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“I didn’t know how many cards there were”: How a novice poker player won £150,000

Most of us have wondered, at some point in our lives, how easy it would be to just put our job and day-to-day commitments on hold to go on a …

Columbia University

Giving start-ups a leg up

This article first appeared in the 2017 <i>Physics World Focus on Optics and Photonics</i><p>Starting a new company is not for the faint of heart, particularly …

Don’t learn Machine Learning in 24 hours

When it comes to machine learning, there's no quick way of teaching yourself - you're in it for the long haul.

Machine Learning

What Nassim Taleb Did on Black Monday 1987

Listening to and watching an academic speaking about trading...makes my eyes and mind glaze over,<p>He looks like a diamond wholesaler/broker.<br>I use to …

How to use machine learning for your startup’s product

There’s a misconception that to leverage machine learning you need to be a mathematical genius. In reality, most machine-learning applications use well-understood, well-tested, off-the-shelf algorithms.<p>For many developers, especially those at startups, the real challenge lies in training the data. …

Lessons from Buffett’s latest letter: stay patient and avoid debt

Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous investor, released the latest letter from his investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, at the weekend.<p>What …

Hunter S. Thompson On Finding Your Purpose

In April of 1958, a 22 year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter on the meaning of life when asked by a friend for advice. What makes his response …

Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 20 years ago.<p>As startups grow more professional while …

With $10M in funding, Mabl brings machine learning to software testing

Mabl, a startup that’s coming out of stealth today, uses machine learning to make functional testing for developers as easy as possible. Mabl users don’t have to write extensive (and often brittle) tests by hand. Instead, they show the application the workflow they want to test and the service …

Why is machine learning in finance so hard?

11 Feb 2018<p>Financial markets have been one of the earliest adopters of machine learning (ML). People have been using ML to spot patterns in the …

Tech companies are the new investment banks

A few years ago, while trawling for information about financial risk and where it might be held, I had a fascinating conversation with an economist …

Infographic: The 20 Most Common Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid Them

These do's and don'ts can make or break your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you have a great new idea or invention, and you are ready to open your startup business. But, you've been scared by the well-publicized statistic about startup failure -- more than …

Entrepreneurship

Hunting Asteroids with Data Science

Today, a small asteroid, 2012 TC4, will pass very close to Earth. It was originally discovered in October 2012 as it sped by our planet at …

Space Exploration

Here's how to build real revenue for your tech startup

<b>Alex Dunsdon is the co-founder of The Bakery, a bespoke accelerator connecting startups and corporates. In this article, he shares his advice to help</b> …

Penta, the German digital-only bank account for startups and SMEs, raises €2.2M seed

Penta, the German ‘challenger’ bank that offers a digital bank account targeting SMEs, has raised €2.2 million in funding. The seed round is led by Inception Venture Capital, a new London-based VC firm with a heavy fintech focus, and will be used for further hiring, product development and to fuel …

How Machine Learning And Other Tech Trends Will Disrupt Cyber Security In 2018

Cyber Security is a rapidly evolving industry, projected to become a $232 billion global market by 2022.<p>This estimated valuation reflects a significant rise from last year, in which the market value reached $137.8 billion worldwide in 2017. marking an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate of …

Cybersecurity

Gary Vaynerchuk Explains the Difference Between Entrepreneurs and Wantrepreneurs

With entrepreneurship becoming so trendy, a lot of people are calling themselves entrepreneurs who really aren't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Excerpted from</i> Crushing It! <i>Copyright © 2018 by Gary Vaynerchuk. Reprinted with permission from Harper Business, an imprint of</i> …

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

The fusion of quantum computing and machine learning has become a booming research area. Can it possibly live up to its high expectations?

Artificial Intelligence

Top dogs: 37 of the hottest startups to watch right now

Nearly 40 UK tech startups have been branded "ones to watch" and will be mentored by top entrepreneurs, founders and investors to get them scaling up …

Startups

5 Innovative Uses for Machine Learning

They'll be coming into your life -- at least your business life -- sooner than you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Though its time horizon can't be predicted, artificial intelligence (AI) promises to foundationally influence modern society, for better or worse. A …

Self-made millionaire: These 5 habits may be keeping you broke

Entrepreneur, best-selling author and self-made millionaire Grant Cardone wasn't born into riches, he writes in a recent blog post. "I have worked …

Self-improvement

Read These 5 Books If You Want to Be Happy (They're Backed by Science)

Books hold the secrets to most of life's questions. You can read about love, history, social issues, and more, broadening your worldview and learning …

8 reasons it's OK to have a quarter life crisis

It's better to stop and reflect than lead a life you don't like<p>A recent LinkedIn survey of 2,000 25 to 33-year-olds found that 72% had experienced a quarter-life crisis - something Ben Edwards of BE Limitless describes as "feeling like you have to make changes to eliminate dissatisfaction."<p>If you …

Best Nootropic Supplements & Stacks | Top 10 Smart Drugs That Work

Top 10 Smart Drugs:<p>Most people will not have heard of nootropics, and that is something one should be addressing.<p>Nootropics are wonderful for those …

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6 ways people are making money with machine learning

Machine learning is definitely VERY cool, much like virtual reality or a touch bar on your keyboard. But there is a big difference between <i>cool</i> and</i> …

Top 10 artificial intelligence (AI) technology trends for 2018

<b>Learn about the artificial intelligence advances that will have the most impact.</b><p>Artificial intelligence is front and center, with business and …

18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018

The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a …

San Diego

3 Key Machine Learning Trends To Watch Out For In 2018

2017 witnessed the meteoric rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. From large platform vendors to early-stage startups, AI and ML have become the key focus areas. VCs poured billions of dollars in funding AI-related startups. Platform companies increased their R&D budget to …

Machine Learning

By Asking Himself This 9-Word Question, Tim Ferriss Changed His Life

In his most recent book, <i>Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World,</i> Tim Ferriss openly admits to having at least a partial mid-life crises.<p>Having turned 40 in the year 2017, having had several friends die, and many other key events occur, Ferriss sat to his journal (a common …

Self-improvement