Author Archives: Loknath Das

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of AI is only accelerating. In fact, as more industries and policymakers awaken to the benefits ... Read More »

Everything You Think You Know About AI Is Wrong

Robots are coming for our jobs. Terminators will soon murder us all. There is no escape. Resistance is futile. These doom-laden predictions probably sound familiar to anyone who’s read or seen any movies lately involving artificial intelligence. Sometimes they’re invoked with genuine alarm, as in the case of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning against the danger of killer automatons. ... Read More »

New CERN Particle Accelerator May Help Both Doctors and Art Sleuths

A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN, the European physics research centre, is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyse artwork. CERN is gradually upgrading its hardware to get more data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), its 27-km (17-mile) circular accelerator that smashes protons together at almost the speed of light ... Read More »

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

HIGHLIGHTS While past AI used brute-force computing, today’s uses machine learning. AI is now exceeding the capabilities of humans. AI will soon be everywhere. We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That ... Read More »

Mouse Sperm Survives in Space, but Could Human Babies?

HIGHLIGHTS Freeze-dried mouse sperm used to produce healthy rodent offspring This raises ethical questions about creating humans in deep space Mouse sperm was freeze-dried and sent for nine month to the ISS Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. But could the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With Dual Rear Cameras Tipped to Launch Mid-August

  The successful launch and sales of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones seems to have boosted Samsung’s confidence as the company has now been tipped to launch its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone around mid-August. Separately, the details about the dual rear camera setup on the smartphone have also been leaked. First talking about the tipped launch timeline, as per ... Read More »

NEET 2017: CBSE to upload OMR response sheets on June 13

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday issued the dates for display of images of OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) response sheets and the answer keys for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) 2017. The board also announced the time limit available to candidates to challenge them. The CBSE announcement came hours after the Supreme Court ... Read More »

Brexit: Europe’s new finance rules put 83,000 U.K. jobs at risk

. The European Union is preparing the ground for a raid on one of the crown jewels of British business. The bloc proposed rules on Tuesday that would give it the power to force a large slice of London’s financial services to move out of the city after Brexit, putting at risk an estimated 83,000 jobs. Despite not using the ... Read More »

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch Announced With Exclusive Features: Nintendo at E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch It will be available this holiday season PS4 owners will not be able to play with Switch, PC, and Xbox One players Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Developer Psyonix announced this at Nintendo’s E3 2017 event with a Holiday 2017 release date. The game fuses together racing and ... Read More »

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Details and Release Date Revealed: E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild got two DLC packs These will be available on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U The DLC packs are available under an expansion pass for $20 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become one of the most successful games Nintendo has ever made. Making a Zelda game a ... Read More »