♥ Natural language challenges in AI: Ceci n’est pas une pipe.
“If I had written on my picture ‘This is a pipe,’ I’d have been lying!” — René Magritte
The Treachery of Images — René Magritte
♥ The sun never sets.
One of the world’s most beautiful instruments, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, 16,400 feet in the Andes.
Credit: Philipp Weber-Bertram, (Cagefish) for Legacy of Gods
♥ ALMA’s ready!
Everyone at the observatory has been looking forward to the launch of the world’s largest international astronomy facility. The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array is the result of more than three decades of planning and collaboration. What is ALMA going to reveal about the universe?
ALMA: the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. © ESO/C. Malin
♥ One of my favorite places in the world, and my first home in Tokyo:
国立天文台 (Kokuritsu Tenmondai), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Mitaka-shi, where I learned my trade. Here’s the housing of the observatory’s old 65-cm refractor telescope that was manufactured by Carl Zeiss. Ship manufacturers built the wooden dome in 1926. I love this place, especially in August when vines cover everything.
... and in Winter