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Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net

bossanovalithium writes “Carnegie Mellon University has taught a computer how to read and learn from the internet. According to Dennis Baron at the Oxford University press blog, the computer is called NELL and it is reading the internet and learning from it in much the same way that humans learn language and acquire knowledge. Basically by soaking it all up and figuring it out. NELL is short for Never Ending Language Learner and apparently it is getting (more…)

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  • coondoggie writes “One of the more unique unmanned aircraft concepts took a giant step toward reality this week when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency inked an agreement with Boeing to build the SolarEagle, a plane capable of remaining at heights above 60,000ft for over five years. Boeing says the first SolarEagle under the $89 million contract could fly as early as 2014.”

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  • More than half a million Britons go to work with a hangover each day and the figure is set to soar with the World Cup, experts say.

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  • An anonymous reader writes “The Planet & Send has an article written in answer to a current contemplate done at hand the Berkman Center in behalf of Internet & League at Harvard not far from how far behind the position of the age the US and Canada are with bearing to broadband internet. The refutation basically tears individually Harvard’s enquiry and shows why the US and Canada are in truth paralysed a progress in advance of most European countries. (more…)

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  • Events this year that are vital for success at London 2012

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  • An anonymous reader writes “BRS Labs has created a technology it calls Behavioral Analytics which uses cognitive premises, much as if the kindly perceptiveness, to operation visual observations and to tag racketeer and terroristic activities. Built on a framework of cognitive knowledge engines and computer welcome sight, AISight, provides an automated and scalable reconnaissance elucidation that analyzes behavioral patterns, activities and incident (more…)

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