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What’s the Purpose of Companies in the Age of AI?

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer technology are causing us to think again about some really basic questions: what is a firm? What can firms do better than markets? And what are the distinctive qualities of firms in a world of smart contracts and AI?<p>While there has been a …

Analysis of sequencing strategies and tools for taxonomic annotation: Defining standards for progressive metagenomics

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 August 2018<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 12034 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Metagenomics research …

Algorithms

Porsche and Epic Games show off new lighting features for Unreal Engine

Epic Games today showed off an amazing real-time lighting demo in Unreal Engine 4 featuring the new Porsche 911 Speedster concept car. Best of all, the demo ran on a pair of Nvidia’s just-revealed Turing RTX graphics cards, showcasing the hardware’s real-time ray tracing capabilities.<p>Hard Fork?Hard …

Game Development

A Chinese company is using AI to make its sex dolls seem more human

Do you ever look at your sex doll and wish it was just a bit more human?Well, good news. A company in China is using artificial intelligence to make …

Artificial Intelligence

AI can spot the pain from a disease some doctors still think is fake

When Ginevra Liptan came back to medical school after a year’s leave, she told her favorite professor she’d taken time off to deal with the onset of fibromyalgia. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘That doesn’t exist,’” says Liptan.<p>In the 16 years since Liptan had her illness so summarily dismissed in …

Machine Learning

You’re gross and your smartphone is filthy. Please get this accessory.

Look, don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re gross. Your hands and clothes are always covered in filth and bacteria that’s invisible to the naked …

Gear & Gadgets

15 Things You Aren’t Buying at Costco—but Should

If you’re heading to Costco for only mega rolls of toilet paper, dish soap, and maybe a rotisserie chicken, we’re about to blow your world of …

Costco

This Mercedes Unimog Camper Is The Ultimate Go-Anywhere RV

The Explorer XPR440 is built by EarthCruiser Australia, and it’s freaking awesome.<p>Unimog. For those in North America and particularly the United …

RVs

Build up your IT street cred with this jam-packed online certification courses

Just because you know how to tinker with motherboards doesn't mean you can clinch any job you please. You may have a wide range of technical chops …

Project Management

Hacker Unlocks 'God Mode' and Shares the 'Key'

At Black Hat USA and DEF CON, researcher Christopher Domas showed how he found backdoors that may exist in many different CPUs.<p>When a room filled …

Information Security

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

Artificial Intelligence based Pattern Recognition with CA APM

by Dr. Smrati Gupta July 11, 2018<p><i>Using Neural Networks for Proactive Triaging</i><p>The power of machine learning appraises its full potential with the …

Machine Learning

Vladimir Putin Is Basically Tywin Lannister

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.11.18.<p>Time of Publication: 8:50 am. 8:50 am<p>Former chess …

Vladimir Putin

Salesforce.com Could Win Big Betting on Its Einstein AI

The CRM specialist's latest feature looks like an AI winner.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to become a big part of the customer relationship …

Customer Service

Police expose SIM card hijacking ring

There's a good chance you've had to ask your carrier for a SIM swap, whether it's to replace a faulty card or to switch to another size (say, from micro SIM to nano SIM). Crooks, however, are increasingly abusing those swaps to steal from unsuspecting cellphone users. Florida police have arrested …

Security

Marvin Minsky and Artificial Neural Networks

Marvin Minsky at OLPCb (1927-2016)<p>On August 9, 1927, American biochemist and the founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Project <b>Marvin Minsky</b> was …

Artificial Intelligence

Naveen Rao interview: How Intel aims to win the AI processor war

The battle to create the best artificial intelligence chips is underway. Intel is approaching this challenge from its position as a maker of central processing units (CPUs) or the Xeon microprocessors that dominate the datacenter market. Rival Nvidia is attacking from its position as a maker of …

Artificial Intelligence

McKinsey developed ten tests to help executives assess their strategies. A McKinsey Quarterly survey suggested that few pass more than three of them. To learn how your company stacks up, read “Have you tested your strategy lately?” (2011).

McKinsey Classics | June 2018<p>Strategy can be such a bear. Some companies go wrong by constantly searching for the “next new thing”—and, as one …

Management

There Will Never Be an Age of Artificial Intimacy

Years ago I spoke with a 16-year-old girl who was considering the idea of having a computer companion in the future, and she described the upside to me. It’s not that the robot she’d imagined, a vastly more sophisticated Siri, was so inspiring. It’s that she’d already found people to be so …

Artificial Intelligence

Android devices are stunningly vulnerable if you're a careless power-user

Don't chuck your Android phone across the room in fear just yet.<p>A report from the security firm Kryptowire, via <i>Wired</i>, shows that many Android phones …

Android Phones

Scientists have 3D printed the world's first physical AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Being able to print advanced and complex AI’s mean we can produce them cheaply and position them at the edge of networks …

Artificial Intelligence

AI for cybersecurity is a hot new thing—and a dangerous gamble - MIT Technology Review

When I walked around the exhibition floor at this week’s massive Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, I was struck by the number of …

Machine Learning

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Deep Learning

Philips’ new Hue lights are ready to take over your home

Philips wants to cover your home from the inside to the outside with its new lineup of smart lightbulbs that debuted today.<p>The new collection includes the smart vanity mirror that leaked last month and has a ton of new lights that are perfect for your bathroom, living room, bedroom, den or even the …

Home Automation

We Tested 10 Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches, and This is the Best!

If you’re hitting up the drive-thru for a chicken sandwich, you’re either convinced you’re making a waistline-conscious decision or you’re just …

Food

How Simon Pegg Got a Six-Pack for ‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’

Over the course of the <i>Mission: Impossible</i> franchise, the character of Benji Dunn has gone from IT guy to in-the-thick-of-it field agent. Comedic …

Workouts

4 Common Reasons Why Your Hamstrings Are Tight – and What You Can Do About It

This often-challenging muscle group doesn't have to be the bane of your existence after that long hike or run.<p>Oh, the hamstrings – those pesky …

Pain

This course uses neuroscience to triple your reading speed

popsci shop<p>Master the science of speed reading and memorization for just $9.<p>In this fast-changing world, it’s vital to acquire new skills. The problem is, learning something new takes precious time. But what if we could speed things up? Become A SuperLearner 2: Speed Reading & Memory is a course …

Video Tutorials

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography