“We’re Losing Control” –Chinese AI Program Defeats World Masters at Planet’s Oldest Most Difficult Board Game





“AlphaGo is not only a milestone in the quest of AI, but also an indication that IT now has entered a new era,” said Fei-YueWang, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and secretary general of the Chinese Association of Automation. The computer’s win signaled a significant evolution of information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI), according Wang, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. As the result, IT is no longer information or industrial technology, the New IT is Intelligent Technology. The world has entered  the fifth era of intelligent technology.


“Is Alpha Centuari’s Proxima b Habitable?” –A Deep Look by Rory Barnes of NASA’s Virtual Planetary Lab





If humanity is to survive beyond the lifetime of our Sun, we must leave our Solar System and travel to the stars. If Proxima b is habitable, then it might be an ideal place to move. Perhaps we have just discovered a future home for humanity! But in order to know for sure, we must make many more observations, run many more computer simulations, and, hopefully, send probes to perform the first direct reconnaissance of an exoplanet. The challenges are huge, but Proxima offers a bounty of possibilities that fills me with wonder. Whether habitable or not, Proxima b offers a new glimpse into how planets and life fit into our universe.


NASA Discovers Most Distant Galaxy Cluster in the Cosmos –“Going Through an Amazing Growth Spurt”




“This galaxy cluster isn’t just remarkable for its distance, it’s also going through an amazing growth spurt unlike any we’ve ever seen,” said Tao Wang of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) who led the NASA study.


A Voyage to Alpha Centauri’s Habitable Planet in the Year 3030 (VIDEO)


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Don't miss this! Join Polygon's Charlie Hall as he mans an expedition to Alpha Centauri in Elite Dangerous, while space expert, Loren Grush, joins him to discuss last week's announcement that astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes in Chile and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri may ultimately prove to be a habitable planet could that harbor an advanced technological civilization.


Berkeley SETI Challenges Yesterday’s Reports of a “Strong Extraterrestrial Signal from the Constellation Hercules”




Yesterday, we reported that an international team of astronomers detected signals coming from almost 100 light years away, that appeared to be a strong candidate for extraterrestrial contact, according to a document circulated by Alexander Panov, a theorectical physicist at Lomonosov Moscow State University –“a strong signal in the direction of HD164595, a planet system in the constellation Hercules was detected on May 15, using the RATAN-600 radio telescope (below) in the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia.”



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