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Computer Program Learns From Its Own Mistakes – Is Now Grandmaster Chess

A computer program called Giraffe has taught itself to become an international grand master after playing itself for just 72 hours. The software was able to learn from its own mistakes as it played against itself and is now able to beat most humans who have spent a lifetime learning the game. The software can play with itself and perfect the moves by detecting previous mistakes. It can also find alternative combinations for every set. To be crowned as…

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Serious flaw discovered in the OS used by over a billion devices

There’s a simple vulnerability inside an extensively used operating system, although not one that most would be aware of, known as VxWorks. It happens to be the same software program used to control components of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover and lots of critical infrastructure systems, while another flavour of the OS, VxWorks 653 (not effected by this flaw), is utilized in Boeing 787 Dreamliners and even many military helicopters. Some versions, used by tens of thousands of machines at the very…

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Ubuntu Touch seamlessly transforms into Ubuntu Desktop

The fact that you could see it work as a desktop is amazing! Seeing Ubuntu Touch transform right into a small desktop version of the distribution is somewhat weird, nevertheless it’s also revealing the immense power that is obtainable underneath the hood. Canonical has been talking about platform convergence for a very long time, and it is one of the many issues that really got through. It is true that KDE has been speaking about…

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