Artificial Intelligence learns to learn on its own

A new version of AlphaGo needed no human instruction to figure out how to clobber the best Go player in the world — itself. A mere 19 months after dethroning the world’s top human Go player, the computer program AlphaGo has smashed an even more momentous barrier: It can now achieve unprecedented levels of mastery purely by teaching itself. Starting with zero knowledge of Go strategy and no training by humans, the new iteration of the program, called AlphaGo Zero, needed just three days to invent advanced strategies undiscovered by human players in the multi-millennia… Read moreArtificial Intelligence learns to learn on its own

Vivo’s new face ID tech has 10 times as many sensor points as the iPhone X

The industry’s highest-resolution 3D depth sensor is claimed to be able to detect objects as far as 3 meters away Vivo, the Chinese phone maker that’s been on the leading edge of bezel-less phones this year, has today announced another major new piece of technology: a 3D depth-sensing system with 300,000 sensor points, 10 times the number in Apple’s Face ID on the iPhone X. Vivo’s new tech, mounted on the front of the phone next to the selfie cameras, works by sending out a pulse of light and calculating the “time of flight” (TOF)… Read moreVivo’s new face ID tech has 10 times as many sensor points as the iPhone X

First race-ready Tesla Model S P100D is delivered to Electric GT team

Now they have delivered the first Tesla Model S P100D stripped-down and race-ready to one of the Electric GT teams that will be competing in the championship. After a few delays and setback over the last year, Electric GT, the Tesla racing championship, is now pushing ahead for the first season to start at the end of the year. The company first planned to launch its championship with the Tesla Model S P85+, but they instead decided to use the Tesla Model S P100D with ‘Ludicrous+’ after it was announced. They claim that a stripped-down… Read moreFirst race-ready Tesla Model S P100D is delivered to Electric GT team