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- AI is helping scholars restore ancient Greek texts on stone tabletsMachine learning and AI may be deployed on such grand tasks as finding exoplanets and creating photorealistic people, but the same techniques also have some surprising applications in academia: DeepMind has created an AI system that helps scholars understand and recreate fragmentary ancient Greek texts on broken stone tablets. These clay, stone, or metal tablets, inscribed as much as 2,700 years ago, are invaluable primary sources for history, literature, and anthropology. They’re covered in letters, naturally, but often the millennia have not been kind and there not just cracks and chips but entire missing pieces that may comprise many symbols. Such gaps, or lacunae, are sometimes easy to complete: If I wrote “the sp_der caught the fl_,” anyone can tell you that it’s actually “the spider caught the fly.” But what if it were missing many more letters, and in a dead language to boot? Not so easy to fill… ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- J.J. Abrams ‘not screwing around’ with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ending...Director promises film will feature a "meaningful" ending to the nine-movie saga. ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Vatican’s wearable rosary gets fix for app flaw allowing easy hacks – CNETAre you there, God? It’s me, a serious security flaw. ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood reportedly won’t be recut for China – CNETChina put the release of the film on hold a week before it was set to launch. ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Tesla’s changing its deposit, return and exchange policies to help save cash ...With the way the new policies are spelled out, it kind of makes the old ones seem crazy. ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Adam Neumann planned for his children and grandchildren to control WeWorkWeWork cofounder Adam Neumann didn’t plan for his family’s control of WeWork to end at his death but he expected it be controlled by future generations of Neumanns, too, says Business Insider, The outlet reports that in a speech Neumann gave to employees in January of this year, footage of which it says it has viewed, Neumann is seen saying that WeWork isn’t “just controlled — we’re generationally controlled.” He reportedly goes on to say that while the five children he shares with wife Rebekah Neumann “don’t have to run the company,” they “do have to stay the moral compass of the company.” According to BI, Neumann even invoked his future grandchildren, telling those gathered: “It’s important that one day, maybe in 100 years, maybe in 300 years, a great-great-granddaughter of mine will walk into that room and say, ‘Hey, you don’t know me; I actually control the place. The… ..... Read More.4 hours ago