Will Go AI Eclipse Top Human Gamer This Week?
Having beaten Europe's top Go professional in October, Deepmind's AlphaGo computer program is now set to face the world's top Go professional this week in a five game match for $1 million stakes. Will the solar eclipse hours before the match starts affect the outcome?
If Spock Had A Farm - Spockwaponics
Captain, I must confess I find it highly illogical yet at the same time fascinating that the majority of humanity had failed to encounter your English term aquaponics until the year 2012 AD. The popular news magazine Time had named Will Allen one of its top 100 people 2 years prior to that time, yet made no mention of the technique he was using to grow 1 million pounds of food a year on three acres of land.
While some people ride snakes, others try to smuggle them onto airplanes, and still others apparently bite them (at least when drunk). I've heard snake meat tastes like chicken, but raw?! "The suspect, David Senk, 54, was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile, Sacramento police said. The badly injured snake underwent surgery."
Moon Hits Eye Like Big Pizza Pie? That's Domino's
Yes, Domino's Pizza plans to build the first pizza restaurant on the moon (and they'll deliver). Noids in spaaaace! Just contemplate how much could go wrong in this scenario for a second or two... but, boy that dough will sure have hang time! The estimated cost for the project - $21 billion; it'll be the least profitable restaurant in the franchise for centuries (unless they plan to charge customers the moon, of course).
Invisible Airbag Bike Helmet Wins Design Award
The Hovding "invisible" bicycle helmet (it's actually an airbag helmet which deploys based on accelerometer readings) has won the Index: Award design prize for the Play category. Because, let's face it, we ALL want to look like these hipster Swedes when we go out for a bike ride amIright? The helmets will set you back $450, (plastic surgery and wardrobe NOT included).
Chris Pirillo - Why You Should Join Empire Avenue
Will Chris Pirillo from Lockergnome be able to break the record to 100 eaves per share on the social media stock market game Empire Avenue? The current record set earlier this week by AT&T - 5 days. Chris is currently trading at 86 per share on his third day in the game. Attn: Jon Steinberg are you listening?