Bethany Konz

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Ray Kurzweil on Turing Tests, Brain Extenders, and AI Ethics

Inventor and author Ray Kurzweil, who currently runs a group at Google writing automatic responses to your emails in cooperation with the Gmail team, …

12 DIY Raspberry Pi Projects That Are Worth Building

There's no end to the purposes you can put a Raspberry Pi to. Here are 12 of our favourite DIY projects for the popular and tiny computer.<p>If you've …

Five Vitamins That Help Maintain Your Mental Health

Whilst we are beginning to become very aware of how what we eat affects our physical health and wellbeing, we don't often connect what we eat with …

Wellness

Take a Quick Tour of the Mind-Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

My View on Programming Languages

I’ve been writing about programming languages for nearly three years now. Many of my articles have been quite popular. What do the readership numbers …

The Most Common Terminal Commands Worth Knowing for the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi’s operating system is Linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every Linux command. The Pi is a …

Raspberry Pi

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Mix and match analytics: data, metadata, and machine learning for the win

Creating winning analytics solutions means combining and making the most of different approaches and techniques. Taking a look at how Google does …

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

Artificial Intelligence

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Applying Gaussian Naïve Bayes Classifier in Python: Part One

<b>N</b>aïve Bayes classifier is one of the most effective machine learning algorithms implemented in machine learning projects and distributed MapReduce …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

This Video Explains How GitHub Works As Simply As Possible

As ubiquitous as it is, GitHub is a little baffling for beginners because it’s not evident at the start how it actually works. So, GitHub made a …

GitHub

How to Draw with Math

Mathematics can help us to draw real-life objects. The regularity of natural patterns can lead artists to use mathematical concepts in works of art. …

Learning Hadoop: 44 hours of big data training

More and more companies are looking for tech-savvy pros to help them make the most out of their business data, and mastering the tools needed is …

7 Foods That Reduce Mental Health Symptoms

<b>Berries</b> – Choose from strawberries, raspberries or blueberries to gain vitamin C and antioxidants. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and …

Wellness

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even …

AT&T launches IoT starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi

AT&T announced two new Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, one for Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers, the other for developers that use Raspberry Pi.<p>It comes six months after the launch of the wireless giant’s first starter kit. The two …

How to Build Beautiful 3-D Fractals Out of the Simplest Equations

If you came across an animal in the wild and wanted to learn more about it, there are a few things you might do: You might watch what it eats, poke …

Bayesian statistics: What’s it all about?

Kevin Gray sent me a bunch of questions on Bayesian statistics and I responded. The interview is here at KDnuggets news. For some reason the …

Data Science

The Secret Magic of Dividing by Zero

It can be done! With calculus, anything is possible.<p>Never divide by zero. We were all taught this in school, and in most everyday situations, it's good advice. It rarely makes sense to divide anything by zero, and if you try to ask Siri to do it, she will say you have no friends.<p>But why exactly is …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

How to contribute to an open source project on GitHub

A step by step guide that will show you how to contribute to an open source project on GitHub, one of the most popular and used git repository …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

When things aren't going quite the way you'd like them to, it's often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard to confront because you're afraid you won't get the answer you want, others because you really don't want to know the answer.<p>But the best things in …