Adrian Sainz Associated Press Published 6:55 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Byhalia, Mississippi – An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice fell during the day across parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Snow and ice are predicted Thursday and Friday for areas ranging from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England from the storm barreling toward the Northeast. Witnesses told Mississippi investigators that the bus driver lost control after crossing an icy overpass and the bus rolled over on its driver’s side, coming to rest in median of Interstate 269 in Byhalia around 12:35 p.m., said Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Capt. Johnny Poulos. That … [Read more...] about Tour bus crashes on icy Mississippi highway
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Today’s artificial intelligence systems, including the artificial neural networks broadly inspired by the neurons and connections of the nervous system, perform wonderfully at tasks with known constraints. They also tend to require a lot of computational power and vast quantities of training data. That all serves to make them great at playing chess or Go, at detecting if there’s a car in an image, at differentiating between depictions of cats and dogs. “But they are rather pathetic at composing music or writing short stories,” said Konrad Kording, a computational neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania. “They have great trouble reasoning meaningfully in the world.” Quanta Magazine About Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P. Møller-Maersk sits beside the breezy, cobblestoned esplanade of Copenhagen’s harbor. A ship’s mast carrying the Danish flag is planted by the building’s northeastern corner, and six stories of blue-tinted windows look out over the water, facing a dock where the Danish royal family parks its yacht. In the building’s basement, employees can browse a corporate gift shop, stocked with Maersk-branded bags and ties, and even a rare Lego model of the company’s gargantuan Triple-E container ship, a vessel roughly as large as the Empire State Building laid on its side, capable of carrying another Empire State Building–sized load of cargo stacked on top of it. That gift shop also houses a technology help center, a single desk manned by IT troubleshooters next to the shop’s cashier. And on the … [Read more...] about The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — An old paint factory next to Interstate 95 in Virginia has the sort of understated appearance that belies what’s behind its walls: a seemingly endless wonderland of gleaming trucks and tractors and other collectibles.The sign outside says “Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum,” but you really can’t get a sense of the scope of the place until you step through the doors.“I’ve been there three times, and I keep taking friends there,” said Danny Pennell, a retired tractor-trailer driver who lives in Mechanicsville, and naturally has a particular interest in the restored “road trucks” on display. “It’s hard to see everything in one visit, the place is so massive. I’m just amazed by it.“It wouldn’t bother me to go back two or three more times.”Sharing Pennell’s enthusiasm is the man who dreamed up the museum (and collected most of the tractors and trucks), 74-year-old … [Read more...] about You like trucks and tractors? Then you have to see this Virginia museum filled with them.
Most years, country music and diesel engines make the most noise at the Mid-American Trucking Show. However, in the week since the freight industry’s largest annual event ended, top stories from trucking news sites were about a small Q&A session where a convoy of keyed-up truckers took turns griping at Ray Martinez, the man President Trump just put in charge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the federal government’s trucking regulator. “It’s amazing to me how many experts there are in trucking that have never set their butt in a truck,” said one irate driver, quoted in Transport Topics, a trade pub that covered the session. That speaker, and many others, were fed up over a new law requiring every driver digitally track the hours they spend on the road, so regulators can better ensure they’re not spending a minute longer behind the wheel than allowed. This isn’t just hollering about the surveillance state: The contentious … [Read more...] about Truckers Take on Trump Over Electronic Surveillance Rules