Tag: existence

  • Dark AI… Dark humans…

    Dark AI… Dark humans…

    A study found that hiring algorithms are too opaque for us to understand if they are fair or not. (1) In other news, a scientist tried to help humans design algorithms that would never go the wrong way, doing harm rather than good, by implementing fail safes in their initial design (2) We have started […]

  • Rivers. Drought. Drought. Rivers.

    Rivers. Drought. Drought. Rivers.

    Researchers are using a new method to determine how resistant rivers are to drought. (1) But why search for that? Aren’t you worried… About how resistant drought is to rivers? At the end there was nothing. And this nothing was destroyed. By things which came to be. Shy people. Innocent kids. Loving rivers. Bringing death…

  • Artificial leaves… True gas… Artificial beings… True existence…

    Artificial leaves… True gas… Artificial beings… True existence…

    A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline. (1) What is natural? What is artificial? In a cosmos without definitions, something extraordinary […]

  • Chairs into tables…

    Chairs into tables…

    Turning a chair into a table, or vice versa, might sound like somewhat of a magic trick. In this case, zero magic is involved, just plenty of complex geometry and machine learning. Called LOGAN, the deep neural network, i.e., a machine of sorts, can learn to transform the shapes of two different objects, for example, […]

  • Self-assembling

    Self-assembling

    Chemists have created a new material that self-assembles into 2D networks in a predictable and reproducible manner. They have successfully synthesized a complex material by design — paving the way for its suite of new properties to be applied in many fields. (1) Self-assembling materials… Self-assembling continents… Self-assembling planets… Self-assembling stars… Look everything from above […]