Archive | November, 2020

Know when to fold ’em: How a company best known for playing games used A.I. to solve one of biology’s greatest mysteries

It is March 13, 2016. Two men, dressed in winter coats and woolen hats to defend against the frigid night air, walk side-by-side through the crowded streets of downtown Seoul. Locked in animated conversation, they seem oblivious to the pulsating neon enticements of the surrounding dumpling houses and barbecue joints. They are visitors, having come to South Korea on a

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DeepMind’s new protein-folding A.I. is already helping in the fight against COVID-19

Artificial intelligence has just solved one of biology’s most vexing challenges: how to determine the three-dimensional shape of a protein. DeepMind, the London-based A.I. company that is owned by Google-parent Alphabet, has created an A.I. system it calls AlphaFold 2 that uses a protein’s DNA sequence to predict its folded shape, frequently to within an atom’s width of accuracy. Previously,

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FCC chief who ended net neutrality says he’ll quit on Jan. 20

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he’ll leave the agency Jan. 20, eliminating the possibility of a holdover Republican majority at the agency that could have temporarily stymied changes sought by the incoming Biden administration.

Since being elevated to the chairmanship by President Donald Trump in 2017, Pai, a Republican, has led the commission in

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A new horizon: Expanding the AI landscape

For all of its upheaval, the deadly 2020 coronavirus pandemic—and efforts to stop it—has taught a valuable lesson: organizations that invest in technology survive. IT infrastructure initiatives put in place before the crisis have allowed countless businesses to shift to online commerce and remote working. In other words, operate during it.

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Object storage for digital-age challenges

When Mastercard wanted to improve the speed and security of credit card transactions, when Baylor College of Medicine was scaling up its human genomic sequencing program, and when toymaker Spin Master was expanding into online video games and television shows, they all turned to object storage technology to facilitate the processing of massive amounts of data.

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With ability to fly anywhere in the world, ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ players choose this special place


Paris? New York? Hawaii? Over the Grand Canyon? If you could fly anywhere, even on an imaginary flight via “Microsoft Flight Simulator,” where would you go? The answer to the question is a bit surprising, but actually makes perfect sense in the age of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a new documentary about the making of the rebooted

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In a major scientific breakthrough, A.I. predicts the exact shape of proteins

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Researchers have made a major breakthrough using artificial intelligence that could revolutionize the hunt for new medicines. The scientists have created A.I. software that uses a protein’s DNA sequence to predict its three-dimensional structure to within

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How water-resistant is the iPhone? Italian watchdog says Apple’s claims are overblown

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Apple has been offering water-resistant iPhones for several years now, but are its protection claims actually justified?

The Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) thinks Cupertino has been overstating the handsets’ water resistance. The agency,

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