9nm IBM nanotube transistors may outrace silicon
IBM researchers have published results for a new nine-nanometer nanotube transistor that could redefine processors in the future. The carbon-based element is the first below 10 nanometers and is much more efficient than the best current silicon-based transistors
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Mahatma. Si ce jeune Indien n’arbore pas une fausse moustache comme ses autres camarades, la fine paire de lunettes dorées suffit à donner la ressemblance avec le Mahatma Gandhi. Dimanche dernier, c’est quelque 500 enfants issus des castes inférieures qui se sont habillés comme celui que l’on surnommait Le Père de la Nation indienne, assassiné par un nationaliste hindou le 30 janvier 1948. Philosophe, avocat mais aussi politicien, Gandhi est toujours considéré comme l’une des icônes de la lutte pour les droits civiques. Inspirés par ses idées, des hommes et des femmes ont perpétué son combat, comme Martin Luther King aux Etats-Unis ou Nelson Mandela en Afrique du Sud. (AFP)
The littlest Gandhi. Ok, he doesn’t have the mustache. But it is easy enough to see that this young Indian is the spitting image of Mahatma Gandhi. Last Sunday, 500 Indian children from the lowest caste dressed up like the infamous civil rights leader to mark the anniversary of his assasination in 1948. A philosopher, lawyer and politician, Gandhi is considered an icon of the non-violent fight for civil rights and inspired such leaders as Martin Luther King in the United States and Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
New App hopes to rival Siri, available now for Android, iOS and online.
True Knowledge claims to have built the “world’s first AI question answering machine”.
After a play with the Android App, I’m pretty impressed. Not only can it answer every question I threw at it, the Google voice recognition it’s based on managed to understand my New Zealand accent. The app reads aloud answers and presents them on screen.
While Siri works mainly to help you use the functions of your iPhone, the True Knowledge Evi app pulls answers for questions based on its databases of facts, provided both by the company and also by end users.
The crucial difference between our technology and sites like Wikipedia is that, whereas their users create and edit documents in natural language, here the information is in the form of discrete facts. Unlike natural language, these facts are in a form that computers can understand and process.
Apple users need to pay 99c for the app, most of which is paid to licence the voice recognition technology on the iOS platform - download that version here.
Android users get it free, as it uses the open source Android voice recognition - download here.
The technology is not only voice based, users can also enter plain text questions in the Apps, or on the website here.
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