December 7, 2023

An AI algorithm can draw letters as well as a human

By Steve Dent From engadget It’s just handwriting for now, but one day it could pick out Sarah Connor in a crowd. Researchers claim to have made a breakthrough in artificial intelligence by giving machines cognitive powers similar to humans. The team from MIT, York University and the University of Toronto first trained an algorithm […]

Our world now

The world in photos over past few weeks By David Choi From Business Insider A selection of photos from some of the biggest news that you might have missed. Students burn flares during a protest demanding better education in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the Olympics set to start, the games and the city have […]

Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul

From BBC The northern Iraqi city of Mosul fell to Islamic State (IS) in June, bringing the population under the harsh rule of the jihadists. The militants swiftly introduced a regime in accordance with their radical version of Islam, including brutal punishments, strict rules for women and intolerance of any dissent. In an exclusive series […]

ISIS within a mile of Baghdad

By Todd Beamon From Newsmax Islamic State militants are reportedly within a mile of Baghdad despite battling Iraqi forces and U.S.-led airstrikes, and there is “immense fear among everybody,” the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq said Tuesday. “We are at a crisis point,” Canon Andrew White, vicar of St George’s Church in […]

Christians in Iraq worse off now than under Saddam

From Newsmax The persecution of Christians in Iraq is worse today than it was before a United States-led force deposed brutal dictator Saddam Hussein, a Republican congressman declared. “As we witness the black flag of al-Qaida again fly over cities such as Fallujah, which we had won at the cost of so much American blood, […]