Many of the most magical pieces of consumer technology we have today are thanks to advances in neural networks and machine learning. We already have impressive object recognition in photos and speech synthesis, and in a few years cars may drive themselves. Machine learning has become so advanced that a handful of developers have created […]

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According to Veblen, the incidence of a lower birthrate among the “moneyed classes” stemmed from their need to use children as markers of their social superiority. Hence the “conspicuous consumption” entailed by the “reputable maintenance” of a middle class child acted as a powerful deterrent to having more children. For Veblen, children were essentially props […]

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Esper call came after a senior US military official warned last week that attacks by Iranian backed groups on bases hosting US forces in Iraq were pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation.Rocket strikes targeting Iraqi bases where members of the US led coalition are also stationed have increased in past weeks with no […]

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Some former British Columbians who own California wineries or vineyards are not planning to be at the festival. Absentees include notable business leaders people such as Cliff Lede Vineyards owner Cliff Lede, who was president of Vancouver based Ledcor Group of Cos. In the early 2000s before he made the lifestyle changing decision to buy […]

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If the next president to oversee the museum and lead France’s charge against counterfeiters comes from the increasingly targeted pharmaceutical sector, it might actually help sway public opinion on the topic. “It’s hard to be seen as a victim when you are talking about luxury goods,” Jamet says. “But when you say [that] the people […]

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