For Sale – Roxio HD Game Capture Card

selling the above, comes as is no box or anything else will be well packaged

Price and currency: 35
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Microsoft creates AI that can read a document and answer questions about it as well as a person – The AI Blog

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Microsoft researchers have created technology that uses artificial intelligence to read a document and answer questions about it about as well as a human.

It’s a major milestone in the push to have search engines such as Bing and intelligent assistants such as Cortana interact with people and provide information in more natural ways, much like people communicate with each other.

A team at Microsoft Research Asia reached the human parity milestone using the Stanford Question Answering Dataset, known among researchers as SQuAD. It’s a machine reading comprehension dataset that is made up of questions about a set of Wikipedia articles.

According to the SQuAD leaderboard, on Jan. 3, Microsoft submitted a model that reached the score of 82.650 on the exact match portion. The human performance on the same set of questions and answers is 82.304. On Jan. 5, researchers with the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba submitted a score of 82.440, also about the same as a human.

The two companies are currently tied for first place on the SQuAD “leaderboard,” which lists the results of research organizations’ efforts.

Microsoft has made a significant investment in machine reading comprehension as part of its effort to create more technology that people can interact with in simple, intuitive ways. For example, instead of typing in a search query and getting a list of links, Microsoft’s Bing search engine is moving toward efforts to provide people with more plainspoken answers, or with multiple sources of information on a topic that is more complex or controversial.

With machine reading comprehension, researchers say computers also would be able to quickly parse through information found in books and documents and provide people with the information they need most in an easily understandable way.

That would let drivers more easily find the answer they need in a dense car manual, saving time and effort in tense or difficult situations.

These tools also could let doctors, lawyers and other experts more quickly get through the drudgery of things like reading through large documents for specific medical findings or rarified legal precedent. The technology would augment their work and leave them with more time to apply the knowledge to focus on treating patients or formulating legal opinions.

Microsoft is already applying earlier versions of the models that were submitted for the SQuAD dataset leaderboard in its Bing search engine, and the company is working on applying it to more complex problems.

For example, Microsoft is working on ways that a computer can answer not just an original question but also a follow-up. For example, let’s say you asked a system, “What year was the prime minister of Germany born?” You might want it to also understand you were still talking about the same thing when you asked the follow-up question, “What city was she born in?”

It’s also looking at ways that computers can generate natural answers when that requires information from several sentences. For example, if the computer is asked, “Is John Smith a U.S. citizen?,” that information may be based on a paragraph such as, “John Smith was born in Hawaii. That state is in the U.S.”

Ming Zhou, assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, said the SQuAD dataset results are an important milestone, but he noted that, overall, people are still much better than machines at comprehending the complexity and nuance of language.

“Natural language processing is still an area with lots of challenges that we all need to keep investing in and pushing forward,” Zhou said. “This milestone is just a start.”

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For Sale – Various Hard Drives

A few Hard Drives for sale that are no longer required.
Each is working fine and have passed the usual tests/disk scans.

All out of Warranty unless stated.

3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 – £50.00
4TB Western Digital Red WD40EFRX – £70.00
4TB Western Digital Red WD40EFRX – £70.00 Sold elsewhere
6TB Western Digital Red WD60EFRX – £125.00 Sold to lmao2k
Warranty until 03/21/2018 – Note: this was a warranty replacement so “recertified”

Preference to bulk sales.

Price and currency: 125.00
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For Sale – Corsair K30 Keyboard

Have for sale a used but great condition corsair k30 keyboard available. Only issue is one of the legs has broke off of the keyboard, so keyboard is only usable laying flat, other than that everything is working fine and it comes in the original box.

Price and currency: £26
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For Sale – HP Envy 13-ab057na 13.3″ QHD+ Intel Core i5-7200 8GB RAM 256SSD Boxed as new

Selling my barely used HP Envy 13-ab057na ultrabook

Sorry to sell it but it’s just not being used enough as I have my company laptop

Still in warranty and invoice copy included, never taken out of the house, boxed complete in as new / mint condition

Bought for £850 on 27/02/17 from PC World

Warranty remaining until 27/02/18 for complete peace of mind

Also including an official HP Spectrum laptop padded case for free

Product Info

Powerful Intel® CoreTM i5 processor delivers a fast and reliable performance – Quad HD+ display creates an immersive visual experience – Thin and lightweight design, ideal for computing on the go Achieve The ENVY 13-ab057na is part of our Achieve range, which has the latest tech to help you develop your ideas and work at your best. It’s great for editing complex documents, business use, editing photos, and anything else you do throughout the day.

