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Tor browser co-creator: Experian breach shows encryption may not be security panacea

The Experian/T-Mobile hack may be more worrisome than Experian’s carefully worded description of it suggests, some security experts said Friday.<p>One is the co-creator of the Tor secure browser, David Goldschlag, (now SVP of strategy at Pulse Secure). Goldschlag previously was head of mobile at …

30 Can’t miss Harvard Business Review articles on Data Science, Big Data and Analytics

<b>By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets.</b><p>There are dozens of HBR articles that are worth recommending, but here are our picks on big data, data …

Top 5 arXiv Deep Learning Papers, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>arXiv, maintained by Cornell University, is a popular open access academic paper preprint repository. It is an outlet for …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

Harvard Business School

Machine Learning: The New Infrastructure for Everything

The first half of the information age was programming computers to do what we want. In the second half of the information age computers will program themselves. Over the last 30 years, coding capabilities grew at a phenomenal rate topped only by the amount of data being produced and the complexity …

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018

Cyber disruptions<p>Our digital society's ever-growing reliance on data and interconnectivity is ushering in new risks of large-scale cybersecurity …

The City

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

5 Startups Playing Big, and Betting on the Future, with Deep Learning

A billboard ad that guesses your age. A photo app that recognizes your face, or your pet’s. A digital math aide that solves quadratic equations, and …

This is the most sleep-deprived state in the U.S.

Millions of Americans aren’t getting enough shut-eye.<p>Nearly one in three adults in this country get an average of less than seven hours of sleep a …

Sleep

Expand Your Pathetically Tiny Apartment With a DIY Microloft

Achieve an extra 160 square feet in your tiny-ass home for only $3,115.<p>Live in an apartment so cramped even squeezed dorm-dwellers would send you looks of pity? Relief might be found by building upward, as you can do with this pricey loft assembly from Expand Furniture.<p>The company, based in …

How to Give a Data-Heavy Presentation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Data storytelling has become a powerful part of the communications toolkit, allowing both journalists and marketers to communicate key messages by using data and data visualization to drive articles, blog posts, and reports. But the power of data storytelling isn’t limited to written …

Data Visualization

Google Books project ruled legal by U.S. appeals court

A decade-long legal battle looks to be finally coming to an end.<p>A U.S. appeals court said Friday that Google's book scanning project, Google Books, …

List of Classified Reports on Iran, Drones and Cybersecurity Quietly Published

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) quietly released a list this week with the names of its recently classified reports. But some in …

You'll never believe what neural networks can do now

Clickbait headlines are the lowest form of journalism, but could they be written by a machine? After all, the <i>Associated Press</i> is using one to write complete financial articles, terrible as they are. Developer Lars Eidnes figured that "if this sort of writing truly is formulaic and unoriginal, we …

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a multi-car pile-up, …

19 Free Public Data Sets For Your First Data Science Project

Completing your first project is a major milestone on the road to becoming a data scientist. It’s also an intimidating process. The first step is to …

The 'Shark Tank' investors reveal their investing secrets and most profitable deals

The long hours and countless deals have resulted in the investors developing unique investing styles suited for the show's format, as well as methods for turning their companies into massive successes.<p>We asked the six Sharks what they prefer to invest in, how they structure their deals, what they …

The Challenges Of Building AI Apps

Artificial intelligence (AI) has an intellectual lineage stretching back to the greats of computer theory: Turing and, ultimately, Babbage, inventor of the calculating machine. What we now see in London, where leading teams such as DeepMind are working on machine learning, is the movement from the …

Bill Gates and Elon Musk are wrong: Artificial intelligence is not going to take over the world

Even the simplest bacteria are smarter than the most advanced AI<p>There's been a lot of chatter in the past year about the menace of artificial intelligence. This summer's movie season offered four films featuring major AI characters, most recently <i>Terminator Genisys</i>, but also<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>,</i> …

System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

Kanter and Veeramachaneni use a couple of tricks to manufacture candidate features for data analyses. One is to exploit structural relationships …

Data Science

The 1% Now Owns Half Of All The Wealth In The Entire World

While wages stagnate, stock prices rise and the rich get richer.<p>If you’re lucky enough to be a member of the global 1%, last year was another good year to be alive (every year is pretty great, though). Your wealth bracket increased its share of global riches so that it holds just over half of …

Treasury again rules out the 'trillion-dollar coin' option to avert the debt ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told congressional leaders earlier this week that Congress would need to raise the nation's borrowing cap by November 3 to avoid a potential default on obligations.<p>As an ultimate resolution is still unclear with less than three weeks before the "X date," speculation has …

How Tesla is ushering in the age of the learning car

While Tesla’s new hands-free driving is drawing a lot of interest this week, it’s the technology behind-the-scenes of the company’s newly-enabled …

Brace for worst year on Wall Street since 2008

It's shaping up to be the crummiest year for U.S. stocks since the implosion of Lehman Brothers.<p>The bull market on Wall Street has run into a wall of alarming news: turbulence in China, vague Federal Reserve policy, a crash in oil prices, and a slowdown in earnings growth.<p>Those shockwaves have …

Pedro Domingos’ Master Algorithm: How machine learning is reshaping how we live.

Computers and the algorithms they run are precise, perfect, meticulously programmed, and austere. That’s the idea, anyway. But there’s a burgeoning, …

Machine Learning

A Beginner’s Guide to Deep Neural Networks

Posted by Natalie Hammel and Lorraine Yurshansky, creators of Nat & Lo’s 20% Project<br>Last year, we (a couple of people who knew nothing about how …

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000.<p>A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.<p>Scoring well on the verbal section of the intelligence test has traditionally been a tall order for computers, since words have …

Artificial intelligence can make any photo look like a famous painting

What happens to the value of art when a computer can apply the stylistic talent of Rembrandt to selfies?<p>It’s a question we’ll need to start asking …

Making Angular 5 realtime with WebSockets

The demand for realtime functionality in applications these days has grown tremendously. People want to see how users interact with their …

JavaScript