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Imitation of a human: how neural networks can convince us 6.7

Neural networks learn from people to paint pictures and compose music, and it still looks like a funny machine learning trick. But this is just a prelude. It will end when neural networks begin to learn how people take risks, make choices and how to use morality. Such studies are already underway, and we create data for training ourselves, often without even knowing about it. Naked Science is trying to imagine why neural networks are needed that mimic our manner […]

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Data

The island of non-existent geodata: a virtual place where each of us has actually visited 3.6

Six hundred and a little kilometers south of the city of Accra (the capital of Ghana), two conventional lines intersect in the middle of the Gulf of Guinea — the equator and the international reference meridian. This is the “Zero Island”, a point with coordinates of 0° north latitude and 0° degrees east longitude. There is nothing there, just an ocean almost five kilometers deep and a meteorological buoy with the code name “Soul”. But this is only in reality, […]

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