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Equations built giants like Google. Who’ll find the next billion-dollar bit of maths? | David Sumpter
Obscure, generations-old theorems have been transformative in tech, and there are still plenty out there to be used In 1998, a computer science PhD student called Larry Page submitted a patent for internet search based on an obscure piece of mathematics. The method, known today as PageRank, allowed...
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Can studying DNA like language lead to new breakthroughs? - study
DNA is represented by groups of letters, so Ben Gurion University biochemist Dr. Barak Akabayov and his team...
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Instagram to reduce visibility of potentially harmful content
San Francisco: Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is taking new steps to make “potentially harmful” content less visible in its app. The company said that the algorithm powering the way posts are ordered in users’ feeds and in Stories will now de-prioritise content that...
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Intel plunking down $20bn for at least two chip factories in Ohio
Announcement scheduled for today as Gelsinger meets with Biden at...
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Amazon to open clothing store where algorithms suggest items to try on
Amazon is opening its first ever clothing store where algorithms will suggest items for shoppers to try on. The online...
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Elon Musk’s brain chip firm Neuralink lines up clinical trials in humans
Silicon Valley company has already implanted AI microchips in brains of a macaque and a pig The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain chip startup is preparing to launch clinical trials in humans. Musk, who co-founded Neuralink in 2016, has promised that the technology “will enable someone with...
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Twitter loses appeal in French online hate speech case
By Mathieu Rosemain PARIS (Reuters) – Twitter must disclose details on what it does to tackle hate speech online in France, the Paris appeals court ruled on Thursday, handing a win to advocacy groups that say the social network does not do enough to clamp down on hateful content. The verdict upheld...
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Huawei Investment Arm Registers as Private Fund Manager
What’s new: Hubble Technology Venture Capital Co. Ltd., a unit of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., has registered as a private equity and venture capital fund manager, records from industry group the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) show. The move highlights the...
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Rosalind Franklin Mars rover drives ahead for September launch - Eweekly
The technology – the rover is currently in an ultra-clean room at the Thales Alenia Space premises in Turin, along with its Mars-bound companion, the Kazachok landing platform – has completed a series of successful tests, including the rover driving off its landing platform (see below), reports the...
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The FBI Once Confiscated A Student's Paper For Designing A Nuclear Bomb
Have you ever written an academic paper so shocking that it gets confiscated by the FBI? No? Well, kudos, you have one Princeton student beat. John Aristotle Phillips was a 21-year-old undergraduate student in aerospace and mechanical sciences, described as "underachieving" when he took on a project...
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