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The Download: Europe's ambitious AI Act, and picturing our galaxy's black hole

10 days ago   |   By Technology Review

This is today's edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what's going on in the world of technology.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you've never heard of
It's a Wild West out there for artificial intelligence. AI applications are increasingly used to make important decisions about humans' lives with little to no oversight or accountability.
The European Union thinks it has a solution: the mother of all AI laws, called the AI Act. It is the first law that aims to curb these harms by regulating the whole sector, and if the EU succeeds, it...
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Breaking Down the Mind-Bending Milky Way Black Hole Image - CNET

Breaking Down the Mind-Bending Milky Way Black Hole Image - CNET

10 days ago   |   By CNET

This is why the first black hole photos appear to be fiery doughnuts.
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Milky Way vs M87: EHT photos show 2 very different supermassive black holes

Milky Way vs M87: EHT photos show 2 very different supermassive black holes

10 days ago   |   By Space

Three years after the first-ever image of a black hole, scientists have done it again - this time, closer to home, and of a very different invisible behemoth.
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Remember that first picture of a black hole in our galaxy? We took it

10 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Black holes are among the most profound predictions of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Originally studied as a mere mathematical consequence of the theory rather than as physically relevant objects, they soon became thought of as generic and sometimes inevitable outcomes of the gravitational collapse that initially forms a galaxy. In fact, most physicists have suspected that our own galaxy revolves around a supermassive black hole at its center. There are other ideas too - such as “dark matter” (an invisible substance thought to make up most of the matter in the universe). But now...
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