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There's an algorithm to simulate our brains. Too bad no computer can run it

Scientists just created an algorithm capable of performing a complete human brain simulation. Now we just have to wait for someone to build a computer powerful enough to run it.<p>The team, comprised of researchers from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, recently published a white paper detailing the …

Better Cancer Diagnosis with Deep Learning

To diagnose lung cancer, doctors typically use their eyes to examine CT scan images and inspect small nodules to identify whether the nodules are benign or malignant. When the nodules are small, they’re harder to spot. The result? Lung cancer is often detected too late, leading to a dismal 17 …

Deep Learning

A new test could tell us whether an AI has common sense

Virtual assistants and chatbots don't have a lot of common sense. It's because these types of machine learning rely on specific situations they have encountered before, rather than using broader knowledge to answer a question. However, researchers at the Allen Institute for AI (Ai2) have devised a …

Getting Value from Machine Learning Isn’t About Fancier Algorithms — It’s About Making It Easier to Use

Machine learning can drive tangible business value for a wide range of industries — but only if it is actually put to use. Despite the many machine learning discoveries being made by academics, new research papers showing what is possible, and an increasing amount of data available, companies are …

Node.js + face-recognition.js : Simple and Robust Face Recognition using Deep Learning

The npm package for face recognition<p>In this article I am going to show you how to perform robust face detection and face recognition using</b> …

Combining AI and Blockchain to create Artificial Intelligence Crypto-Assets Investment Fund, Gabriel Zanko, Elpis advisor

<i>Interview with Gabriel Zanko Tech Entrepreneur. Investor. Build platforms, write about startups, musician, travel adventurer.</i><p><b>What is your background</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

College students come up with plug-in to combat fake news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension …

Fake News

3 Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying Over Bitcoin

It's time to forget about bitcoin! These virtual currencies have much more to offer over the long run.<p>It may be hard to believe, but it's the truth: …

Mark Zuckerberg says technology could be a solution for America's broken school system

In a letter posted to Facebook on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg reflected on what he and wife Priscilla Chan have learned about philanthropy in 2017. One of his biggest takeaways was that improving education will be among the biggest challenges that the next generation faces.<p>Zuckerberg thinks he has a …

Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer

Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.<p>The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has …

Bitcoin

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news …

AI creates fake celebrity porn for Redditors to fap to

Artificial intelligence is a game-changer. Never in the history of human existence has there existed a technology with the power to wipe out cancer, end traffic accidents, and perhaps even formulate an actionable plan to reverse climate change. And fortunately for us, some of the smartest people in …

AI could help solve the world’s health care problems at scale

In a world with limited doctors, emerging diseases and superbugs, and sharply rising costs, how can we successfully tackle health care problems at scale? This is just one of the critical challenges India’s explosive startup community hopes to solve by implementing AI to serve the needs of the …

Digital Health

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Can algorithmic justice save us from the coming artificial intelligence dystopia?

I recently learned about an emerging field, algorithmic justice, from two friends I met in grad school. Algorithmic justice is a movement to address …

Artificial Intelligence

This Algorithm Can Detect Pneumonia More Accurately Than a...

Rate this post<p>An algorithm developed by researchers at Stanford University proved more effective than human radiologists in diagnosing cases of …

Machine Learning

2018's Software Engineering Talent Shortage— It’s quality, not just quantity

Forrester projects that firms will pay 20% above market for quality engineering talent in 2018<p>For the past nine years, software engineers have been …

Yann LeCun Discusses the Power, Limits of Deep Learning

LeCun was both enthusiastic on the progress the field has made in recent years and realistic about what such systems can and cannot do.<p>PCMag reviews …

Deep Learning

Playing the Beer Game Using Reinforcement Learning

The Classical Beer Game<p>The beer game is a widely used in-class game that is played in supply chain management classes to demonstrate a phenomenon …

Machine Learning

5 professions that could see significant growth with the rise of AI

The words “artificial intelligence” often conjure up a sense of fear and apprehension. Fear for the unknown possibilities of AI, fear for the AI-fueled dystopian images brought about by movies like <i>The Terminator</i>, and most practically, fear for the possibility that AI will someday take our jobs. …

Artificial Intelligence

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

There's Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley

The bad new politics of big tech.

Bernie Sanders

The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

Apps

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Leak Shows iPhone 8 Is Massive

Supersized smartphones is clearly the trend of 2017: massive new displays crammed inside phones with super skinny bezels. And the iPhone 8 looks set to make the biggest leap of them all…<p>Following multiple design leaks and cases sent to me from third parties, new information from Weibo (via …

Mobile Technology

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

Justin Choi Contributor<p>Justin Choi is the CEO of Nativo.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Adtech isn’t dead, it just has a lot of dead weight<br>• Google isn’t safe from Yahoo’s fate<p>If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like …

Why your app could fail before you launch -- and how to avoid the crash

Credit: Google<p>Even with the best idea in the world, if you’re trying to do too much or you haven’t gotten user feedback before you build, your app is likely to fail.<p>To help you avoid crashing and burning before you even launch, I asked 13 entrepreneurs from YEC the following question:<p>What is the …

Watch 1,000 Dancing Robots Break A World Record

It's... kind of creepy.<p>Scores of robots participated in a strange dance party at the Qingdao Beer Festival in Shandong, China recently. They broke the world record for simultaneous dancing robots, with 1,007 robots participating in all. Watch the video below, but be warned, there's something deeply …

3 new iMessage features we want to see in iOS 10

Introduced in 2011 as one of the standout features in iOS 5, iMessage lets people send texts, photos, videos and more for free — as long as this communication is performed from one Apple device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) to another. Otherwise, it's just another way to send standard SMS/MMS …

Apps