An algorithm could make CPUs a cheap way to train AI

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AI is the backbone of technologies such as Alexa and Siri — digital assistants that rely on deep machine learning to do their thing. But for the makers of these products — and others that rely on AI — getting them "trained" is an …

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Playing ‘Pokémon’ as a kid may have rewired your brain

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If you played Pokémon video games extensively as a kid, there’s a good chance that a specific region of your brain gets fired up when you see the characters now. In a recent study, researchers from Stanford University showed test subjects hund…

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