January 16, 2022

An AI algorithm can draw letters as well as a human

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, […]