Most discussion about artificial intelligence centers on the jobs it might take away or other ways it might inadvertently—or purposely—harm humans. But a recent study showed that there’s something simple we can do to foster cooperation between robots and ourselves. All it takes is a little trash talk.
Together with a team of researchers, Jacob Crandall, a computer science professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, created an algorithm that learned to cooperate with humans thanks to chit chat, which Crandall called “cheap talk.”
The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature four brand new games. Each features either more elaborate rules or bigger spectacle, presumably to capture the awe of today's audiences. One of these exciting events is Big Air Snowboarding. Spoiler alert: it's exactly what it sounds like.
Of course, it will probably be fun to watch the spectacle of the game itself. But if you're interested in tracking the medals in this event, there are some nuances you might want to know beforehand. Keep reading for a primer on the scoring for this event!
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe delighted the crowd gathered at the closing ceremony for The Rio Games with his appearance via video feed. In the video, Abe announced he would not make it to the ceremony in time. To get there, he turned into video game plumber Mario and used a huge green pipe as a shortcut. His appearance set the tone for Japan’s plans for Tokyo’s upcoming Olympics.