Daily Archive: March 1, 2017

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The Great Cloud Outage of 2017

By now you’ve probably heard about how Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for around 4 hours yesterday.  The popular (if not de facto) service took down many websites and SaaS applications along with it. Before you start to doubt AWS, consider the following tidbit...

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Computers Beating Humans at Games

Until Deep Blue beat chess grand master Garry Kasparov in 1996, humans were undefeated at chess. CompChomp has a two part video explaining the history of AI and gaming. It’s not just chess, either. Now, the game of Go has been conquered by artificial intelligence.