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Sydney Brenner, Who Helped Decipher Genetic Code, Dies at 92

U.S. News

In the early 1990s, Brenner went to California where he first worked at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and later rejoined Crick as a distinguished professor at the Salk Institute. He spent the last part of his career building the biomedical sciences in Singapore, where he became its first honorary citizen.


Google's Alice AI Is Sending Secret Messages To Another AI Tech Geek.com

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Encryption is something we all rely on regularly to keep our information safe online, but many of us have experienced it since childhood, and in fact probably used it in school. If you ever wrote out a message in code that nobody could read without they knew the decipher rules, you messed around with encryption! That same secret message technique has now been put to a much more worrying use. Google has created multiple AI and they've learned how to not only create their own encryption, but are now communicating using messages nobody else can read. This Google Brain project is an experiment in deep learning techniques and involved the use of three neural networks (Alice, Bob, and Eve) created using artificial neurons.


AP Explains: Workers Try to Decipher Intent in Hand Recount

U.S. News

Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both in the same race.


Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll Found in Ancient Holy Ark

National Geographic

Further analysis revealed an extra column of text, ultimately fleshing out the first two chapters of Leviticus--ironically, a book that begins with God's instructions for burnt offerings. What's more, radiocarbon dating of the scroll suggests that it may be between 1,700 and 1,800 years old, at least 200 years older than previously thought. In fact, the scroll's distinctive handwriting hearkens back to the first or second century A.D., some five centuries earlier than the date ascribed to the scroll last year.