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British-Canadian AI expert Geoffrey Hinton wins Turing Award

British-Canadian AI expert Geoffrey Hinton wins Turing Award

Technology
British-born artificial intelligence (AI) expert Geoffrey Hinton has won the Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel Prize of computing".Mr Hinton, who now lives in Canada, shares the award with Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun - two other proponents of deep learning, a popular form of AI."The three of us have been the people who most believed in this approach," he told BBC News. "It's very nice to be recognised now that it is fashionable."A deep neural network uses many layers of artificial neurons, loosely mimicking the structure of animal brains. Such AI is increasingly used in products that people use every day - from smart speakers to Facebook. Deep learning is also seen as a promising, though not flawless, tool for th...
Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young Award breaks while being mailed

Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young Award breaks while being mailed

Sports
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A chunk of wood was missing and letters were chipped off of Jacob deGrom's 2018 Cy Young Award while the hardware was being shipped from New York to Florida. The New York Mets told ESPN and Newsday that they are sending the award back to its manufacturer for repairs. DeGrom, 30, won the award after posting a 1.70 ERA last season, the best mark in Major League Baseball. The two-time All-Star was 10-9 in his 32 starts. He received the award at the Baseball Writers' Association of America dinner in January in Manhattan. Most of the damage to the award came on the word "outstanding," which had several of its letters scraped off. The word appears in the script: "Cy Young Award presented to Jacob deGrom the outstanding National League pitcher 2018." DeGrom, who is making $ 17 m...
Black Panther wins top award ahead of Oscars

Black Panther wins top award ahead of Oscars

Entertainment
Black Panther has triumphed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, picking up the ceremony's top prize for best film cast.A superhero box-office smash featuring a predominantly black cast, the Marvel film has been hailed as a turning point in cinema and could make history if it repeats the win at the Oscars next month. In a powerful acceptance speech alongside co-stars including Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman told how "all of us up here know what it's like to be told there is not a place for you to be featured even though you are young, gifted and black". Image: The cast of Black Panther won the top gong at the SAG Awards He also spoke about the film's effect on the industry, saying the cast knew they ...
Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Technology
A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project.Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return three simulation machines to working order.One of the contraptions, known as the Blue Box, was used to train thousands of pilots during World War Two. The award honours the life of Tony Sale, who pioneered efforts to remember and recreate historical computers.Screeching wheels"Excellent research, skilled implementation and an impactful result make this a superb example of the power and relevance of computer conservation," said Martin Campbell-Kelly, who chaired the judging panel from the Computer Conservation Society, which chose the...
Danny Dyer thanks David Cameron as he wins award

Danny Dyer thanks David Cameron as he wins award

Entertainment
EastEnders star Danny Dyer had a few choice words for David Cameron as he accepted his TV Choice award for best soap actor. Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in the soap, gave thanks for the award, speculating that he may only have received the honour because he "called David Cameron a t***".He thanked the former prime minister in his acceptance speech, together with his daughter Dani, who he also credits for his award success. Image: Danny Dyer with his daughter Dani and her boyfriend, who is not called Danny (or Dani) Speaking at the awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, Dyer said: "It's a right nutty night. Last year I ended up licking Mary Berry."I would like to believe that I got this award for being a blin...