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AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has to give.<p>Part of the problem is the stigma attached to seeking help for emotional problems, part of it …

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 …

Is smart dust the IoT vector of the future?

The notion of smart dust sounds like a work of science fiction but scientists at University of California Berkeley have developed a “neural dust” that can be implanted into the body, to monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.<p>The sensors are about the size of a large grain of sand …

Internet of Things

How carbon nanotubes could give us faster processors and longer battery life

Carbon nanotubes are one of those supermaterials — a cylinder with a diameter of one or two nanometers — that are full of dreamy applications, ranging from supercomputers to ultra-efficient smartphones. The problem is, they are difficult to manufacture, and commercializing these applications may …

Nanotech

How Uber Manages Drivers Without Technically Managing Drivers

The popular car service is using apps to tell the people behind the wheel what to do. Welcome to the era of algorithmic management.<p>If Uber exerts too much control over its drivers, it risks providing evidence to the many lawyers who accuse the company of treating its independent contractors as …

'Investors are hungry,' says startup CEO who got $50 million thrown at him

Investors still want to see revenue growth (as they always have and always will), but today they want that growth to be coupled with a common-sense business model that's generating plenty of cash and is marching toward profitability.<p>Show them that, and they'll line up to invest in your company, …

The Net-Zero Energy Now House is Really Boring.

I mean, really. Except for the metal roof, the Now House looks just like every other sixty year old postwar veteran's house on the street in suburban …

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

Mathematics

How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.<p>I didn’t intend to go into computer science, and I definitely didn’t expect to become a manager. Instead, I started out thinking I’d be a laboratory scientist. In …

Management

Researchers make leap in measuring quantum states

A breakthrough into the full characterisation of quantum states has been published today as a prestigious Editors' Suggestion in the journal <i>Physical</i> …

This Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Might Be the Most Ridiculous Video Game Ever

Sorry, I don’t care if you caught a Squirkachu on Pokemon GTFO, because the only video game that will matter after today is Totally Accurate Battle …