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The AI Bots Are About To Get Emotional

Straight out of science fiction, artificially intelligent machines could soon learn to mimic and manipulate human feelings<p>We already interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Furby and Clippy were early forms; driverless cars and Facebook's chatbots pick up the mantle today. But if …

Artificial Intelligence

3 changes that will strengthen your data science team

Data science is a hot topic, and data scientists are the hot commodity. Google the phrase and there are a zillion results, many of which reference the most disruptive startups and innovative corporations. It’s all data science all the time these days.<p>But before you create a data science team, it’s …

Data Science

The Conversational Economy — 5 Reasons Mobile Apps May Still Rule

<i>Part 2 in a series on the Conversational Economy.</i> <i>Read Part 1 here</i><p>If these powerful forces and playersare fueling the rapid rise of the Conversational …

Apps

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Fig. 1 Nice overview, but laying out pattern relationships in a two dimension grid has severe limitations.<p>Fig. 2 Deep Learning Roadmap<p>Start Here →</b> …

Deep Learning

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

“Nature has done 3.8 billion years of R&D already, so looking at nature for inspiration is a no-brainer,” says Jacob Russo, co-creator of the Nexloop …

42 Creative Analogies To Provide You Perspective on Analytics

From Legos to Love Songs, Muppets to Movies — covering Strategy, Perspective, Experimental Design, and so much more…<p>Just over six months ago, …

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

HSBC: Saudi Arabia faces 'stagnation and decay'

In the note titled "Saudi Arabia: Why the Kingdom can must be reformed" HSBC economists Simon Williams and Razan Nasser argue that "a protracted period of marked economic decline" will be unavoidable if the oil-rich Gulf state doesn't start moving towards<p>When the increasingly powerful Prince …

Economics

“The scope of our failure”: The real story of our decades-long foreign policy disaster that set the Middle East on fire

<b>Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld (AP/Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The brilliant Andrew Bacevich tells Salon why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 15, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, …

Geopolitics

Sykes-Picot: 'A kind of tapestry of plans and promises'

One hundred years ago, the Middle East was divvied up between the French and the British. The historian Maurus Reinkowski talks with DW about the …

The big data puzzle: Making sense of unstructured data

Never before has there been so much information available to businesses and individuals. In January 2015, Google estimated that there were 300 …

Microsoft is making big data really small using DNA

Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data …

Genetics

Read the Google CEO's New Letter on the Company's Future

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin typically write a public letter every year to reflect on the company’s accomplishments and goals. This …

Hackathons Aren’t Just for Coders

Facebook recently hosted its 50th hackathon. It was the stuff of Silicon Valley lore: Employees from across the company took a break from their regular projects to develop mind-blowing ideas about artificial intelligence over an intense 24-hour period. Late-night thinkers enjoyed a 1AM meal to …

11 of the best new and updated iPhone apps from March 2016

April is upon us already, and you’ve just about survived the barrage of the worst April Fools’ puns the Web can throw at you, but before you close your browser in disgust, check out the best of last month’s new and updated iPhone apps.<p>As always, only the best apps each month make it into these …

Apps

Machine Learning Could Be Google's Secret Cloud Weapon

Now that Google has infused the brand of artificial intelligence known as machine learning into everything from search to speech recognition, it’s making the technology it views as tech’s next big wave available for other companies to use.<p>The search and advertising giant today announced an early …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Book Review: Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels

If you have ever been curious about why we relentlessly seek happiness, or if you find that you want to cultivate a more positive mindset, then this …

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

Richard Branson, Kite Boarding, Medical Devices and a Contest for Entrepreneurs

Sir Richard Branson has come a long way from earning his first significant dollars (or pounds) by helping coordinate the music used in The Exorcist…his first success upon founding Virgin Records was seeing Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” explode off the turntable and into the public’s …

Google Employee Explains How To ‘Design’ Your Time, Not Just Manage It

<b>For many</b> of us, there always seems to be far more to do every day than there is time to do it. Work can seem like a never-ending cycle of long …

Time Management

Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices

One of the major advantages Google and Facebook have over other companies in the digital advertising and marketing space is their ability for cross-device tracking, thanks to those companies' huge audience of logged-in users.<p>Many other companies — particularly ones like Adobe that don't have …

Digital Advertising

“The Islamic State would not be with us today if the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq”: Islam, religion, and the interview Donald Trump and Ted Cruz must read now

<b>Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Carlos Barria/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Simple-minded analysis of religion, history and our challenge in the Middle East leads to the wrong policy choices<p>Phil Torres<p>March 19, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>At approximately 9:40 p.m., on Nov. 13, 2015, …

Ulysses powerful text editor app is now available for your phone

Ulysses is a popular writing app aimed at people who regularly write, like poets, journalists, novelists, or academics. Up until now it was only available on desktop or iPad but the company has just released its iPhone version as well.<p>Its clean, text-centric interface and organizational system make …

Apps

The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.<p>Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered …

National Security

This app uses a neural network to describe the world around you

It's wrong more often than it's right<p>"A tree climbing a piece of wood. A large bird sitting on a mountain. A bike with a bike leaning against it."<p>This is the world according to AI Scry, a new iOS app that uses a neural network to identify whatever's in front of your phone's camera and describe it …

What’s Next in Computing?

The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. There has been a lot of handwringing lately about …

We Now Join the U.S. Class War Already in Progress

Neither Trump nor Sanders started the nation’s current class war—the biggest fight over class since the New Deal—but both candidates, as different as …

Instagram and Pinterest are killing Gap, Abercrombie, & J. Crew

And the problem might be signaling something even more troublesome than dowdy apparel. Instead, it is a total shift in how teen consumers think.<p>Young people want to purchase experiences rather than actual stuff, and when they do buy clothing or shoes they want to be able to showcase purchases on …

Social Media

How Microsoft built, and is still building, Windows 10

Windows 10 for PCs arrived two weeks ago. Thankfully, we don’t need to wait years to say this will be a Microsoft operating system release like no other.<p>The most obvious clue is not the fact that Windows 10 was installed on more than 14 million devices in 24 hours, that you can get it for cheap or …

Windows 10