Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the world’s women past, present, and future and recognize their many contributions and reflect on what more needs to be done to empower over half of the world’s population.
Berkeley, California - The prospect of robots that can learn for themselves - through artificial intelligence and adaptive learning — has fascinated scientists and movie-goers alike. Films like Short Circuit, Terminator, Millennial Man, Chappie and Ex Machina flirt with the idea of a machine intelligence beyond the restricted rules of a set program. Pieter Abbeel is on a mission to create architectures to do just that. He is part of a growing cadre of scientists exploring deep machine learning.
Berkeley, California - In a lively and sometimes heated intergenerational exchange, Berkeley Blog authors are hashing out gender and generational dynamics of the Democratic side of the presidential campaign, and why, in particular, so many young women back Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton.
Imperial, California - A scam is trying to take advantage of residents of Imperial County. A subject pretending to be a Deputy from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office is calling local residents advising that they have a warrant for their arrest.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that allows Web users to share self-selected aspects of their online activity with their friends and the general public. The hope is to give users themselves, as well as academics and other scientists conducting research in the public interest, access to the same type of browsing data that big Web companies currently collect and mine to better target products to individual consumers.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - What are the prime factors, or multipliers, for the number 15? Most grade school students know the answer - 3 and 5 - by memory. A larger number, such as 91, may take some pen and paper. An even larger number, say with 232 digits, can (and has) taken scientists two years to factor, using hundreds of classical computers operating in parallel.