Strange particles coming out of the Earth hint at new physics

Something mysterious coming out of Antartica’sfrozen ground and it could potentially break physics as we know it. According to physicists, it is some sort ofcosmic ray, a high-energy particle that’s blasted its way through space, into the Earth, and back out again.But the particles physicists know about — the collection of particles that make up […]

DeepMind’s New Research on Linking Memories, and How It Applies to AI

There’s a cognitive quirk humans have that seems deceptively elementary. For example: every morning, you see a man in his 30s walking a boisterous collie. Then one day, a white-haired lady with striking resemblance comes down the street with the same dog. Subconsciously we immediately make a series of deductions: the man and woman might […]

D: The Dark Factor of Personality

Ethically, morally, and socially questionable behavior is part of everyday life and instances of ruthless, selfish, unscrupulous, or even downright evil behavior can easily be found across history and cultures. Psychologists use the umbrella term âdark traitsâ to subsume personality traits that are linked to these classes of behavior â most prominently, Machiavellianism, Narcissism, and […]

Introducing Petastorm: Uber ATG’s Data Access Library for Deep Learning

In recent years, deep learning has taken a central role in solving a wide range of problems in pattern recognition. At Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we use deep learning to solve various problems in the autonomous driving space, since many of these are pattern recognition problems. Many of our models require tens of terabytes […]

Dropbox: How we rolled out one of the largest Python 3 migrations ever

Dropbox is one of the most popular desktop applications in the world: You can install it today on Windows, macOS, and some flavors of Linux. What you may not know is that much of the application is written using Python. In fact, Drew’s very first lines of code for Dropbox were written in Python for […]

The Fed stalls the creation of a bank with a novel business model

The Narrow Bank would take deposits but not make loans. TEN years on from the financial crisis, the structure of American banking has not changed. At its core are government-guaranteed, and therefore cheap, deposits that banks put to work, primarily through lending. Deposits have become more important for bank funding in recent years; governments have […]

AI Company Accused of Using Humans to Fake Its AI

On Friday, iFlytek was hit with accusations that it hired humans to fake its simultaneous interpretation tools, which are supposedly powered by AI. In an open letter posted on Quora-like Q&A platform Zhihu, interpreter Bell Wang claimed he was one of a team of simultaneous interpreters who helped translate the 2018 International Forum on Innovation […]

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch” Most of the internet could be affected as Linux devs threaten to revoke entire histories of code commits in response to CoC controversy. Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some […]

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals. Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at Princeton University have recently discovered a strange pattern in the […]