The Reality and Future of VR

by Ying Ying Yang The idea of virtual reality first appeared in the 1950s. Stanley G. Weinbaum wrote a story named “Pygmalion’s Spectacles.” The spectacles allowed people to have access to fictional experience. Now, we call this experience virtual reality, or VR. Nowadays, more and more companies competed against each other in the VR industry. Oculus VR and Sony…

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Can A Computer Finally Beat A Human in Go?

by Ying Ying Yang Recently, Google announced that they developed a computer go program which has the potential to beat professional go players. (And in fact, Alphago did beat world’s second best player a few days ago). Go is a traditional Chinese board game and for decades computer programs can only beat amateur go players.…

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