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You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Genetics

In the AI of the beholder: The RobotArt competition entries for 2018 will amaze you

The 3rd annual RobotArt competition is currently underway. Dozens of physical paintings, created by machines, will be judged by professional art critics and the public at-large to determine which team of developers will walk away with the top prize.<p><b>What it is:</b> RobotArt is the passion project of …

Machine Learning

Use the Amazon SageMaker local mode to train on your notebook instance | Amazon Web Services

Amazon SageMaker recently launched support for local training using the pre-built TensorFlow and MXNet containers. Amazon SageMaker is a flexible …

Cloud Computing

5 Life Lessons Essential for Business Success

Step outside of your comfort zone, and never forget where you came from.<p>6 min read<p>There are many truths in starting and operating a successful business. Many business truths are common sense concepts -- like if you run out of cash, your business might not make it. But, you can also draw on general …

Business Strategy

Rebooting A Dysfunctional Team: Seven Things To Know

Have you ever joined a team at work where, in the beginning, everything was fine? Then, you begin to realize that something is not quite right, but you are unable to articulate it. After all, the team is comprised of smart, intellectually capable people doing meaningful work. Team conversations are …

Leadership

Entrepreneurs Should Do These 4 Things Everyday to Promote Productivity (and Avoid Burnout)

Take each day as an opportunity to become a stronger leader and better entrepreneur.<p>Becoming successful in both your personal and professional life is a full plate. For many entrepreneurs so much happens so fast that it's hard to keep track of your goals. Being busy is great, but if you aren't …

Productivity

Apple Patent Reveals New AR Headset Details, and It Looks Incredible

Tim Cook's vision of an augmented future is coming to life.<p>Apple’s augmented reality vision is coming into focus. On Thursday, the United States …

Augmented Reality

A Layman’s Introduction to Principal Components

Principal Component Analysis is one of the techniques used for dimensionality reduction<p>In the last blog, I had talked about how you can use</i> …

Easily perform facial analysis on live feeds by creating a serverless video analytics environment using Amazon Rekognition Video and Amazon Kinesis Video Streams | Amazon Web Services

Video often gets captured and saved, but it isn’t analyzed until someone has the time to sit down and watch the video looking for key people, places, …

Cloud Computing

Why Should You Replace Customer Segmentation with Machine Learning?

<b>Machine learning algorithms are far more effective than segmenting customers to personalize the customer experience.</b><p><i>By Eva Michel, Oracle …

Machine Learning

Facebook Inc.'s In-House AI Chip Is Bad News for Intel Corp.'s Nervana

Intel's bet on Nervana Systems looks like another dud.<p>In 2016, chip giant <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) acquired artificial intelligence chip start-up Nervana …

Running Keras models on iOS with CoreML

In last week’s blog post, you learned how to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) with Keras.Today, we’re going to take this trained Keras …

Microsoft Is About to Undergo a Major Reorganization: Here's How It Breaks Down

Big changes are coming to Redmond.<p>Microsoft on Thursday announced a major reorganization that will see the company focus a large portion of its …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

Cancer

The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review's editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from the last year that will have the greatest longterm global impact on consumers.<p>While the editors do give key …

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

4 Ways to Speed Up SSH Connections in Linux

SSH is the most popular and secure method for managing Linux servers remotely. One of the challenges with remote server management is connection …

Linux

Set up TensorFlow with Docker + GPU in Minutes

Along with Jupyter and OpenCV<b>Docker is the best platform to easily install Tensorflow with a GPU</b>. This tutorial aims demonstrate this and test it on …

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down | Inc.com

Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a simple change of mindset. But in order to do so, we need to know what are the best …

Self-improvement

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

This AI blockchain could be the most disruptive tech of the year

AI ICO<p>The idea of an Initial Coin Offering has entered the public parlance as part of the rise of cryptocurrency. Now, an ambitious artificial …

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

For it to work it actually has to break the laws of physics.<p>The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has …

One of the world’s most influential math texts is getting a beautiful, minimalist edition

Now on Kickstarter<p>A couple of years ago, a small publisher called Kroncker Wallis issued a handsome, minimalist take on Isaac Newton’s <i>Principia</i>. Now, the publisher is embarking on its next project: <i>Euclid's Elements</i>.<p>The publisher is using Kickstarter to fund this new edition. <i>Euclid’s</i> <i>Elements</i> is a …

IDG Contributor Network: Supercharge healthcare with artificial intelligence

Pattern-recognition algorithms can transform horses into zebras; winter scenes can become summer; artificial intelligence algorithms can generate …

Artificial Intelligence

Why IBM's speech recognition breakthrough matters for AI and IoT

IBM recently announced that its speech recognition system achieved an industry record of 5.5% word error rate, coming closer to human parity. Here's …

AI And Community Development Are Two Key Reasons Why Google May Win The Cloud Wars

Reflecting the rapidly increasing interest and investment in cloud computing, 10,000 developers, engineers, IT executives, and Google employees and partners gathered at Next ’17, Google’s annual cloud event for enterprise customers. Google showcased customer testimonials from Disney, Verizon, HSBC, …

Machine Learning