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Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language

An artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook has created its own language. It developed a system of code words to make communication more efficient. The researchers shut the system down as it prompted concerns we could lose control of AI.

Review: Cheap Trick amazing at Jones Beach Theater in New York Special

Wantagh - Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick performed at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Long Island, for a great turnout.

Toronto is the fastest-growing tech market in North America

A new report shows that Toronto is North America’s fastest-growing tech market. The fourth largest city in North America is becoming a leader in all things technology and innovation.

Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ in High Park loaded with fast-paced fun Special

Toronto - Now this is what a Shakespeare comedy should be. Canadian Stage’s “Twelfth Night”, which opened last Friday, is so much delirious fun that it will make you forget all the boring academic blather you heard about the Bard in Grade 11 English.

DeepMind founder thinks AI will need to build on neuroscience

A leading artificial intelligence expert has said he believes research in the field must start to build on existing areas of neuroscience. Describing the two areas as having a "long and intertwined history," he said AI will need to learn human qualities.

White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

Washington - White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday in protest at a major shake-up of Donald Trump's scandal-tainted administration, as pressure mounted from a broadening investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

This tiny USB stick lets you get started with AI for $79

A new USB stick offers everything you need to get started with neural computing development for just $79. Created by Movidius, an AI startup now owned by Intel, the Neural Compute Stick aims to "democratize" deep learning so everyone can access it.

Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian ruler

- Peruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country's most stunning archaeological finds.

Eight killed in rare Mexico City gun battle

Mexico - Marines killed eight alleged drug traffickers in a rare Mexico City gun battle on Thursday - and presumed gang members retaliated by burning vehicles in unprecedented unrest in the country's safest city.

As crude prices falter, is Big Oil worried about price cuts?

Oil prices were looking up at the start of 2017, with crude hitting a high of $58 a barrel in January after dropping to $27 in 2016. But oil prices have started to flounder again, and the big oil companies are preparing to do some more belt-tightening.

Op-Ed: How data analytics enhances my grocery shopping at Kroger

Richmond - I am a devoted Kroger shopper, and as proof of my loyalty, my Kroger customer card dates back to well before the year 2000. But in December last year, I received some Kroger coupons in the mail that changed how I look at Kroger and digital technology.

U.S. and China sign long-awaited rice protocol

The U.S. can now ship milled rice to China, for the first time ever, signaling a win for American farmers who have long fought to see a phytosanitary protocol finalized. The agreement will give the U.S. access to the world's biggest consumer of rice.

Is there a biological explanation for schizophrenia?

Unusual research suggests there may be a biological basis to certain forms of schizophrenia. Here researchers injected cells from schizophrenia patients into mice to observe the results.

Review: Sister Hazel rocks Gramercy Theatre, throws in neat cover songs Special

New York - On July 20, alternative band Sister Hazel headlined Gramercy Theatre in New York City, and they put on a rocking concert.

Trump legal team gets shake-up as investigation deepens

Washington - A key member of Trump’s legal team said he resigned his post Friday, a shake-up as Trump drew fire for apparent efforts to influence a former FBI director's probe into collusion with Russia.

Spain threatens to cut Catalonia funds over referendum

Madrid - Spain's central government on Friday threatened to cut off funds for Catalonia unless the region's administration can prove it is not using state money to prepare a referendum on independence.

Op-Ed: Three key changes Canada should demand in NAFTA negotiations

The first round of negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are to begin next month but Canada has yet to make its key demands clear while the U.S. has done so.

Applying artificial intelligence to identify schizophrenia

Identifying the neuroimaging-based patterns which may offer clues for schizophrenia is complex. This task could be made easier thanks to developments with artificial intelligence.

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Doha - Qatar's ruler said Friday that the Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his country's sovereignty is respected.

Dali's trademark moustache intact at '10 past 10' position

Madrid - Surrealist master Salvador Dali's trademark moustache is in perfect shape in its "ten past ten" position, the foundation that runs his estate said Friday, a day after his remains were exhumed to settle a paternity claim.
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