Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | An A.I. System Passed an Eighth-Grade Science Test. Can You? Advertisement Supported by ByCade Metz Sept. 4, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET SAN FRANCISCO — Four years ago, more than 700 computer scientists competed in a contest to build artificial intelligence that could pass an eighth-grade science test. There was $80,000 in prize money on the line. They all flunked. Even the most sophisticated system couldn’t do better than 60 percent on the test. A.I. couldn’t match the language and logic skills that students are expected to have when they enter high school. But on Wednesday, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a prominent lab in Seattle, unveiled a new system that passed the test with room to spare. It correctly answered more than 90 percent of the questions on an eighth-grade … [Read more...] about An A.I. System Passed an Eighth-Grade Science Test. Can You?
By Hai Binh  May 30, 2019 | 06:25 pm GMT+7 People stand along a reservoir in Nghe An Province where five eighth-grade students drown on May 30, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/H.V. A boy and four girls, all eighth-graders, drowned in Nghe An Province Thursday afternoon after going to swim in a reservoir. Authorities in Yen Thanh District said a group of 10 eighth grade students from a local school went on a picnic on their own without their teachers. Seven students jumped into the reservoir to swim but were swept away. Local residents heard screams for help and rushed to help, but could only save two. The bodies of the five remaining students were recovered late afternoon. Local authorities are investigating the drowning deaths. So far this year, at least 30 students have drowned in the central province. Child drowning deaths are not uncommon in Vietnam. More than 11,000 children drown each year, according to a recent survey by the World Health … [Read more...] about Five eighth-grade students drown in central Vietnam
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........This pile of Western novels is a small sampling of the 60 books Santa Fe author Johnny D. Boggs has written. He recently won a record eighth Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his young adult novel “Taos Lightning.” (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)Johnny D. Boggs dedicated “Taos Lightning,” his young adult novel about a 15-year-old boy competing in a 1,800-mile endurance horse race in 1886, to “the horses that have tossed me: Dolly, Jack, Chuck and Honey.”Nothing like being pitched by a few horses to give authors of Western fiction that authentic experience they crave.Take Honey, for example. Six years ago, while working on a magazine story, Boggs, armed with a camera, was riding Honey in New Mexico’s Lincoln County, near where John … [Read more...] about Santa Fe’s Johnny D. Boggs wins record eighth Spur award
Jake Coyle, Ap Film Writer Updated 1:27 pm PST, Saturday, February 23, 2019 Glenn Close arrives at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Glenn Close arrives at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Glenn Close arrives at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Glenn Close arrives at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in … [Read more...] about ‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ to vie at Spirit Awards
LOS ANGELES -- "Eighth Grade," a first-time feature about an introverted teen's school experience, won surprise top honors at the Writers Guild of America Awards (WGA) Sunday, a week before Hollywood's award season climaxes with the Oscars. Bo Burnham's comedy-drama took the prize for Original Screenplay, beating out "Green Book," "Vice" and "Roma" -- whose screenplays are all nominated for Oscars -- as well as "A Quiet Place." Burnham was also an upstart winner earlier this month at the Directors Guild of America awards where "Eighth Grade" won for best first-time feature. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv In another upset, the top prize for Adapted Screenplay went to "Can you Ever Forgive Me?" written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty about a biographer who turns to a life of crime. Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel, the writer whose memoir is the basis for the film of the same name. Holofcener and Whitty, who are nominated for an Oscar, beat out "BlacKkKlansman" and "A Star is Born" … [Read more...] about First time feature ‘Eighth Grade’ scoops surprise WGA award win