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brainWhat is different about AlphaGo versus Deep Blue? AlphaGo is a learning system and a hybrid system

AI expert Ben Goertzel explains AlphaGo. We are using learning now and not just simplistic search Alphago is not just one system Deep Learning neural networks Monte Carlo Sampling Game tree search Goertzel at Hanson Robotics is using hybrid architecture …

brainG20 looking at coordinated economic stimulus program and China repeats promise not to have sharp devaluation

A report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday called for a coordinated stimulus program to support a slowing global economy. An official with a European delegation to the G20 earlier in the week said policymakers recognize elevated …

brain3D NAND flash chips will mean 3.5 TB SSD the size of a pack of gum and over 10 TB for 2.5 inch SSDs

Intel’s solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron. Micron, which makes the flash in Intel’s SSDs, has started volume shipments of its 3D NAND flash chips. …

agingRussia is planning for a seven year oil price war with Saudi Arabia

Russia is battening down the hatches for a Biblical collapse in oil revenues, warning that crude prices could stay as low as $40 a barrel for another seven years. Maxim Oreshkin, the deputy finance minister, said the country is drawing …

algorithmsIf climate change is a serious problem then we need serious solutions like scaled nuclear power

Peter Thiel makes the case in the NY Times for policy to get aligned to enable new nuclear designs to be used to reduce the emissions associated with climate change Speaking about climate change in 2013, President Obama said that …

3dAverage american has energy equivalent of 450 human slaves working 8 hours shifts every day

1 horsepower approximates the sustained work output of a horse A healthy human can sustain about 0.1 hp indefinitely which is 74.5 watts 1 horsepower is the sustained effort of ten people 1 horse power = 745.6 watts = 33000 …

brainIMF lowers World Growth Forecast from 3.3% to 3.1% for 2015

The IMF projection for Global growth for 2015 is projected at 3.1 percent, 0.3 percentage point lower than in 2014, and 0.2 percentage point below the forecasts in the July 2015 World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update. Prospects across the main …

brainElon Musk talks about 1200 kilometer (745 mile) range for Tesla Electric cars in 2020 and

In a Danish television interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will steadily increase the range of its electric cars over the next few years. In the interview (the relevant section begins at 6:22), Musk said that Tesla could …

brainRB 2015: Jay Jerome

The first speaker on the Age-Related diseases Track at RB2015 is Jay Jerome, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his talk titled Lysosomes, Lipids and Longevity he focused on cholesterol with respect to …

brainDeep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test and performs between bachelor and masters degree level

Chinese researchers have built a deep learning machine that outperforms the average human ability to answer verbal reasoning questions for the first time. They took each word and looked for other words that often appear nearby in a large corpus …