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Why bees could be the secret to superhuman intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.<p>Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees.<p>Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley …

Artificial Intelligence

The latest generation of chatbot toys listen to your kids 24/7 and send their speech to a military contractor

Last year's Hello Barbie chatbot toy sent all your kid's speech to cloud servers operated by Mattel and its tech partner, but only when your kid held …

Get a complete computer science education for only $39

It’s been repeated ad infinitum: Coding is the new literacy, and you’ll need to learn a programming language or two if you’re serious about keeping your resume sharp in the 21st century. Here’s one way: Take advantage of a university-caliber computer science education without the crazy tuition fees …

The Women You've Never Heard of Who Transformed Astrophysics

In a new book The Glass Universe, author Dava Sobel explores the invaluable contribution of Harvard College Observatory's women "computers" who helped fashion the modern field of astrophysics.<p>In the 1880s, opportunities for women in science were almost non-existent, and astronomy was dominated by …

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Serious photographers know that even the best camera phones can't compete with a DSLR. Provided you know how to use one, that is. The myriad knobs, …

Shutter Speed

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Delete Yourself From The Internet With Just A Single Click

The ultimate digital detox.<p>It’s the dream isn’t it, really. To click a single button and have yourself wiped from the internet for good.<p>Just imagine …

Facebook's internet beaming drone Aquila is not headed to India

Facebook is committed at bringing internet access to much of India, but the social giant won’t be using its Aquila drone to achieve it in the country.<p>…

Convict-spotting algorithm criticised

<b>An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.</b><p>Researchers trained an algorithm using more than 1,500 photos of Chinese citizens, hundreds of them convicts.<p>They said the program was then able to correctly identify criminals in further …

Artificial Intelligence

Minority Report-style AI learns to predict if people are criminals from their facial features

Researchers have created a machine that they claim can tell if a person is a convicted criminal simply from their facial features.<p>The artificial intelligence, created at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was able to correctly identify criminals from a selection of 186 photos nine out of 10 times by …

The robo 'gym' where Minecraft is being used to train super smart AI

For Katja Hofmann, <i>Minecraft</i> is not just a virtual world: it is a gym for artificial intelligences. Hofmann, 36, is the lead researcher on Microsoft …

Google's AI just created its own universal 'language'

Google has previously taught its artificial intelligence to play games, and it's even capable of creating its own encryption. Now, its language …

Aurora Public Schools hopes a new curriculum -- plus a new way of thinking -- will equal better math students

Lyette Olson’s fifth-graders have no trouble telling their teacher she is wrong.<p>On a recent snowy Thursday morning, Olson gave her 23 students at …

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

<b>Lectures remain by far the most common form of teaching in universities - right down to the way academics are called "lecturers".</b><p>But many predicted that digital technology would have killed off the lecture by now.<p>Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more …

Coders Think They Can Burst Your Filter Bubble With Tech

As Americans increasingly live their lives online, they risk encountering people they disagree with less than ever. Digital lives are circumscribed …

Julian Assange claims Libya was Hillary Clinton's war, FBI out for payback over her resistance

WikiLeaks has released the 30th batch of Podesta emails, bringing the total number of published documents to over 47,000.<p>Julian Assange has said that …

Internet Privacy: Just the Facts

In my last post, I reported on a press call by Senator Markey and a group of activists in support of the FCC’s Internet Privacy NPRM. I found the …

How To Search The Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web — those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing — are not for the …

Privacy

5 data visualisation tips from Andy Kirk and Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Data visualisation experts <b>Andy Kirk</b> and <b>Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic</b> – judges in this year’s Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 – have given OJB 5 …

Data Visualization

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Google Home Brings Artificial Intelligence to Your Living Room

Google Home's compact and stylish speaker features the tech giant's mighty Google Assistant. It's powered by artificial intelligence, which allows it to not only perform tasks and answer questions, but also get better with time.<p>Alexa better watch her back. Google just launched Google Home, a …

Massive cyber-attack grinds Liberia's internet to a halt

The attack was a distributed denial of service, in which a network of infected computers is directed to bombard its target with traffic and overload its servers<p>The entire internet infrastructure of the African nation of Liberia has been brought to a grinding halt after it was targeted by hackers …

Internet of Things isn’t fun anymore: IoT’s growing faster than the ability to defend it

<b>(iStockphoto/sorsillo)</b><p>The recent DDoS attack was a wake-up call for the IoT, which will get a whole lot bigger this holiday season<p>Larry Greenemeier<p>November 3, 2016 8:53am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>With this year’s approaching holiday gift season, the rapidly …

Routers

MIT Created An Algorithm Called The ‘Nightmare Machine’ That Uses A.I. To Create Horrific Images

The somewhat scary rise of lumbering robots that will surely one day hold humanity under their boot have been covered at great length on Uproxx.com, but those robots will be puppy dogs if their artificial intelligence doesn’t turn evil. Unfortunately for the human race, MIT has developed an …

What We Know About Friday's Cyber Attack That Broke The Internet

The massive outages on Friday may be an ominous sign for the future if we all do not make big changes.<p>On Friday, many popular websites and mobile apps experienced repeated outages, the result of a massive hacker attack. Here is what we know so far about:<p>What happened?<p>Someone launched a massive …

The Latest Battle in Software Is All About Artificial Intelligence

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, and other software companies could make software smart enough to straighten out the tangle …

Thought Robots Taking Down the Internet Was Scary? Take a Look at This...

After seeing the artificially intelligent "Nightmare Machine" created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, you'll likely never look at this year's presidential election the same way again.<p>Just in time for Halloween, the brains at MIT released the terrifying new tool that …

It’s Time To Recognize That Machines Are Learning All The Wrong Things

By Gideon Mann5 minute Read<p>Data-driven algorithms govern many aspects of life: university admissions, resume screening, and a person’s ability to get …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning is About to Turn the Marketing World Upside Down

<i>Steven Wong is CMO and Derek Slater is content director at Ready State, a digital-marketing agency in San Francisco</i><p>Scene: It’s 2017, and your CEO calls you in. She asks about your market segmentation—you have five personas, based on demographic data. Then she hands you a report from the data …

Machine Learning

Big data reveals Shakespeare co-authored 17 of his plays

Shakespeare got help in writing 17 of his world-famous plays - including from his supposed arch rival Christopher Marlowe. The mixed authorship was …