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Ubisoft combines AI research and game development at ‘La Forge’

When it comes to gaming, one usually thinks of “artificial intelligence” as somewhat less exalted than elsewhere; after all, for years we’ve been raging at cheating AI players, bemoaning their bad pathfinding, and laughing at their buggy antics. But AI can be and is being applied creatively, and …

This App Uses Artificial Intelligence To Manage Your Inbox

There was a day a few years ago where I received 1000 emails.<p>I’m super careful about using my email address on online forms and what not, but every …

How to get rich as AI takes over the world

In 2014, MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson created a new zeitgeist with a book declaring The Second Machine Age — a time of …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI is taking over the global economy in one chart

For decades, corporate America has spurned big-lab research-and-development spending, the type that delivered the dizzying and broad tech and …

The Fate Of The Universe: Big Rip, Heat Death Or Cosmic Consciousness?

By piecing together an increasing number of clues, cosmologists are getting closer to understanding what the future and ultimate fate of the universe …

To Curb Climate Change, We Need to Protect and Expand US Forests

Cypress swamp near Mandeville, Louisiana. (Photo: Neil Wellons / Flickr)<p>Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing …

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

Dark Matter

How doodling can trigger feelings of pleasure

A new study brings some good news for all the doodlers out there: researchers have found that making art activates the reward pathway of the brain to …

Doodling

Artificial intelligence and the coming health revolution

Your next doctor could very well be a bot. And bots, or automated programs, are likely to play a key role in finding cures for some of the most …

Could Legalized Marijuana Be Making Big Pharma Nervous?

A new report says that drugmakers could lose billions of dollars per year if marijuana is legalized throughout the U.S. Should Pfizer, Allergan, and …

Left handed people are more likely to be geniuses

The belief that there is a link between talent and left-handedness has a long history. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. So were Mark Twain, Mozart, Marie Curie, Nicola Tesla and Aristotle. It’s no different today – former US president Barack Obama is a left-hander, as is business leader Bill …

Chicago goes high-tech in search of answers to gun crime surge

<b>In a cramped office in a police station in Chicago's 11th district, the sound of gunfire is a little computerised ping that rings out a few times a day.</b><p>Somewhere in the district a microphone has picked up the percussive sound of a bullet and sent a signal, via California, to the station, which is …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life - TODAY.com

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>Closed …

Cannabis coffee pods are about to become compatible with millions of household Keurig machines

Early risers seeking a little extra from their morning buzz will soon be able to turn to their Keurig brewers. A San Diego, California, company called Brewbudz says it is preparing to introduce cannabis coffee pods to the market, and promises they’ll be compatible with the ubiquitous single-serve …

In the future, will farming be fully automated?

<b>In the not-too-distant future, our fields could be tilled, sown, tended and harvested entirely by fleets of co-operating autonomous machines by land and air.</b><p>And they'll be working both day and night.<p>Driverless tractors that can follow pre-programmed routes are already being deployed at large farms …

How To Stop Being Lazy And Increase Your Productivity

3Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>If you are a student with a homework assignment, a parent with a home project, or a CEO with an important meeting to prepare …

No Credit History? No Problem. Lenders Are Looking at Your Phone Data

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using …

Ex-big pharma executive behind OxyContin sells medical marijuana

<b>John Stewart used to run the pharmaceutical company behind the narcotic painkiller OxyContin. Now he is banking on medical marijuana.</b><p>Mr Stewart does not know which is more controversial these days, OxyContin or pot.<p>He guesses the average person would give "a bigger negative" to the powerful and …

Weapons of math destruction? The problem with algorithms

Increasingly, the decisions impacting our lives are driven by data and made by algorithms. But do they really make fairer and better decisions? …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

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Russian propaganda is using Facebook, other social media sites to manipulate American voters

Russian propaganda is reaching up to 15 million Americans<p>While concerns that the Russians hacked our election are probably unfounded, this doesn't mean they didn't manipulate the outcome in their own way.<p>Independent researchers have discovered that Russian propagandists successfully created and …

SpaceX Wants to Surround Earth With an Internet Service That's 200 Times Faster

We need this!<p>SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in …

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How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

Stylish designer houses made of cardboard - CNN Style

Written by Susannah Palk, CNN<p>Why build with traditional bricks and mortar when you can use something a little more unconventional? That's the ethos behind one company in the Netherlands that uses cardboard to create their eco-friendly houses. Wikkelhouse, meaning "wrapped house" in Dutch, produces …

Research States Depression isn’t a Choice, It’s THIS Type of Brain Damage!

Our understanding of depression and how it affects the brain has changed drastically over the past several years.It wasn’t all that long ago, in …

Google bolsters Chrome's defenses against quantum computing attacks

The encryption methods used to secure today’s internet communications won’t be impenetrable forever. More powerful “quantum computers” on the horizon could very well crack them.<p>That’s why Google is testing out new cryptography that computers in the future might not be able to break.<p>The processing …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

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