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'Statistically Significant' Doesn't Mean 'Right'

Social scientists need to get smarter about using math.<p>In response to charges that their field is churning out unreliable science, psychologists this month issued a defense that may be tough to dispute. At issue was a claim, published in the journal Science, that only 39 of 100 experiments …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

BANGALORE, India — IBM dominated the early decades of computing with inventions like the mainframe and the floppy disk. Its offices and factories, stretching from upstate New York to Silicon Valley, were hubs of American innovation long before Microsoft or Google came along.<p>But over the last …

Artificial Intelligence

A framework for understanding the future of work

<i>Posted by</i> John Hagel III and Jeff Schwartz<i> on September 27, 2017.</i>In a recent issue of <i>Deloitte Review</i>, John Hagel, Jeff Schwartz, and Josh Bersin …

Google has built earbuds that translate 40 languages in real time

Google is the first major tech company to build the Babel fish.<p>The search company, which is now making a slew of its own hardware products, announced the Google Pixel Buds at a San Francisco event today (Oct. 4). The earbuds connect wirelessly with Google’s latest smartphones, but more importantly, …

Artificial Intelligence

Wake Up to the Algorithm Economy

Big data, for all of its value, is inherently dumb. It doesn’t actually <i>do</i> anything unless you know how to use it. What makes Google one of the most …

The Data Science Ecosystem in One Tidy Infographic

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

Machine Learning

The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method

We learn about the scientific method in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and especially talk about its application in all areas of life – not just …

Scientific Method

With Synthetic Biology Software, Geneticists Design Living Organisms From Scratch

Project that aims to build a synthetic yeast pioneers the design and debugging of chromosomes Image: Chris BickelThe first time geneticist Jef Boeke …

Genetics

6 Areas of AI and Machine Learning to Watch Closely

This post is by Nathan Benaich, Investor and technologist, UK It’s amazingThe post 6 Areas of AI and Machine Learning to Watch Closely appeared first …

AI system performs better than 75 percent of American adults on standard visual intelligence test

An example question from the Raven’s Progressive Matrices standardized fluid-intelligence test.* (credit: Ken Forbus)A Northwestern University team …

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise - MIT Technology Review

Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products …

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

Data Visualization

Sales Automation through a Deep Learning Platform

A deep learning platform that actually sells to the customer.<p>This article outlines a successful sales automation platform that uses deep learning to …

Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation

Translating from one language to another is hard, and creating a system that does it automatically is a major challenge, partly because there are just so many words, phrases and rules to deal with. Fortunately, neural networks eat big, complicated data sets for breakfast. Google has been working on …

Deep Learning

Text summarization with TensorFlow

Posted by Peter Liu and Xin Pan, Software Engineers, Google Brain Team Every day, people rely on a wide variety of sources to stay informed ...

Progressive neural networks

Progressive neural networks Rusu et al, <i>2016</i>If you’ve seen one Atari game you’ve seen them all, or at least once you’ve seen enough of them anyway. …

Uncertainty in Deep Learning (PhD Thesis) | Yarin Gal

<i>Function</i> draws from a dropout neural network. This new visualisation technique depicts the distribution over <i>functions</i> rather than the predictive …

The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’

There’s a counter-intuitive downside to collecting vast amounts of information about economics and human behaviour: it can mean we ignore the lessons of history.<p>You may be familiar with the statistic that 90% of the world’s data was created in the last few years. It’s true. One of the first …

Algorithms

Google just open sourced something called ‘Parsey McParseface,’ and it could change AI forever

As much as we love to fawn over artificial intelligence (AI), it’s still not great at recognizing and parsing natural language. That’s why Google is open sourcing its new language parsing model for English, which it calls ‘Parsey McParseface.’<p>Before you even ask, the name doesn’t mean anything. …

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

University of British Columbia

Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine Takes on Deep Learning

Thanks to a UK computer scientist and a simulated Analytical Engine.<p>Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine was never completed, but that's not really the point. It was the idea: a machine capable of computing anything that could possibly be computed. That's more or less the definition of Turing …

15 Most Controversial Data Science Articles

DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future

<b>Sam Byford: So for someone who doesn’t know a lot about AI or Go, how would you characterize the cultural resonance of what happened yesterday?</b><p>Demis Hassabis: There are several things I’d say about that. Go has always been the pinnacle of perfect information games. It’s way more complicated than …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Skills You Need to Be a Data Scientist

Interested in landing a job as a data scientist? These are the core set of 8 data science competencies you should develop:<p><b>1. Basic Tools:</b> No matter …

The Tools of Big Data Science: The Technologies & Languages of Statistical Analysis

You’ve read about many of the kinds of big data projects that you can use to learn more about your data in our What Can a Data Scientist Do for You? …

What Code Should You Learn in 2016?

With the changing environment around us and the inclusion of computers in our personal space, <b>technology</b> and computers are now an integral part of our …

Soft Decision Trees

<b>Paper</b> : Soft Decision Trees <i>O. Irsoy, O. T. Yildiz, E. Alpaydin</i> ICPR 21, Tsukuba, Japan.<p><b>Abstract</b> : We discuss a novel decision tree architecture with …