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Artificial intelligence will be worth $1.2 trillion to the enterprise in 2018

Gartner says that AI-based customer experience technologies are boosting market value.<p>The artificial intelligence (AI) industry will be worth $1.2 …

Artificial Intelligence

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s richest person displayed an unprecedented level of candor during an interview at invite-only getaway Summit …

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google …

Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks

Artificial Intelligence is playing an ever increasing role in the lives of civilized nations, though most citizens probably don’t realize it. It’s …

4 Tips for writing code while overcoming our own psychology

Given the choice between one piece of cake right now or a whole cake one month from now, we would probably choose the first. This psychological bias is known as “Time Preference” or “Delay Discount.”<p>We’ve all seen this fine example of kids trying to hold on by not eating a marshmallow, in hope of a …

50 Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Crush the Competition

With the right tools in place, marketers can move ahead of the competition with minimal effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowledge is power in today’s marketing efforts. It is crucial that businesses have the latest solutions to track, analyze and personalize …

Meet These Incredible Women Advancing A.I. Research

You already know that artificial intelligence is eating the world, transforming virtually every industry and function. But you might not have met the brilliant AI researchers and technologists driving the edge of innovation.<p>Incredible breakthroughs occur when talented and diverse thinkers …

Artificial Intelligence

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook Hit 5 Million Advertisers By Turning Users Into Marketers

When Sheryl Sandberg was deciding whether or not to join Facebook as COO nine years ago, she noticed a big opportunity: Small businesses were struggling to build an online presence, let alone navigate digital advertising.<p>At the time, Facebook was losing money. However, the four-year-old social …

Small Business

CIO Jury: Two-thirds of tech leaders are not implementing AI

Though the AI and machine learning market is growing rapidly, 8 out of 12 tech leaders said they do not yet have plans to implement the …

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Project Management

VR analytics startup Virtualitics raises $4.4 million

Virtual reality needs analytics to show developers where people are visiting in virtual worlds. And Virtualitics has raised $4.4 million to provide analytics for VR and augmented reality applications.<p>Pasadena, Calif.-based Virtualitics has created data visualization and analytics tools for VR and …

Typemock: Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock’s Isolator++ solution is bringing unit testing to C/C++ programming languages. Isolator++ is one of the company’s unit testing solutions …

What Will Happen When Your Company’s Algorithms Go Wrong?

When you’re ready to incorporate artificial intelligence technologies in your business, the analysis you should perform is this: What can possibly go wrong? What is our product or service expected to do? What happens if it fails to do so? Do we have a damage mitigation plan? Consider the …

How to Go From Zero to Serverless With Backand (Part 1)

Traditional web apps give you a lot of flexibility but have high costs. From hosting, to maintenance, to security, maintaining your own server for …

We Need More Alternatives to Facebook - MIT Technology Review

About 10 years after TVs began to be ubiquitous in American homes, television broadcasting was a staggering financial success. As the head of the …

Social Media

Google Makes Your Smartphone Smarter With Federated Learning

Google is working on a machine learning technique that allows deep learning models that reside on a mobile device to learn directly from the user’s input without having to send the user’s data to the cloud. The result is immediate improvements in performance for the user, subsequent improvements …

Machine Learning

Programming in AWS Using Visual Studio 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) was always supportive of Java, Node.js, and Python. But lately, C# support has been added as well.For the last few months, …

Neural Networks Demystified

We know that computers are better than people at crunching series of numbers, but what about tasks that are more complex? How do you teach a computer …

Machine Learning

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

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 25, 2017) - MIT Technology Review

A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv:<p>Meet the Experts in AI, Robotics and the Economy at EmTech Next.

arXiv

A User Story Checklist

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Sometimes it's difficult to …

Angular 4.0 released

The Angular development team is announcing a major release to its mobile and desktop development framework. Angular 4.0 follows the team’s …

What's the situation with Bluetooth audio and smartphones?

Bluetooth audio is touted as the future of wireless music by some and as the scourge of audio quality by others. With wireless speakers and smart home setups becoming more common, and the headphone jack already disappearing from a number of high-end smartphones, let’s weigh up the merits and …

Audiophile

A blockchain in 200 lines of code

The basic concept of blockchain is quite simple: a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records. However, it is …

Quora Question: Which Company is Leading the Field in AI Research?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

The Ultimate Guide To Optimizing First-Time User Experience On Mobile

The first five minutes on mobile, and particularly the mobile app, are absolutely essential. If you doubt that in any way, consider the following …

Excercise Caution When Using These Web Design Trends

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components, features, and trends. …

UI Design

On Secretly Terrible Engineers

They lurk, unnoticed in the great halls of engineering that are the office strips along Highway 101. “Programmers” not programmers, people who have cheated, stolen, and lied their way through engineering careers without anyone realizing they can’t code. They are among us, incompetent Cylons …

Apple’s ‘Move to iOS’ Android app only works with new or reset iOS devices

Apple last week launched its first-ever Android app, a new tool designed to help Android users jump ship for iOS.<p>Of course, for the pedants out there, this technically isn’t the first Apple-owned app that has been available on Google Play. Back in 2012, Apple acquired app discovery engine Chomp, a …

Apps