Engineering a More Efficient Sleigh: Advancing Santa’s Christmas Eve Operations

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The logistical undertaking of Santa's Christmas Eve journey is staggering. In 24 hours, his sleigh must traverse the globe, somehow accessing over two billion households along the convoluted paths of chimneys, dropping off presents customised to the individual households. According to calculations, with 31 hours of Christmas Eve...

Will AI ‘SantaNet’ end up destroying the world?

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The ghost of Christmas yet to come: how an AI 'SantaNet' might end up destroying the world Within the next few decades, according to some experts, we may see the arrival of the next step in the development of artificial intelligence. So-called “artificial general intelligence”, or AGI, will...

The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer

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No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen. There are two billion children (persons...