Thanks for reading – this is a taste of a few of the things in my feed reading over the last few months. Yeah, I have eclectic tastes but when you’re a writer, you just never know what’s going to spark your world.
Legal Rules For Space
With all the major powers looking to space exploration and “harvesting” of raw materials, we are pretty much in a wild west kind of legal limbo. There are agreements in place but not much in the way of enforcement. Here is a reasoned discussion of this future need.
The year is 2087. Thanks to a series of serendipitous technological breakthroughs a few decades earlier, the creation of large-scale, self-sustainable human habitats beyond Earth has become feasible. There are already close to half a million people living on Mars, many of them native Martians. You can read the entire article here.
Updated AlphaZero Crushes Stockfish In New 1,000-Game Match
A neural net crushes a more traditional computer system. In news reminiscent of the initial AlphaZero shockwave last December, the artificial intelligence company DeepMind released astounding results from an updated version of the machine-learning chess project today.
The results leave no question, once again, that AlphaZero plays some of the strongest chess in the world.
Google’s Machine Learning Model can decode the songs sung by whales in the
We should make it clear the translation isn’t into English. The text says, “This new research provides totally different and important information about humpback whale presence, seasonality, daily calling behavior, and population structure.”
But still, this is pretty interesting
American Airlines is offering biometric boarding at LAX Terminal 4
Don’t forget to pack your face the next time you head to LAX’s Terminal 4. The airport is getting into the facial recognition game thanks to a new pilot program between the Dutch digital security company Gemalto and American Airlines. Read more here
Musicians Have Now Used Artificial Intelligence to Master Millions of Songs
” When a song plays on the radio, there are invisible forces at work that go beyond the creative scope of the writing, performing and producing of the song. One of those ineffable qualities is audio mastering, a process that smooths out the song and optimizes the listening experience on any device. Now, artificial intelligence algorithms are starting to work their way into this undertaking.” Read the entire article here
A New Theory Unifies Dark Matter and Dark Energy as a ‘Dark Fluid’ With Negative (Einstein Was Likely Right After All)
The solution to one of the deepest and most intractable mysteries facing modern physics might be found in one of Albert Einstein’s forgotten theories that the famous physicist abandoned nearly a century ago.
Dark energy and dark matter are invisible theoretical substances that are thought to make up 95 percent of the universe, but their existence is only theorized based. You can read the rest here.