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Submission + - SPAM: 15 Indian Movies That Got Banned By The Censor Board

tricksbystg writes: Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world in terms of number of movies produced every year. However, apart from all the hits, flops and the average, there exists another brand of Indian cinema which is deliberately kept out of our reach. Films that indulge in strong (read bold) language, suggestive (read vulgar) scenes, gender taboos, Kashmir issues, religion and basically movies which are way ahead of its time.
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Submission + - SPAM: PRESS RELEASE: The "SP" system beats AI alternatives


The "SP theory of intelligence" has advantages over several AI-related alternatives according to a new paper by Dr Gerry Wolff of

The SP system, expressed in the SP computer model, is different from other AI systems because it is designed for the seamless integration of diverse kinds of knowledge and diverse aspects of intelligence. This kind of integration across a broad canvass appears to be essential for the development of human-like intelligence. It has the potential to supercharge AI.

The key to simplification and integration is the powerful concept of "multiple alignment", borrowed and adapted from research in biochemistry. This provides a framework for several different aspects of intelligence, including learning, pattern recognition, several kinds of reasoning, problem solving, and more.

“Multiple alignment could be the ‘double helix’ of intelligence” says Dr Wolff. “It could prove to be as significant for an understanding of intelligence as is DNA in biological sciences.”

Benefits of the SP system can be seen when it is compared with “deep learning”, an idea which is popular at present. There are several problems with deep learning which include the fact that deep learning systems can make bad mistakes in recognising things, it is often difficult or impossible to know how they reach their conclusions, they fail to account for how people can learn from a single experience, deep learning systems require unnaturally large amounts of data and processing power, and there are problems with generalisation of their learning. The SP system provides solutions to these and other problems with deep learning.

“Although deep learning has been making the headlines” says Dr Wolff, “it is likely that the SP system will provide a firmer foundation for the long-term development of AI. At the same time, it has the potential to deliver useful applications on relatively short timescales”.

The SP system has advantages over several other AI systems, as described in the paper.

“We aim to develop the current SP computer model into a powerful SP machine” says Dr Wolff. “This would be driven by an existing supercomputer but would provide a versatile intelligence that is missing from any ordinary computer.”


1 The new paper may be downloaded via “The SP theory of intelligence: distinctive features and advantages” (PDF, J G Wolff, IEEE Access, 4, 216-246, 2016, [spam URL stripped]).

2 Related papers are detailed, many with download links, on [spam URL stripped]... .

3 Dr Gerry Wolff, the author of the new paper, may be contacted via jgw AT or +44 1248 712962 (landline) or +44 7746 290775 (mobile)., Menai Bridge, UK.

4 Since people often ask what the name “SP” stands for, it is short for “Simplicity” and “Power” in accordance with “Occam’s Razor”. That principle says that a scientific theory should be as simple as possible without sacrificing its descriptive or explanatory power. Simplicity and power are also equivalent to compression of information — simplifying a body of information by reducing its complexity whilst retaining as much as possible of its descriptive power — which is at the heart of how the SP system works.

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Submission + - SPAM: Selenium online training

Tekclasses123 writes: Selenium is an open source automation testing tool for web based applications. It runs directly on a web browser such as Firefox, chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etc., and supports Windows, Linux, and Macintosh platforms. It’s a very useful tool for system functional testing and browser compatibility testing. It is really robust when compared to other automation tools and it is very flexible and simple to use.It supports all popular development languages Java, .Net(C#), PHP, Ruby, Perl, and Python. It means there is no bounds for languages when it comes to automation testing.
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Submission + - Hour of Code Turns Into a Giant Corporate Infomercial for Kids

theodp writes: With Microsoft, Apple, and Google vying for the opportunity to put their products in front of tens of millions of K-12 students, The Register's Andrew Orlowski opines that the Hour of Code is turning into a giant corporate infomercial for kids. "Parents, such as the late Steve Jobs, tend to ration their children's use of technology," notes Orlowski. "But would Jobs, who consistently praised the value of broad liberal arts, approve of an hour of [Microsoft] Minecraft? It's doubtful." Google, he adds, is keen on dishing out its VR headsets to students and, not to be undone, Apple is also muscling in with an hour of code. The fourth annual Hour of Code, which takes place from December 5-11 in the U.S., is an initiative of tech-backed, which has earned praise from the NSF for 'its amazing marketing prowess.'

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