Growing up, many of us were told that playing computer or video games was a waste of time. However, when it comes to training artificial intelligence, not only is it not a waste of time, but it could be key to developing the intelligent agents of tomorrow. Several years ago, researchers from Google DeepMind impressively demonstrated that cutting-edge A.I. could be used to master several classic Atari games, without being explicitly taught how to play them. Since then, multiple researchers have tried their hand at reinforcement learning systems that use trial and error to learn how to master games. Now, researchers from Uber AI Labs and OpenAI have come up with a way to refine these tools even further that enables them to exhibit a high level of performance at more complex games that gameplaying A.I. agents have previously struggled with. “The new algorithm that we developed, Go-Explore, outperforms previous machine learning algorithms on many Atari games, including the … [Read more...] about Chess. Jeopardy. Go. Why do we use games as a benchmark for A.I.?
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The season finale of Marvel’s WandaVision is behind us now, and the conclusion of the Disney+ series’ first season managed to resolve plenty of lingering questions while posing quite a few more. With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier — the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — premiering March 19 on Disney+ and Wanda’s return confirmed in March 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , there’s plenty of time to ponder where the end of WandaVision leaves Wanda, Vision, and their supporting cast, and what could be in store for them. However, with the WandaVision finale still freshly arrived on Disney+, it’s more important than ever to push that conversation after a spoiler warning . Make sure you’ve seen the final episode of WandaVision before reading on, Marvel fans. Now that we have that warning out of the way, here are some of the most important things we know about Wanda, Vision, and the MCU after WandaVision , and some of the … [Read more...] about WandaVision season finale: What we learned and what we still want to know
Walt Disney Animation Studios has never shied away from putting its own spin on popular genres, whether it’s the superhero-inspired Big Hero 6 or the gaming fantasy of Wreck-It Ralph . And, by and large, those forays have all managed to cast the Disney magic that makes them critical and commercial hits. With Raya and the Last Dragon , Disney tries its luck with a new genre: The martial arts hero’s journey. And much like the aforementioned films, Raya finds inspiration in all the right places, and imbues it with the sort of emotional weight and bright, fantastic aesthetic we’ve come to expect with Disney’s big-screen adventures. In a world … Directed by Don Hall ( Big Hero 6 ) and Carlos López Estrada ( Blindspotting ), Raya and the Last Dragon follows a young warrior, Raya (voiced by Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran), as she sets out to reverse the damage done to the fractured world of Kumandra by the sinister creatures known as Druun. Along the way, she … [Read more...] about Raya and the Last Dragon review: Martial arts and fantasy merged beautifully
What a difference a year makes, especially for 5G. The new mobile network tech, which seemed almost futuristic a year ago, is widely available today, especially in big cities where the 5G rollout has been prioritized. As such, the AT&T 5G network has expanded and covers more than 14,000 cities and towns throughout the U.S. (see our 5G coverage map for details). If you have 5G coverage, it’s likely on a sub-6 network, which is more available right now. Sub-6 relies on lower frequencies to deliver a larger wireless network, but with a tradeoff in speed, which may be only marginally faster than 4G. Another 5G variant called mmWave (millimeter wave), differs in that the network’s radio waves are much faster than sub-6 networks, offering multi-gigabit speeds at various points. It relies on frequencies that can travel short distances but cannot penetrate obstacles like walls or windows. Sub-6 frequencies travel further, sometimes a distance of miles, but the connections can’t … [Read more...] about The best 5G phones for AT&T
March Madness is fast approaching, but most college basketball fans will have to watch the annual tournament from home. Fortunately, many retailers are rolling out 4K TV deals so you can upgrade your TV in time for March Madness 2021. One such offer that you can take advantage of comes from Best Buy, which is selling this 70-inch Hisense 4K TV with a $120 discount, bringing its price down to just $530 from its original price of $650. The Hisense H65 Series 4K TV features a 70-inch screen with 4K Ultra HD resolution for vivid colors and sharp images, allowing you to feel like you’re watching the games from the sidelines. Making what you’re watching even more realistic is the 4K TV’s support for advanced picture technologies like Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10. Beyond March Madness, you’ll be able to enjoy more content through the Android TV platform, which enables access to more than 5,000 apps and games. This includes your favorite streaming services, so after the tournament is … [Read more...] about Get a massive 70-inch 4K TV for insanely cheap during this March Madness sale