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Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Suffer from tinnitus? This might bring you relief

People with tinnitus typically hear a ringing or buzzing sound that nobody else seems to notice. The constant noise can be debilitating in worst-case …

Neurophilosophy

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Artificial Intelligence vs Machine Learning: what’s the difference?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are terms which have been thrown around a lot in the tech industry over the last few years, but what exactly do they mean? Anyone vaguely familiar with sci-fi tropes will probably have an idea about AI, though they may view it as a little more sinister …

Machine Learning

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

En 2017, le monde a connu un "boom des milliardaires", révèle l'ONG Oxfam

Les inégalités se sont creusées en 2017, révèle Oxfam, lundi 22 janvier. <i></i>Selon son nouveau rapport intitulé "Récompenser le travail, pas la richesse", …

Google’s Self-Training AI Turns Coders Into Machine-Learning Masters - MIT Technology Review

Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system.<p>A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine learning tricks to …

New Zealander says 'disgusting' AirAsia uniforms are ruining Malaysia's reputation

June Robertson said she was "very offended" by the "extremely short skirts" of AirAsia flight crew.<p>A New Zealand woman has called upon a Malaysian …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

The web is dying, but mesh networks will save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

Language

We drove the 2 best American luxury cars money can buy — and the winner is clear

Cadillac and Lincoln are two of the oldest and most prominent nameplates to ever emerge from Motown. And yet, they are two brands looking to reestablish themselves as the last word on American luxury.<p>On one hand, Cadillac has gone for a striking, trendy yet artistic persona, going as far as moving …

Lincoln Continental

Telling AI to not replicate itself is like telling teenagers to just not have sex

Do humans have the capacity for safe AI? Our history shows innovation and technology advancements are replete with unintended consequences.<p>Who knew that widespread social-media adoption would lead to disinformation campaigns aimed at undermining liberal democracy, when it was originally thought it …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's a gentle guide to building JavaScript AI in web browsers. Totally not a scary thing

Google unwraps toy image rec neural netGoogle today popped online something called Teachable Machines, a simple demo for programmers interested in …

Machine Learning

China’s booming electric vehicle market is about to run into a mountain of battery waste

China’s push to promote electric cars comes with a lot of benefits for a country that suffers from terrible air pollution from its reliance on fossil fuels. But there’s always a downside—electric car batteries are toxic if not disposed of properly, and China’s on the verge of having to deal with a …

Electric Vehicles

How neural networks think

Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks, which learn how to perform tasks by …

Deep Learning

Building the world's biggest airliner

AI’s $37 billion market is creating new industries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already trending, and it’s still heating up.<p>There are countless applications for AI — everything from procuring better search results to diagnosing complex medical conditions.<p>Developers and engineers are pooling their resources to create the best AI algorithms they …

Artificial Intelligence

What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning

Without a doubt, 2016 was an amazing year for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have opined on the 5 things to watch in AI for 2017 in another article, however the potential dynamics during 2017 in processor and accelerator semiconductors that enable this market warrant …

Machine Learning

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Internet of Things

NoSQL Databases: a Survey and Decision Guidance

Together with our colleagues at the University of Hamburg, we — that is Felix Gessert, Wolfram Wingerath, Steffen Friedrich and Norbert …

Databases

90 YEARS OF PERPETUAL INNOVATION

Rolex is celebrating, in 2016, 90 years of the Oyster, the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in the world. It was an innovation that transformed watch design forever. Today, Rolex has reinforced the performance criteria that qualify Oyster watches as Superlative Chronometers, with the …

Here's How You Can Reserve a Brand-New Delorean

The DeLorean Motor Company is taking reservations for its continuation DMC-12, which should hit production next year.<p>Earlier this year, we reported the news that the mighty DeLorean DMC-12 was making a comeback ... of sorts. Thanks to a piece of legislation passed last year, the U.S.-based DeLorean …

Sports Cars

Scientists discover elixir of youth – for mice – and begin tests on humans

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

Battery Taxonomy: The Differences between Hybrid and EV Batteries

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV battery system<p>From the November 2016 issue<p>The battery pack of an electrified vehicle isn’t just a fuel tank for its motors. It’s also a metaphorical fuel pump dictating the peak power that can be delivered to a motor. While electric vehicles require both range and power from …

Electric Vehicles

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

Artificial Intelligence

Ford design chief Moray Callum is preparing for a driverless society

Ford design chief Moray Callum has a big job on his plate: make a century-year-old car company look and feel like a<p>"Very few people draw the insides of cars."<p>I met with Callum at the Ford GT studio in a shiny, white sequestered area of the company’s Dearborn enclave. Callum was responsible for …

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

<b>If you are a strong-armed</b> NFL quarterback who reads defenses like genre fiction, a movie star whose name alone can open a film in China, or a stock …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s New Service Translates Languages Almost as Well as Humans Can - MIT Technology Review

Google’s latest advance in machine learning could make the world a little smaller.<p>The company is reëngineering its translation service after Google …