Chess isn’t an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by a formidable, almost alien mindset, the trivial diversion can be mastered in a few spare hours. In a new paper, Google researchers detail how their latest AI evolution, AlphaZero, developed “superhuman performance” in chess, taking just four hours to learn the rules before obliterating the world champion chess program, Stockfish.
We live in a digital world and who we are online is (almost) everything. Sure, we can argue that face-to-face relationship building and in-person contact is the most memorable, effective and lasting, but there are billions of us online and that’s where we spend most of our time learning and connecting. If we don’t take control of how we’re perceived through our personal brand and how we digitally represent ourselves, then we’re leaving it up to the world wide web, or the last time your wildest Facebook friend tagged you in a public post.
New, existing and relocating technology companies are making Nevada home in both metro and rural areas, bringing innovation across the board. So far, specific technology clusters have not developed. Nevada is seeing everything from bioscience to construction and telecommunications to entertainment. “In a lot of cities you have a sector that’s doing well or a place where it’s mostly big companies or all start-ups,” said Dave Archer.
About a decade ago, a handful of Google’s most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic. Called Spanner, it was the first global database, a way of storing information across millions of machines in dozens of data centers spanning multiple continents, and it now underpins everything from Gmail to AdWords, the company’s primary moneymaker.
We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
Refer to your marketing strategy each month when looking at your measurements. Your plan should cover at least a year. Down the road, you may want to develop a 2-5 year plan. A marketing budget is also a key component to your marketing plan and you can download a template below.
The next-generation ATLAS robot is here and it’s quieter, smarter and much steadier on its feet – all without those restrictive cables. Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video on February 24, 2016 of the newest iteration of its ATLAS biped robot being harassed by humans as it attempts various tasks including picking up boxes, opening doors and keeping to its feet in the snow.