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Machine Learning: everyone’s talking about it but what is it?

What is machine learning? Machine learning (sometimes called “automatic learning” or “intelligent learning”) is, as the name suggests, about making a machine or system capable of learning on its own. This marks a significant divergence from classical computer programming, which consisted of a human giving an order and the machine executing the order. In machine learning, the machine is able to adapt […]

The Australian ball tampering scandal everyone’s talking about, explained

Here’s what’s happening in Australian cricket. Australian cricket has been rocked with a ball-tampering scandal. A piece of tape has brought down some of the sport’s biggest stars and sent shockwaves so monumental that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was forced to issue a statement. It’s being dubbed “#SandpaperGate,” and here’s how it all came about. […]

You will be able to bring cocaine, heroin and marijuana into 2018 World Cup games with proper paperwork

Attendees at this summer’s World Cup in Russia will be allowed to carry drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and heroin into stadiums, providing they have a prescription. Via Newsweek: The Moscow-based Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a joint economic trade bloc of countries including Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, allows for certain banned narcotic and psychotropic drugs […]

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