Largest ever great white shark 'Deep Blue' spotted in Hawaii

Daily Mail

For most it would bring back terrible memories of the scene from Jaws when the immortal line'you're going to need a bigger boat' was uttered. But when a team of divers spotted the largest great white shark on the planet they only hesitated to grab their cameras before they jumped into the sea. The enormous predator named Deep Blue is up to 50 years old, weights 2.5 tons and measures 20ft long. It was drawn to the water around Hawaii for what one diver described as an'all you can eat buffet' - to feed on a dead sperm whale. Deep Blue was last spotted in Mexico in 2013 where it was fitted with a tracker which is how divers were able to identify it this time.

World's largest great white shark 'Deep Blue' gives diver a close-up: 'Thought my heart was going to explode'

FOX News

Incredible images have surfaced after a diver was spotted swimming alongside the world's largest great white shark, a 20-foot behemoth known as "Deep Blue." Diver and photographer Kimberly Jeffries had hoped to capture images of sharks in the water feeding on a carcass of a dead sperm whale, but what she encountered was the experience of a lifetime. "We noticed tiger sharks coming up to the back of the engines," she said in an interview with BBC's Newsbeat. "It was perfect because it was ultimately what we came out to see." Jeffries continued: "Maybe 30 seconds later we see this massive shark, just kind of gracefully and slowly rising out of the depth. And she comes up to feed on the carcass. "I thought my heart was going to explode." GREAT WHITE SHARK, CALLED'DEEP BLUE,' SPOTTED NEAR HAWAII Deep Blue is estimated to be more than 50 years old, according to HawaiiNewsNow. According to a 2014 study, great white sharks have an average lifespan of 70 years, though it varies between male and females. Prior to being spotted in Hawaii, the great white was caught on video in July 2018 near Guadalupe Island, off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. A shark said to be'Deep Blue', one of the largest recorded individuals, swims offshore Hawaii, U.S., January 15, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media on January 17, 2019. The shark has become so famous it has its own Twitter account. When Jeffries' friend, Andrew first spotted "Deep Blue," he alerted her to it, but she was still shocked, adding they were "just absolutely blown away." "The sheer size of her was awe-inspiring," she continued. "I think in the first couple of seconds when we first realized it was a great white, I thought my heart was going to explode.

Great white shark photo: I swam with 'world's biggest'

BBC News

They're the photos you just can't stop looking at. Just staring at them can you make you shiver - so imagine how it must've felt to be in the water. Photographer Kimberly Jeffries was one of those who got up close and personal with what's thought to be the biggest great white on record - Deep Blue. "I thought my heart was going to explode," she tells Newsbeat. Over the next few days, several other huge sharks also arrived, as shown below.

Is AI better than punters at bluffing in gambling?


It follows that as gaming and gambling become digital activities so the use by gamblers of modern computing techniques, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, follows. While gaming companies will wish to use such technologies to minimize their losses and to maximize their profitability, gamblers will also be keen to assess how such technologies can help them to increase their chances of beating the house and coming away winning. What is certain is that on an even-base artificial intelligence is most likely to beat a human at many cerebral pursuits. For example, in 2017 Digital Journal reported how Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence platform twice defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie. Another invention from Google - AlphaZero - defeated what was said to be the world's best chess program, Stockfish 8, after studying the complexities of chess for just four hours.

How Blockchain is Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution


The first industrial revolution began in the 18th century with water and steam power, the second with electricity, and the beginning of the third with the internet, both happened in the 20th century. The past few decades we have been living in the third industrial revolution in technological development. You might be asking, when will the fourth industrial revolution begin? The answer is it already has. The World Economic Forum (WEF) concludes we have likely already entered the transition phase into a new era of economy, politics, and society.

The Role of AI in the Future of the Construction Industry


Our world is evolving by the day, and the construction industry is no different. Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, is playing a large role within this area. However, on the general topic of AI, the examples that first come to mind are self-driving cars and chess-playing computers - how do these incorporate into construction technologies? These technologies rely on'deep-learning' and natural language processing, in doing so these systems are trained to execute specific tasks by analyzing large streams of data and recognizing patterns in said data. Other features of AI are its ability to adapt and learn through progressive learning algorithms.

The Most Amazing Artificial Intelligence Milestones So Far


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hot topic of the moment in technology, and the driving force behind most of the big technological breakthroughs of recent years. In fact, with all of the breathless hype we hear about it today, it's easy to forget that AI isn't anything all that new. Throughout the last century, it has moved out of the domain of science fiction and into the real world. The theory and the fundamental computer science which makes it possible has been around for decades. Since the dawn of computing in the early 20th century, scientists and engineers have understood that the eventual aim is to build machines capable of thinking and learning in the way that the human brain – the most sophisticated decision-making system in the known universe – does.

IBM's AI Machine Makes A Convincing Case That It's Mastering The Human Art Of Persuasion


You are about to hear a speech supporting the idea that Gambling should be banned…" The 332-word speech arguing that gambling should be banned offered three reasons (with evidence) to support its case: "Gambling is addictive," "facilitates criminal activity," and "has ruined many individuals and families." The second speech--arguing that that gambling should not be banned--also provided three reasons. Regular readers of my column know that "the rule of three" is a fundamental component of persuasion. Overloading a listener with too much information at any one time makes it difficult for humans to process the content. Project Debater already knows it. Project Debater marks a major milestone toward understanding language. The AI system can complement human decision-making by bringing in facts and evidence in a persuasive, logical structure. By understanding people's opinions on different topics, politicians, public servants and business leaders can get a better understanding of what people think about a policy or corporate decision--and why they think the way they do.

The Best of AI: New Articles Published This Month (December 2018)


It could be a revolution in Deep Learning. Artificial Neural Networks rely on layers. One might argue that the more layers there are, the more accurate the model is. To capture the most information, each layer will represent a type of feature (from a geometrical shape to a specific concept such as a species). But what if we replaced all the layers with calculus equations, such that it would act as an infinite layers network?

Don't believe the hype: the media are unwittingly selling us an AI fantasy John Naughton


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term that is now widely used (and abused), loosely defined and mostly misunderstood. Much the same might be said of, say, quantum physics. But there is one important difference, for whereas quantum phenomena are not likely to have much of a direct impact on the lives of most people, one particular manifestation of AI – machine-learning – is already having a measurable impact on most of us. The tech giants that own and control the technology have plans to exponentially increase that impact and to that end have crafted a distinctive narrative. Crudely summarised, it goes like this: "While there may be odd glitches and the occasional regrettable downside on the way to a glorious future, on balance AI will be good for humanity. Oh – and by the way – its progress is unstoppable, so don't worry your silly little heads fretting about it because we take ethics very seriously."