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Screenshot from "Quake"

On June 22, 1996 id Software released the shareware version for MS-DOS of the video game “Quake”. It included the first of four episodes included in the full commercial version which also started being sold along with some maps created for the multiplayer mode games.

IBM’s Chief Watson Security Architect Jeb Linton demonstrating to University of Maryland Baltimore County student Lisa Mathews how to teach IBM’s Watson the language of security (Photo courtesy Mitro Hood/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

IBM announced Watson for Cyber ​​Security, a new version of its cognitive computing system specializing in the field of information security. The company will partner with eight universities to expand the knowledge Watson was trained with in this field.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Pennsylvania State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New York University; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); the University of New Brunswick; the University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo are the universities that will expand the Watson Cyber ​​Security system training. Like the other versions of Watson, this one is designed on the IBM Cloud platform so it can work simultaneously with all of them.

OpenAI Gym, the virtual gym for artificial intelligences, is open

The OpenAI project, the nonprofit organization opened at the end of 2015 with the goal of developing artificial intelligence for the good of all humanity, released the public beta of OpenAI Gym, a sort of virtual gym for this type software. Developers can go on GitHub, the hosting service specializing in free software, and download the toolkit to test the artificial intelligence they created.

Ray Tomlinson in 2004

Last Saturday the Internet pioneer Ray Tomlinson passed away, possibly due to a heart attack. He was best known for his inventions that created the modern e-mail system.

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson was born on April 23, 1941 in Amsterdam, New York, USA. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and a master’s degree in electrical engineering at MIT in 1965. For his contributions to the development of the Internet, over the years, Ray Tomlinson received a number of honors such as the George R. Stibitz Computer Pioneer Award, the Webby Award, the IEEE Internet Award and the Prince of Asturias Award. When the Internet Hall of Fame was opened in 2012 he was one of the first that were inducted in it.