Jun 042019
 

A harrowing scenario analysis of how human civilization might collapse in coming decades due to climate change has been endorsed by a former Australian defense chief and senior royal navy commander. The analysis, published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a think-tank in Melbourne, Australia, describes climate change as “a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization” and sets out a plausible scenario of where business-as-usual could lead over the next 30…

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Jun 042019
 

A harrowing scenario analysis of how human civilization might collapse in coming decades due to climate change has been endorsed by a former Australian defense chief and senior royal navy commander. The analysis, published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a think-tank in Melbourne, Australia, describes climate change as “a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization” and sets out a plausible scenario of where business-as-usual could lead over the next 30…

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Jun 042019
 

The reason Google Assistant (that’s the product you invoke when you say “OK Google” to your device) works reasonably well is that the Pygmalion team — a small army of linguists — work long hours handcrafting variations on common phrases (“set a timer for five minutes,” “remind me in five minutes,” “in five minutes, remind me…”) and grammars that allow the system to correctly respond to your queries. These linguists (who have to have at…

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