Sieberg, the moderator, put up a video on the screen above the panelists showing a baby orangutan that falls over laughing when shown a magic trick. "This baby orangutan has a model of the world," observed LeCun. "Baby humans have this as well, there are a lot of things we learn about the world; how do we come up with new paradigms that let machines learn a model of the world?" … [Read more...] about Artificial general intelligence is a Rorschach Test: Perhaps we need orangutans?
The office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has apparently decided that, in the absence of any way to sue a virus, the next best course of action is to take to court the entire nation where the disease originated. To that end, Schmitt's office said yesterday it had filed a lawsuit against "the Chinese government, Chinese Communist Party, and other Chinese officials and institutions" for the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Missouri sues China over coronavirus, claims nation “lied to the world”
We're drawing near to Apple's next product event, which means that leaks are starting to show up. Today, 9to5Mac posted screenshots from a Chinese forum that appear to confirm refreshed 2015 MacBook Airs. According to these screenshots, the "MacBook Air 7,2" is a 13.3-inch laptop that adds an Intel Broadwell processor and a slightly larger 7422 mAh battery, but it's otherwise mostly identical to the current 13.3-inch model. It's a fair bet that there's an 11-inch MacBook Air 7,1 that has been upgraded in similar ways. … [Read more...] about Probable Broadwell MacBook Air shows up in screenshots
After nearly a month with the Apple iPhone SE, see the ZDNet full review, the phone is in perfect condition thanks to regular use of cases and screen protectors. For the past couple weeks I've been testing three Gear4 cases and a couple InvisibleShield screen protectors from ZAGG. ZAGG currently offers three screen protectors and five case options for the iPhone SE. … [Read more...] about Gear4 cases and InvisibleShield protectors for iPhone SE (2020): D3O drop and advanced screen protection
When coupled with the Razer Opus app on your phone, there are some basic controls over audio tuning. By default, Razer keeps you in the standard THX tuning. If you'd prefer your music to have a little more "character," as I do, you can put the headphones into the Amplified profile with a tap. There's also presets for vocals, clarity, and bass if you so choose. You can't currently tweak to your own liking right now, but the current presets are pretty good. The rest of the app is fairly minimal, giving you some basic settings for how you want the on-head detection to work and things like that. … [Read more...] about Razer Opus review: Fantastic sound, amazing price