Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence

Despite what you hear about artificial intelligence, machines still can’t think like a human, but in the last few years they have become capable of learning. And suddenly, our devices have opened their eyes and ears and cars have taken the wheel. Today, artificial intelligence is not as good as you hope and not as bad as you fear, but humanity is accelerating into a future that few can predict. That’s why so many people are desperate to meet Kai-Fu Lee, the oracle of AI.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-ai-facial-and-emotional-recognition-how-one-man-is-advancing-artificial-intelligence/

THE RISE OF THE SWISS ARMY GADGET

Convergences have long been a staple of progress, from multitools to kitchen implements to every other As Seen on TV striver. Surely some medieval archer fashioned a backscratcher out of a bow. But over the last year or two, the combinations have come more quickly, and grown both increasingly outlandish and outrageously useful. For that you can thank—or curse, depending on your tolerance for novelty—a confluence of factors.

https://www.wired.com/story/hybrid-gadgets-alexa-ces-2019/

 

Russian grand master Karjakin eyes rematch with world chess champ Carlsen

Karjakin failed to qualify for the 2018 World Chess Championship, but said he is determined to inflict defeat on the seemingly invincible Norwegian chess legend.

Undoubtedly, I would like to beat Carlsen,” Karjakin said, TASS reported.

I will do everything possible to reach this goal. Last year I was close to being selected for the World Chess Championship, but failed to do that.

https://www.rt.com/sport/448462-sergey-karjakin-magnus-carlsen/

 

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