Computers can now add the game of Go to the list of board games they've mastered and beaten a human player at.
AlphaGo, a program created by Google's London-based AI company, DeepMind, beat Fan Hui, the European Go champion, in five back-to-back matches. As reported by Nature, it has since gone on to win 99.8% of its matches against other programs, and has a match against South Korean professional Lee Sedol scheduled for March..
Uber has agreed to pay Waymo, Google's autonomous vehicle company, $245 million in equity for stealing trade secrets. Uber also agreed not to use any of Waymo's hardware or software ideas even though Google is now essentially an investor in Uber.
Uber Pays for Stolen Secrets
After spending nearly a week in the courtroom, Waymo and Uber came to an agreement on Friday, Feb. 9, in which the latter will pay the Google/Alphabet division a significant sum of money.
In the wake of the tragic mass shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida last month, Americans are yet again calling for change. Many, including a group of vocal students, are demanding legislation to curb gun sales in the hope that such reform might prevent similar shootings in the future.
Stringent gun control laws don’t seem likely anytime soon; lawmakers have so far rejected calls for a ban on assault weapons. And Trump blames violent media as the basis for this tragedy.
A former Tesla employee is claiming that the company knowingly sold defective vehicles in the past, and fired him for reporting the alleged practice.
The former employee, Adam Williams, stated in the lawsuit that he was hired by Tesla in 2011, and during his employment he discovered the company failed to “disclose to consumers high-dollar, pre-delivery damage repairs” before transactions were complete.
Boston Dynamics and SpotMini return with a new video showing off the latter's burning desire to open doors. In the new clip, SpotMini meets resistance in the form of a human wielding a hockey stick.
University of Pittsburgh's Deepika Mohan, MD, and game developer Schell Games have created a game to improve doctors' ability to recognize severe trauma in patients. Six months after playing the game, doctors are still performing better than ever.
Intel's 17-qubit chip represents how close we currently are to incorporating quantum computing into our technology. Professors Andrew Childs and Fred Chong weigh in on quantum computing's potential and when it woll be ready for practical applications.
Starting June 2018, Google will ban all online ads that promote cryptocurrencies and related content. The move follows a similar ban previously announced by Facebook in January, with both companies aiming to make their online spaces safer.
Mitsubishi's new technology forgoes the need for cars to have side and rear mirrors. Mirrorless cars were approved for use in 2016, and the carmaker expects to sell the first model as early as next year.
A Car Without Mirrors
Self-driving cars are already asking people to put AI systems in control of their vehicles. Now, Mitsubishi wants to rid its new cars of one of the last relics of the past: the rear-view mirror.
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