Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI

Alphabet’s Loon, the team responsible for beaming internet down to Earth from stratospheric helium balloons, has achieved a new milestone: its navigation system is no longer run by human-designed software.



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Instead, the company’s internet balloons are steered around the globe by an artificial intelligence — in particular, a set of algorithms both written and executed by a deep reinforcement learning-based flight control system that is more efficient and adept than the older, human-made one. The system is now managing Loon’s fleet of balloons over Kenya, where Loon launched its first commercial internet service in July after testing its fleet in a series of disaster relief initiatives and other test environments for much of the last decade.

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Loon’s internet balloons are now piloted by an AI flight control system

Similar to how researchers have achieved breakthrough AI advances in teaching computers to play sophisticated video games

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PROGRAMMING ALERT: Ellen to air before Ravens-Steelers game Wednesday afternoon

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(AP) – The Baltimore Ravens’ struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday afternoon.

It’s the third fix to a matchup originally slated to be played Thanksgiving night. The game will remain on NBC, but at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Also, the Steelers’ home game in Week 13 against Washington has been moved from Sunday to Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. The Ravens home game against Dallas will be on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8:05 p.m. on Fox and NFL Network. It was originally set for Thursday night, then moved to Dec. 7.

Ravens-Steelers was moved back one more day for medical reasons, but now Baltimore

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Puritix Announces 2020 Cyber Monday Amazon & Website Sale on New HEPA Air Purifiers

Cyber Monday is the biggest e-commerce sales day of the year in the US. Puritix is giving consumers what they are looking for by offering these deals early. Check Puritix’ website and on Amazon for all products and deals.

Puritix is a brand-new company that just launched its new line of air purifiers. Puritix is launching deals on all inventory in celebration of the new launch and the holiday season. Puritix Air Purifiers are built to give consumers cleaner air. Puritix Air Purifiers utilize HEPA air filters to clean everything from smoke, dander, allergens, dust, and more from the air. With fires raging across the US and allergy season around the corner, clean air is more important than ever. Air Purifiers can be used in the office and home to help customers breathe cleaner. A path to cleaner air can begin for as little as $79.99 this weekend.

About Puritix:

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Global COMPUTER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER Market from 2015-2026

(MENAFN – Nxtgen Reports) As the world continues to deal with COVID-19, economies are moving into recession, official counts of cases and deaths from COVID-19 have passed 4,000,000 and 280,000 at the time of this report. Many government announced a plan on reopening the national economy, but many countries are still at the stage of rising.

On a more positive note, we are already seeing signs of recovery as the COVID-19 risk is declining in China. Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers are ramping up production. And there are increased investments in digital footprints in manufacturing. OEMs in other parts of the world are offering incentives to drive sales. XYZResearch published a report for global COMPUTER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER market in this environment.

In terms of revenue, this research report indicated that the global COMPUTER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER market was valued at XXX million in 2019, and it is

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Colorado State vs. Air Force odds, predictions: Advanced computer model reveals picks for Thursday’s game

The Air Force Falcons will look to continue their home dominance over the Colorado State Rams in Mountain West Conference action on Thursday. Kickoff from Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., is set for 2 p.m. EST. The Falcons are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Colorado State vs. Air Force odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 53.5 (see the latest college football lines for all of this week’s games on our college football odds page).

Before making any Colorado State vs. Air Force picks, be sure to check out the FBS college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a

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Black Friday 2020 laptop computer deals: Save big on Intel MacBook Air, Gateway, Lenovo ThinkPad and more!

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

This year has had more people working from home than ever before and so laptops are back in demand. Do you need a new ones? Well thankfully, Black Friday sales got you covered! You’ll find a whole host of discounted laptops from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and Walmart, encompassing top brands like HP, Lenovo, Apple, Microsoft and more. We’ve gathered the best Black Friday laptops deals that are available now — and those we know are coming soon. Be sure to check back; we’ll keep this story updated as current sales expire and new deals emerge.

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Important to note: This is not a sale on the new M1 MacBook Air,

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What startups can learn from the US Air Force’s computer modelling and simulation breakthrough

The machines our world relies on were once designed with whatever tools designers had — sketches, plans, slide rulers, and sometimes, just good old-fashioned guesswork.



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Often, it wasn’t until something was actually built that designers could see if it actually worked as they had intended.  

Advances in technologies, such as modelling and computer-aided design, helped creators get closer to reality with their designs, but an extensive testing and redesign phase was required for prototypes to pick up any issues before production began.

This could be a lengthy process, holding up advances in technology or technique for years until flaws were ironed out.

But the United States Air Force and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing have just changed the game completely, designing and testing a new jet trainer aircraft to operational level using just computer modelling and simulation.

Known as the Red Hawk jet

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Lessons from the US Air Force’s computer modelling breakthrough

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The US Air Force’s new Red Hawk jet trainer has the designation eT-7 to reflect its purely digital design and testing process. Source: Military Wiki.

The machines our world relies on were once designed with whatever tools designers had — sketches, plans, slide rulers, and sometimes, just good old-fashioned guesswork.

Often, it wasn’t until something was actually built that designers could see if it actually worked as they had intended.  

Advances in technologies, such as modelling and computer-aided design, helped creators get closer to reality with their designs, but an extensive testing and redesign phase was required for prototypes to pick up any issues before production began.

This could be a lengthy process, holding up advances in technology or technique for years until flaws were ironed out.

But the United States Air Force and the aircraft manufacturer Boeing have just changed the game completely, designing and testing a new jet

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Sony announces month-long Undertaker-themed programming; to air two exclusive series starting November 15

Sony Pictures Sports Network has announced a month-long special Undertaker-themed programming to commemorate 30 years of The Undertaker in WWE. WWE is set to celebrate three decades of The Phenom in WWE at Survivor Series and Sony is going to present a special series for their Indian audience with two exclusive series set to air from November 15.

The Phenom – 30 Years of the Undertaker will air over 30 days and features an anthology series, while the much-acclaimed The Last Ride documentary will also air on Indian television, with both series being aired on SONY TEN 1 (English) and SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) beginning November 15, 2020.

The Phenom – 30 Years of the Undertaker will be hosted by VJ Sahil Khattar and will dive into The Phenom’s key moments from pay-per-views like SummerSlam 1994, Survivor Series 1990, and WrestleMania 29, to name a few.

Watch The Last Ride

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA recalled for eCall programming issue, over the air update available



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