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AI Bests Humans In Reading Comprehension Test

January 17, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
AI Bests Humans In Reading Comprehension Test

AI created by Chinese tech giant Alibaba and Microsoft have tied for first place on the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD) this month, outperforming the human score for Exact Match (providing exact answers to questions). Alibaba and Microsoft announced the news separately on Monday. According to the SQuAD website, it is a machine reading comprehension dataset comprising of questions pertaining to a set of Wikipedia articles. Answers to questions are usually a segment of text from... 

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Bitcoin Continues Slide Over Banning Fears

January 17, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Bitcoin Continues Slide Over Banning Fears

Bitcoin fell 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week trough close to $11,000, after reports that a ban on trading of cryptocurrencies in South Korea was still an option drove fears grew of a wider regulatory crackdown. Bitcoin’s slide triggered a massive selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 percent on the day, according to trade website Coinmarketcap, and the next-biggest, Ripple, plunging 33 percent. South Korean news website Yonhap reported that... 

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Astronomers Solve Alien Planet Megastructure Mystery

January 17, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Solve Alien Planet Megastructure Mystery

Well, we always knew the alien-megastructure idea was a long shot. E.T. has nothing to do with the bizarre dimming events of the mysterious object known as Tabby’s star, a new study reports. “Dust is most likely the reason why the star’s light appears to dim and brighten,” study leader Tabetha Boyajian, an astronomer at Louisiana State University, said in a statement. “The new data shows that different colors of light are being blocked at different intensities. Therefore,... 

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U.S. Transportation Dept To Release Revised Self-driving Guidelines

January 16, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
U.S. Transportation Dept To Release Revised Self-driving Guidelines

The US government plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer as the government sets out to rewrite regulations that pose legal barriers to robot vehicles, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said. Chao told a Detroit auto show forum that the revised voluntary guidelines would address not only self-driving automobiles but “barriers to the safe integration of autonomous technology for motor carriers, transit, trucks, infrastructure and other modes.” Chao said in a Reuters... 

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Ford Aims For 22 Electric Vehicles By 2022

January 16, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Ford Aims For 22 Electric Vehicles By 2022

Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford announced at the Detroit auto show. The investment figure is sharply higher than a previously announced target of $4.5 billion by 2020, Ford executives said, and includes the costs of developing dedicated electric vehicle architectures. Ford’s engineering, research and development expenses for 2016,... 

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Big Blue Still The Patent King

January 16, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Big Blue Still The Patent King

While the media attention has shifted away from Biggish Blue in the hardware world, there are signs that the company is still quietly getting on with it and inventing things. IBM inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017, marking the company’s 25th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership and crossing the 100,000-patent milestone. IBM is still the outfit which churns out that most patents. 2017 marks the 25th consecutive year that IBM has been named the leader in granted U.S. patents,... 

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South Korea To Ban Crytocurrency Trading

January 12, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
South Korea To Ban Crytocurrency Trading

South Korea’s government has announced it will ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation’s police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion. The clampdown in South Korea, a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrency, came as policymakers around the world struggled to regulate an asset whose value has skyrocketed over the last year. Justice minister Park Sang-ki said the government... 

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nVidia Joins Forces With VW and Uber

January 12, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
nVidia Joins Forces With VW and Uber

GPU maker Nvidia has decided it needs more friends in the car industry and is teaming up with the super popular VW and Uber. For those who came in late, VW was Hitler’s favourite car company which got into hot water when it was discovered to be lying to various authorities over diesel emissions in its cars. Uber is  still reeling from the side effects of intense sexual harassment investigations, sketchy global business practices, unhappy drivers, discrimination within the company ranks, and... 

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Amazon Alexa Arrives On Windows 10 PCs

January 11, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Amazon Alexa Arrives On Windows 10 PCs

The expanding rivalry between Amazon and Google in the battle for virtual assistant dominance intensified at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. While both have a strong claim as front-runners – with Amazon arguably leading the charge at this stage – it’s clear that Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are lagging. Case in point: Several major PC makers launched Windows 10 hardware and trumpeted Alexa support as a major selling point. (Cortana will, of course, also be available since it’s... 

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Astronomers May Soon See Planets Around Alpha Centauri

January 11, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers May Soon See Planets Around Alpha Centauri

Technology in development could capture images from an Earth-size planet in the nearby Alpha Centauri system in the 2020s, new research suggests.  The new technique, presented Dec. 15 at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting in New Orleans, could also help researchers see exoplanets in other systems with more than one star. Although there’s only one star in Earth’s solar system, previous work found that two-thirds of so-called class G yellow dwarf stars (the group that... 

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Samsung Looks To Expand Digital Whiteboard

January 10, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Samsung Looks To Expand Digital Whiteboard

Samsung debuted its take on the collaborative digital whiteboard at CES, launching its Flip display. Digital whiteboards are getting a lot of attention from a number of large vendors, including Google, Microsoft and Cisco. All aim to replace traditional flip charts and whiteboards with touchscreen-enabled hardware designed to ease collaboration during meetings and brainstorming sessions. Up to four different participants can interact with a Flip whiteboard at the same time, using either their fingers... 

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Intel’s Mobileye Software Going In Millions Of Vehicles

January 10, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Intel’s Mobileye Software Going In Millions Of Vehicles

Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich announced 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable autonomous driving. The world’s largest chipmaker bought Israeli firm Mobileye last year to compete with peers such as Qualcomm Inc and Nvidia Corp and tap the fast-growing market of driverless cars. Intel will also tie up with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd, which will use Mobileye... 

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Nvidia Teams With Uber And Volkwagen On Self-driving

January 9, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Nvidia Teams With Uber And Volkwagen On Self-driving

Nvidia Corp is teaming up with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker’s artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company, which already has partnerships in the industry with companies such as carmaker Tesla and China’s Baidu, makes computer graphics chips and has been expanding into technology for self-driving cars. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas that Uber’s self-driving... 

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Android Games Tracks Users Viewing Habits

January 9, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net, Consumer Electronics
Android Games Tracks Users Viewing Habits

Yet another privacy violation has been found alive and well in the Google Play Store. The New York Times reports that “hundreds” of apps are embedding a revenue stream-creating package called Alphonso that uses your smartphone microphone to track your TV viewing habits. Games like ‘Pool 3D’, ‘Beer Pong: Trickshot‘, ‘Real Bowling Strike 10 Pin‘ and ‘Honey Quest‘ seem like innocent games but, in fact, have a secret agenda. Now it’s important... 

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Did Astronomers Solve The Mystery Of Jupiter’s Jet Stream

January 9, 2018 by   | Category: Around The Net
Did Astronomers Solve The Mystery Of Jupiter’s Jet Stream

The mystery of Jupiter’s strangely switching jet stream may have just been solved.  Gravity waves are likely causing Jupiter’s jet stream to change direction, a new study suggests. The new results could reveal information not just about clouds in the atmospheres of planets in our own solar system, but also about those moving above the surfaces of alien worlds, researchers said. “Jupiter is much bigger than Earth, much farther from the sun, rotates much faster and has a very different... 

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