Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain

A computer built to mimic the brain’s neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research. Tested for accuracy, speed and energy efficiency, this custom-built computer named SpiNNaker, has the potential to overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers, with the aim of advancing our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, including learning and disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
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More human remains linked to alleged Canada serial killer found

More human remains linked to alleged Canada serial killer foundCanadian police Thursday announced the discovery of more human remains buried at a Toronto property where body parts of the victims of an suspected serial killer were previously found. Authorities have since Wednesday been combing a forested ravine next to a home where Bruce McArthur, 66, worked as a landscape gardener. The remains of seven of his victims, all gay men, were found in about 20 flower pots around the house, whose owners had installed a garage for McArthur to store his tools.


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Nicaragua human chain calls for Ortega ouster

Nicaragua human chain calls for Ortega ousterThousands of Nicaraguans formed a human chain Wednesday to demand the departure of President Daniel Ortega and an end to months of violence that has left at least 220 people dead. Waving blue and white Nicaraguan flags, the demonstrators lined one of the main roads leading from the capital Managua in the latest high-profile protest against the 72-year-old president. “The people have risen up and we are telling Comandante Ortega to leave, to resign, the people are not afraid of him,” said a 27-year old protester with a flag in his hand.


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DeepMind's AI agents exceed 'human-level' gameplay in Quake III

  1. DeepMind’s AI agents exceed ‘human-level’ gameplay in Quake III  The Verge
  2. DeepMind AI Can Play Quake III Arena Capture the Flag Better Than a Human  NDTV
  3. DeepMind AI’s new trick is playing ‘Quake III Arena’ like a human  Engadget
  4. Google’s DeepMind taught AI teamwork by playing Quake III Arena  VentureBeat
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US human trafficking report cites mixed progress in Asia

  1. US human trafficking report cites mixed progress in Asia  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  2. In Human Trafficking Report, State Dept. Warns Against Separating Children From Parents  New York Times
  3. Ivanka Trump helps unveil administration report that decries the effect of separating children from parents  Los Angeles Times
  4. State Department decries institutionalization of children  Washington Post
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US human trafficking report cites mixed progress in Asia

  1. US human trafficking report cites mixed progress in Asia  ABC News
  2. US trafficking report highlights vulnerability of children  Washington Post
  3. In Human Trafficking Report, State Dept. Warns Against Separating Children From Parents  New York Times
  4. US human trafficking report highlights dangers of institutionalizing children  CNN
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