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If artificial intelligence (AI) can beat the greatest strategy champions at their own games, will it reach a point where it can beat a lawyer at the practice of law?

from TechCrunch

App-Improvement AI And The Future Of Web

Artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating our lives -- just not in the ways we might have expected from reading sci-fi novels or watching robot..

Computers that simply do the sames things faster and faster are becoming boring. Been there, done that. But a device that can detect and interpret your emotions? Or intelligently organize a meeting, knowing that one of the participants is jogging at the time? That’s a more interesting proposition. Intel, perhaps surprisingly, is working on both. At the Intel Developer Forum this week, the chip giant has serious business on tap...

Infinity Optics Solutions recently introduced a method that achieves a significantly increased depth-of-field without using unreliable auto-focus techniques. The method uses an unconventional single lens optics and matching computer algorithms to generate a highly reliable increased depth-of-field, all with greater ease and accuracy. “We have managed to squeeze all that in a form factor that fits most consumer portable devices including wearables and yet delivers the same user experience

Packing Peanuts Could Be Used to Power Batteries of the Future - Using the packing peanuts, which are made of polystyrene or starch-based substances, the researchers have been learning to manufacture carbon-nanoparticle and microsheet anodes, which can be used to build batteries, the article reported.

from Motherboard

How To Make Digital Albums Unique: Generate a New One With Every Download

"...if digital files are identical and can be infinitely replicated, how can they still be worth anything? A clever answer has recently come from one electronic music ensemble: Make music that generates differently every time it’s downloaded."

from Washington Post

The European Space Agency sent Kombucha into space for science and stuff

The yeast and bacteria that come together to form the brew's basis could be used as an off-Earth building material.