A deep-learning search for technosignatures from 820 nearby stars | Nature Astronomy We implement a novel β-convolutional
variational autoencoder to identify technosignature candidates in a semi-unsupervised manner while keeping the false-positive rate manageably low, reducing the number of candidate signals by approximately two
orders of magnitude compared with previous analyses on the same dataset. Our work also returned eight promising extraterrestrial intelligence signals of interest not previously identified.
Banning Words Won’t Make the World More Just – The Atlantic The
Sierra Club’s Equity Language Guide discourages using the words stand, Americans, blind, and crazy. The first two fail at inclusion, because not everyone can stand and not everyone living in this country is a
citizen. The third and fourth, even as figures of speech (“Legislators are blind to climate change”), are insulting to the disabled.
Aboriginal Australian genomes reveal Indian ancestry | Nature Northern Aboriginal Australians can trace as much as 11% of their genomes to migrants who reached the island around 4,000 years ago from India, a new study suggests. Along with their genes, the migrants also have brought more advanced tool-making techniques and the ancestors of the dingo.
And Yet It Understands When the first computer wakes up we’ll call it “a pile of sed scripts”, and there are people so deep in denial they could be killed by a T-800, all the while insisting that some German philosopher has proven AI is impossible.
Explore the In Our Time archive | Braggoscope In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 since 1998. There are almost a thousand episodes (975 listed here), on all kinds of topics, and they are all available to listen to on the BBC website. This unofficial site is about finding what to listen to next.