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The New New World: How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions

Supported by The New New World How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions Image Workers at the headquarters of Ruijin Technology Company in Jiaxian, in central China’s Henan Province. They identify objects in images to help artificial intelligence make sense of the world.CreditCreditYan Cong for The New York Times By ...

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Where in the World Is Denmark’s $2 Billion?

Where in the World Is Denmark’s $ 2 Billion? Image CreditCreditQuickhoney By David Segal Oct. 5, 2018 As large as it is, the building would be easy to miss. Plain, gray and near a McDonald’s, it’s part of a generic office complex surrounded by a vast parking lot in a ...

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Loopholes and the ‘Anti-Realism’ of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon counter. “The mouth of the dragon is sharp, where it bites the counter. The tail of the dragon is sharp, where the photon starts,” Wheeler ...

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This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record

[embedded content] Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem. Los Alamos National Lab, where Settlemyer works as a research scientist, hosts the Trinity supercomputer—a machine that regularly makes the internet’s (ever-evolving) Top 10 Fastest lists. As large as a Midwestern McMansion, Trinity’s main job is to ...

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