Daily Archives: 21.02.2021

Generate and Revise: Reinforcement Learning in Neural Poetry

Several studies have been recently dedicated to the use of natural language processing for the reproduction of artistic behaviors. Nevertheless, existing poem generators differ in their method from the way humans write poetry. A poet revisits and adjusts a poem many times before reaching the final version, while poem generators create a poem all at once. Image credit: pxfuel.com, free ...

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Just Some of the Planets That TESS Has Found Nearby

Ever since NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope was launched in 2009, there has an explosion in the study of the extrasolar planets. With the retirement of Kepler in 2018, it has fallen to missions like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to pick up where its predecessor left off. Using observations from TESS, an international team of astronomers recently discovered three ...

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Another Chinese Giant Enters Bitcoin and Ethereum Mining

Bitcoin mining rigs. Source: Adobe/amixstudio Another Chinese non-crypto firm has moved into bitcoin (BTC) mining – with the shipping behemoth Sino Global set to snap up a controlling stake in computing company Nine-Chain Intelligent in a deal worth around USD 8.5m. Per a press release, Sino Global announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent that would see it ...

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Ally.io Helps Connect Employees With OKRs After $50M Raise

Seattle-based Ally.io closed a $50 million Series C to help businesses execute on strategies and reach their goals. The new round was led by Greenoaks Capital. Tiger Global — who led Ally.io’s Series B — and Madrona Venture Group also joined the round, as well as previous investors Accel, Addition Ventures, Founders’ Co-Op and Vulcan Capital. The company has raised ...

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ShapeShift report cites Cosmos, Polkadot, and NEAR as key emerging smart contracts tech

Cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift has released a new in-depth report on new smart contracts protocols – and has cited Cosmos, Polkadot, and NEAR with particular potential for decentralised applications (dApps). The report, authored by Kent Barton, head of research and development at ShapeShift, is the first in a series of three reports to be published this year aimed at providing ...

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