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IBM’s Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World
Lauren F Friedman, businessinsider.com
Most peo­ple know Wat­son as IBM’s answer to Jeop­ardy star Ken Jen­nings. But IBM’s aspi­ra­tions for its arti­fi­cial­ly intel­li­gent super­com­put­er are now less quiz show cham­pi­on and more med­ical genius."Wat­son, the super­com­put­er…

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World
Lauren F Friedman, businessinsider.com

Most peo­ple know Wat­son as IBM’s answer to Jeop­ardy star Ken Jen­nings. But IBM’s aspi­ra­tions for its arti­fi­cial­ly intel­li­gent super­com­put­er are now less quiz show cham­pi­on and more med­ical genius.

"Wat­son, the super­com­put­er…

bodyartandargument:

demon-on-a-bike:

Sky burial is a ritual that has great religious meaning. Tibetans are encouraged to witness this ritual, to confront death openly and to feel the impermanence of life. They believe that the corpse is nothing more than an empty vessel. The spirit, or the soul, of the deceased has exited the body to be reincarnated into another circle of life. The corpse is offered to the vultures.

It is believed that the vultures are Dakinis. Dakinis are the Tibetan equivalent of angels. In Tibetan, Dakini means “sky dancer”. Dakinis will take the soul into the heavens, which is understood to be a windy place where souls await reincarnation into their next lives.

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When I’m gone, let them take my remnants.

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wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

e. e. cummings, from “since feeling is first” (via litverve)

Gender-bending insect species discovered in Brazil

"Four new species of bugs discovered in Brazil defy the laws of gender: the females have penises, the males have vaginas.

And these are no typical penises; they feature spikes that anchor the female into the male. During their 70-hour marathon mating sessions, they work like vacuum cleaners, sucking sperm out of the male vaginas.”

Part of accepting the future is acknowledging that some things must be forgotten, and it’s always an insult because it’s always the things you love. We lost handwriting and got Comic Sans in return. That’s a very bad deal.

Douglas Coupland (via devilduck)

myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: I’m Not Worried About You, 2013 

Thread, nails, wood; 8 x 8 x 8’
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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mymodernmet:

Tom’s Treehouse is an impressive three-story treehouse that was completed in 2011 and built for free by the talented and generous friends of couple Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez. They used their combined skills of carpentry, roofing, and design to create a beautiful and touching tribute to Surratt’s’ father, who passed away shortly after the couple bought the property.