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Mali's cultural capital shows how citizen-centred development can trump gentrification

In the first week of every February, the streets of Ségou in Mali come to life. Residents from the capital, Bamako, flock to the secondary city to …

The smart city revolution will depend on local leadership

From autonomous vehicles to automated everything, the pace of smart city technology is accelerating, sparking equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Industry and government leaders around the world are looking for guidance as they attempt to navigate the unknowns accompanying these shifts. It turns …

Smart Cities

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries ?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

The 7 biggest unicorns you’ve likely never heard of

When Aileen Lee first coined the term “unicorn” in 2013 to describe startups valued at over $1 billion, there were only 39 of them. There are currently about 215 of them, many of which hail from emerging markets.<p>For instance, China is home to two of the highest valued unicorns: Didi Chuxing and …

Startups

Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.

Colin O’Donnell Contributor<p>Colin O’Donnell is the chief innovation officer of Intersection.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>With autonomous vehicles it’s not about the journey, it’s about the destination<br>• In the smart city race, we’re betting on transit<p>As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give …

DJI is now a camera company, and we should probably pay attention

When most people think of DJI, they think of drones – Phantoms, Mavics, and Sparks. Some may also know DJI for camera stabilization systems and …

Watch Dubai Police test its latest gadget -- a flying motorbike

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai Police, already home to Lamborghini patrol cars, self-driving robots and android officers, has decided to take to the skies in what can only be described as a flying motorbike.<p>The vehicle, called the Scorpion and designed by Russian tech company Hoversurf, relies on four propellers to …

EchoPixel Lets Surgeons See CT, MRI, and Ultrasound Scans in 3D

Since the invention of the X-ray machine in 1895, medical imaging technology has improved dramatically, but the visualization of those images hasn’t …

Medical Technology

Amazon is no longer a retail company

But comparing Amazon's business to Wal-Mart Stores or other big retailers doesn't do it justice. In fact, it completely misses the mark on what kind of business Amazon is.<p>Understanding Amazon's business is important for investors in order to evaluate its decisions like its Whole Foods purchase or …

eCommerce

Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover

<b>Analysis</b> Edgy move: Acting to preserve on-premises ITDell is going full tilt into the Internet of Things market, setting up a new division and …

Internet of Things

The global megacity boom

As of 1975, there were three metro areas with at least 10 million people — Tokyo, New York and Mexico City. A list of the 10 largest cities at that …

Germany’s Shift to Green Power Stalls, Despite Huge Investments

BETZIGAU, Germany — Katharina Zinnecker’s farm in the foothills of the German Alps has been in the family since 1699. But to squeeze a living from it today, she and her husband need to do more than sell the milk from their herd of cows.<p>So they carpeted the roofs of their farm buildings with solar …

Puerto Rico governor says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

Puerto Rico’s power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild and the island’s governor Ricardo Rossello wants to have a chat with Elon Musk about his recent offer to use Tesla batteries and solar power for the the …

Toyota Century Prototype

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12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, …

Will we ever… live in underground homes?

As cities get more crowded, why not build down? Kieran Nash profiles some of the world’s most unusual underground constructions, from Australian rock homes to Beijing’s subterranean spaces.<p>In many respects, Bernadette Roberts’ three-bedroom house is like any other. “Lounge, dining area, kitchen – …

This City Aims to Be the World's Greenest

As Singapore expands, a novel approach preserves green space.<p>Singapore calls itself the Garden City, and it’s making good on that promise.<p>Singapore's meteoric economic rise launched a landscape of towering architecture in the compact city-state, but as the metropolis continues to grow, urban …

Here’s a Map with Up-to-Date Drone Laws For Every Country

Obeying local law when flying your drone is paramount, but those laws vary from country to country – with some not allowing drones in at all. To help …

Ginni Rometty on the End of Programming

<i>IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty was interviewed on Sept. 13 in New York City by</i> Bloomberg Businessweek <i>Editor Megan Murphy. Following are</i> …

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value

14 Epic Libraries Around the World

Calling all bookworms.<p>A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10 miles from his Egyptian hometown in search of a private library rumored to have a copy of Nizar Qabbani’s <i>Arabian Love Poems</i>. Disregarding Washington D.C.'s late-night club-goers jaywalking outside the taxi, he …

Electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads

With a few exceptions, most electric cars are delicate, expensive creatures designed for paved streets and well-heeled early adopters. And that makes them ill-suited to rural Africa -- many roads away from the cities aren't paved at all, and just about any EV would be out of reach. That's where the …

A robot named Heliograf got hundreds of stories published last year

Robots are taking our jobs, no doubt about it. Just in the past year we’ve seen barista robots, fast-food robots, pizza delivery robots, and even a …

Everyone 'severely underestimates the impact of AI' — here's why Nvidia could soar to $250 (NVDA)

Not enough people are talking about artificial intelligence.<p>At least, that's the thinking behind Evercore's massive price target increase for Nvidia on Friday. The firm upgraded their price target for Nvidia from $180 to $250, implying that Nvidia should be worth about $45 billion more than its …

Artificial Intelligence