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Karnataka government formation: Congress, JD(S) cry poaching, BJP says politics an art of possibility

The Congress and the JD(S), which plan to form a coalition government in Karnataka, alleged on Wednesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

This Is the Reason Ethereum Exists - MIT Technology Review

In the beginning, there was Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has for many become synonymous with the idea of digital money, rising to a market …

If launching a career in AI is your thing, this online course can get you started

From self-driving cars and a cucumber sorter to disaster-prediction programs and cancer-detection systems, current applications of artificial …

Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Still confused about bitcoin? Don't know what cryptocurrency is? Can't figure out why anyone would want to make a chain out of blocks? You've come to …

Cryptocurrency

IBM has just achieved an 'impossible' step in quantum computing

The company has simulated a quantum computer with 56 qubits on a classical computer<p>In the race to build a working quantum computer, IBM has just …

Quantum Computing

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Calm down, Elon. Deep learning won't make AI generally intelligent

<b>Minds Mastering Machines</b> Mark Bishop, a professor of cognitive computing and a researcher at the Tungsten Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics …

How to Win at Deep Learning

What happens when you increase the number of layers in an artificial neural network?<p>“Deep learning” is the new buzzword in the field of artificial …

Design Philosophy - Introduction to Tensorflow Part 1

Tensorflow is likely the most popular, and fastest growing machine learning framework that exists. With over 70000 stars on Github, and backing from …

Google created a fun way to learn about simple AI

You've probably heard the term "machine learning" quite a bit -- basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It's a particularly hot topic these days when it comes to AI, since machine learning is the best way to create artificial neural networks, which …

Forget Killer Robots—Bias Is the Real AI Danger - MIT Technology Review

Google’s AI chief isn’t fretting about super-intelligent killer robots. Instead, John Giannandrea is concerned about the danger that may be lurking …

Machine Learning

10 Artificial Intelligence and Robots books you should read today

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share110<p>+1<p>Shares 147<p>Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think of technology. It is radically changing the various aspects of …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Wanna get started with practical AI? Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube solving neural-net code

Written in Python, it's not perfect – but it's pretty coolThe Rubik’s Cube is one of those toys that just won't go away. Solving it is either …

If you want to upgrade your data analysis skills, which programming language should you learn?

For a growing number of people, data analysis is a central part of their job. Increased data availability, more powerful computing, and an emphasis on analytics-driven decision in business has made it a heyday for data science. According to a report from IBM, in 2015 there were 2.35 million …

Tableau: Roaring Back To Life

The name Tableau (NASDAQ: DATA) is almost synonymous with the service it provides, data visualization. It’s the Kleenex of BI; the Band-Aid of data …

AI's threat to traditional banking models

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things are now defining the future of our economy.<p>The effect of these technologies, …

China sets up first 'commercial' quantum network for secure communications

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up its first “commercial” quantum network in its northern province of Shandong, state media said, the country’s latest step in advancing a technology expected to enable “hack proof” communications.<p>A man poses inside a server room at an IT company in this June 19, …

China

This Google Scientist Learned an Interesting Way to Teach Neural Networks

via pixabay.com/HypnoArt<p>Artificial intelligence is as trippy as it gets when it comes to thinking about how machines “think.” But what about when you …

Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages

But does it matter?<p>Stack Overflow is far and away the reigning king of developer forums. It's more than just a handy resource or meeting ground for distressed tech professionals, it's a form of default documentation for programming technologies. As a result, the site has access to all kinds of …

10 Amazing chatbot platforms that will rule in 2018 and beyond

Share43<p>Tweet<p>Share153<p>+13<p>Shares 199<p>Chatbots is impacting to businesses of all kinds from a customer service, marketing, and sales. They are allowing …

Solving "only 2% can answer this question" problems with Machine Learning

<i>This article originally appeared on kasperfred.</i><p>You know these internet memes that say if you can solve the question they ask, you are a certified …

Will Lawyers and Judges be replaced by Artificial Intelligence ( AI )

Advancement in technology and science is growing at such a pace that questions like the above of replacement of human skills by machines through AI …

Baidu’s Qi Lu, former Microsoft exec, explains why Amazon’s Alexa took the industry by surprise

Qi Lu was a top engineering executive at Microsoft for eight years, leading products including Office and Bing, and shaping company’s artificial …

Buy these seven shares to profit from driverless cars and artificial intelligence

The idea of investing in technology companies will, for many, bring back painful memories of the tech bubble bursting at the turn of the millennium.<p>Today, there is little of the mania of two decades ago. Technology firms are typically more expensive to buy than the wider market, but are now …

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology …

Natural Language Processing