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Tom Simonite / Wired:
As AI-building frameworks get open-sourced, DIY tinkerers use them for tasks like identifying plant diseases, automating dry-cleaning, making art, and more   —  IN LATE WINTER of 1975, a scrap of paper started appearing on bulletin boards around the San Francisco Peninsula.
Nov 20, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Profile of former chief AI scientist at Google Cloud Fei-Fei Li, a Stanford professor and co-founder of AI4All nonprofit, which aims to make AI more inclusive   —  SOMETIME AROUND 1 am on a warm night last June, Fei-Fei Li was sitting in her pajamas in a Washington, DC, hotel room, practicing a speech she would give in a few hours.
Nov 18, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: stunning screen and a decent update to the Studio's internals, except for an outdated CPU and no Thunderbolt 3   —  Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 has everything you ever wanted in a creative desktop, and costs more than you probably ever wanted to spend.
Nov 15, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
How a DARPA program is developing recovery tools that aim to restore power to an electric grid after a cyberattack   —  IN HIS YEARS-LONG career developing software for power grids, Stan McHann had never before heard the ominous noise that rang out last Wednesday.
Nov 15, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Clive Thompson / Wired:
AI needs to be taught everyday common sense, not just pattern recognition, to overcome the limits of deep learning and produce safer, more useful devices   —  FIVE YEARS AGO, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game.
Nov 14, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Critics say Amazon's promises to bring jobs and spur economic development aren't enough to make up for the concessions it has received for its new headquarters   —  AFTER A 14-MONTH search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will open a pair of regional offices in two major metropolitan areas …
Nov 13, 2018, 11:45 PMIn context
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Sue Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, explains the need for a new partnership between the intelligence agencies and Silicon Valley   —  SUE GORDON, THE principal deputy director of national intelligence, wakes up every day at 3 am, jumps on a Peloton …
Nov 11, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Emma Grey Ellis / Wired:
Changing viewing habits and a desire for more ad revenue are prompting YouTube creators to post ever longer videos   —  ONE MONTH AGO, a dog I have never met died.  His owners are YouTubers Simon and Martina, a Canadian couple who make videos about the delicious food they eat in Tokyo, where they live.
Nov 11, 2018, 1:50 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
To keep up with Moore's Law, companies are assembling processors from pieces of silicon called chiplets, instead of carving them from silicon as single chips   —  IN 2016, THE chip industry's clock ran out.  —  For 50 years, the number of transistors that could be squeezed onto a piece …
Nov 8, 2018, 10:35 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / Wired:
Gab is back online; its domain has migrated to Seattle-area-based registrar Epik, and Cloudflare is shielding who actually hosts the site   —  AFTER IT WAS revealed that the suspect in the shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue had threatened on the social media network Gab to kill Jews …
Nov 6, 2018, 2:45 AMIn context

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