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Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’ – TechCrunch

Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’ – TechCrunch Space is a big place, and mostly empty — but there’s no shortage of objects which, should they float our direction, could end life as we know it. A new national plan for detecting …

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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality – TechCrunch

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality – TechCrunch It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in …

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A robot operated on a human eye for the first time ever

A robot operated on a human eye for the first time ever Humans, we best watch out. Surgeons have used a robot to conduct eye surgery for the first time ever. The trial took place at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital and was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. 12 patients were involved, half …

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What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time – TechCrunch

What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time – TechCrunch With augmented reality coming in hot and depth tracking cameras due to arrive on flagship phones, the time is right to improve how computers track the motions of people they see — even if that means …

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Elizabeth Holmes reportedly steps down at Theranos after criminal indictment – TechCrunch

Elizabeth Holmes reportedly steps down at Theranos after criminal indictment – TechCrunch Elizabeth Holmes has left her role as CEO of Theranos and has been charged with wire fraud, CNBC and others report. The company’s former president, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, was also indicted today by a grand jury. These criminal …

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Machines learn language better by using a deep understanding of words – TechCrunch

Machines learn language better by using a deep understanding of words – TechCrunch Computer systems are getting quite good at understanding what people say, but they also have some major weak spots. Among them is the fact that they have trouble with words that have multiple or complex meanings. A …

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