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Google Assistant now sounds more realistic thanks to DeepMind

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with Google Assistant at this point. Google has made a massive push into artificial intelligence and machine learning. It even states at its events that it has moved from a mobile-first strategy to an AI-first strategy. That means …

Elon Musk: "The singularity for this level of the simulation is coming soon"

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub<p>Elon Musk brought together two of the internet’s favorite futuristic topics on Twitter earlier today. In a thread on the official …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain has inbuilt ‘drainpipes’ which get rid of waste, scientists find

The mystery of how the brain gets rid of waste or toxic substances has finally been discovered by scientists - it has its own sewerage pipe.<p>For the first time, researchers have found vessels which take away harmful substances or dead cellular material to keep the brain healthy.<p>The findings could …

Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?<p>It’s a question Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, thinks a lot about. In July 2017, she and fellow ethicist Noel Sharkey published a report …

The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived

Cloud computing is driving growth at 3 of the 5 most valuable companies in the world. AI will impact jobs only as quickly as AI-powered business software evolves. These are just two of the ramifications of disruptions in enterprise technology permeating mainstream media.<p>Yet the inner workings of …

Workbenches

Logitech's wireless-mouse charging tech feels like a miracle

Logitech's main mission at E3 this year: proving to gamers that wireless mice are just as capable, and sometimes more so, than their corded counterparts. The company revealed two innovations at the show: Lightspeed, its low-latency wireless-transmission technology, and PowerPlay, a way to charge …

Think Siri is no match for Google Assistant? Watch this video showdown

Ahead of WWDC 2017, there were rumors indicating that Apple with iOS 11 was going to introduce a completely enhanced and revamped version of Siri. …

Smart TV

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

The Brain

Big data’s power is terrifying. That could be good news for democracy

Online information is already being used to manipulate us. We must act now to own the new political technologies before they own us<p>Has a digital coup begun? Is big data being used, in the US and the UK, to create personalised political advertising, to bypass our rational minds and alter the way we …

Political Science

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast …

7 Misconceptions About Data Lakes

As Big Data becomes an increasingly integral part of business operations, companies are looking for ways to make data ingestion and analysis easier …

Mossberg: TV is changing, but not fast enough

What I learned at Code Media<p>In August 2011, Steve Jobs, the tech icon who disrupted a string of traditional industries, called me and told me he thought he’d figured out a way to revolutionize TV. He invited me to come see it at Apple in a few months, but he died just six weeks later and that …

Smart TV

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News

But A.I. can also cause the volume of fake news to explode.<p>With the rise of email came the rise of spam filling inboxes. Email has become …

Artificial Intelligence

Want To Know What Your Brain Does When It Hears A Question?

Questions hijack the brain. The moment you hear one, you literally can’t think of anything else. And that can be a powerful tool.<p>What color is your house?<p>After reading that question, what were you thinking about? The obvious answer is the color of your house. Though this exercise may seem ordinary, …

The Brain

10 Ways Machine Learning Will Transform the Everyday Digital Experience

Machine learning is creating a foothold in the business world, especially when it comes to innovative digital experience, and Web Content Management …

Machine Learning

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

iPhone 5

Time of Day and Age May Influence Coffee's Impact on Memory

Many people knock back a cup of coffee every morning with the goal of doing better on a test or jumping into a backlog of work … or just to feel …

Nerve Cells That Go Out on a Limb Show How the Ability to Tweet Evolved

Hands and feet—and the digits that extend from them—emerged about 400 million years ago, endowing the first land animals with fine-motor control, a …

Neuroscience

Scientists discovered a simple way to keep your brain young as you age

To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over 65 who have the mental function of those in their 20s.<p>The goal was to find out if there were any observable differences between superager brains and normal brains, and if so, whether …

The Brain

What is the most popular language for machine learning?

When it comes to machine learning and data science, there are so many language options to choose from. Data scientist Jean-Francois Puget does some …

The Crippling Fear of Everlasting Life

While many dream of an afterlife, people with apeirophobia are terrified of eternal existence. Where does this fear come from? “I suspect that, in apeirophobia, one comes to the realization that after death you will live forever—if you believe in the afterlife—and in simulating that experience in …

Afterlife

New FCC Chairman Rolls Back Net Neutrality Rules

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission is a holdover from the Obama administration, but he has plans to unravel policies set forth by his former boss. Ajit Pai, previously a commissioner for the FCC, is honing in on net neutrality.<p>Last month, during a speech at …

Net Neutrality

Why Autism Affects Boys More than Girls

While the definition of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has changed over the years, one thing has remained relatively constant: the fact that rates …

Autism
Data Science

You're Really Going to Miss Net Neutrality

The internet is currently in its “wild west” phase. Illegal downloads, cyber attackers, and unregulated content roams free through this vast digital …

Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics is working on a robot that its founder calls “nightmare inducing”

Boston Dynamics now has a long history of viral videos showing off its latest terrifying robots. Apparently its latest creation takes things even a step further. Onstage at the Abundance360 conference in Los Angeles yesterday, the company’s founder, Marc Raibert, showed the audience a video, …

Robotics

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Energy

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Could the end of net neutrality mean the demise of IoT?

Donald Trump has now been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Along with his administration, the new president will usher in a number of drastic changes — specifically in the area of telecommunications and the world of IoT.<p>There is a strong possibility that the new White …

Net Neutrality

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data