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Research into AI in the field of music is broadly regarded as being in its infancy but the foundations were of course laid years ago.And by 1956, Lejaren Hiller had developed ‘The Illiac Suite for String Quartet’, now recognised as being the first piece of music to be composed by a computer.At a panel discussion, entitled ‘Introducing New Music - Human Curation in the AI Age’, Berk Vaher, a music critic and DJ, asks the panel: “Do you feel threatened by AI?” It’s a big opening question.But I can’t help feel that this statement, coming from someone who makes a living curating playlists, may be wishful thinking!Another panellist comments that AI could never make human-like choices because “AI has no soul”, and, “AI can’t throw curve balls”.Genetic algorithms use the principles of evolution in order to create adaptive software that mimics biological processes, such as natural selection.
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Tesla’s making a bet on its production process for the Model 3 that defies accepted industry know-how – which is not at all an unusual strategy for the young carmaker.Basically all of Tesla’s success thus far has been due to its ability to defy accepted wisdom widely adopted by the industry, but with the Model 3 production line, the risk centers around skipping a step in the manufacturing process of a new vehicle that could lead to greater expense down the road.Typically, automakers start the production of a new model using prototype tooling and machinery (called ‘soft tooling’) that’s designed to help get the fit, finish and tolerances right on new vehicle parts, which are then scrapped and replaced with more expensive, permanent units once the process has been established and configured correctly, Reuters reports.Tesla is skipping that step and going right to purchasing permanent, pricey production equipment to help it meet its own timeline of spinning up full-scale production of the Model 3 in time for fall.This could be risky because any changes required will have to be made on the more expensive permanent machines, instead of on essentially disposable prototypes designed for use in iterating on the process early while working out the kinks.The Model 3’s projected sales volume, which easily dwarfs current production numbers of the Model S and Model X, further complicate things by introducing more opportunity for even small errors to result in recalls.
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Saksa on määrännyt vanhemmat tuhoamaan lasten My Friend Cayla -nimiset nuket.Tuhoaminen pitää osoittaa jätehuoltoyrityksten todistuksella.Saksassa on lain suomat mahdollisuudet sakottaa järeästi tietoturva-asioihin leväperäisesti suhtautuvia tahoja.Äärimmäisen turvattomaksi todetut älynuket on nyt määrätty maassa hävitettäväksi.Tietoturvakatastrofiksi osoittautunut My Friend Cayla -nukke osaa jutella lasten kanssa, ja hakea kysyttäessä tietoa internetistä.Se siis toimii hieman samaan tapaan kuin Amazon Echo tai Google Home.
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The truth just doesn't cut it anymore.You have to have short, memorable phrases that stir emotions and make excellent Twitter hashtags.I stared at the hundreds of signs and put them up for peer review.Well, I did spend a few years in advertising.A significant proportion of the signs were personally aimed at President Trump, which seems a touch narrow-minded and plays into his Twittering fingers.But to a broader audience?
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In the financial year 2015/16 turnover Saldab around 112 million.It is clear from a press release.the Acquisition is expected to have a marginal impact on Dustin's earnings per share during the current fiscal year.the Company refers to the consolidated of Dustin from the 28 april and will operate under its own name until further notice.
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Everyone likes opening presents, but think about how amazing it would be to unwrap a real Concorde.Some lucky workers in Bristol, England, got that chance on Wednesday when they removed protective film from the last Concorde ever built.Alpha Foxtrot, as the aircraft is known, was under wraps while crews completed its viewing hangar at Aerospace Bristol, a £16 million ($20.5 million, AU$27.3 million) aviation museum set to open later this year."It's fantastic to see Concorde unwrapped and looking stunning in her brand new home," said Lloyd Burnell, Aerospace Bristol's executive director."We can't wait to welcome our first visitors on board this summer."Built in 1979 at Bristol's Filton Airport, Alpha Foxtrot flew with British Airways on the London-New York route until 2003 when both BA and Air France retired their supersonic fleets.
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Have you seen Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook keynote this week?It's that tech hellmare movie, the one about an omnipotent social-media giant that endangers the fabric of our society while espousing goals to cure all disease and unlock human potential.With "The Circle" as its pick for a splashy gala premiere, the Tribeca Film Festival -- which kicks off tonight -- is rolling out the red carpet to our dystopian near-future.The fest offers up some cheerful events for geeks too.In it, Watson plays Mae, a young woman hired at the one of the world's most powerful tech and social-media companies, the Circle.As Mae rises through the company's ranks, the founder of the Circle, played by Hanks, encourages her to join an experimental project that tests the boundaries of privacy.
