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Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

Quantum computers could one day solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and they’d do this by working completely differently to a regular computer. Information is stored in your laptop in bits. Every bit is either a one or a zero: up or down. But quantum computers are made of qubits. Unlike bits, qubits can […]

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This computer is learning to read your mind | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

This computer is learning to read your mind | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Greg Gage: Mind-reading. You’ve seen this in sci-fi movies: machines that can read our thoughts. However, there are devices today that can read the electrical activity from our brains. We call this the EEG. Is there information contained in these brainwaves? And if so, could we train a computer […]

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How Computer Vision Is Finally Taking Off, After 50 Years

How Computer Vision Is Finally Taking Off, After 50 Years

NAT: Let’s start with what computer vision is and why computers need vision. SERGE BELONGIE: Sure. Computer vision is an area of computer science, and well, let me just start over. [MUSIC PLAYING] In computer vision, we try to teach computers how to see and that seeing can refer to understanding scenes, reconstructing 3D objects, […]

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13 MORE Windows Settings You Should Change Now!

13 MORE Windows Settings You Should Change Now!

Microsoft Windows, most of you are probably using it right now, or at least are familiar with it. But as you might expect, there are a ton of settings you probably don’t know about, but at the same time should probably change, whether it’s turning off settings that are on be default, or the other […]

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Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation

Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’d like to tell you about two games of chess. The first happened in 1997, in which Garry Kasparov, a human, lost to Deep Blue, a machine. To many, this was the dawn of a new era, one where man would be dominated by machine. But here we are, […]

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Exploring a MASSIVE Retro Computer Warehouse!

Allow me to tell you about a dream that I have, a recurring one as a retro computer collector. Perhaps it’s one that you’ve had, too, if you’re into this hobby. Where, in your dream, you’re just going around looking for cool things in the area. Maybe looking at thrift stores or what have you. […]

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Can a Computer Write Poetry? | Oscar Schwartz | TEDxYouth@Sydney

Can a Computer Write Poetry? | Oscar Schwartz | [email protected]

Translator: Cynthia Betubiza Reviewer: TED Translators admin I have a question: Can a computer write poetry? This is a provocative question. You think about it for a minute, and you suddenly have a bunch of other questions like: What is a computer? What is poetry? What is creativity? But these are questions that people spend […]

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iOS VS Android – Did You Make The Right Choice?

This video was made possible by WIX. If you’re ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics2019 to try out one of their premium plans right now. As of May 2019 the market share for phone operating systems is really only a two horse race – iOS and Android, with Android controlling just over […]

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Binary – How to Make a Computer: Part II

Binary – How to Make a Computer: Part II

The number 10 is everywhere. Cultures around the world give multiples and powers of ten a kind of special significance. 10 is so central to our collective understanding of mathematics, that it’s possible you’ve never even questioned its primacy – But basing a number system around 10 is actually pretty arbitrary: we have ten fingers, […]

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Computer predicts the end of civilisation (1973) | RetroFocus

Computer predicts the end of civilisation (1973) | RetroFocus

[♪ PULSING 70s ELECTRONIC MUSIC ♪] It’s not some science fantasy effect from 2001. This electronic display emanating from Australia’s largest computer is a picture of the condition, past, present and future, of planet Earth. The program was originally devised by a scientist working from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jay Forrester. It was developed […]

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