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Jan 27, 2016

A Google DeepMind Algorithm Uses Deep Learning and More to Master the Game of Go

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, information science, robotics/AI

Google has achieved one of the long-standing “grand challenges” of AI, building a computer capable of beating expert players of the board game Go.

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Jan 27, 2016

3D Printed Stent May Soon Give Hope to Esophageal Cancer Patients

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

A lot of folks who know me well; knows that I donate my time and expertise to help with the various cancer foundations such as the National Esophageal Cancer Foundation. Esophageal Cancer is one form of cancer not often caught in time due to its symptoms. However, researchers have developed a 3D Stent that is simply amazing and is bringing a lot of hope for so many. Technology and medicine together is an amazing team.

I cannot wait to share this with the foundation’s president; she lost her husband only 2 years ago to this deadly cancer, I lost a cousin, and 2 years ago doctor’s removed a lesion from my esophagus. I cannot express enough to folks (especially younger folks; this is truly a silent killer and it hits all ages (20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s). And, once you ever have a lesion or cancer; you must be diligent in your follow ups no matter what.


fauPretty much everyone I know, myself included, has lost someone to cancer, many of them far too young. Finding a cure for cancer is the lofty, ultimate goal for medical researchers, and people like to fantasize about the day when the headline suddenly appears in the paper: “Cure for Cancer Found!” No more deaths from the disease, no more painful, drawn-out treatments – just a shot or a pill that can eliminate cancer as easily as clearing up an ear infection.

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Jan 27, 2016

What new wearable sensors can reveal from perspiration

Posted by in categories: electronics, health, mobile phones, wearables

When engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, say they are going to make you sweat, it is all in the name of science. Specifically, it is for a flexible sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and sync the results in real time to a smartphone.

While health monitors have exploded onto the consumer electronics scene over the past decade, researchers say this device, reported in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Nature (“Fully integrated wearable sensor arrays for multiplexed in situ perspiration analysis”), is the first fully integrated electronic system that can provide continuous, non-invasive monitoring of multiple biochemicals in sweat.

wristband sweat sensor

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Jan 27, 2016

The Death of General Relativity Lurks in a Black Hole’s Shadow

Posted by in category: cosmology

Scientists are compiling a picture of the shadow of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and it could reveal general relatively breaking down.

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Jan 27, 2016

Google DeepMind

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

The list of uniquely human achievements has just become shorter: Google’s AI has defeated the reigning 3-time European Go champion.


DeepMind’s program AlphaGo, masters the ancient game of Go. First ever program to defeat a human professional player!

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Jan 27, 2016

Enormous Structures Might Be Hiding in the Middle of Our Galaxy

Posted by in category: space

All the matter we cannot see.

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Jan 27, 2016

Google DeepMind: Ground-breaking AlphaGo masters the game of Go

Posted by in categories: business, computing, entertainment, information science, robotics/AI

In a paper published in Nature on 28th January 2016, we describe a new approach to computer Go. This is the first time ever that a computer program “AlphaGo” has defeated a human professional player.

The game of Go is widely viewed as an unsolved “grand challenge” for artificial intelligence. Games are a great testing ground for inventing smarter, more flexible algorithms that have the ability to tackle problems in ways similar to humans. The first classic game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952. But until now, one game has thwarted A.I. researchers: the ancient game of Go.

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Jan 27, 2016

Airbus & OneWeb Create OneWeb Satellites Company

Posted by in categories: satellites, space, transportation

Space Tourism … and Much More.

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Jan 27, 2016

Animation/FX Reel on Vimeo

Posted by in category: singularity

Truly beautiful stuff! How far we’ve come from going to a dimly lit, coin op arcade filled with venerable games like PAC-Man and Afterburner! The Singularity accelerates every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day,. Being alive in this era of progress is truly a gift.


This is “Animation/FX Reel” by blurstudioinc on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who lovethem.

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Jan 27, 2016

In Major AI Breakthrough, Google System Secretly Beats Top Player at the Ancient Game of Go

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

As recently as this month, top AI experts outside Google questioned whether such a victory could be achieved anytime soon.

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