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Amazon rumor sends Bitcoin surging to record highs

Bitcoin yesterday reached a new all-time high as cryptocurrency insiders try to figure out why. According to several industry analysts the mere rumor of Amazon acceptance is partially responsible, with tales of China reversing its exchange ban providing further market optimism.<p>Rumors that Amazon …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft is using Excel as a gateway drug to AI

We all interact with artificial intelligence every day: It builds our Google searches, our Facebook feeds, and predicts the next word we’ll type. In this way we’re consumers of AI, rather than using it ourselves.<p>But many of us use Excel. In an attempt to make it easier to work with machine learning …

Machine Learning

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words

No wonder Amazon's Jeff Bezos tried to poach him.<p>Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But …

Department of Justice Should be Investigated

Regulation<p><b>The Bitcoin Foundation on Tuesday asked government</b> <b>to investigate the Department of Justice (DOJ). The agency is going after merchants and</b> …

The future of trend prediction will come from tech innovators, not fashion designers

Modern technology is unleashing creativity—not stifling it.<p>The $3 trillion global apparel market, which makes up 2% of the world’s GDP, is reliant upon being able to guess the latest trends and fads of the season. For example, this fall has a penchant for the bright plaids of the 1970s, and we’ll …

Social Media

24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

CEOs

Robots Are Now Learning To Reason Like Humans

AI can be more dangerous than North Korea, believes Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has stated that people should be more worried about artificial intelligence, more than the heightened tension between …

Here are the 8 biggest mistakes investors make

Financial stocks and some home builders saw some trouble in the summer of 2007 but one of the first warning signs that something was wrong in the markets occurred during the quant crash in August of 2007.<p>AQR's Cliff Asness created many of these quantitative investment strategies and had to …

Bitcoin price breaks $4,000. Here’s why

Bitcoin’s skyrocketing price is showing no signs of slowing. It’s currently trading for over $4,100 a coin, having broken the $4,000 mark in the early hours of Aug. 13. It has traded for as high as $4,225, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. A prediction of $5,000 per bitcoin by years’ …

Facebook robot is shut down after it ‘invented its own language’

Scientists have switched off Facebook’s robot because it has reportedly created its own language.<p>Researchers noticed that Artificial Intelligence …

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Artificial Intelligence

How 2 startup founders with no product, no users and no real proof their company would work raised $3 million — then built a company worth $1.3 billion

Vlad Tenev, cofounder and co-CEO of Robinhood, says his app could not get regulatory approval without having a sizeable amount of funding from venture capitalists. But most venture capitalists didn't want to give him money, because he had no product.<p>"So there are capital requirements, which also …

Startups

Two Giants of AI Team Up to Head Off the Robot Apocalypse

There’s nothing new about worrying that superintelligent machines may endanger humanity, but the idea has lately become hard to avoid.<p>A spurt of …

25 Artificial Intelligence Terms You Need to Know

As artificial intelligence becomes less of an ambiguous marketing buzzword and more of a precise ideology, it's increasingly becoming a challenge to …

ICAEW: Accountants should ignore Artificial Intelligence at their own peril

In 2013, Oxford University published research that said accountants and auditors have a 94 per cent chance of being replaced by robots.<p>It is no …

Meet The Startups That Bring Artificial Intelligence To Log Management And Analysis

Artificial Intelligence is set to disrupt every industry vertical. While scenarios like self-driving cars and cancer diagnosis instantly get our attention, more common areas such as IT operations and DevOps are also impacted by AI.<p>One of the core aspects of DevOps is monitoring and logging. It is …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning is already a part of your life, you just don’t know it yet

If you were born in the 80s or 90s, then there’s a good chance the idea of machine learning conjures images of Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator. It sounds like a far future concept that may be synonymous with AI and ‘the rise of the machines’.<p>But as it happens, the rise has actually <i>already</i> …

Machine Learning

4 Types of Ecommerce Business Model You Might Consider

There’s a lot more to ecommerce than meets your eye. When it comes to online selling, most of us picture a website like Amazon, but there are dozens of different business models that entrepreneurs use, with varying levels of success.<p><b>Ecommerce: Leveling the Playing Field</b><p>From the start, the Internet …

eCommerce

AimBrain, a startup that uses biometric authentication to fight fintech fraud, raises £4M Series A

AimBrain, a London startup that offers “biometric identity” as a service to help fintech companies and other financial institutions fight fraud, has raised £4 million in Series A funding.<p>BGF Ventures led the round, with participation from Episode 1, Entrepreneur First (EF), and a number of angel …

Financial Services

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with the company.<p>Designed by …

eCommerce

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

Why blockchains fail and decentralization succeeds

With all of the excitement around blockchain technology, it’s easy to think what we have now is the foundation for the next wave.<p>Yet, it’s worth remembering we are still in the early stages. The blockchains we have today probably won’t be the blockchains of tomorrow.<p>I am still bullish on Bitcoin …

Blockchain

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Singularity

Intel and Microsoft’s latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying

Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms — Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures.<p>Perhaps the most notable of these was Element AI, which …

Artificial Intelligence

Everyone keeps talking about A.I.—here's what it really is and why it's so hot now

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, from Apple's iPhone keyboard to Zillow's home price estimates. There's also a lot of stuff out there that …

Huawei MateBook X Review: Makes My MacBook Air Look Clunky And Slow

Huawei isn’t shy about what it has in mind with its first ever laptop, the MateBook X. The Chinese tech company is already the world’s third largest phonemaker — behind Samsung and Apple — and has in the past couple of years released smartwatches and 2-in-1 tablets. It is also a telecommunications …

We Still Know Very Little About How AI Thinks

AI as We Understand It<p>Most of the AI we know today operates on a principle of deep learning: a machine is given a set of data and a desired output, …

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something …

Creativity