FROM Yigal Arens
OK Go In 1997, when IBM’s “Deep Blue” beat chess master Garry Kasparov, it seemed like the computers were on the verge of taking over. Now, the computers have taken one step closer to total domination. A machine designed by Google just to beat a master at Go, an ancient board game that’s even more complicated than chess. It’s a major milestone for the humans designing the artificial intelligence that will power the next generation of computers. But how big a step?
Artificial Intelligence Filmmakers have always been fascinated by artificial intelligence. These sentient man-made beings range from the cold and sinister -- think HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey -- to the warm and intimate -- like Samantha, the operating system in Her. But AI is a growing business that’s pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. With the release of the new movie Ex Machina, we try to separate fact from science fiction.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."