CHAMP high-powered microwaves degrade or destroy electronic targets without collateral damage

“Can computers learn to read? We think so. Read the Web is a research project that attempts to create a computer system that learns over time to read the web. Since January 2010, our computer system called NELL (Never-Ending Language Learner) has been running continuously, attempting to perform two tasks each day:

First, it attempts to ‘read,’ or extract facts from text found in hundreds of millions of web pages (e.g., playsInstrument(George_Harrison, guitar)).
Second, it attempts to improve its reading competence, so that tomorrow it can extract more facts from the web, more accurately.”

Robot Taught to Think for Itself