It's round two of brains vs. AI at Rivers Casino, but this time, the human poker pros have a new-and-improved AI to take on. You can go check it out there, as it's bound to be a long contest, with 20, eight-hour days of poker ahead of them. Here's more about what makes Libratus different and what AI can do once it learns Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker.
How many Pittsburgh Planning Commission meetings feature a standing ovation? Tuesday’s did, as some people in the room rose to applaud after the commission unanimously voted to deny approval for a controversial development proposal in East Liberty. At issue: A developer wants to build market rate housing and a Whole Foods (about two blocks from another Whole Foods) to replace an affordable housing complex. The Planning Commission decision comes more than a year after the first eviction notices went out at Penn Plaza. This is how we got here.
If you’re on a college campus in Pittsburgh and requesting an Uber, you’re likely going out, going to a game or leaving town. Uber gave us the top 10 destinations that originated on the campuses of Pitt, CMU and Duquesne for the last six months of 2016. Here's where everyone's going.
Representatives from dozens of local organizations will be at the Help or High Water volunteer fair, where you can learn about the groups that can use your time and/or money. Celebrity guests and drink specials TBA.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: January 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Pittsburgh! We need you to tell us Who's Next among community leaders and activists. Know a dedicated under-40 person working in a community development corporation, neighborhood association or have a neighbor who gets shit done on your block? Nominate them to be included in our third class, Who's Next: Community Leaders. And do it now, because nominations close at 11:59 tonight.
After one game in the last week, the next seven days will be brutal for the Penguins. They play four games — two against the red-hot Capitals — and two road games in Ottawa and Detroit. Here's more on the team's all-star picks and some *interesting* wording on a golden celebration.