Eric Kangasniemi

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Finally, Neural Networks That Actually Work

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he …

I spent a weekend at Google talking with nerds about charity. I came away … worried.

"There's one thing that I have in common with every person in this room. We're all trying really hard to figure out how to save the world."<p>The speaker, Cat Lavigne, paused for a second, and then she repeated herself. "We're trying to change the world!"<p>Lavigne was addressing attendees of the …

Artificial Intelligence

How an insurance company is trying to craft eyewear of the future

I had just driven 85 miles north of San Francisco when I finally reached my destination: a bright red building with large floor-to-ceiling windows in downtown Sacramento. The structure's high ceilings and spacious interior gave a subtle reminder that it used to be a former Chevrolet dealership. But …

What Will The Battleship Of The Future Look Like?

Will there even be battleships in the future?<p>Just like video killed the radio star, airplanes killed the battleship. After a few centuries of innovation, large, gun-firing ships suddenly found themselves in World War II outranged and outmatched by flat-topped vessels with no guns at all. Aircraft …

Military

Is this the bicycle of the future?

The Specialized FUCI combines the traditional bicycle with design features taken from cars and motorbikes to create a tantalising vision of what bike riding could soon entail<p>Since the invention of the chain driven 'safety bicycle' in the 1880s, the fundamental design of bikes hasn't changed very …

Lenovo has seen the future of phones and smartwatches, and this is it

I'm no psychic, nor am I a time traveler, but I saw the future.<p>I love being a technology journalist not only because I get to see new gadgets before …