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Match.com has launched what is it describing as the "first dating bot" for Facebook Messenger in the UK to help single people find love using artificial intelligence.The chatbot, called Lara, has been programmed to help those on the lookout for a partner to create their profile on the dating site without having to leave Facebook's walls.Lara uses natural language processing techniques to interact with users in a "seamless" manner according to Match.com, and will soon be rolled out throughout Europe.She is being billed as a virtual dating assistant that can help subscribers hone their account to attract potential matches.The project was launched in France last year, and Lara's ability to analyse up to 50 categories of criteria, including astrological signs, imperfections and hobbies means she is able to make romantic suggestions based on hard data.Once a user’s profile has been set up, the bot will continue the conversation by asking what the user is looking for in a potential date.
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Update: With 2017's batch of televisions now announced, there have been a few changes made to the smart TV interfaces.FireFox OS has been killed off, and a number of other tweaks have also been made.Read on for our full thoughtsOne of the biggest concerns when buying a new TV is its smart platform.Now that pretty much every TV we buy has some form of smart TV platform in it you want to make sure it works for you – hence why you're searching for the best.The best smart TV platforms ensure they never get in the way of you and your content - these are still TVs after all, not giant wall-mounted tablets.
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For the first time ever, NASA will live stream a rocket launch in 360-degree video giving you a view as if you were standing on the pad.The launch, which is happening in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, is targeted for today during a 30-minute window that opens at 11:11 am EDT.It can be viewed on the NASA Television YouTube channel starting 10 minutes prior to lift off.The Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft is lifting off on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.The live stream from the Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is viewable on computers using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers on YouTube as well as on a phone or tablet using the YouTube app.Although this live stream is a first, NASA is not new to 360-degree video.
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If you've been wishing Microsoft's Edge browser had a full-screen mode, then you'll love this shortcut that works with all Windows 10 apps.Microsoft is working hard on making its Edge browser more competitive with Google’s Chrome, and although market share numbers don’t signal tremendous growth, Edge’s features have steadily improved.In fact, Edge features and functionality improvements were a highlight of the recently released Windows 10 Creators Update.Microsoft pundit Paul Thurrott, for example, called out some of the browser’s most crucial failings recently, and these limitations are definitely glaring.One of his complaints, however, namely the lack of a full-screen view, is actually already mostly addressed, as On MSFT points out.Thurrott’s complaint was that unlike Chrome, hitting the F11 key does nothing in Edge.
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Apparently, Ford loves the 2017 GT350 and GT350R Mustangs just the way they are.If you’re still lusting after Ford’s gloriously track-capable GT350 Mustang, you have another year to put one in your garage.Those 2018 models will arrive in dealerships this summer.The announcement came on National Mustang Day, which is apparently a thing.The only update for 2018 is the addition of three new exterior colors: Orange Fury, Kona Blue, and Lead Foot Gray.The GT350 continues to use a bespoke 5.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
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This Easter people have been putting Peeps -- seasonal marshmallow treats -- on top of pizzas or inside Oreo cookies.You either love those neon-colored chicks and bunnies or you hate them.So why not make your own version of them for Easter by making Poop Emoji Peeps?This easy recipe shows you how to make marshmallows from scratch then mold them into little swirly poops just like the popular emoji.Top the marshmallow poop with sugar mixed with brown food coloring and cocoa powder.Lastly, don't forget the eyes and mouth of the emoji.
