Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

TRAVELLING SONG

“Travelling Song” from Lasse Matthiessen “Carry Me Down” (2013) Buy it here: http://lassematthiessen.bandcamp.com/album/carry-me-down Video made by … source

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How soon will computers replace The Economist’s writers?

THE machines are coming. A much-cited study in 2013 concluded that half of American jobs were at risk in the coming decades. Writers are not immune. Another paper, which surveyed researchers into artificial intelligence (AI), concluded that computers would be writing school essays by the mid-2020s and churning out bestselling books by the 2040s. In the spirit of going fast ...

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New research reveals simmering misunderstanding under the tree

IS THERE any other time of year when good intentions and materialism converge so tightly? The caring, the artistic and the diligent spend their days before Christmas wrapping gifts. Whatever lies inside, their love for the recipients will also be expressed through paper, tape, bows and ribbon. Then it all goes horribly wrong. New research* into the unwrapping of presents ...

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Turkish prosecutor wants NBA player jailed over Erdogan comments

Enes Kanter, left, of the New York Knicks, plays against the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA game in New York City, Dec. 14, 2017.  (Associated Press) A player for the NBA’s New York Knicks has ignited controversy in his home country, Turkey, with tweets criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A Turkish prosecutor indicted Enes Kanter on Wednesday, calling for him ...

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