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alibabaAlibaba and Microsoft Artificial Intelligence read better than Humans

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Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test. Alibaba asked the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that’s considered one of …

amazonAmazon’s Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion

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Jeff Bezos is worth $100.3 billion, as Amazon shares jumped more than 2 percent on optimism for Black Friday sales. Online purchases for the day are up 18.4 percent over last year. The $100 billion milestone makes Bezos, 53, the …

educationCommon core education has been a bigger failure than Microsoft Office Clippy

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Bill Gates and Gates Foundation were one of the main backers of the Common core education program. The US education system had been bad before Bill Gates, George HW Bush and Obama and No child left behind and Common Core. …

computers40 years too late- Bill Gates says ctrl-alt-delete should have been one button

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says if he could go back in time, there’d be something more intuitive than the two-handed Ctrl-Alt-Delete command to interrupt a process. In 2013 Gates said it was “mistake” requiring the three keys before logging in …

blockchainMicrosoft Coco Framework for enterprise blockchain is 100 times faster for transactions

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Blockchain is a transformational technology with the potential to extend digital transformation beyond a company’s four walls and into the processes it shares with suppliers, customers and partners. A growing number of enterprises are investing in blockchain as a secure …

futureMicrosoft and Purdue work on scalable topological quantum computer

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In 2016, Purdue University and Microsoft have signed a five-year agreement to develop a useable quantum computer. Purdue is one of four international universities in the collaboration. Michael Manfra, Purdue University’s Bill and Dee O’Brien Chair Professor of Physics and …

dwaveMetallic Hydrogen update

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Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material …

buildingsCurrent Flywheels moving to Superconducting flywheels using carbon fiber or carbon nanotubes

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In 2015, Japan built the world’s largest-class superconducting flywheel power storage system with a superconducting magnetic bearings. The completed system is the world’s largest-class flywheel power storage system using a superconducting magnetic bearing. It has 300-kW output capability and 100-kWh …

artificial intelligenceUS should not just fix infrastructure or stimulate the economy but fund massive leapfrog technology with large competitive prizes and goals

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From 2016 to 2025, each household will lose $3,400 each year in disposable income due to infrastructure deficiencies; and if not addressed, the loss will grow to an average of $5,100 annually from 2026 to 2040, resulting in cumulative losses …

artificial intelligenceScalar Tensor Theory of gravitation to explain EMDrive

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Arxiv – Revaluation of Mbelek and Lachièze-Rey scalar tensor theory of gravitation to explain the measured forces in asymmetric resonant cavities EMDrives are claimed to be propellentless space propulsion systems. If propellentless propulsion is possible it could enable fast human …