How Technology Needs Will Differ For Different Businesses


If you own a business, you will likely have computer systems that are helping you manage all your daily operations. Some of the programs are specifically designed to handle accounting related issues, whereas others can be much more comprehensive. They may keep track of your workers, when they come in, and the amount of time that they can take off. You may have a security system in place that will register when people arrive at your place of business and when they depart. To do this, you need a PC that can handle the software that you are operating, and in most cases, this can be operated using a laptop just as easily.

Soon We Won't Program Computers. We'll Train Them Like Dogs


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World Champion Bridge Program

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Bridge Baron is a computer program that plays bridge. It won the 1997 world championship of computer bridge, the Baron Barclay World Bridge Computer Challenge, as reported in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The five-day competition, which was hosted by the American Contract Bridge League in July 1997, included five computer programs, from the US, Japan, and Germany. The Bridge Baron won every head-to-head match that it played against the other programs.

What the country's first undergrad program in artificial intelligence will look like


Carnegie Mellon University will become the first U.S. college to offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence (AI) this fall, following careful consideration about where the fledgling field is going and how the institution can use this opportunity to promote social responsibility around AI. The Pittsburgh-based university already offers nearly two dozen courses in AI and related fields, said Reid Simmons, a Carnegie Mellon research professor who is currently on leave for the year while he works at the National Science Foundation. Simmons, who will be teaching classes in the AI degree program this fall, cited the university's existing educational and research focus on AI as the reason Carnegie Mellon has decided to offer a major in the burgeoning field. "Students have come here interested in learning more about artificial intelligence, and there really wasn't any structured way for them to do it," Simmons told EdScoop. "They could take courses here and there, they could take certain concentrations, they could do an additional major in robotics or a minor in machine learning, but the full-fledged curriculum wasn't there."