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27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

A neural net that generates weirdly evocative sentences

Robin Sloan, the author of wonderful novels like <i>Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore</i> and <i>Sourdough</i>, also spends his time messing around with neural nets …

Building a FAQ Chatbot in Python – The Future of Information Searching

Introduction<p>What do we do when we need any information? Simple: “<i>We Ask, and Google Tells</i>”.<p>But if the answer depends on multiple variables, then the …

Chatbots

AI Beat Humans at Reading! Maybe Not

News spread Monday of a remarkable breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Microsoft and Chinese retailer Alibaba independently announced that they …

The deep learning Santa/Not Santa detector

Did you see Mommy kissing Santa Claus? Or was it simply an imposter? The <i>Not Santa</i> detector is here to help solve the mystery once and for …

Machine Learning

Guys beware! Sex robots will make men obsolete in the future

Mathematician from Harvard University claims sexbots will make men obsolete in the future.<p>Dr Cathy O'Neil, a top mathematician from the Harvard …

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

A cheap, portable skin cancer detector has won the Dyson Award

Meet sKan<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn’t easy. Currently, it’s done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the …

Kittens on the blockchain is the future nobody asked for

Cryptocurrency has an uncertain future, but the digital ledger powering most of their transactions is here to stay. Granted, cryptocurrency probably is too, but this isn’t meant to be a rant about dot com-era bubbles — we can argue about it on Twitter thought, come at me.<p>The benefits offered by …

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …

PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos

They say porn adopts new technologies first and PornHub [NSFW], a site that is as NSFW as it sounds, is proving that old adage true. The site – which receives 80 million visitors a day – found that its old, antiquated methods of tagging videos by hand was not sufficient.<p>Rather than hire someone to …

Machine Perception

Magic Leap will get Madefire mixed reality comics on launch day

Magic Leap is getting Madefire's mixed reality comics from day one. Reps from both companies announced their partnership at the New York Comic Con, revealing that they've actually been working together for the past five years. They promise you'll be able to view comic panels like they're 3D …

Ray Kurzweil says machines won't take over our jobs

For Every Loss, an Opportunity<p>Google’s Chief Engineer — and one of today’s most notable futurists — Ray Kurzweil gave an interesting perspective on …

Singularity

The hospital of the future will find you

Digital disruption is the new normal. We use video conferencing in global business meetings, summon car rides through our phones using GPS, and snap …

Intel Jumps Into Brain-Like Computing With New Self-Learning Chip

The brain has long inspired the design of computers and their software. Now Intel has become the latest tech company to decide that mimicking the …

Machine Learning

Mikko Hyppönen: Nothing Is Free Online, We Pay With Our Data – Interview – The Cyber-Secret Futurist

Mikko Hyppönen, ITBN 2017<p><b>Our world is becoming more and more connected, and with that, it also becomes less safe, our privacy gone. Following a talk</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

Not content to overturn almost every notion we have about transportation, Elon Musk today unveiled an even more insanely transformative vision with the goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes.<p>Musk offered details of this future while speaking at the 68th …

Should You Actually Be Clearing Out Your Pores?

Here's what science has to say.<p>Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. From scrubs to …

Blockchain Powered AI Doctors to Revolutionize Medicine

Doc.ai is hoping to revolutionize the medical industry by bringing AI doctors to all through their smartphones. Using Blockchain technology, the …

Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

The artificial intelligence expert’s new book, Life 3.0, urges us to act now to decide our future, rather than risk it being decided for us<p>Afew years ago the cosmologist Max Tegmark found himself weeping outside the Science Museum in South Kensington. He’d just visited an exhibition that …

Singularity

Google’s new AI can build AI’s that eclipse those created by human experts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>It is inevitable that one day the majority, if not all, new AI’s will be created by AI’s and not humans, and that day might …

Artificial Intelligence

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, …

Artificial Intelligence

Could an AI Ever Be Elected President?

Robot President<p>The president. A highly coveted and highly controversial role, one traditionally held by humans. The use of “traditionally” is a …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s New AI Is Better at Creating AI Than the Company’s Engineers

Google’s AutoML<p>One of the more noteworthy remarks to come out of Google I/O ’17 conference this week was CEO Sundar Pichai recalling how his team had …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable data set for training convolutional neural networks probably wasn’t top of their list when they signed up to swipe.<p>A user of Kaggle, a platform for machine learning …

Machine Learning