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Sony plans to optimize the PS5's fan speed using game data


Managing heat is a critical part of any video game console. Sony has already offered a video teardown of the PlayStation 5, revealing a large fan -- 120mm in diameter and 45mm thick, to be precise -- that can direct air to both sides of the motherboard. We didn't know, however, that Sony has plans to optimize the component based on its performance during individual games. Yasuhiro Ootori explained that the console will monitor temperature through a sensor inside the APU and three more attached to the main board. The highest value is then used to determine the speed of the fan.

Hey Google ... what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions


Social media algorithms, artificial intelligence and our own genetics are among the factors influencing us beyond our awareness. This raises an ancient question: do we have control over our own lives? This article is part of The Conversation's series on the science of free will. Have you ever used Google Assistant, Apple's Siri or Amazon Alexa to make decisions for you? Perhaps you asked it what new movies have good reviews, or to recommend a cool restaurant in your neighbourhood.

'Avengers' updates showcases the best of the studio, and the worst of the game

Washington Post - Technology News

Other recent games have run rings around "Avengers" on these issues. "Hades" has revolutionized the rogue-like genre by creating logical, story-based reasons to fight the same enemies over and over again, to the point where you actually look forward to the repeat encounters. "Ghost of Tsushima" had a winning single-player campaign, and has since added a free multiplayer update that some are already calling better than "Avengers." "Genshin Impact" was able to achieve what "Avengers" couldn't: Create a compelling single-player story with disarmingly charming characters on whom players would be incentivized to spend money. And Genshin players have, in amount of millions.

Humans reach their 'cognitive peak' where their brain is its most powerful at the age of 35

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Your brain reaches its'cognitive peak' - that is when it is most powerful - at age 35, according to a study, but it starts to decline by the time you are in your mid-40s. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers studied thousands of chess games over the past 130 years to see if our brains improve with age. They found a'hump-shaped curve' in human cognitive performance when measured over the average lifespan - increasing sharply up to age 20, peaking at 35, then declining gradually from the age of 45 onwards. We have also been getting smarter as a species collectively, according to the team, who discovered an increase in chess playing performance over the past 125 years. Your brain reaches its'cognitive peak' and is at its most powerful at about age 35, according to a new study, but it starts to go on the decline by the time you are 45.

'Wait, Sylvie's Dad Plays?!' The Joy of Fortnite Parenting


The game's lethal storm circle is tightening around the combat zone, a sleepy beach town with a bubblegum-pink ice cream parlor, and the handful of remaining squads are duking it out for survival. My three teammates, who are all children, are taking intense fire. One squares off with an especially ruthless competitor and is promptly dispatched. "Watch out, that kid is sweaty," he warns. Another falls to a grenade burst with a cry of "I'm knocked!"

Crash Bandicoot 4: another 90s video game icon returns

The Guardian

Crash Bandicoot is back, and it's about time. No, really – the latest instalment, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, picks up where Crash Bandicoot: Warped left off 22 years ago, back when every other game had to star an anthropomorphic animal. This is actually the eighth Crash game, for anyone keeping track, and the first proper new instalment for over a decade. It reinvigorates the bandicoot's gameplay while remaining true to the original classics, but why is now the time for the return of this inexplicably underloved 90s video game icon? The game's director, Paul Yan, explains: "Part of the reason why it's now is because Vicarious Visions and Beenox did such a great job with the remasters [of the original Crash Games and Crash Team Racing]. It really confirmed that there is an appetite to revisit the world of Crash … The trilogy that Naughty Dog developed was certainly the high point of the series, both critically and commercially, so we thought, let's start from there."

4 AI Stocks That Will Surge in 2021 as Artificial Intelligence Takes Hold


Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into our everyday lives, often without us realizing it. Today, AI can be found in the digital assistants we use such as Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri and Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa to check our schedules and search for things on the internet; in the cars we own that now park themselves as they are able to recognize space around the vehicle; and in the small robots we use to clean our houses, such as the Roomba vacuum. Artificial intelligence is becoming more a part of our lives all the time, and will only grow in importance in coming years. In the not too distant future, AI will influence everything from how we shop for groceries to how diseases are diagnosed and treated by doctors. It all adds up to a fast growing market.

Imperial Academics Design a Map to Show the Future of AI in Society – Analytics Insight


It is well-known that AI is shaping the future of every sector. Starting from business to fashion, law, education, everything is under AI. This has induced curiosity among enthusiasts on what society will look like with the implication of AI and its technologies in future. The AI's presence has made tough jobs simple. It has even invaded the dreams of people and vice versa with scientists making AI mechanism dream.

AI Insider: What is AI and How Does AI Works?


Ai is everywhere, it has incorporated into every aspect of our life, unknowingly. It changed the way we live by simplifying things we do in our routine, like shopping, traveling, man-machine interaction. AI almost gained control of our actions. It decides what we shop, by showing ads and recommendations while you are shopping, AI trip advisors suggest you a travel destination and the best vacation packages for your budget. AI helping Businesses and financial institutions to serve their customers better with the automated question and answer chatbots. AI also defines our social media feeds, how many of your Facebook friends have not been showing up on your wall, even they active in social media? Because AI knows what and who you are interested in.

Have You Heard of Neurosymbolic AI? - The Wire Science


A few years ago, scientists learned something remarkable about mallard ducklings. If one of the first things the ducklings see after birth is two objects that are similar, the ducklings will later follow new pairs of objects that are similar, too. Hatchlings shown two red spheres at birth will later show a preference for two spheres of the same colour, even if they are blue, over two spheres that are each a different colour. Somehow, the ducklings pick up and imprint on the idea of similarity, in this case the color of the objects. What the ducklings do so effortlessly turns out to be very hard for artificial intelligence. This is especially true of a branch of AI known as deep learning or deep neural networks, the technology powering the AI that defeated the world's Go champion Lee Sedol in 2016.