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Quantum computing advances with control of entanglement

When the quantum computer was imagined 30 years ago, it was revered for its potential to quickly and accurately complete practical tasks often …

Quantum Physics

Avoid the startup graveyard

Ludovic Ulrich Contributor<p>Ludovic Ulrich is head of startup relations at Salesforce.<p>The startup world moves at breakneck speed — what’s hot one minute is old news the next, and it can feel like the rules of the game change every day.<p>For successful startups, rapid growth often attracts the attention …

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 …

Baidu’s New Yardstick for Deep Learning Hardware Makers

Deep Learning

Quantum computing a step closer to reality

27 SEPTEMBER 2016<p>Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in …

3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade

Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries.<p>That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.), more and more industries will put the technologies into use, and more and …

Artificial Intelligence

How Russia's central bank chief held the line

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia’s central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin’s entourage.<p>Presidential aide Elvira Nabiullina (R) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a …

Russia

Listen to Some Scientists Break Down the Science of The Last of Us

The Wellcome Trust has put together an excellent roundtable discussion of the science behind the virus and epidemic in <i>The Last of Us</i>. You'll hear how …

Entrepreneurs Should Avoid the Internet of Things

If these turkeys are any sign of what the internet of things will be like, maybe we should just take a pass.<p>In the 1960s, the NASA had a problem. Astronauts need to write in zero gravity. After considerable research, NASA scientists came up with the "space pen." The Russian space program took a …

Internet of Things

The first pop song ever written by artificial intelligence is pretty good, actually

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI can write some pretty good pop songs, too.<p>Researchers at Sony have been working on AI-generated music for years, and has previously used AI to create …

Artificial Intelligence

Chanakya's Guide for an Entrepreneur - The StartUp Mantra

<b>I always wanted to be an avid reader but for a couch potato like me it has always been difficult.</b> Like ardent readers learn from their books; we …

Landmark map reveals the genetic wiring of cellular life - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The new map breaks away from the old way of studying genes one at a time, showing how genes interact in groups to shed light on the genetic roots of …

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5 Important things to consider when finding the perfect co-founder

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share13<p>+12<p>Shares 22<p>Most of the time, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product. Or, the …

Facebook has built a world-class, murderous, Doom-playing AI

Luckily, it can only play "Doom".<p>A team from the social network blasted its way to glory this week in a contest to build programs capable of autonomously playing the classic first-person shooter game.<p>Called VizDoom, it's an irreverent test of skill for AI researchers, focused on eight-player …

Artificial Intelligence Programs Kill Each Other In ‘DOOM’ For Our Amusement/Doom

We can all agree that teaching artificially-intelligent robots how to arm themselves with rocket launchers and create a murder carnival is just a <i>fantastic</i> idea. But these robots aren’t ready to be let loose outside our front door (<i>yet</i>). They need to train first. Luckily (<i>luckily?</i>) there’s VizDoom …

Artificial Intelligence

Former Pimco CEO Mohamed el-Erian: Prepare for the Worst

I was listening yesterday to one of my favorite people, <b>Mohamed el-Erian</b>, chief economic adviser to Allianz and former CEO of Pimco, among other …

Intel Acquisition Nervana Uses Brains to Make Better A.I.

Nervana, a deep learning company recently acquired by Intel, wants to take A.I. to the next level. The startup’s focus is on products that help third …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Get a Job In Deep Learning

If you’re a software engineer (or someone who’s learning the craft), chances are that you’ve heard about deep learning (which we’ll sometimes …

Machine Learning

Tilegrams: More Human Maps

About a month ago, while plotting demographic data on a US county map, we became frustrated. The data was about employment in the financial industry, …

Maps

Tomorrow's medications could be invented by a deep learning supercomputer

Developing new drugs to help cure diseases is a challenge some of the world’s sharpest minds are focused on. It’s also something that’s enormously …

Check out this Beatles-inspired song written entirely by AI

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are the only two surviving members of The Beatles, but if they ever want to take the show back on the road, this AI would probably be a welcome addition.<p>Sony CSL Research Labratory is releasing an album next year of songs written entirely by artificial intelligence. …

Does Quantum Entanglement Mean the Universe Exists in Infinite States?

The behavior of atomic particles has us questioning the very nature of reality.<p>Does the universe exist as a concrete structure if there is no one to observe it? Or, is the cosmos a fluid, infinite amount of possible realities until the moment it is measured? This is one of the subjects of a series …

In a Lab in Poland, Plastic That Can Crawl

It’s about half an inch long, a few millimeters wide and no thicker than a human hair, and it usually just sits there like a discarded strip of red cellophane — until a specific shade of green laser light strikes it.<p>Then the University of Warsaw’s new robot caterpillar shows what it can do.<p>It can …

Why Hire a Lawyer When a Robot Will Do?

Artificial intelligence is learning to do legal grunt work.<p>Lawyers, beware. Robots really are coming for your jobs.<p>Exhibit A: Venture-capital firm Invoke Capital just made a multi-million-dollar investment in Luminance, which is developing artificial intelligence to automate the legal drudgery …

SpaceX's Red Dragon Will Use Badass New Tech to Land on Mars

SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission to Mars could mark a lot of firsts when it comes to space exploration, but one of the coolest new things about the whole …

Why physicists really, really want to find a new subatomic particle

The latest search for a new particle has fizzled. Scientists are excited, and a bit scared.<p>Particle physicists are rather philosophical when describing their work.<p>“Whatever we find out, that is what nature chose,” Kyle Cranmer, a physics professor at New York University, tells me. It’s a good …

Physics

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.