Friday, May 26, 2017

Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

Baidu’s artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent ‘living’ in a 2D environment how to navigate its world using natural language commands, by first teaching...

What’s up with the song in the new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer?

It's a little on-the-nose for a show about a powerful chair to use the song "Sit Down" in a trailer, but that's what Game of Thrones did to us with the...

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are exactly what leaks suggested, and that’s a good...

Pretty much everything you’ve already read about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is true. And that’s a good thing. Whether by accident or design, the company did a truly abysmal job keeping...

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer...

Museums use CT scans to take the mystery out of mummies

Most of us have a rather cinematic view of mummies: a bandaged body rising out of a sarcophagus, stumbling toward whoever just disturbed their slumber. Of course, this could never happen...

The CIA has developed board-games to train future spies

At SXSW, CIA Senior Collection Analyst David Clopper revealed a series of tabletop games developed as training materials for CIA internal training exercises: Collection, a Pandemic-style crisis-resolution game; Collection Deck, a...

How one artist is reinventing the music album with VR

Nick Koenig is no stranger to musical innovation. The artist, better known as Hot Sugar, has been dabbling in the art of "associative music" since his teens. As he describes it,...

Sling TV expands access to its Cloud DVR, as streaming TV competition heats up

Dish’s streaming TV service, Sling TV, is today launching its new Cloud DVR feature to more customers through a “First Look” early access program. The DVR was first announced back in...

Simple’s new kind of shared bank account targets unmarried partners, roommates & more

Online banking service Simple today is launching a new type of banking product aimed at a younger generation of customers who want to be able to collaborate on finances with others,...

Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships

Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola. But all anyone seems to care about is a 17-year-old device. A reboot. A...

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Spooky footage captures Jesus statue ‘moving its head’ during Catholic procession

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