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This in-demand AI genius just got $175 million from Silicon Valley’s biggest investors

Andrew Ng may not be a household name like other tech entrepreneurs, but he's very in-demand among techies both in Silicon Valley and in China.<p>Ng is one of the top experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies in the world — he's taught at Stanford, worked at Google, and most …

AI will "kill many jobs", claims Alibaba's CEO, and it's up to tech giants to protect the human race

The comments were made by Alibaba's Jack Ma during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum<p>CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba Jack …

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, finds study

Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.<p>With the number of people with a religious belief on the rise – …

12 things successful people don't waste their money on

People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving …

The first 512GB microSD card arrives in February

It didn't take long for someone to topple 2017's microSD storage record. The UK's Integral Memory has unveiled what it says it the first shipping 512GB microSD card. So long as your device can handle microSDXC (most Android phones and tablets, as well as PCs like the Surface Pro), you too can have …

Report: 80's kids started programming at an earlier age than today's millennials

HackerRank has published its 2018 Developer Skills Report. The paper looks at a number things essential to understanding the developer landscape, and explores things like the perks coders demand from their workplaces, the technologies they prefer to use, and how they entered the software …

Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI

<i>“The easier it is to communicate, the faster change happens.” – James Burke, Science Historian</i>During an October 2015 press conference announcing the …

Machine Learning

How robotic exoskeletons could save disabled children from a life in wheelchairs

It was bleak medical diagnosis for his young nephew that put the idea in Manmeet Maggu’s head to launch a startup focused on robotic exoskeletons for …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Self-improvement

Altered Carbon's Showrunner on the Only Book Scene She Insisted Be Changed

Netflix’s cyberpunk series <i>Altered Carbon</i> is staying relatively faithful to Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel—with a few exceptions, like changing the …

One of VR's most annoying problems could be solved soon

When wandering around with a VR headset on, I'm afraid of going too far without someone to spot me. The reason is simple: I can't really see where I'm going. Odds of tripping over a chair or a table are extremely high.<p>One company seems to have tried to solve that problem, and I tried out the result …

Virtual Reality

The AI Blog

<p>Microsoft researchers have created technology that uses artificial intelligence to read a document and answer questions about it about as well as a …

Artificial Intelligence

Is this the beginning of the end of Trump's real estate empire?

The Trump name is being scrubbed off skylines from New York to Toronto to Rio as the brand backfires<p>It takes all of 30 seconds for the doorman at Trump Place to kick me out of the building. “Ma’am, you need to leave,” he says, when I tell him I am a journalist. Then he practically shoves me out the …

Real Estate

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Is This Science Hacker a Heroine or a Villain?

Alexandra Elbakyan is turning the multimillion dollar science publishing industry upside down.<p>In 2011, 23-year-old Alexandra Elbakyan did something …

This Ancient Mnemonic Technique Builds a Palace of Memory

Imagined memory palaces are still used by memory champions and the few who practice the memory arts, but they are best known from Greco-Roman …

Engineer says he quit Google after order to stop pro-diversity posts

Diversity advocate says he was told to "avoid posting on controversial topics."<p>A former Google engineer named Cory Altheide says he left the company …

Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ trailer shows a vast cyberpunk world

We've been looking forward to Netflix's take on <i>Blade Runner</i> for a while now. <i>Altered Carbon</i>, based on the novel of the same name, even made an appearance at CES this year. Now there's a brand-new trailer to get us all excited for the upcoming sci-fi series, full of body horror, murder and …

Altered Carbon

Harris County, TX Family Lawyers

What is family law?<p>Learn what issues fall under family law and what a lawyer can do for you.<p>Family law handles domestic matters involving partners, …

Family Law

A Fascinating Sign That You Have A High IQ

Take the test to see if you can pick up the direction of the lines.***<b>~ THE EBOOKS ~</b>• <b>Escape from low mood or depression</b> with my "Activate …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

Confessions of a former hacker: 5 techniques to make you more secure online

Consumers are daily targets of email and phone scams, not to mention the frequent cyberattacks on big data. So it’s never been more important to …

Will you kill someone if the situation arises? People's decision-making can now be predicted, here's how

"The findings give us a glimpse into what is the nature of morality," said Dr Marco Iacoboni, director of the Neuromodulation Lab at UCLA's …

Two teens attacked a Baltimore city councilwoman during a carjacking. What happened next surprised everyone

The weather wasn't too cold that December morning, so Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector put on a light jacket as she headed for her gold Buick.<p>Two teenage boys from southwest Baltimore were in her Inner Harbor parking garage, cutting school and looking for cars to steal. They fixed their eyes …

Woody Harrelson: 'I used to have my head up my ass'

Laid-back stoner Woody Harrelson used to see life through a haze of smoke, but since he quit, his career has come into sharp focus. He talks to Martyn Palmer about film, family – and Trump’s mayhem<p>As a kid growing up in Texas, Woody Harrelson daydreamed about being a cop and, later, some kind of …

Woody Harrelson

People have spent centuries trying to prove caffeine is dangerous, but the science suggests otherwise

When Davis Cripe died in his South Carolina classroom last May, it was a shock to everyone who knew him. He was just 16, and healthy. His death made no sense, especially when the coroner said that he’d been killed by a substance most of us consume daily: caffeine.<p>It’s well-known that caffeine can, …

Coffee

The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk game about underdogs and weirdos

Akara-184's job is to make people happy. Akara-184 is a genderless android who crafts cybernetic upgrades that make humans fitter, happier, and more …

Facebook's AI boss described Sophia the robot as 'complete b------t' and 'Wizard-of-Oz AI'

Sophia the robot has made headlines at Business Insider and other media outlets for its threats to destroy all humans, for becoming an actual citizen of Saudi Arabia, and for rejecting marriage proposals.<p>But Facebook's director of artificial intelligence research, Yann LeCun, is not convinced. …

Artificial Intelligence

Haptic Controllers Bring Real Pain to VR Games

Outfitted with a 3-D tracker and motorized capsules, the CyberTouch Glove was a $15,000 mitt that vibrated as you handled virtual objects onscreen. …