Lee Sedol is having a bad week. Sedol is the world’s reigning GO champion. If you didn’t know, GO is a Chinese board game that’s like chess, but way more complex. The champ is currently losing in a best of five series against a Google computer program AlphaGo. And many experts say a win for AlphaGo would be the biggest thing to happen in the field of artificial intelligence, or A.I., since an IBM’s software program, DeepBlue, beat a world chess grandmaster in 1997. I spoke to Michael Littman, a professor of computer science at Brown University, about what this means for the future of A.I.
The International New York Auto Show starts today, at the Javits Convention Center.
One category trying to get attention is electric cars. Lots of new cars are being displayed there. Some companies have decided to show their latest environment-friendly cars, even though electric cars’ sales in the US are not taking off.
Gregoire Molle reports.
The HBO TV series Game of Thrones will begin its fifth season next week. And this year, for the first time, viewers who don’t subscribe to the network will be able to watch it, and the network’s other series, online and on their mobile devices. Distributors worry that services like this will lead more people to cancel their cable subscriptions.
CHAVA: The Federal Aviation Administration – or F-A-A – has been loosening restrictions for commercial use of drones. Last week it gave retail giant Amazon permission to test drones to deliver packages. The agency is also considering new rules that would let other companies use drones as well. CAMILLE: Some drone entrepreneurs and […]
This weekend, over 2000 high school kids will take part in an annual robotice competition in midtown Manhattan. They’re hoping to be crowned robot king…or queen.
Men outnumbered women aroudn 3 to 1 in Science and Techology degrees. But Joe Sykes found one team that isn’t paying attention to gender disparity.
Host 1: It’s been a year and a half since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and residents in places like the Rockaways say they don’t feel much more protected than they did in the immediate aftermath of the storm. They feel things that could make them safer aren’t being done. Host 2: But policy makers […]
A group of international and US students from the DO School in DUMBO have created the “Good to Go” campaign, a cup reusing system to help the environment. Consumers can pick up a cup from one coffee shop and when they’re finished, drop it off at another coffee shop for reusing.