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Apple’s machine learning team went into detail on their blog about how deep learning algorithms for Face ID work on the iPhone X and the challenges of exponential memory, storage, and computational resources they overcame. + Mashable interviewed the senior Apple execs about how the product was brought to life beginning three years ago.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has issued a $26.3-million contract to Lockheed Martin to design, develop, and build a high-energy laser for tests in a tactical fighter jet, which puts “a weapon traveling at the speed of light onto an aircraft capable of traveling the speed of sound, while targeting threats likely also traveling at supersonic speeds.” [via Wired]