Alexandra Nguyen

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What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

Around this time a few years ago, I bought my first pack. I remember going to the local trail store with my tax return sittin’ pretty in my bank …

The 50 Best Hikes

From a family day hike through southern Utah’s Road Canyon to a grueling scramble through northern Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this …

25 Examples of A.I. That Will Seem Normal in 2027

From cooking to dating to art.<p>In the last ten years, artificial intelligence has changed the world in subtle but sweeping ways, but it’s got nothing …

Teaching robots how to trust

The word “trust” pops up a lot in conversations about human-robot interactions. In recent years, it’s crossed an important threshold from the philosophical fodder of sci-fi novels into real-world concern.<p>Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions …

Robotics

The 10 most innovative companies in AI and machine learning

American business publication Fast Company has released its list of the most innovative companies of 2017. The annual list ranks enterprises that …

Why Elon Musk's transhumanism claims may not be that far-fetched

We must all become cyborgs if we are to survive the inevitable robot uprising. That's the message from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, the …

Singularity

Hurricane Irma: ​Be ready for the next hurricane with a go bag

The 2017 hurricane season is predicted to be above normal in activity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This probably isn't a huge surprise after last year. The 2016 hurricane season was the most active since 2012 and included seven hurricanes and four major …

Flying To Europe Is Cheap And Easy For 2017

Sorry, Freddie Laker and People Express. Getting to Europe has never been easier and possibly never cheaper. Expansion by discount airlines, European and North American carriers as well as airlines from as far afield from Dubai, Singapore and Pakistan are opening new routes and driving down prices, …

Air Travel

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Location<br>Located west of Alamogordo, N.M., White Sands National Monument is the world's largest gypsum dune field, a surreal high-desert landscape …

The future of American jobs lies with the tech industry

When Donald Trump won the election, many in Silicon Valley were flummoxed: “How could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy Twitter trigger finger win the U.S. presidential election?” they asked themselves.<p>Liberal outlets have tried to make sense of the massive divide …

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

National Parks

A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

When the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was announced in September, it was with the stated goal of educating the public on artificial intelligence, studying AI’s potential impact on the world, and establishing industry best practices. Now, how those goals will …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Major Artificial Intelligence Hurdles We're on Track to Overcome by 2020

Unless you're in AI development yourself, you need to start thinking about tech partnerships that could bring AI to your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) gets more advanced every year, but there are still some major limitations …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …

Travel Industry

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Artificial Intelligence

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Inside Intel’s race to build a new reality

I<p>n many ways, virtual reality is still a moonshot.<br>The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus by Facebook in 2014 lent the neo-futurist hobby a decidedly shortened timeline for consumer adoption. To the tech titans operating alongside it, the purchase was a signal. Mobile’s most prominent success story …

Augmented Reality

Ikea is now selling hydroponic gardening kits

Ikea is betting on indoor gardening.<p>The furniture retailer is introducing a line of products, part of the Krydda/Växer collection, that'll help you start your own indoor hydroponic garden. Unlike regular gardens, hydroponic systems don't use soil to grow plants — only water. That water is filled …

Gardening

How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Many alarms have sounded on the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to upend the workforce, especially for easy-to-automate jobs. But managers at all levels will have to adapt to the world of smart machines. The fact is, artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the …

MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence - ExtremeTech

By on November 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If the Halloween month has you …

Artificial Intelligence

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Meet the professor who will help robots learn common sense

Sergey Levine is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley whose research is focused on the thing our parents used to make such a fuss over, whenever we …

GoNoodle Is Creating A World Where Kids Use Technology To Unplug

A 2015 study, published in the Pediatrics journal, revealed that 97% of children in the U.S. under four years old have used a mobile device. The findings also established a universal exposure to mobile devices amongst kids as young as six months old, regardless of household income or socioeconomic …

Mobile Devices

Here’s Fisker Inc’s first car, the all-electric EMotion luxury sport sedan

Fisker Inc., the <i>new</i> electric car company founded by Henrik Fisker (not to be confused with his previous venture, now Karma) has revealed the design and specifications of its first vehicle, the luxury sport sedan all-electric EMotion (see what they did there?). The car will boast a top speed of 161 …

Electric Vehicles

The 10 Best New-Age Business Ideas You Haven't Heard About Yet

Creating the company of your dreams often begins with learning more about something completely new to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t have to over-utilize iPads and smartphones to transform your business into a modern one. Connecting with newer generations …

Entrepreneurship

20+ Emotion Recognition APIs That Will Leave You Impressed, and Concerned

If businesses could sense emotion using tech at all times, they could capitalize on it to sell to the consumer in the opportune moment. Sound like …

The world's scariest bridges

Sure, the Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges are impressive, but we're equally smitten by these fear-inducing wood, steel, glass, and cable structures.<p>From Vietnam to Colorado, here are five bridges that will do anything but calm your fear of heights.<p>1. Aiguille du Midi Bridge, French Alps<p>Acrophobics …