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quantum cognition theory explains why humans make stupid decisions

Quantum cognition theory explains why humans make stupid decisions

The answer is uncertainty, as in the kind of uncertainty that drives quantum mechanics theories. The researchers took a problem-solving paradigm called quantum reinforcement learning (QRL) which is based on a technique used in both psychology and artificial intelligence development called classical reinforcement learning (CRL). Classic reinforcement learning is a simple concept that involves reward and punishment. Whether you’re training a baby or a robot, the idea is that you reward it for successfully completing a task and you punish it (by withholding the rewa........

almonds are out dairy is a disaster so what milk should we drink

Almonds are out. Dairy is a disaster. So what milk should we drink?

All milk alternatives are far better for the planet than dairy. A 2018 study by researchers at the University of Oxford showed that producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times more greenhouse gas emissions than any plant-based milk and it consumes nine times more land than any of the milk alternatives. Plant milks can, nevertheless, have a dark side, as when any crop is produced in mass quantities. It’s important to consider not just whether they are grown using organic methods. Other factors include how the farming o........

google is working on another chat app because it hasn t failed enough already

Google is working on another chat app because it hasn't failed enough already

The app is being tested internally at Google at the moment and will be available as part of G Suite, meaning it is aimed at businesses. That’s the one area Hangouts still has some regular traction since it was split into two apps, so it makes some sense. From the report, it seems the app might be something of a Slack and Teams competitor, although it’s light on details about how the app will actually function. ........

google paid out 6 5 million in bug bounties in 2019

Google paid out $6.5 million in bug bounties in 2019

In an announcement, the company revealed it rewarded security researchers who found kinks in its defenses $6.5 million last year — that’s nearly twice the amount Google paid for bug bounties in 2018 which amounted to a total of $3.4 million. This brings the total amount of rewards given since 2010 to $21 million. Out of the $6.5 million in bug bounties, $2.1 million accounted for bugs found in Google products, with Android and Chro........

lamborghini huracan evo rwd launched at rs 3 22 crore

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD launched at Rs 3.22 crore

Lamborghini India has started the year by bringing to our shores the latest rear-wheel-drive car in the Italian marque's arsenal – the Huracan EVO RWD. It's been launched at ₹3.22 crore, which makes it relatively more affordable than the standard All-Wheel-Drive Huracan EVO Coupé (₹3.73 crores) and Spyder (₹4.1 crores). All prices are ex-showroom. ........

2020 mercedes benz gle launched

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE launched

First showcased at the 2018 Paris Motor show, Mercedes has brought in the GLE to India with two engine options. The GLE starts at Rs 73.7 lakh for the 300d variant, while the 400d variant is priced at Rs 1.25 crore. The 300d will be assembled in India, while the 400d will be brought into India as a CBU. Just like the outgoing model, the 2020 GLE too comes with two diesel engine options. Entry into the GLE family, howeve........

how do bats live with so many viruses

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?

One bat can host many different viruses without getting sick. They are the natural reservoir for the Marburg virus, and Nipah and Hendra viruses, which have caused human disease and outbreaks in Africa, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Australia. They are thought to be the natural reservoir for the Ebola virus. They also carry the rabies virus, but in that case the bats are affected by the disease. But their ability to coexist with viruses that can spill over to other animals, in particular humans, can have devastating consequences when we eat them, trade them in live........

utter chaos coronavirus exposes china healthcare weaknesses

'Utter chaos': Coronavirus exposes China healthcare weaknesses

There have been urgent appeals for medical supplies not only in Wuhan and the province of Hubei, but beyond. The government has blamed the Lunar New Year holiday, when factories traditionally close, for the shortages of masks, goggles and other crucial supplies, saying it is hard to step up manufacturing during the festive season. Shortly after the SARS epidemic, the Chinese government established and updated several times a medical materials reserve system that was supposed to ensure sufficient supplies in the event of any public health emergency. However, reports filed with........