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Everyone with any experience on the internet knows YouTube is an amazing resource for anything related to video clips, how-tos, music, sports, and so much more.But some of the best content comes from people who have come up with a concept then created a channel to bring you regular (or not so regular) episodes stamped with their own unique personalities.I've written about several YouTube channels before including Lessons from the Screenplay, Nerdwriter1, Numberphile, and several others.This week I want to share Exurb1a, an excellent YouTube channel with a narrator who explores concepts in philosophy, physics, science and more in a charmingly funny and relatable style.There's definitely some NSFW language here, if that's a concern, but I think you'll like his angle on what's happening around us in the universe.First, in this video he starts out making coffee in the morning, then launches into the meaning of life and whether everything is predetermined:
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The Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System, a network of 27 surveillance and intelligence-gathering sites, projects that it will ultimately save hundreds of millions of dollars by moving to agile development, open architecture, and infrastructure-as-a-service, said Wes Haga, chief of mission applications and infrastructure programs at the Air Force Research Lab.Under the DCGS's old proprietary architecture, the IT team took an average of 84 months to bring new capabilities to the surveillance and information-analytics system, Haga said."We're looking to be able to collapse it further than that," he said recently.The move to open architecture, cloud-based IaaS, and the agile cooperative development model began in 2014, with pilot programs rolling out last year.DCGS, which collects data with surveillance planes and drones, has already added several new capabilities, including full-motion video capture and high-altitude exploration, that would have taken years under the previous model.Workers were also stuck in "bad processes," including excessive requirements to create documents that were never read again after they were written, he said.
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Thanks to a partnership with London-based fashion technology company Farfetch, customers in 10 cities around the world will soon be able to get Gucci clothing and accessories whisked to their door within 90 minutes.Farfetch announced the partnership on Wednesday, as the company showcases what it’s calling “The Store of the Future” – software and devices that aim to help luxury brands gather more information on customers in stores and online.Customers will be able to shop for selected items of Gucci goods via Farfetch’s app and website, and have those orders fulfilled within 90 minutes from Gucci stores in London, New York, Dubai, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.The Gucci collaboration with Farfetch comes as competition heats up in online luxury.In a call with investors this week, LVMH’s chief financial officer, Jean-Jacques Guiony, said the world’s largest luxury group would be the latest to ramp up multi-brand e-commerce, considering a new site for its luxury department store Le Bon Marché.“Retailers need a way to collect information about their customers while they are browsing in-store, just as they collect data from online searches,” Jose Neves, Farfetch’s founder and chief executive officer, said.
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Apple is reportedly working on an initiative that may one day make diabetics' frequent and painful finger pricking a thing of the past.The tech giant has a team of biomedical engineers working on sensors that will allow diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels noninvasively, CNBC reported Wednesday.Diabetes is said to be one of the fastest growing diseases in the world, affecting one in 11 adults around the globe, according to the World Health Organization.The efforts have been going on for at least five years, with Apple already conducting feasibility trials at clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, sources told the business news channel.In order to keep blood sugar levels in check, diabetics must give themselves multiple finger prick blood tests throughout the day.These tests can be time consuming and painful.
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Rivalry between soccer fans was touchingly put to one side after explosions forced the postponement of a match in Germany on Tuesday.Officials rescheduled the Champions League quarter-final tie between Germany’s Borussia Dortmund and France’s A.S. Monaco F.C.for Wednesday after three blasts hit near the home team’s bus as it drove players to the Signal Iduna Park stadium.But the 24-hour adjournment left thousands of the visiting French team’s supporters stranded without a place to stay.That was until compassionate home team fans began tweeting offers of accommodation via the bedforawayfans hashtag:Within hours of the hashtag gaining traction, supporters who’d benefited from the spontaneous initiative began posting pictures of where they were staying.
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An all-electric Renault ZOE is writing fan fiction based on Jack Kerouac‘s novel “On the Road” to demonstrate how far modern EVs can travel on a charge.It’s also a celebration of the novel’s sixtieth anniversary in 2017.Also, presumably, this will impress ZOE’s latest crush, who loves Beat literature.The car uses live driving data and artificial intelligence to generate fan fiction authorized by the Kerouac estate in the style of the famous novel.The AI takes information from internal and external sensors as the car drives through Stockholm and turns it into “contextual storylines,” according to the press release.These stories are unique to each driver, depending on what inputs occur during the drives.
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Mobiplus which is active in the field of mobile communications expects that the note on Aktietorget on 19 may. It is clear from a press release.Today, Wednesday, will be initiated the subscription period, which runs until 27 april.It is known that the exercise price is set to 7.3 per share and that the company on a fully subscribed issue supplied 6.5 million sek before issue costs.the Company has now secured the other of approximately 3.3 million sek, which corresponds to more than half of the proceeds of the issue.this Offer covers a maximum of 900,000 shares, and the lowest 548.946 shares.The minimum limit for the issue shall be carried out and, thus, also be noted is 4 million.
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