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Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret while robot hand learns real world moves in virtual training

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Reuters 01 Aug 2018, 08:59 PM

Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret

The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum. The geological history of blue diamonds is even more complex, according to research published on Wednesday examining these exceptionally scarce and valuable gems.

Robot hand learns real world moves in virtual training

Researchers backed by Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk and Silicon Valley financier Sam Altman have found a novel way to use software to teach a human-like robotic hand new tasks, a discovery that could eventually make it more economical to train robots to do things that are easy for humans. Researchers at OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research group founded in 2015, said on Monday they had taught a robotic hand to rotate a lettered, multi-colored block until a desired side of the block faces upward.

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