has scientists eyeing some pretty innovative solutions.
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The guide to hand gestures around the world.  huffingtonpost:

The guide to hand gestures around the world.  huffingtonpost:

The guide to hand gestures around the world.  huffingtonpost:

The guide to hand gestures around the world. 

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The guide to hand gestures around the world. 

Amazon Workspaces: What lies ahead and beneath?
Brian McCallion, gigaom.com

On the sur­face, Ama­zon’s newly intro­duced Ama­zon Work­Spaces is Desk­top as a Ser­vice. But it may rep­re­sent a strat­e­gy that is actu­al­ly much deep­er than that, and one that could bring whole new cus­tomer seg­ments into the Ama­zon Web…

Big data and the missing “v”
Alain Vandenborne, NGDATA, gigaom.com

Most data has three char­ac­ter­is­tics that busi­ness are con­cerned with — vol­ume, vari­ety and veloc­i­ty. Much time and effort is spent on the con­cept of vol­ume (after all, it’s big data) and even vari­ety (all those data­bas­es for…

Big data and the missing “v”
Alain Vandenborne, NGDATA, gigaom.com

Most data has three char­ac­ter­is­tics that busi­ness are con­cerned with — vol­ume, vari­ety and veloc­i­ty. Much time and effort is spent on the con­cept of vol­ume (after all, it’s big data) and even vari­ety (all those data­bas­es for…