Google’s artificial intelligence bot has taught itself how to run and jump, without any human help. The computer program, from DeepMind, did not have the grace of Usain Bolt or anything – but it was still impressive. The AI had not been given any information on how to move, and instead managed to figure it all out by itself. A video showed an avatar created by the program navigating obstacles that had been placed in its way. All it needed was an incentive to reach each point.
A woman was allowed to divorce her husband after he ignored her messages. A judge in Taiwan granted the separation after the woman, surnamed Lin, complained her partner had not returned messages on the Line app when she was taken to hospital after a car crash. The woman in her 50s proved to the family court, in Hsinchu district, that he had received the correspondence by showing the message tick symbols on the messages.
A school in Bristol has been called the strictest in the country after making pupils wear signs around their necks if they break the rules. If children at Merchants Academy, in Withywood, don’t turn up in the correct uniform they are forced to wear lanyards that say ‘I have 24 hours to sort out my uniform’. Pupils have reportedly been pulled up for wearing shoes that are too shiny, donning wrong colour hairbands and removing blazers on hot days.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".