Archive for June 2015
3D holograms are not new, but creating them with lasers that allow you to touch the holograms without being burned is very new. You don’t need to be a techie to find this fascinating and begin to imagine the wide range of uses this application could be put to.
In case you’ve forgotten, Watson is the nickname of IBM’s super-capable computer, which destroyed human Jeopardy contestants four years ago. The artificial intelligence is now tasked with finding personalized treatments for every cancer patient by comparing disease and treatment histories, genetic data, scans and symptoms against the current medical knowledge.
The computer can do in seconds what it takes the most accomplished, dedicated humans weeks and months to achieve. If I had cancer, I’d be pleased to know that Watson was on my team.
Apparently artificial intelligence machines are like small children — they get cross when they don’t know something and can’t answer appropriately.
The latest SpaceX adventure has ended badly, but spectacularly, in an explosion.
It turns out that rocket science is quite difficult.
I am always happy to read about a greedy, grasping labor union having its hand slapped, however gently. I am downright amazed when it comes out of California, as this story does.
Note that the employees, unrepresented by a labor cartel, got their own better wages and conditions, so never let liberals tell you how hard the union fights for its workers. It may have been true a very long time ago, but it certainly is not now.