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Neural networks can predict where aftershocks will occur after earthquakes to a higher accuracy than standard techniques, according to a new study published in Nature on Wednesday. After a major earthquake aftershocks can endanger the survivors and those seeking to help them. Now a group of researchers from Harvard University …

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  2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    AI: good for everything!

    NExt: "AI software may help Antifa predict where Milo Yiannopoulos will strike"

  3. John Mangan



    1. Def Silver badge

      Re: "discretizing"

      That was my first thought too. It is a real word though.

      I still think Mathematicians should stick to numbers and letters from the arse end of the alphabet though.

      1. John Mangan

        Re: "discretizing"


        I suspected it might be (but CBA to look it up) since English is a notoriously tricksy language but it just seems wrong ya'know. (As you clearly do).

        But then I'm happy to use 'cromulent' which IS a made up word. Go figure. I'm a monument to my own hypocrisy.

        1. earl grey Silver badge


          How can that be just made up? I just saw it in print. It MUST be real.

      2. Arctic fox

        @Def Re: "That was my first thought too. It is a real word though."

        Personally I feel that the dictionary publisher that was willing to accept that travesty should have been sent to the scorpion pits.

    2. Arctic fox

      @John Mangan Re: "discretizing"....."<sob>"

      "“By discretizing the volume around each mainshock in this way,"

      Indeed. What about:

      " using/choosing/selecting/defining a discrete* volume around each mainshock in this way........"

      It would at least show that one had some feeling for the English language and was not making up verbs whenever one felt like it.

      *Yes, then one is using the adjective "discrete" correctly in the context.

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