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The Beer Brewed by Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has disrupted everything, from chess to the betting industry. But as Newsweek recently reported, now it’s impacting something far more important:beer.
AI Watches 600 Hours of “Desperate Housewives,” Predicts Sex
Researchers at MIT created an algorithm that can understand social cues, and then predict what will happen next. To help the computer learn human patterns, researchers fed it 600 hours of TV shows including “Desperate Housewives.” It’s going to be a steamy future.
U.S. Army Eyes “Dragon Silk” for Bullet-Proof Vests
A start-up in Michigan is using spider DNA to genetically modify silkworms, and then create a bullet-proof vest for the U.S. Army. The company tried using spiders instead of silkworms, but the spiders ate each other before they could get much done. Ah, what a tangled web we weave.
Florida Earthquake Actually “Experimental Explosion” by U.S. Navy
Last Saturday, a 3.7-magnitutde earthquake was reported about 100 miles from Daytona Beach. But according to the U.S. Geological Survey, it wasn’t an earthquake at all; it was an “experimental explosion” by the U.S. Navy. Keep your friends close… and your enemies closer.
Pokemon Investors Double Money in 7 Days
Since Pokemon GO was launched in the U.S. last week, shares of its parent company, Japan’s Nintendo Co (7974.T), have doubled. The company is now worth $42 billion.Keep your eyes on that screen!