Powerful Intel® CoreTM i5 processor You can enjoy a fast and reliable computing performance as the ENVY 13-ab057na features a powerful 7th generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor. Along with a 256 GB SSD for quick access to your storage, you can work and play with confidence no matter where you are. Quad HD+ display With its edge-to-edge Quad HD+ touchscreen, the ENVY 13-ab057na delivers an immersive visual experience to enhance your favourite photos, videos and games.

With expert audio tuning by Bang & Olufsen and deep HP Audio Boost, you can bring your music to life. Thin and lightweight design The thin, all-metal body of the ENVY 13-ab057na makes it easy to transport with you wherever you go. It weighs less than 2 kg and offers an incredibly long battery life to keep you working and playing all day.

Collection or free delivery to mainland UK

Price and currency: 650
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Location: London
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For Sale – I7 7700K + 1080 + Strix Z270F

Overkill for what I need so my rig is getting split up! It’s a sad day!

Purchased around March 2017 As an Overclocked bundle from Scan

I7 7700K – (I believe it is overclocked to 4.8ghz) – I havent been able to find the box but I know I have it somewhere – £200

Strix Z270F Gaming – Boxed – £110

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB – £400

I’m probably going to keep some bits incase I want to go back to building

I’m away with work this week so won’t be able to post untill the weekend

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Location: Fife, Scotland
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Wanted – 1 TB SSD, 2x 2GB PC5300 laptop

Hi All,

I am after

1 TB SSD
2x 2GB PC5300 laptop to go in a Panasonic CF30

Let me know what you got.

Location: London

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For Sale – Macbook Pro 13 Early 2015 – 8gb – 256gb – AppleCare

Due to a lack of use it seems silly to keep this when I have a perfectly good work laptop I can use.

I’m in no rush to sell and given the value involved I’d prefer any buyer to be fully satisfied in advance of any sale so I’m happy to answer any questions to take photos of any thing specific.

Purchased direct from Apple in June 2015, it has the remainder of its 3yr AppleCare plan until end of May 2018.

It will come boxed with all original accessories and is in excellent condition having always been in a hardshell case. There are no marks that I can see, but given the brushed aluminium body it’s reasonable to expect their may be some very small marks somewhere (I’ll check again under better light and take photos). There are no marks on the screen and no dead pixels.

Battery cycle count is on 66 and battery health is reported as normal.

Specs:
Early 2015 MacBook Pro 13 with Retina display and Force Touch track pad.
2.7Ghz Intel Core i5
8GB Ram
256GB SSD
Intel Iris 6100 Graphics

Priced at £750 delivered by fully insured courier.

Price and currency: £750
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Location: Towcester
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For Sale – various Apple accessories

Hi All,

Getting rid of the rest of my apple accessories as i have gone back to Windows for my home computing!

Apple Magic Mouse wireless A1296 in its plastic box £28 delivered

I also have another Apple Magic Mouse wireless A1296 but the bottom cover kept coming off, hence – £18 delivered (unboxed)

Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 Battery . A1314 Model MC184B/B £30 delivered
Boxed UK Layout – please note there are no batteries in it

Apple 60W Magsafe 2 power supply Model A1435 MD565B/B. £38 delivered
boxed with long cable adapter and UK plug adapter.

SOLD Henge Dock HD04VA13MBPR for 13″ Mac Book Pro with Retina Display boxed – £40 delivered
It comes with the original cables – 2 thunderbolt / audio cable / usb3.0 cable and 2 adapter tools.
Also included is an unopened additional audio cable. please note there are 2 small scratches to the rear of the doc which are shown in the pics.

Thanks for looking, any questions, please let me know.
Payment by either BT or will accept ppg or paypal as long as you pay the fees.

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