Hard Disk Pioneer Honored For Making Modern Internet Possible

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The man who revolutionized the way hard drives work has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize, an honor awarded only every second year. Stuart Parkin received the prize of one million euros (approximately US$1.39 million) from Technology Academy Finland, a partnership of industry and government in the country. It’s sometimes described as the tech equivalent […]

Supercomputer Watson To Fight Cancer

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IBM’s Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer Watson is to start exploring genetics in an attempt to tackle a rare brain cancer. Watson famously beat two champion Jeopardy players in a three-day challenge in 2011. While supercomputers can process information far more quickly than humans, the victory was significant as it showed Watson was able to process language and […]