DeepMind AI AlphaStar goes 10-1 against top 'StarCraft II' pros
After laying waste to the best Go players in the world, DeepMind has moved on to computer games. Its AI agent, named AlphaStar, managed to pick up 10 wins against StarCraft II pros TLO and MaNa in two separate five-game series that took place back in December. The pros scored a victory in a live match once the AI was forced to play with some restrictions on its view.
MoviePass is planning to relaunch an unlimited movie plan
Khalid Itum, the executive vice president of MoviePass, said a new unlimited plan would arrive next week -- but he didn't say how much it will cost.
When esports blew up, DDR moved to the suburbs
In an age when esports have become synonymous with big business -- with the Overwatch League selling out Barclays Center and DOTA 2 smashing global Twitch records -- American DDR remains a strange anomaly: a completely grassroots movement with regional organizers keeping their local communities engaged.
Vivo's all-glass phone has no ports and a full-screen fingerprint reader
Following yesterday's Meizu Zero, today Vivo has announced its latest concept 5G device, the APEX 2019, which is yet another smartphone with almost no holes.
Sonos is reportedly working on wireless headphones
Sonos will reportedly target the high-end market for its headphones, which may cost upwards of $300 and could be released next year. As with its speakers, it seems Sonos wants the headphones to work with a number of music services and audio assistants while delivering high-quality audio.
McLaren imagines a future with AI co-piloted race cars
Formula One racing will be more like a video game in 30 years, according a fanciful vision of the future unleashed by supercar maker McLaren. According to its MCLExtreme research project (don't try to pronounce that), future formula race cars will do everything short of flying. The concept designs are pretty fun, even if it seems like McLaren's engineers saw Ready Player One a few too many times.
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