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Bodytrak

The first solution to implement precision physiological monitoring into a compact earpiece, providing automated real-time data, audio and powerful …

Medicine

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

• <b>Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study.</b>• <b><br>Researchers looked at how our brains naturally process memories in order to mimic what they do with micro-electric shocks.</b>• <b><br>The device can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30%, according to the</b> …

The Brain

HoloLens just brought a Star Trek: TNG game that nearly killed the crew to life

Turning Fiction Into (Augmented) Reality<p>The sixth episode of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation’s</i> fifth season introduced an augmented reality (AR) game …

Star Trek

Pienso raises $2.1M to help non-programmers interact with machine learning models

Though the world could probably use a few more machine learning experts, there are a lot of non-programming specialists whose expertise could directly benefit ML models.<p>That’s the thinking behind the startup Pienso, an MIT spinoff which its founders hope can make the process of training machine …

Machine Learning

Travel to the future in China’s huge new virtual-reality theme park

A huge virtual-reality theme park is set to open in southern China. East Science Valley has been under construction in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province in the south-central part of the country.<p>Billed as a ‘science fiction theme park’, East Science Valley will utilise virtual-reality …

Amusement Parks

Rich millennials are shunning the golf communities of their parents for these elite new neighborhoods

Farm life has taken roots in cities and suburbs across America.<p>A new type of neighborhood known as an "agrihood" — short for agricultural neighborhood — marries idyllic settings in nature with resort amenities. Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing communities with …

Farming

Could this 'miracle' mineral make the internet 1000-times faster?

A “miracle material” found deep within the Earth’s mantle could hold the key to ultra-high-speed communications and computing, researchers …

Engineering

Ingenious new sewage treatment system generates electricity and clean water

We have a long ways to go towards a truly sustainable future. But a device called the NEWgenerator may help us get there by generating two of our …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

WeWork is starting an elementary school for ‘young entrepreneurs’

Silicon Valley has a rich history of embracing youthful entrepreneurship. Apple’s Steve Jobs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Snapchat’s Evan …

Education

Control Your Light Switches from Your Phone

Ahmet Akif Kaya wanted to control the light switches in his house from his smartphone, so he built a system that incorporates an Arduino, Bluetooth module, and servo to do just that! The system has a working range of 30 meters (approximately 10 feet). It’s a nifty little device, and certainly …

Arduino

A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

Scientists in California think they may have found a way to transplant insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who lack those cells — and protect the little insulin-producers from immune rejection. Their system, one of several promising approaches under development, hasn't yet been tested in …

Diabetes

What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

If you’ve spent any time reading about artificial intelligence, you’ll almost certainly have heard about artificial neural networks. But what exactly …

Deep Learning

ARM unveils plan to secure the “internet of things” inside the chip

The potential of the “internet of things” grows by the day as more devices and objects are connected to each other. Just one problem: The vast …

Internet of Things

Sigfox introduces dramatically cheaper IoT module to catalyze connectivity of everyday objects

Riding a crest of big ambitions, France’s Sigfox today announced a series of new initiatives designed to boost the global IoT network it’s building.<p>At the company’s first-ever users’ conference today in Prague, executives and partners talked up the idea that massive connectivity will transform …

Internet of Things

5 Best Artificial Intelligence Articles You Should Read Today (9/26)

<b>Billionaire Tech Investor: There Will be a Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates of AI</b><p>Multibillionaire tech investor Jim Breyer, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Breyer Capital, believes that that there will a CEO and/or investors steeped in AI who will far outpace the wealth of Bill Gates …

Artificial Intelligence

Vacuum company Dyson is building an electric car

Dyson says the car will be unveiled in 2020 and will be ‘radically different’ to other vehicles on the market<p>Dyson, the UK company best known for its pricey vacuum cleaners, is building an electric car. The vehicle is set to be unveiled in 2020, and Dyson says it already has a team of “over 400 …

F-Secure Sense keeps hackers out of your connected devices

Making your smart home more secure was top of mind for F-Secure with its new Sense router that boasts more security options than most 802.11ac routers. At $199 (£169), it performs adequately for speed and range, but the bang for your buck comes in securing connected devices such as phones, laptops …

Wi-Fi

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

• <b>The average worker spends most of the eight-hour workday doing many other things beside work, including eating, socializing, or reading the news.</b>• <b><br>Psychologists have found the brain can't focus on tasks for more than a few hours at a time.</b>• <b><br>Some companies have started adjusting their schedules to help</b> …

Time Management

Nvidia pops after announcing it will bring its AI dominance to delivery drones (NVDA)

Nvidia announced it will bring its artificial intelligence prowess to the exciting world of local logistics, and the stock is rising.<p>Shares of Nvidia are up 4.09% in early trading on Tuesday at $174.32 a piece.<p>If the phrase "local logistics" puts you to sleep, imagine a drone delivering pizza or …

Artificial Intelligence

How Switzerland Became The Silicon Valley Of Robotics

Switzerland. Mountains, lakes, chocolate, fondue and banks? Right? Only partly. The Alpine nation is now “the Silicon Valley of robotics,” according to Chris Anderson, chief executive of 3D Robotics.<p>Zurich boasts Google’s largest campus outside California, employing nearly 2,500 engineers, …

Innovation

No more maps mishaps? Broadcom's incredibly accurate GPS chip coming in 2018

Today’s GPS technology is ubiquitous, but it’s not always completely accurate — we’ve all experienced annoying moments where the maps app on our …

Broadcom

Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain

Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as well with an experimental chip called "Loihi." Rather than relying on raw computing horsepower, it …

Artificial Intelligence

Channel Your Inner Kanye: Researchers Create Device That Convert Thoughts To Music

Computers are taking over our world. This may sound like a crazy rant from a paranoid old-man but the advent of virtual reality is gradually nudging …

John Bonham

'Shape-shifting' bacteria spotted on International Space Station

The way bacteria act in near-zero gravity environments could pose a serious problem for treating astronauts with infections.<p>The "clever …

New Affectiva cloud API helps machines understand emotions in human speech

Affectiva, the startup that spun out of the MIT Media Lab several years ago with tools designed to understand facial emotions, announced a new cloud API today that can detect a range of emotion in human speech.<p>When we speak, our voices offer subtle and not so subtle cues about our emotions. Whether …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Six big banks join blockchain digital cash settlement project

ZURICH (Reuters) - Six new banks have joined a UBS-led (UBSG.S) effort to create a digital cash system that would allow financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly via blockchain technology.<p>FILE PHOTO: The offices of Swiss bank UBS are seen in the financial district of the …

Banking

VR Insight launches virtual reality prototype that determines users’ emotions

Seven companies that came together to develop a virtual reality platform in March have announced the launch of a VR prototype called ‘VR on air test’ …

Determine

10 PRINCIPLES

Intel unveils AI-focused Movidius VPU chip

The Myriad X VPU comes with improved processing capabilities for edge devices such as drones, VR headsets, smart cameras, wearables, and robots.<p>Intel …

Machine Learning