Archive | July, 2020

The field of natural language processing is chasing the wrong goal

At a typical annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the program is a parade of titles like “A Structured Variational Autoencoder for Contextual Morphological Inflection.” The same

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Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison

The former Google engineer, who pleaded guilty to stealing the company’s self-driving-car technology, says he’d be at heightened risk for Covid-19.

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The problems AI has today go back centuries

In March of 2015, protests broke out at the University of Cape Town in South Africa over the campus statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes, a mining magnate who

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This AI-powered home gym is like having a personal trainer in your living room

Tempo’s big-screen machine replicates every part of the weight training or HIIT workouts you would get at the gym.
While Peloton and Mirror are designed for people who love spinning

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DARPA Adds New Virtual Robots To Cave Challenge

A completely virtual environment may be the most realistic cave DARPA could possibly send robots into this fall.

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NASA’s life-hunting Mars rover is officially on its way to the Red Planet

Photo by Joel Kowsky / NASA

NASA’s latest Mars rover — a six-wheeled SUV-sized robot named Perseverance — successfully launched from Florida this morning, embarking on

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Liftoff! NASA’s Perseverance rover begins odyssey to seek out traces of life on Mars

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket sends NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover into space from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (ULA Photo)
With the

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Gen-Z Seeks to Share Memory, Lower Latencies

Not to be confused with the demographic cohort that succeeds millennials, Gen-Z is a memory-semantic fabric architecture that’s at a point where it must better define how it fits within

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