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Do Your Banking with a Chatbot - MIT Technology Review

People in India can now open an account with a bank that’s only accessible via mobile devices. Called Digibank, it’s staffed by chatbots intelligent …

Chatbots

Combining Human Neurons With Machines Makes A Truly Powerful Computer

Adding a little human biology to a computer can improve artificial intelligence.<p>The silicon computer chip changed the world. Room-size computers shrank, and the smartphone in your pocket is now more powerful than all of NASA’s computers, combined, in 1969. Now the chip might change again by adding …

The Many Minds of Marvin Minsky (R.I.P.)

<i>Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, died on Sunday, January 24, in Boston, according to The New York Times. He was 88.</i> <i>Minsky</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Bridging the Gap Between Data Science & Engineer: Building High-Performance Teams

Data scientists, data engineers, and data businesspeople are critical to leveraging data in any organization. A common complaint from data science managers is that data scientists invest time prototyping algorithms, and throw them over a proverbial fence to engineers to implement, only to find the …

Face value: How fertile women spot rivals

Women with high levels of oestradiol are best able to recognise others in the most fertile phase of their menstrual cycle, according to new study<p>It is not only animals that rely on physical cues to gauge the fertility of potential rivals for a mate, according to an unusual study published on …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Science Says Do These 7 Things | Inc.com

Why do we work so hard and get so little in return? Sure, we may be paid well for the work we do, and we may enjoy our co-workers and the work itself. But for most of us, we work harder and longer hours than ever before, believing that by doing so, we'll find the happiness and success we want in …

Happiness

Chapter 1. Emotional States

This is a draft 28-Jul-05 of Part II of <i>The Emotion Machine</i> by Marvin Minsky. Please send comments to minsky@media.mit.edu.<p>§1-1. Falling in …

Behind the Scenes: How Technology Turns Consumer Data into Actionable Insights - MIT Technology Review

You’re constantly leaving an electronic trail, and you’re not alone.<p>We’re all constantly sharing billions of pieces of data about our shopping …

Big Data

10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015: Where Are They Now? - MIT Technology Review

Each year <i>MIT Technology Review</i> selects 10 emerging technologies that we believe will remake the world. Here’s how this year’s picks got closer to …

Apple Pay

Best of 2015: Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays at International Master Level - MIT Technology Review

It’s been almost 20 years since IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat the reigning world chess champion, Gary Kasparov, for the first time under …

Artificial Intelligence

Four Important Things to Expect in Virtual Reality in 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Virtual reality has grown immensely over the past few years, but 2016 looks like the most important year yet: it will be the first time that …

Virtual Reality

5 Robot Trends to Watch for in 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Will this year mark the first drone delivery, or the first time you encounter a robot at work or in your home? We saw significant advancements in …

Robotics

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending January 2, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on <i>MIT Technology Review</i>.

Intelligence

Recommended Reads on the Robot and AI Beat This Week - MIT Technology Review

Mark Zuckerberg to Build AI to Help at Home and Work<br>The CEO of Facebook has set himself an interesting goal for 2016: building an AI assistant to …

Artificial Intelligence

Startups Aim to Exploit a Deep-Learning Skills Gap - MIT Technology Review

The latest machine-learning techniques promise to transform whole industries by making it easier for computers to recognize patterns in data, to make …

Machine Learning

The Best Thing I Saw at CES Was a Thermometer - MIT Technology Review

Wandering the show floor at CES in Las Vegas this week, I’ve found that many of the best gadgets on display are those that may not change the world …

Virtual Reality

AI Algorithm Identifies Humorous Pictures - MIT Technology Review

Humor is a uniquely human quality. Most people can recognize funny sentences, incidents, pictures, videos, and so on. But it is not always easy to …

Machine Learning

Reinventing Marketing in the Digital Era - MIT Technology Review

Marketing sits at the interface of the company and its present and prospective markets. How will the activities, responsibilities and design of the …

Marketing

Could AI Solve the World’s Biggest Problems? - MIT Technology Review

Are we on the verge of creating artificial intelligence capable of finding answers to the world’s most pressing challenges? After steady progress in …

Artificial Intelligence

Big Pharma Doubles Down on CRISPR for New Drugs - MIT Technology Review

Can the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR help cure diseases? Drug companies are racing to find out.<p>A recently announced $300 million joint venture …

Genetics

Giant Yahoo Data Dump Aims to Help Computers Know What You Want - MIT Technology Review

Hundreds of millions of people visit Yahoo’s news sites each month. Today the company released a huge trove of information about the news-reading …

Machine Learning

Recommended Reads on the Robot and AI Beat This Week - MIT Technology Review

IHMC’s Atlas Robot Learning to Do Some Chores<br>One of the teams involved in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, from IHMC in Florida, has now taught its …

Deep Learning

China’s Baidu Releases Its AI Code - MIT Technology Review

Google and Facebook aren’t the only ones vying to be the standard bearer for the hottest AI technique around. China’s leading Internet search …

Artificial Intelligence

EmTech Digital 2016 - MIT Technology Review Events

Artificial intelligence already impacts every industry, powering search, social media, and smartphones and tracking personal health and finances. …

Artificial Intelligence