AlphaGo's victory on S. Korea's champion Le SeDol was a shock to many in the computer world - but was only a natural development in the story of Artificial Intelligence, as it unfolds in the last few years. What is Deep Learning, and how can computers learn 'skills' and 'intuition'?
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The Mir Space Station was a true Soviet engineering wonder, an achievement comparable with the US landing on the Moon. Yet in its later years, Mir survived some horrific & hair-raising accidents...
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Archimedes is famous for being Ancient Greece's greatest engineer. Yet a random discovery - a prayers book found in an old church in Turkish Istanbul, casts this mysterious genius in an even more surprising light.
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In 1989, a message was found in a virus: "Eddie Lives…Somewhere in Time!". 'Eddie' was a particularly nasty virus, and its discovery led a young Bulgarian security researcher down a rabbit hole, on a hunt for the prolific creator of the Eddie virus: The Dark Avenger.
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In the 1970s and 80s, an interesting academic dispute rose between two rival camps of scientists in the field of Paleoanthropology, the study of human evolution. The main question dealt with the theories of when and where the modern human, the Homo-Sapiens, appeared. The post The Molecular Clock, Pt. 1: The Real Adam and Eve appeared first on CMPod - A Podcast about Science, Technology & History.