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Nvidia ­nveils Real-Time Ray Tracing Turing Graphics Architecture
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Nvidia ­nveils Real-Time Ray Tracing Turing Graphics Architecture

Nvidia says it has "reinvented computer graphics" with its Turing graphics-processing unit architecture, which will serve as the platform for a new GPU family that...

IBM Researchers Train AI to Follow Code of Ethics
From ACM News

IBM Researchers Train AI to Follow Code of Ethics

The new artificial intelligence recommendation technique optimizes results to user preferences and also conforms to other constraints, like ethical and behavioral...

Machine Learning Could Improve How Doctors Diagnose Heart Attacks
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Machine Learning Could Improve How Doctors Diagnose Heart Attacks

Researchers say they have used machine learning to teach computers to read cardiac electrical signals and interpret electrocardiograms with greater accuracy.

Michigan's 'Marshall Plan for Talent' Aims to Become Model for Tech Education Nationwide
From ACM TechNews

Michigan's 'Marshall Plan for Talent' Aims to Become Model for Tech Education Nationwide

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently unveiled a five-year, $100-million "Marshall Plan for Talent" to better prepare students for technology fields with the most...

Google Advances AI With 'one Model to Learn Them All'
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Google Advances AI With 'one Model to Learn Them All'

Google recently released an academic paper describing MultiModel, a template for how to create a single machine-learning model that is capable of addressing multiple...

Watch Google’s Igor Markov Explain How to Avoid the AI Apocalypse
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Watch Google’s Igor Markov Explain How to Avoid the AI Apocalypse

Markov suggested steps be taken to separate powerful systems and have deficiencies built in to act as a kill switch.

­Understanding the Limits of Deep Learning
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­Understanding the Limits of Deep Learning

The capabilities of deep-learning neural networks are impressive, but these are tempered by significant constraints.

Google Beats Oracle as ­.s. Jury Declares ‘fair ­se’ of Java in Android
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Google Beats Oracle as ­.s. Jury Declares ‘fair ­se’ of Java in Android

A U.S. jury handed Alphabet’s Google a major victory in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Oracle Corp.

How Pixar Made Monsters ­niversity, Its Latest Technological Marvel
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How Pixar Made Monsters ­niversity, Its Latest Technological Marvel

Monsters University, the new animated film from Disney's Pixar division that debuts on June 21, will serve as light summer entertainment for most audiences. But...

Even Ray Kurzweil Is Nervous About a Future with Hyper-Intelligent Machines
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Even Ray Kurzweil Is Nervous About a Future with Hyper-Intelligent Machines

Ray Kurzweil is looking forward to the year 2029.

With Kinect-Like Gestures, Softkinetic Leads the Way to Intel's Perceptual Computing
From ACM News

With Kinect-Like Gestures, Softkinetic Leads the Way to Intel's Perceptual Computing

The age of perceptual computing starts with devices that can be controlled with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice rather than just a mouse, keyboard...

iPad Teardown Reveals $375.10 Total Cost; Samsung Wins Big
From ACM News

iPad Teardown Reveals $375.10 Total Cost; Samsung Wins Big

The new iPad costs about $364.35 for its bill of materials, according to a teardown analysis by IHS iSuppli. 
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