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How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest...

How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest Critics
Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl. In the 1980s he led efforts that allowed machines to reason probabilistically. Now he’s one of the field’s sharpest critics. In his latest book, The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect, he argues that artificial intelligence has been handicapped by…

‘I felt exposed online’: how to disappear from the internet

‘I felt exposed online’: how to disappear from the internet
Early one morning last year, before the birds were up, Tio Bucard, his wife and children skittered down the path from their home in a tiny French village towards a black SUV, its engine running. As Bucard drove to the local airport, he checked his rear-view mirror every few moments to see that he was…

Tatum has watched Kobe’s critique ’25 times’

Tatum has watched Kobe’s critique ’25 times’
CLEVELAND -- Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum said he's already watched Kobe Bryant's "Detail" video critiquing his game about "25 times" and is eager to take his advice to the court. In his latest video for ESPN+, Bryant highlighted areas of Tatum's postseason play that could be improved. The 20-year-old Tatum, the No. 3 pick…

Restless: LeBron says no Z’s after playoff L’s

Restless: LeBron says no Z’s after playoff L’s
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Only 6 percent of teams to trail 0-2 in an NBA playoff series have come back to win it. LeBron James' teams have performed markedly better under those circumstances, winning 33 percent of the times when in an 0-2 hole (he's 2-4). The Boston Celtics acknowledge the powerhouse that is LeBron James,…

Johnny Canada: Manziel signs with CFL team

Johnny Canada: Manziel signs with CFL team
Johnny Manziel will continue his comeback north of the border in the Canadian Football League. Manziel announced Saturday on Twitter that he has decided to sign his contract with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's rights. Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football…

Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe victims

Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe victims
HOUSTON -- Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of those killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, the team confirmed. Ten people were killed Friday morning and 10 more were wounded when a 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and revolver opened fire at the high school about 30 miles from…

Heyward on first concussion: ‘That stuff is scary’

Heyward on first concussion: ‘That stuff is scary’
CINCINNATI -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward said that experiencing his first concussion opened his eyes to its dangers. Heyward, who was activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, said he discovered how "scary" head injuries could be. "It made a believer out of me," said Heyward, who was not in the starting lineup…

Just Married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declared husband and wife

Just Married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declared husband and wife
Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy. The star of the TV drama “Suits” walked unescorted in a pure white, long-sleeved dress to the middle of…

Yeddyurappa resignation victory for rule of law: Siddaramaiah

Yeddyurappa resignation victory for rule of law: Siddaramaiah
Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on May 19 termed the resignation of B.S. Yeddyurappa without facing the floor test as “a victory of the Constitution of India and rule of law”. The BJP not only misused constitutional offices like that of the Governor, but also tried every dirty trick in the book to woo our MLAs…

‘Operation Lotus’ fails, democracy wins in Karnataka, says Congress

‘Operation Lotus’ fails, democracy wins in Karnataka, says Congress
The BJP’s “Operation Lotus” to poach legislators from other parties has failed and democracy has won in Karnataka, the Congress said soon after Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced his decision to resign without facing a trust vote on Saturday. Lotus is the poll symbol of the BJP. “‘Operation Lotus’ fails! #BSYeddyurappa remains 2 day…

Live scores IPL 2018 | RR vs RCB | Tripathi, Rahane...

Live scores IPL 2018 | RR vs RCB | Tripathi, Rahane steady Rajasthan innings after early wicket
Preview Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) firmly, and rightly too, believes it has arrived in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having stuttered in the first half of the tournament, the Virat Kohli-led team can back itself to make it to the playoffs. Of course, RCB has to win its final game against Rajasthan…

Virat Kohli slams middle-order failure after RCB crash out

Virat Kohli slams middle-order failure after RCB crash out
Virat Kohli criticised his middle-order batsmen for a meltdown that resulted in defeat to Rajasthan Royals and RCB's exit from IPL 2018. Chasing 165 to strengthen their playoff chances, RCB were dismissed for 134 in Jaipur, finishing the season with six wins and eight defeats. "Too much batting stress on just AB de Villiers", Kohli…