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Micro-grids: a simple solution to power cuts

by Vivek Bhandari Power cuts are rare occurrences in some parts of the world and they are a daily occurrence in others. Throughout the world, people would like to avoid these power cuts and have reliable, secure and clean electricity. Micro-grids¹ are emerging as a simple and flexible technology that will help to improve power…

Figure 1: Part of the common sense knowledge graph that NELL has learned for the word “Disney”. NELL is confident that Disney is a company and has weak evidence for Disney to belong to other categories such as actor, music artist, or park. NELL also correctly finds many Disney movies such as Finding Nemo, Bambi, or Pocahontas but somewhat incorrectly lists Disney as the actor in these movies. NELL also correctly finds that Disney has acquired Pixar.

NELL: a machine that continuously reads, learns, and thinks by itself

by Derry Tanti Wijaya “Milk drinkers are turning to powder”—here is a classic example of a sense that is tricky for humans to interpret but next to impossible for machines. As humans we instinctively know that milk drinkers can’t become powder just by drinking milk; otherwise nobody would be brave (or stupid) enough to drink it. We have…