Archive for June, 2017

Human brain structure inspires artificial intelligence – Technology & Science

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

The human brain is the most powerful supercomputer on Earth, and now researchers from the University of Southern California are taking inspiration from the structure of the human brain to make better artificial intelligence systems. What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (or AI) is a system of computing that aims to mimic the power of the human brain. We have more than 100 trillion neurons, or electrically conducting cells in our brain, that give us the incredible computing power for which we are known. Computers can do things like multiply 134,341 by 989,999 really well, but they can’t do things like recognize […] Read More →

Senate revises Russia sanctions bill, sends it to House

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate resolved a technical issue on Thursday that had stalled a new package of sanctions on Russia but the measure faces opposition in the House that could mean more delays, lawmakers said. The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act, which also includes the Russia sanctions, passed the Senate in a 98-2 vote on June 15. Many lawmakers hoped the bill would become law in time to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin before President Donald Trump’s meeting with him in Germany next week. But the Senate bill stalled when House […] Read More →

The Note: Trump’s mean tweets shrink presidency

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY President Trump … yes, the president … tweeted Thursday attacking “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, which earned him criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike and ultimately distracted from his own message and agenda. Scarborough and Brzezinski responded on “Morning Joe”: “We’re OK. The country is not,” Scarborough said. “He attacks women because he fears women.” Brzezinski said, “It’s been fascinating and frightening and really sad for our country.” The two also co-penned a Washington Post op-ed, in which they deny Trumps’s claim that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly” and that the president […] Read More →

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