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The list of countries that will benefit from the AI revolution could be exceedingly short

Here’s a comprehensive list of the countries that venture capitalist and former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee says are well-positioned to embrace a future powered by artificial intelligence:<p>United States<br>• China<p>Every other economy should brace for trouble ahead, Lee says in an interview with …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Brené Brown and the rest are featured in this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

Leadership

People are obsessed with buying cars through Costco instead of on their own at a dealership — here's the verdict

Shopping for a car can be overwhelming.<p>If you know you're looking for, say, an SUV, you have to determine the brand, the model, and the model year you'd like, as well as the dealership you want to use, whether you'd like to buy new or used, and whether you want to buy or lease.<p>Where do you start …

Your Analytics Program is Not Ready for Machine Learning

If you are like most organizations, your analytics program is not ready for advanced analytics technologies such as machine learning. Here are a few …

Forget Data Scientists And Hire A Data Translator Instead?

You can invest in data technologies and collect all the data you can possibly imagine, but it’s worthless if it’s not analyzed or communicated to decision-makers so that action can be taken from the insights. Some organizations attempt to communicate data findings across departments of an …

Big Data

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

This is the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch video

And this year is all about business. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be announced tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Slashleaks shared the official promo video for the Samsung’s upcoming flagship device.<p>It’s a polished 3-minute video packed with information about the new phone. …

Samsung Galaxy S9

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

India tops Big Data and Analytics adoption in APAC region: Oracle

<b>Sourabh Kulesh</b><p>When it comes to Big Data and Analytics, Indian enterprises are adopting the technologies to improve operations and enhance customer …

Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

The long-simmering feud between President Trump and the Justice Department erupted into open conflict Wednesday when the FBI publicly challenged the president's expected release of a contentious and classified memo related to the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>In a rare unsigned …

Donald Trump

Experimental AR projection system lets surgeons see ‘through’ a patient’s skin

Imagine if surgeons or other clinicians were able to more easily see their patients’ internal anatomy without having to cut into them. That’s the …

New 3D-Printed "Smart Gel" Is Big Step Toward Artificial Organs

It's 70 percent water, just like the human body.<p>It turns out 3D-printing objects that can change color is only the beginning. New research has …

3D Printing

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie.<p>New research reveals that orcas are able to imitate human speech, in some cases at the first attempt, saying words such as …

Orcas

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It)

People want to protect the freedom they feel entitled to, and it creates a recipe for customer service disaster.<p>Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- …

reactance

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

Here are six defining traits that keep surfacing over and over again in leadership bestsellers.<p>What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great …

Leadership

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

personaldevelopment

Here's The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight With Minimal Effort, According to Science

You don't need to slave away on the treadmill.<p>So you want to lose a few kilograms. You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes …

‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

Jeff Bezos: Ask Yourself 1 Question to Make Truly Important Decisions (and Avoid Lifelong Regrets)

The Amazon founder asked himself one question before he quit a good job to start an internet bookstore.<p>Regret is a funny thing.<p>When we think about something major we want to do -- start a business, change careers, move, etc. -- we think about how much we'll regret making that decision if it doesn't …

Positive Thinking

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — Part I

Data Engineering: The Close Cousin of Data Science<p>Motivation<p>The more experienced I become as a data scientist, the more convinced I am that data …

Big Data

Four ways to specify dates using Excel data validation

Excel's data validation feature is more versatile than you might think. Learn how to use literal values, input values, list values, and even formulas …

Linux

How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

Michael Jordan

Cloud computing: Google's new GPU service offers cut-price machine learning

The new service is a good fit for large-scale machine learning and other distributed batch workloads, says Google.<p>Google has introduced a new option …

Machine Learning

‘IoT will play big role in data-driven economy’

In fast-emerging data-driven economy, Internet of Things (IoT) will play a crucial role, Bhavani Shankar, executive manager of Electronics System …

Internet of Things

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Want To Know What Your Coworkers Really Think About You? Ask These 2 Questions

A simple "presence audit" will tell you what your team thinks of you.<p>As a leader, it can be hard to get an honest pulse on what your team thinks about you.<p>On the one hand, employees (often rightfully) believe that telling you about your negative traits will impact their career. While on the other …

Leadership