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  • A.I. Advances Through Deep Learning
    By on November 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from the NY Times: “Advances in an artificial intelligence technology that can recognize patterns offer the possibility of machines that perform human activities like seeing, listening and thinking. … But what is new in recent months is the growing speed and accuracy of deep-learning programs, often called artificial neural networks or just ‘neural nets’ for their resemblance to the neural connections (more…)



  • James Cameron Commissions Submarine To Visit Challenger Deep
    By on September 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    frank249 writes “In January, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Trieste descent, the X Prize Foundation announced a $10 million prize for the first privately funded craft to make two manned descents to the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest surveyed point in the oceans. Now, James Cameron has announced he has commissioned a submarine capable of surviving the tremendous pressures at a depth of seven miles, from which he will not only try for the (more…)