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AI Acquires Spatial Reasoning Abilities, in Another Victory for Our Machine Overlords

The London-based AI group DeepMind is at it again, inching us closer to the robot apocalypse and collecting news headlines along the way. In a pathbreaking paper published last week, DeepMind revealed fresh inroads towards the creation of an artificial general intelligence that uses spatial reasoning – what might be likened to the holy grail of computer science and the source of interminable angst for Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. Wherever you stand on the so called “technological singularity,” it’s worth unraveling the science coming out of DeepMind, if for no ...

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Attack On Titan Season 3 Won't Take Another Four Years To Release

Attack on Titan season three will air in 2018, it has been announced. This will come as good news to fans of the series, who previously had to endure a four year wait between season one and season two. The news was revealed through a very short teaser, which you can watch below. The video flips through artwork from the anime series, before ending on the message, “Behold, the sea.” Season 2 of Attack on Titan began airing in April 2017 and concluded with its 12th episode on June 17. ...

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LeBron eyes another Finals 'challenge' vs. GS

10:39 PM ET INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — No team in NBA history — not Michael Jordan‘s Bulls, not Bill Russell‘s Celtics, not Jerry West‘s Lakers — has won more regular-season games over a three-year span than the 207 games the Golden State Warriors have won since the start of the 2014-15 regular season. The Warriors have a star-studded roster led by two former league MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant and a team that enters Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday having lost only one game since March ...

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Should the Cubs put Javier Baez (or another young star) on the trade block?

7:48 AM ET CHICAGO — If the Chicago Cubs are going to go big-game hunting for a starting pitcher this trade season, infielder Javier Baez remains the best option to reel one in — at least according to several executives around baseball. Rookie Ian Happ is turning heads but doesn’t have a full body of work, particularly on defense. Kyle Schwarber would still bring a haul, albeit from an American League team. “Baez fits above all of them because he can play shortstop and offers the most upside with power ...

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Reports: Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields with another exec

Trump’s evolving relationship with Ford Ford CEO Mark Fields is on his way out, according to published reports. Fields, who has held the top job for less than three years, is set to be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs the Ford unit that develops autonomous vehicles, according to The New York Times, The Associated Press and Forbes. The reports cited unidentified sources. Asked for comment, Ford(F) said it doesn’t comment on “speculation or rumors.” Fields, 56, has worked for Ford for nearly 28 years. He became CEO in 2014, ...

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Robots could wipe out another 6 million retail jobs

Is the mall dead? Robots have already cost millions of factory jobs across the nation. Next up could be jobs at your local stores. Between 6 million to 7.5 million existing jobs are at risk of being replaced over the course of the next 10 years by some form of automation, according to a new study this week from by financial services firm Cornerstone Capital Group. That represents at least 38% of the current retail work force, which consists of 16 million workers. Retail could actually lose a greater proportion ...

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With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win

Nvidia has another design win for its Drive PX artificial intelligence platform for autonomous driving: Toyota. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang made the announcement this week in the opening keynote of the company’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. Coming on the heels of Nvidia hookups with Mercedes-Benz and Audi, it’s a clear sign that the once-just-a-graphics-card company is serious competition in the automotive sector for the likes of Intel, which plans to invest $ 15 billion on autonomous driving. Helping self-driving cars get smarter The Nvidia system would mean Toyota ...

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Another big U.S. deal for China's Anbang just fell through

US and China by the numbers Anbang, the acquisitive Chinese insurer with big ambitions abroad, isn’t having much luck cracking America. U.S. life insurer Fidelity & Guaranty(FGL) said Monday that it has killed a deal to be bought by Anbang for $ 1.6 billion. It’s the latest of several high-profile U.S. acquisitions for Anbang that haven’t worked out. The opaque Chinese group walked away from a $ 14 billion offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide last year following a bidding war with Marriott International(MAR). And last month, the family ...

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Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare market for 2018

How Obamacare funds addiction recovery Another one bites the dust. Aetna announced Thursday that this would be the last year it participates on the Obamacare exchange in Iowa, where it is the dominant insurer. The move comes days after Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced it was leaving the state’s market after this year. Both insurers also will stop selling individual market policies outside of the exchange in Iowa. Aetna and Wellmark are the latest carriers to exit Obamacare for 2018. They cited financial risk and uncertainty as the reasons ...

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Celtics' Thomas on Cavs: 'Just another game'

5:38 PM ET WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas knows there’s a chance that the Cleveland Cavaliers could rest key players on the second night of a back-to-back when the teams meet on Wednesday at TD Garden. Thomas doesn’t have a preference on whom the Cavaliers trot out in a game that could go a long way toward deciding the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. “I mean, at this point, I don’t care who plays,” said Thomas. “If they don’t play, that’ll be good. If ...

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