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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

Virtual personal assistants – the likes of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant – are able to follow instructions because of voice recognition. They process natural human speech, match it to the desired command and respond in an increasingly natural way. The assistants learn over a number of conversations and in many different ways. They might ask for specific information – for example how to pronounce your name, or whose…

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You can’t out-crazy Kim Jong Un

(CNN)President Trump had a pretty full national security plate Monday: Lunch with ambassadors from the nations that make up the UN Security Council, a meeting with his Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman, and dinner with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Top of the menu: North Korea. In fact, speaking briefly for the cameras at that very lunch, the President made clear he finds the status quo on…

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US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports

All travellers from Europe could front ban aimed at outwitting terrorists who want to smuggle explosive devices in consumer items The Trump administration is considering barring fares flying to the US from UK airfields from carrying laptops, roots have told the Guardian. The proposed banning would be similar to one already impose restrictions on travellers from various Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US equivalents are looking at…

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Steve Jobs Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Death date: October 5, 2011 Birth place: San Francisco, California

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Editorial: In praise of … Guernica

Editorial: Flailing bulls and horses show that the visceral horrors of war are not just an affront to human civilisation, but to life In occupied Paris, a Gestapo officer who had barged his way into Picasso’s apartment pointed at a photo of the mural, Guernica, asking: “Did you do that?” “No,” Picasso replied, “you did”, his wit fizzing with the anger that animates the piece. Work started weeks after German…

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Im A Victim Of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Hi, I’m Rani, and apparently I am some sort of asshole magnet. Typically you see articles about online persecution where the target is acclaimed. These daytimes, expressions like the mostly privatized internet is not) ought to have diluted by trolls that are intended to rationalize jerks’ determination to dig up( and if they can’t find anything, make up) circumstances about you and your background to provoke others into fucking with…

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US citizen detained by North Korea as Japanese ships join war games

University teacher Tony Kim held at airport while trying to leave country, as Trump calls Chinese and Japanese leaders and White House briefing is planned Amid rising tensions between North Korea and the US, Pyongyang has detained a US citizen, officials said on Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held in the country. As two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in…

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Grayson Perry: As an artist I find Brexit exciting. No doubt it will be a disaster

Britains finest transvestite potter is hard at work exploring the nature of masculinity. Over a game platter near his London home, he discusses motorbikes, body image and more For a while, perhaps all his life, Grayson Perry has been making a study of The Vulgar at the Barbican (Given the theme I had to make an effort, he says). The fact that he looks equally at ease in both incarnations…

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Jeff Sessions’s Crime Rhetoric Aimed At New York City Drips With Hypocrisy

Reportedly, Sessions is warning each of those cities they have to prove compliance with federal immigration laws by June or risk losing federal funding from the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. I live in the biggest sanctuary municipality of them allNew York Citya place that celebrates its diversity, a melting pot of countless cultures where hard- working immigrants and their children can climb the educational and economic ladder. And its incredibly…

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6 Modern Armies Who Seriously Tried To Win Wars Using Magic

To win at war, you can’t simply will vary depending on brute force and strong messages — you need science to start that action more harsh and those messages come with drone substantiate. But science doesn’t only aim bunsen burners and dorks in labs coats, it can also mean otherworldly wackadoo more befitting of the adventures of Scully, Mulder, or Merlin. Yes, plenty of modern infantries have dipped their toes…

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