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Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit

Next week professional services firm Accenture will be launching a new tool to help its customers identify and fix unfair bias in AI algorithms. The idea is to catch discrimination before it gets baked into models and can cause human damage at scale.<p>The “AI fairness tool”, as it’s being described, …

Artificial Intelligence

What If Your Business Was So Intelligent That Nothing Came As A Surprise

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gearing up to help business leaders never be blindsided again. It’s not that AI will prevent hurricanes, worker …

Does Planet Nine exist? Astronomers point to new evidence

A new study concludes that a large, as-yet-unknown Planet Nine – an estimated 4 times the size of Earth and 10 times its mass – is influencing the …

Universe

Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius

A life in art.<p>Pablo Ruiz Picasso began being an artist at the age of prodigy—at about seven—and at seventy-five he remains the complete phenomenon he has been throughout the intervening years. The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, and of his character appear to …

Literature

Here's The Best Summer Travel Plan For Your Budget

Summer vacations are shining beacons of hope that light us through abysmal winters. But once the warm season of wanderlust arrives, actually booking …

17 incredible buildings opening in 2018

Elon Musk explains why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy core booster crashed

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Monday (Feb. 12) to share some new details on last week's Falcon Heavy test flight, including why the massive rocket's core booster crashed. SpaceX is also building a new drone ship for rocket landings at sea, he added.<p>When SpaceX's Falcon Heavy blasted off last …

How to Book a Safari

Somewhere around the sixth – or seventh or eighth – glass of wine, things get a bit hazy. You look down the dinner table at the other guests chatting …

15 places to stay in Paris for under £100 a night

Cheap city break accommodation! Hooray!<p>A city break doesn't have to be expensive, so why not brighten up your January with these 15 hotels in Paris for under £100 a night? Thanks to Hostelworld, Booking.com, Trip Advisor Rentals and Airbnb, you can be sure to make the most of your money, with the …

China Has Donald Trump Just Where It Wants Him

YANGON, Myanmar — President Trump is incidental to China’s ambitions, a mere blip on a 33-year plan. In a speech last month, President Xi Jinping set out the objectives with great clarity. By 2035 China will be a “global leader in innovation,” showing “solid progress” toward “prosperity for …

China

This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under £750 per trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

When Elona Karafin was a child, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. She spent two years in treatments and today, at age 23, she's happy to report …

Flying

One Giant Wind Farm Could Power the Entire Planet

Oil is running out. Coal is dirty. And fracking, the process used to extract natural gas, contaminates ground water. And using any of these fossil fuels adds to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that’s warming our planet.<p>But as this year’s historic hurricane season has shown, the world has plenty of …

Renewable Energy

Traveling Seamlessly in Switzerland

Travelers who want to experience Switzerland and all that it has to offer would be well served to consider purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass for all …

Here's Elon Musk's Spectacular Plan For Colonising Mars

It's happening.<p>Elon Musk plans to start colonising Mars within five years.<p>Musk tweeted on Monday that he would reveal "major improvements" to his …

Beautiful Travel Photography by Sarawut Intarob

<b>Sarawut Intarob</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher currently based in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. Sarawut uses Nikon D800 camera, he …

Gallery of 20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week - 1

Image 1 of 20 from gallery of 20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week. Photograph by Chen Hao

Photos

Suspended – Medium

20 Colorado hikes for spectacular fall color

Summer’s wildflowers have faded, but a new burst of color is coming to Colorado’s mountains. Fall is nearly here, and with the cooler temperatures, …

The smartest things I did when starting my own business

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As a 28-year-old, my experience as an entrepreneur may not be the same as if you’re …

What Every Country Does Better Than The Rest, Mapped

As you can tell, here at VIVA we love nothing more than a map - whether it's delicious mac 'n cheese, great airbnbs, or terrible tourist traps - …

FIFA World Cup

The best islands in the world

When Condé Nast Traveller first appeared in 1997, Ibiza was trancing out many of you - so much so that it utterly failed to make the top 20 in our …

The Most Popular Airbnbs in Every US State, Mapped

If you read our previous article, '8 Awesome North American Road Trips, Mapped,' you may have already decided to ride a Mississippi riverboat in St. …

Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill

Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles, the startup found the app provided 99 percent contraceptive effectiveness if used perfectly. If used …

Women's Health

Ryanair passenger chokes out disruptive flyer, whole plane cheers

An older Ryanair passenger has become something of a hero after choking out an annoying 22-year-old man in an adjacent seat — and the whole incident was caught on film.<p>According to a witness who spoke with The Sun, the disruptive, drunk passenger had been “making a nuisance of himself” during the …

Apple's iTunes update removes the desktop iOS app store

While Apple expanded its iPhone lineup today, a software update delivered for iTunes on Windows and Mac PCs is slimming things down a bit. Once users install version 12.7 they will no longer have access to the App Store from the desktop. As described on Apple's support page, a focus toward "music, …

Apps

Russian politician says on live TV that Russia stole U.S. presidency

Russian politician Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the Duma, said U.S. "intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the …

Wind turbines around the world have prevented more than 637 million tonnes of CO2 emissions

The Power of Wind<p>According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), there were over 341,000 wind turbines in operation around the world by the end …

The Best Places To Live Abroad, According To Expats

Expats say this is where work life, finances and personal happiness peak.<p>Living abroad is a dream for many American travelers, especially given the current political climate. And if you need any ideas about where to pick up and go, a new report has you covered.<p>InterNations, a global network that …

Here's How Big North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test Actually Was

<b>Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>When North Korea conducted its latest nuclear test, the ground trembled more than 3,000 miles away in western Kazakhstan. Recording the shaking was AS059, an automated seismic station that's part of a global network designed to detect underground nuclear …

Does Russia have an 'Orthodox Taliban' problem?

Following an arson attack on a movie theater in Yekaterinburg, protests over a controversial film could turn violent. Some fear the rise of "orthodox …

Russia