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Nov 22, 2019

Do IQ tests really measure intelligence?

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Nov 21, 2019

Design Your Cybertruck

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Design and order your Cybertruck, the truck of the future.

Nov 21, 2019

Looking at Parkinson’s Potential Links to the Gut Microbiome

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Columnist Mary Beth Skylis shares some recent research that narrows in…

Nov 21, 2019

Ultrasensitive protein method lets scientists ID someone from a single strand of hair

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Heavily shedding criminals, beware.

Nov 21, 2019

Mission: Impossible comes true as hyper-realistic masks get so good they can fool us

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More human than human.

Nov 21, 2019

To Understand The Future of AI, Study Its Past

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A schism lies at the heart of the field of artificial intelligence. Since its inception, the field has been defined by an intellectual tug-of-war between two opposing philosophies: connectionism and symbolism. These two camps have deeply divergent visions as to how to “solve” intelligence, with differing research agendas and sometimes bitter relations.

Today, connectionism dominates the world of AI. The emergence of deep learning, which is a quintessentially connectionist technique, has driven the worldwide explosion in AI activity and funding over the past decade. Deep learning’s recent accomplishments have been nothing short of astonishing. Yet as deep learning spreads, its limitations are becoming increasingly evident.

If AI is to reach its full potential going forward, a reconciliation between connectionism and symbolism is essential. Thankfully, in both academic and commercial settings, research efforts that fuse these two traditionally opposed approaches are beginning to emerge. Such synthesis may well represent the future of artificial intelligence.

Nov 20, 2019

Africa is Splitting in Two, Creating Dozens of Volcanoes

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The process of rifting in Africa means that the continent is slowly breaking apart and with that comes lots of volcanoes, some with the potential for massive explosive eruptions.

Nov 20, 2019

Google Earth’s ‘creation tools’ let you make personalized maps

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Google Earth launched creation tools that allow users to produce personalized narrative stories with custom maps and virtual tours.

Nov 20, 2019

Los Angeles, ‘Blade Runner,’ and the Theory of Relativity

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The movie, which was set in November 2019, got a lot right about Los Angeles and the future–even the things it got wrong.

Nov 20, 2019

Scientists are playing with apple flour to pack cookies with fiber

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Apple pomace flour could help load baked goods with fiber and antioxidants.

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