australian open rafael nadal knocked out in quarter finals after losing to dominic thiem

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Knocked Out In Quarter-Finals After Losing To Dominic Thiem

Austria's Dominic Thiem stunned Rafael Nadal Wednesday to send the world number one tumbling out of the Australian Open and set up a semi-final against Alexander Zverev. The fifth seed, beaten by Nadal in the last two French Open finals, battled past the Spaniard 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-6 (8/6) to deny him a crack at a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. He will now meet German seventh seed Zverev who shattered the dreams of veteran Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to book a maid........

narayana murthy touches ratan tata s feet twitter applauds gesture

Narayana Murthy Touches Ratan Tata's Feet, Twitter Applauds Gesture

The two industrialists shared the stage at the annual TiECon event in Mumbai on Tuesday where Mr Murthy, after presenting an award to Ratan Tata, bent down to touch his feet as a sign of respect. Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, shared a video of the incident on Instagram stories. "It was an honour to be awarded by TIEcon at the hands of a great friend Mr Narayana Murthy," wrote the 82-year-old while sharing the video that shows Mr Murthy, 73, presenting him with the award and then touching his feet.........

can defeat pakistan in 10 days in war pm modi

Can defeat Pakistan in 10 days in war: PM Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that while Pakistan lost three wars and could be defeated in 7-10 days by “our armed forces”, it continued to wage wars against India through proxy war in which thousands of innocent citizens were killed. This was because the previous government considered terrorism a law and order problem, the Prime minister pointed out while addressing the Annual Prime Minister’s National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020.........

india could be russia s regional training and maintenance partner as moscow expands military cooperation in southeast asia

India could be Russia’s regional training and maintenance partner as Moscow expands military cooperation in Southeast Asia

India’s efforts to leverage its long-held expertise in Russian military hardware to advance its own ties with Southeast Asian states is clearly aligned with Russia’s broader global strategic objectives – and it could prove to be a mutually beneficial arrangement, as Russia expands it military partnerships in the region. ........

the man teaching 300 million people a new language

The man teaching 300 million people a new language

The inspiration behind Duolingo was to create a language learning app that was free for people to use - be it in Guatemala, or around the world - so that they could gain the economic advantages that often come with being at least partially bilingual. I wanted to do something that would give equal access to education to everyone," says Luis. "And then I focused on languages because growing up in Guatemala I saw that everyone wants to learn English.........

misunderstandings resolved akali dal to support bjp in delhi polls

"Misunderstandings" Resolved, Akali Dal To Support BJP In Delhi Polls

After weeks of hedging its bets on the Delhi assembly polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal has finally come around to renewing its electoral alliance with the BJP with a declaration that certain "misunderstandings" between the two parties have been amicably resolved. "The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance is more than a mere political tie-up. It is bound by shared emotions for peace, a bright future and interests of Punjab as well as the country. There were some misun........

coronavirus indigo suspends flights to chengdu hong kong air india stops delhi shanghai service

Coronavirus: IndiGo Suspends Flights To Chengdu, Hong Kong, Air India Stops Delhi-Shanghai Service

IndiGo airlines said on Wednesday that due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, it has decided to suspend its flights on the Bengaluru-Hong Kong route from February 1 onward and on the Delhi-Chengdu route from February 1 to February 20.Meanwhile, Air India has also suspended its Delhi-Shanghai flight from January 31 to February 14.Air India has advised all its cockpit and cabin crew, who tra........

spicejet goair also bar kunal kamra from flying for allegedly heckling arnab goswami

SpiceJet, GoAir Also Bar Kunal Kamra From Flying For Allegedly Heckling Arnab Goswami

India's domestic airlines SpiceJet and GoAir have barred stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying them until further notice. Many Indian airlines including IndiGo and Air India have imposed such restrictions on Kunal Kamra for allegedly heckling journalist Arnab Goswami onboard a flight from Mumbai to Lucknow. "SpiceJet has decided to suspend Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline till further notice," it tweeted. ........