A number of Covid-19 patients are reporting symptoms of "brain fog"—memory problems that can make recalling something as elementary as traffic rules difficult. For some, the impairment is so severe it's upended their lives:
It's possible that AI models don't need to mimic the brain at all. Airplanes fly despite bearing little resemblance to birds. Yet it seems likely that the fastest way to understand intelligence is to learn principles from biology. (from 2020)
John McAfee, the controversial cybersecurity pioneer, is facing new criminal charges stemming from two alleged cryptocurrency schemes. According to court documents, McAfee and his associates raked in a combined $13 million between the two efforts.
Denis Loubet was the first artist hired at Origin Systems, where he created dozens of paintings and drawings for the Ultima series of computer role-playing games. Listen to our interview with him in our Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.