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    • Continuous rise of AI impact, research in 2019

      Continuous rise of AI impact, research in 2019

      Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the AI community. But the latest edition of the AI Index report - an annual rundown of machine learning data points now in its third year - delineates significant dimensions related to the activity in, and technical progress of AI.

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    • PS5 to enable an entirely new style of gaming

      PS5 to enable an entirely new style of gaming

      Sony made an unexpected PlayStation 5 announcement a couple of months ago. The company revealed the actual name of the console - it’s PS5, of course - as well as a few key features of the new controller, without mentioning its actual name. We expect it to be called DualShock 5 when the console launches next winter, not that it really matters.

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    • Space junk cleanup to begin with ESA mission

      Space junk cleanup to begin with ESA mission

      Wherever we humans go, we leave behind a mess. That goes for space, too. Today, our species is responsible for more than 500,000 pieces of junk hurtling around Earth at phenomenal speeds, and if we don't start actively removing the largest pieces, the risk of collisions will only grow worse.

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    • China to ditch all foreign software and hardware by 2022

      China to ditch all foreign software and hardware by 2022

      China has reportedly ordered all foreign PC hardware and operating systems to be replaced in the next three years, intensifying an ongoing tech war. The country has attempted this sort of thing before halfheartedly, but this is the most serious effort yet to isolate itself from the influence of the western technology sector.

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    • Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

      Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

      NASA's Parker Solar Probe made the closest ever flyby of the Sun in August 2018, collecting massive amounts of data using cutting-edge scientific instruments from a distance of 15 million miles - a mission that also, incidentally, set the record for the fastest-ever human-made object of all time.

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    • PlayStation awarded Guinness World Record

      PlayStation awarded Guinness World Record

      PlayStation has been certified the “best-selling videogame home console brand ever” by Guinness World Records. The achievement was awarded in light of combined sales of PlayStation hardware totalling some 450,190,000 units between the original console’s launch in Japan on 3 December 1994 and 7 November 2019. 

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    • World's first artificial neurons developed

      World's first artificial neurons developed

      Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists - a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer's, and other diseases of neuronal degeneration.

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    • AI automatically evolves to circumvent censorship

      AI automatically evolves to circumvent censorship

      Internet censorship by authoritarian governments prohibits free and open access to information for millions of people around the world. Attempts to evade such censorship have turned into a continually escalating race to keep up with ever-changing, increasingly sophisticated internet censorship.

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