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Human go champ says machine not superior despite 1:4 defeat

Mar 15, 2016

Human go champ says machine not superior despite 1:4 defeat

Game not over? Human Go champion Lee Sedol says Google’s go-playing program AlphaGo is not yet superior to humans, despite its 4:1 victory in a match that ended Tuesday. The weeklong showdown between the South Korean Go grandmaster and Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence program ...

Total solar eclipse awes Indonesia

Mar 9, 2016

Total solar eclipse awes Indonesia

A solar eclipse began sweeping across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, with hordes of skygazers set to watch the spectacle, which will be marked by parties, prayers and tribal rituals. The moon began to move between the Earth and sun at 6:19 a.m. ...