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The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

AD visits: Hal Messel Photos

Though they’re easy to overlook and oddly uncelebrated beyond the poems of John Betjeman, nonconformist chapels are among the quieter delights of the English countryside. Restrained in style and modest in size, these buildings capture the alternatives to establishment Christianity that thrived in …

Independent fashion labels have invented a whole new way of dressing well in India

“This brand does not define you. But damn you look good in it.”<p>Preeti Verma’s postscript-like message, imprinted on the tag of every one of her fashion label Runaway Bicycle’s floaty, sorbet products, echoes the sort of sweet and sassy exchange that forms the heart of female friendships: “N’aww! …

Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast

The convulsions to come in 2017 are the political manifestations of much deeper forces in play. In much of the developed world, the trend of aging …

Apple’s Artificial Intelligence Team Publishes Its First Research Paper

Earlier this month, Apple announced that it would allow its artificial intelligence researchers to publish research papers — a major shift in the …

Take The Quiz: Could You Find A New Job If You Needed One?

The biggest problem most working people face is not a difficult commute, a prickly co-worker or even a tyrannical boss, although those problems and many others annoy working people everywhere.<p>The biggest problem most working people face is that they have fallen asleep on their careers.<p>They aren’t …

Employment

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Star Trek

Want to Live Forever? You're Already Creating the Digital Blueprint

Social media, Google searches, even text messages are helping create a rough facsimile of you.<p>Someday, a digital avatar may live on forever that replicates everything about you.<p>You can already guess at how this might work.<p>Voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana seem to have a …

Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction

If any one painting stands for mid-twentieth-century America, <i>Nighthawks</i> does. In fact, Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas of four figures in a late-night …

Fix Your Sleep, Be More Productive

The holidays are a great time to fix your sleep problems. With our tips and the right tech, you can sleep better and be more productive in the new …

Productivity Apps

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

10 Travel Apps You Need Now

Travel<p>We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. …

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

Silicon Valley has good reason to make nice with Donald Trump

Today the leaders of America’s most important technology companies — including Google co-founder Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — will go to Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect.<p>Silicon …

Aleppo Is Falling. What Does This Mean For Assad, ISIS and Russia?

A glimmer of hope went out as the guns which were momentarily silent in Syria's besieged Aleppo on Wednesday raged again.<p>The brief cessation of hostilities, reportedly brokered by Turkey and Bashar al-Assad supporting Russia, was broken with fierce bombings and gunfire.<p>A planned evacuation of …

How the Fashion Industry Responded to This Year’s Most Powerful Political and Social Movements

It’s not uncommon for the masses to view fashion as a frivolous thing and, really, who can blame them? Sometimes it can seem like an expensive and elaborate escape from the real world. This year, however, it’d be difficult for anyone to dismiss the fact that many designers thoughtfully promoted …

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …