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Explainer: What Is Quantum Machine Learning And How Can It Help Us?

Artificial intelligence refers, among other things, to machines’ capacity to demonstrate some degree of what humans consider “intelligence”. This process is being driven by the rapid advancement of machine learning: getting machines to think for themselves rather than pre-programming them with an absolute concept.Take image recognition...

By Joburg Post 1 day ago

First Black Hole Photo Confirms Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity

Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one – at least, until now. If you needed to see to believe, then thank the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which has just produced the first ever direct image of a black hole. This amazing feat r...

By Joburg Post 13 days ago

Why do we mix up faces? Game of Thrones might help us find the answer

In the Game of Thrones universe, confusing a photograph of actor Jack Gleeson, who played the popular HBO TV show’s despised sadist Joffrey Baratheon, for one of Maisie Williams, the beloved Arya Stark, is an egregious case of mistaken identity.Admittedly, Gleeson is sporting dark hair rather than Joffrey’s customary blond, but even so...

By Joburg Post 15 days ago

How South Africa Can Grow Its Gaming Industry

In 2018, the global gaming industry consisted of 2.3 billion consumers, who spent nearly US$ 138 billion on games. Research done two years ago showed that there were more than 11m gamers in South Africa.A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report showed that spending on gaming in South Africa in 2017 was R3,060m. While this is only 2....

By Joburg Post 22 days ago

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