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  • This AI can spot sunken ships from the damn sky
    by The Conversation on 25 July 2021 at 10:00

    The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea In collaboration with the United States Navy’s Underwater Archaeology Branch, I taught a computer how to recognize shipwrecks on the ocean floor from scans taken by aircraft and ships on the surface. The computer […]

  • ElevenSight puts a new spin on video conferencing with some tools you never knew you needed
    by TNW Deals on 24 July 2021 at 14:00

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    by TNW Deals on 24 July 2021 at 14:00

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  • Can we build a computer with free will?
    by The Conversation on 24 July 2021 at 13:00

    Do you have free will? Can you make your own decisions? Or are you more like an automaton, just moving as required by your constituent parts? Probably, like most people, you feel you have something called free will. Your decisions are not predetermined; you could do otherwise. Yet scientists can […]

  • Object-oriented programming is dead. Wait, really?
    by Rhea Moutafis on 24 July 2021 at 08:00

    Programming in the 1960s had a big problem: computers weren’t that powerful yet, and somehow they needed to split the capacities between data structures and procedures. This meant that if you had a large set of data, you couldn’t do that much with it without pushing a computer to its limits. […]

  • 5 games that might not suck so much if they got modern remakes
    by Tristan Greene on 23 July 2021 at 21:21

    Remakes, remasters, and retreads are all the rage these days. But don’t let the publishers fool you, they’re not taking many chances. From the Mass Effect franchise remasters to the outstanding Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 & 2 remake, most of the game revivals we’re seeing are for titles that […]

  • Oh no… Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a metaverse
    by Thomas Macaulay on 23 July 2021 at 16:13

    Imagine living in a virtual space that merges the physical and digital worlds — and is built by Facebook. It may sound like the stuff of nightmares, but Mark Zuckerberg hopes to make it a reality. Yup, the 37-year-old billionaire wants to build a metaverse. “You can think about the metaverse as […]

  • What will the EV battery of the future look like?
    by The Conversation on 23 July 2021 at 14:46

    “Gigafactories” could one day be churning out millions of electric vehicle batteries in the UK. The government has already committed the country to a ban on selling new petrol- and diesel-engined cars by 2030, so it seems that electric vehicles (or EVs, as they’re often abbreviated) are […]

  • Lil Uzi Vert is buying a planet — here’s how long it takes to get there
    by Callum Booth on 23 July 2021 at 14:16

    Friends! Have you heard the news? Musician Lil Uzi Vert is trying to buy a planet? Named WASP-127 b, this is a gas giant exoplanet that’s 1.4 times larger than renowned Big Boy, Jupiter. The world was first alerted to this news by another musician, Grimes: Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this […]

  • This 8-course, 160-hour cybersecurity package can turn you into a certified ethical hacker
    by TNW Deals on 23 July 2021 at 14:00

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