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Hackers Have Apparently Already Tricked Facial Recognition Technology Using Your Facebook Photos

Facial recognition software has been heralded by many tech companies as the new fingerprint–a simple, reliable means of identity authentication. After all, save a few rare exceptions, you’re the only who looks like you. Unfortunately, as cyber locks become more sophisticated, so do cyber lock …

Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe that they've perfected the art of photosynthetic solar cells. It's a technology that mimics a plant's ability to inhale carbon dioxide and, with water, convert it into glucose and oxygen. This system is capable of drawing in carbon …

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

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How Companies Are Benefiting from “Lite” Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is hot, but also daunting. The latest advances — known variously as cognitive computing, machine learning, and deep learning — sound complicated and expensive. And they <i>are</i>, despite the enormous potential they bring to the marketplace. For many companies, the price tag and …

Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter

Explaining Deep Learning . . . in Eight Words<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> <b>We read about Deep Learning in the news a lot these days. What’s your least favorite</b> …

There's one big misunderstanding many people have about space

If you read or watch any science fiction at all, you probably know that one of the most perilous parts of any space travel is the extreme cold of …

Space

Are Parallel Universes Real? Here Are Physicists' Leading Multiverse Theories

Right now there might be a whole other universe where instead of brown hair you have red hair, or a universe where you're a classical pianist, not an …

MIT's new 5-atom quantum computer could make today's encryption obsolete

Much of the encryption world today depends on the challenge of factoring large numbers, but scientists now say they've created the first five-atom …

A Programming Language For Robot Swarms - MIT Technology Review

One of the more fascinating sights of an autumn evening is the flocking behaviour of starlings as they lurch and swoop in extraordinary …

Robotics

5 Open Source Big Data Analysis Platforms and Tools

A brief survey of some of the leading open source platforms that are gaining adoption in today's booming Big Data marketplace.

Data Analysis

John McAfee on his new startup and why he should be president

Perhaps the only way John McAfee could surprise us again is by doing something as pedestrian as joining another tech company. These days, he's more known for his love of guns and drugs, not to mention fleeing Belize after getting involved in a murder case. McAfee has since settled in Lexington, …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as new languages like Apple Swift start to make a splash.<p>Here …

Programming

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

This Mad Scientist Will Clone 100,000 Cows

This year, a Chinese company plans to open a massive factory to clone 100,000 cows. Just how far will this mass reproductive technology go?<p>Two …

Stem Cells

5 Robot Trends to Watch for in 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Will this year mark the first drone delivery, or the first time you encounter a robot at work or in your home? We saw significant advancements in …

11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning

Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing …

Machine Learning

Watch a neural network describe what it sees on a stroll through Amsterdam

Human walks, computer talks<p>In the last few years computers have made massive advances in image recognition. Neural networks especially — systems which can be trained over time — have become eerily good at describing even quite complex scenes. However, as this video from US artist and coder Kyle …

Artificial Intelligence

Big Data Analytics

Big Data Connectivity for High Performance Analytics<p>Spotfire offers three primary types of native integration with Hadoop and other big data …

Big Data

TensorFlow could be Google's new, open-source, central nervous system - ExtremeTech

TensorFlow could be Google’s new, open-source, central nervous system<p>By on November 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Machine Learning

Deep learning: A brief guide for practical problem solvers

Deep learning is a rapidly growing discipline that models high-level patterns in data as complex multilayered networks. Because it is the most …

Machine Learning

It's here: a website that uses an algorithm to match you with the perfect dog for your personality

PawsLikeMe might know you better than you know yourself.<p><b>Because PawsLikeMe knows about your dreams.</b><p>Your DOG dreams, that is.<p>How? A dog-human …

Pets

Google is giving away a big part of its machine learning software

TensorFlow is open sourced<p>Google has just announced that it's open sourcing TensorFlow under the Apache 2 license. That awfully nerdy sentence means that part of the software that Google uses to power its machine learning systems — the stuff that can translate words on a sign with your camera or …

Meet the company that helped make Halloween R-rated

The last thing Amy Tsai needs at this high-pressure moment is a Playboy-style bunny wearing a red plaid tuxedo.<p>A competitor's catalog features one. Her company's doesn't.<p>"Our bunnies are going to get killed," she mutters.<p>And that's just one of the challenges stressing out Tsai as<p>Halloweenapproached.<p>…

Trick-Or-Treating

Five cult 90s film soundtracks that changed music forever

Music and film have long been creative bedfellows. Whether it’s new faces in electronica trying to make the same synth-soaked shapes as Nicolas Winding Refn’s iconic soundtrack to <i>Drive</i>, or a slew of musicians trying to channel the spirit of director David Lynch, it’s hard to imagine the influence …

Newly Digitized ‘Phenakistoscope’ Animations That Pre-Date GIFs by Over 150 Years | Colossal

<p>Since first stumbling onto an early type of image projector called a magic lantern over 40 years ago, Richard Balzer became instantly obsessed with …