Google’s AlphaGo Zero AI is like an “alien civilization inventing its own mathematics”

Google’s Latest Self-Learning AI Is Like an “Alien Civilisation Inventing Its Own Mathematics” The AI that vanquished humanity at perhaps the most complex traditional game on Earth was inconceivably smart. But not smart enough to survive its own replacement by an even more awesome, alien intelligence. Google’s DeepMind researchers have just announced the next evolution

Deep in the Ice Pack, a Massive, Mysterious  Hole Has Opened in Antarctica

A hole as large as Lake Superior or the state of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, and scientists aren’t sure why it’s there. The gigantic, mysterious hole “is quite remarkable,” atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus, told Motherboard over the phone. Areas of open water surrounded by

Dolphins that co-operate with humans have a unique accent

Dolphins that cooperate with artisanal fishermen in Laguna, Brazil sound different than their independent counterparts, new study finds. When the mullet migrate northward, the fishermen in Laguna, Brazil are waiting. They rise early and take their places in line, waist-deep in the water, tarrafa—a kind of circular throwing net—in hand. Without a word, the dolphins arrive, herding schools

Test Day

Nora stood silently, staring through the glass window into the other room. Patrick sat there on the floor, studying his chubby baby hands in great detail. He proceeded to taste them, too. He continued chewing on his hands until baby drool was running down his arms and dripping from his elbows. Dr. Graham entered quietly