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After Millions of Trials, These Simulated Humans Learned to Do Perfect Backflips and Cartwheels

Using well-established machine learning techniques, researchers from University of California, Berkeley have taught simulated humanoids to perform …

Machine Learning

This SimCity-Like Tool Lets Urban Planners See The Potential Impact Of Their Ideas

UrbanFootprint makes it easy to run simulations to see how a new plan might change traffic and commute times, the ability of kids to walk to school, access to jobs, energy use, the local economy, health, and carbon emissions.<p>When a state senator in California proposed a bill that would require …

8 brilliant portfolios from young designers

Thanks to the internet, age or location doesn't mean much for a graphic designer anymore. In fact, most creatives don't mention their age in their …

Graphic Design

Create Your Own Apple HomeKit Enabled Projects Using The Raspberry Pi

Hobbyists and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in creating DIY HomeKit enabled projects and devices may be interested in a new tutorial published …

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

New code offers a 100-fold speed increase

by Larry Hardesty November 2, 2017 Robots & Machines 11169<p>Avoiding Zero Entries<p>We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is “sparse.” …

Deep Learning

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Website uses neural networks to enlarge small images, and the results are pretty magical

You know how in <i>CSI</i>, the cops always try to "enhance" a shot to zoom in and read (non-existent) details in photos? It's amusing to the rest of us, but …

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Brain Hacks That Will Help You Think Smarter

Unlock your brain's creative potential.<p>When I bought my first computer years ago, I hired a tutor to teach me how to use it, but before she had finished giving me instructions my fingers were all over the keyboard pushing buttons. "What do these do?" I wanted to know. She was a little horrified …

We knew Trump wanted to gut the EPA. A leaked plan shows how it would be done.

The administration wants to cut a quarter of the agency’s staff.<p>Leaked documents reveal just how President Donald Trump plans to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency and cut 31 percent of its funding.<p>The more detailed vision for the EPA appears in an internal memo by its acting financial …

Darktrace's AI is now automatically responding to hacks – and stopping them

Darktrace's "digital antibodies" have stopped one Brexit-themed data protection threat: while trialling the machine-learning anti-hacking system's …

OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s

AI research has a long history of repurposing old ideas that have gone out of style. Now researchers at Elon Musk’s open source AI project have …

Machine Learning

Interior Dept. agency changes website from family visiting park to a giant pile of coal

Even the smallest of symbolic details can't escape the changes of life in Trump's America. The government agency responsible for overseeing a …

This Startup Is Using Data Analytics And Technology To Solve Social Challenges In India

Data is an asset. The impact of data abundance extends well beyond business, it improves the quality of life of people. Outline India, a research and data startup, is doing just that in a country battling hunger and poverty, getting all children in school and reducing child labor. 
The startup …

Big Data

Greenland's Coastal Ice Caps Have Melted Past The Point Of No Return

Coastal ice has passed a critical "tipping point," a new study shows. And it doesn't bode well for the rest of the island's ice.<p>Even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to deny the urgency of climate change, an international team of researchers has revealed how global warming …

Global Warming

Coalition of 17 states challenges Trump over climate change policy

A coalition led by New York state insists the Trump administration has a legal obligation to regulate the emission of carbon pollution: ‘The law is clear’<p>A coalition of 17 US states filed a legal challenge on Wednesday against efforts by Donald Trump’s administration to roll back climate change …

New York State

Watch This Tense And Awkward Short Film, Shot in One Take By Drone

<b>WHAT:</b> A voyeuristic short that appears to be about a man’s mental breakdown, but actually has a lot more on its mind.<p><b>WHO:</b> New York-based filmmaker Paul Trillo.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> A lot has been said about the public shaming of people like Justine Sacco, who fired off a gross tweet before getting on a …

Black Mirror

10 more handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis [Video]

A few weeks ago I posted about 10 handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis. To follow up, I’d like to share 10 additional iOS tips that I often use. Like I said before, chances are that hardcore iOS users will know most of these, but there’s usually at least one or two tips that catch users …

App Store

Terrorism in America? They hate us for our freedom! Terrorism in Russia? They had it coming!

<b>(AP/Evgeny Kurskov)</b><p>No hashtags or Facebook memes for the victims in St. Petersburg, where a gruesome attack is portrayed as blowback<p>Danielle Ryan<p>April 6, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>On Monday 14 people lost their lives and 50 others were injured when a terrorist detonated a nail bomb on the St. Petersburg …

Extremism

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

How to Break into UX Writing

After an overwhelming response to a recent article about what companies are looking for in UX writers, I was flooded with questions about how to …

UX Design

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …

Watching a Word Document transform into an Alexa skill is trippy as hell

For almost forty years, the default way people interacted with computers was by clicking or selecting a pre-defined input, using either a keyboard or a mouse. But now, in 2017, things are changing. There’s been a renaissance in chatbots, which have evolved from being a ‘toy’, to being used for …

Impressive Adobe Algorithm Transfers One Photo’s Style Onto Another

Two pairs of researchers from Cornell University and Adobe have teamed up and developed a “Deep Photo Style Transfer” algorithm that can …

New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google

Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they …

How artificial intelligence has evolved over time

In the video above, we examine how artificial intelligence has evolved over time and will continue to grow as technology improves - from computer scientist John McCarthy first making reference to AI in 1956, to virtual assistants on our smartphones emerging in 2011 and more.<p>From gaming to virtual …

Artificial Intelligence

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you

As President Donald J. Trump’s systematic dismantling of 21st century public policy continues, we pause a moment to mourn the death of a set of …