How about a nice game of … Tetris? Oxford eggheads slow PTSD onset with classic game • The Register

Playing a game of Tetris in the aftermath of a traumatic event can help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

A team of researchers in the UK, Germany, and Sweden, say in their paper for the journal Molecular Psychiatry that when given the computer game to play in the hours following a serious auto accident, patients experienced fewer early symptoms associated with PTSD.

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Google is Studying How Robots Will Collaborate |

Technologists are still working to perfect A.I. and automation technologies that can accomplish one or two tasks in a very complex world. But it’s not hard to envision a future in which multiple computer agents will work together to solve even bigger problems. Alphabet Inc’s DeepMind team set out to illustrate how learning machines work together.

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The 6 most exciting AI advances of 2016 – TechRepublic

In 2016, major automakers like Tesla and Ford announced timelines for releasing fully-autonomous vehicles.

DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Google’s AI system, beat the world champ Lee Sedol at one of the most complex board games in history.

And other major advancements in AI have had big implications in healthcare, with some systems proving more effective in diagnosing cancer than human doctors.

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Whoa, Google’s AI Is Really Good at Pictionary | WIRED

FOR GOOGLE, IT’S not enough that its products rely on machine learning and artificial intelligence. The company also wants you, its customer, to understand how these technologies work.

Last year, a few months after it open sourced its deep learning engine, a Google researcher partnered with The New York Times to create this data visualization explaining neural networks

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I mug you, Pikachu! | The Economist

ON JULY 10th police in O’Fallon, a Missouri town of about 80,000 people, made a statement about the modus operandi of an armed gang that had been using “Pokémon Go”, a video game, to prey on the locals.

“Pokémon Go”, an app for smartphones, is the latest instalment of the Pokémon franchise, which began as a video game in 1996, before branching out into collectible cards, toys, books, TV shows and comics, and grossing ¥4.8 trillion ($46 billion) in the process.

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