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How computers can learn better

Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning ...

Jun 03, 2013
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Controlling bandwidth in the clouds

If half your company’s bandwidth is allocated to your mirror in New York, and it’s the middle of the night there, and your sites in London and Tokyo are slammed, that New York bandwidth is going to waste. ...

Aug 29, 2007
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Computer Scientists Build Pedestrian Remover

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine encountering leashed dogs without dog walkers, or shoes filled just with ankles - when scoping out potential apartments using Google Street View. These are the sorts of visual hiccups ...

Aug 05, 2010
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Unravelling the mystery of mechatronics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Futuristic projects such as a glamorous desktop personal assistant called Nicole, who can help with tasks around the office, will come under the spotlight at a conference at the Massey University ...

Dec 01, 2008
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How energy-efficient is cloud computing?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conventionally, data storage and data processing are done at the user's own computer, using that computer's storage system and processor. An alternative to this method is cloud computing, ...

Oct 08, 2010 feature
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