Google Liquid Galaxy live demo at TED

So this is what project work is like at Google..

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Why IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Is So Important

Why IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Is So Important

A supercomputer that can interpret the nuances of language and more importantly ‘context’. Crazy thing is it runs on 90 IBM servers with 2880 CPU cores and 16Tb RAM just to understand language and context.

We do it all day long using a mysterious 1.4KG lump of grey matter that consumes generates? ~20W electricity.

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak – how long before it betters a human driver?

Great article. Fascinating that a car can go that quick up a demanding road WITHOUT a human driver!!

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak – how long before it betters a human driver?

Audi’s autonomous Audi TT conquers Pikes Peak – how long before it betters a human driver

Why I don’t play the lottery..

I found an excellent lottery simulator which shows just how slim the chances are of winning a lottery jackpot (match 6 between 1 and 50). When you run the simulator you will NEVER play the lottery again! 😛

My results were:

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To summarise: I had selected 6 numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) and at 1 draw a week it took 3.9 million draws (or 76,100 years) to match all six numbers and claim the jackpot. In real time it took the java lottery simulator a little over four days of processing to match the numbers.

Next time friends or colleagues say they are going to have a go at a rollover jackpot or one of the big Euro lotteries and get all excited about spending the winnings, show them this simulator 😉