Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?
If you think it should be easy to recognize a stoplight, you haven't worked on computer vision.
It's hard to recognize the most basic objects, like cats. How our brain does it so easily remains a mystery.
Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million
You haven't even experienced Twitch chat yet.
Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys
Did you have to use the word "mancave" there? It sounds as if you are defining "gamer" to include only men.
The Oatmeal Convinces Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Tesla Museum
You went a little overboard in that last sentence there.
On the Significance of Google's New Cardboard: An Idea Worth Recycling
Wow, Kojima is a creative dude. He created another portable game called Boktai that came with a solar sensor on the game cartridge. Parts of the game required actual sunlight.
New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth
Do you think there's life down there?
Open Source Robot OS Finds Niches From Farms To Space
But vision is one of the hardest parts of robotics, and you don't want to have to write super sophisticated vision algorithms from scratch, so this is a good example of how ROS is useful. "Agricultural implement towed behind a tractor" + sophisticated computer vision = robot.
Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
One solution to the Fermi paradox is that everyone is hiding.
And we should seriously consider hiding too.
Tech People Making $100k a Year On the Rise, Again
Can you get into contracting if your specialty is scientific computing?
Is it possible, as a contractor, to work only part of the year?
Biotech Company Making Fossil Fuels With a 'Library' of Bacteria
If you read Noam Chomsky, you get the impression that our embargo on Cuba has been extraordinarily cruel.
Google Holds Global Science Fair
So Google does something to promote science education, and you turn around and say, "Hey, focus on your profits."
The 5-Year Console Cycle Is Dead
Doesn't kinect have all the magnitude of a launch? And the Move also.
Japan's Latest Rockstar Is a 3D Hologram
I'd like to make Hatsune Miku deliver video lectures for a calculus class. Can I do that?
Learning By Playing
Timez Attack looks amazing!
I just downloaded the free version but I can't seem to play it because I'm not a student/didn't have a password. =(
Am I doing something wrong? If I could try it out I'd probably recommend it for my cousins.
The Vending Machines of the Future
Now the vending machine just needs face recognition so it can base recommendations off of previous purchases...and who your facebook friends are.
And I want a badge saying I'm the "mayor" of a vending machine if I buy more sodas there than anyone else.
I want a virtual pet that I can buy virtual sodas for. He will gain experience points and armor and will battle other pets.
Inside the Mechanical Turk Sweatshop
Right, those wage slaves just aren't grateful enough to their masters.
Forget University — Use the Web For Education, Says Gates
Clearly video lectures and a university setting each have much to offer. With video lectures you can pause and rewind, go at your own pace, learn from the world's best lecturers rather than your professor who is usually just average, even select a lecturer whose style you prefer. I say we switch to self-paced courses based on video lectures in university classrooms. The professor will still be there in the classroom but he will be focused entirely on his one irreplaceable contribution: answering questions and providing direct feedback to students.
What Scientists Really Think About Religion
Steven Weinberg is one example of a top scientist who has a problem with religion.
MIT Finds 'Grand Unified Theory of AI'
FTA: "In the 1950s and 60s, artificial-intelligence researchers saw themselves as trying to uncover the rules of thought. But those rules turned out to be way more complicated than anyone had imagined. Since then, artificial-intelligence (AI) research has come to rely, instead, on probabilities -- statistical patterns that computers can learn from large sets of training data."
From the viewpoint of Jaynes and many Bayesians, probability IS simply the rules of thought.
BC Prof Suggests Young Children Need Less Formal Math, Not More
Terence Tao scored a 760 on the math SAT when he was 8. He won a bronze medal in the international math Olympiad at the age of 10.
We need a system that respects the individuality of our students, not a one-size-fits-all approach.
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