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Are We Headed For 'Automated Luxury Communism'?

As someone who watches technology trends closely as part of my business, I have been thinking about the future impact of all the technology innovations and automation we are currently experiencing and on the cusp of achieving. Many of the headlines I read about these trends — and even some I write …

Artificial Intelligence

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

Google Created Its Own Laws of Robotics

Building robots that don’t harm humans is an incredibly complex challenge. Here are the rules guiding design at Google.<p>In his famous <i>Robot</i> series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:<p>A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a …

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

7 progression and event systems that every developer should study

Online multiplayer games are almost defined by a constant state of change. Since their inception, the rise and fall of different genres, the constant …

Game Design

It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures

While the gender gap in higher education is growing, it’s facile to say playing Minecraft and its ilk are the cause<p>Online video games are to blame for a decline in young men entering higher education. This is the neat claim made in a recent op-ed published by the <i>Times</i> under the subheading “The …

Gender Equality

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

This neural network ‘hallucinates’ the right colors into black and white pictures

The machine overlords of the future may now, if it pleases them, eliminate all black and white imagery from the history of their meat-based former masters. All they’ll need is this system from Berkeley computer scientist Richard Zhang, which allows a soulless silicon sentience to “hallucinate” …

What it takes to work at Google DeepMind — a London startup no one has ever left

Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that <i>no one</i> has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for …

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

A new startup is fusing lab-grown neurons onto computer chips in hopes of improving artificial intelligence.<p>Last month, Google's AI division, DeepMind, announced that its computer had defeated Europe's Go champion in five straight games. Go, a strategy game played on a 19x19 grid, is exponentially …

Google's new AI can determine image location without geotags

Have you ever looked through your photo library and tried to determine where an image was taken without any additional detective work? It’s not always an easy task.<p>Today, MIT Tech Review details a new project led by Tobias Weyand, a computer vision specialist at Google. The project breaks photos …

Puzzles

Microsoft is carrying out a massive social experiment in China — and almost no one outside the country knows about it

In a report for Nautilus, the researcher, Yongdong Wang, outlined what the company was doing with Xiaoice — pronounced "Shao-ice" and translated as "little Bing" — in China.<p>The Turing test, created by British scientist Alan Turing, is a test that looks to see if a human can detect whether the …

Alphabet Becomes The Most Valuable Public Company In The World

Today was a huge day for Alphabet — the first day it finally broke out its “other bets” in its earnings report — and boy did the company not disappoint.<p>The company smashed expectations on both ends, bringing in $21.3 billion in revenue and earnings of $8.67 per share. Analysts were expecting …

Sleeping in space is weirdly difficult — and other lessons from Scott Kelly's year in orbit

By now, 543 humans have spent time orbiting the Earth. But almost no one has stayed up as long as NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.<p>Since March of 2015, Kelly has been living on the International Space Station as part of the One Year Mission. He and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko spent nearly a year …

Space Science

Google's AI has beat a human grandmaster at Go for the first time

DeepMind, Google's London-based AI business, claims to have solved one of the "grand challenges" of artificial intelligence.<p>The company, which was …

How Microsoft Plans to Beat Google and Facebook to the Next Tech Breakthrough

The company behind Windows and Office is remaking its research arm to ensure its greatest inventions actually find their way into people’s hands.<p>By …