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A startup is taking on Tesla with a stunning SUV in the hottest market for electric cars

Nio will sell its electric SUV, the ES8, in China in early 2018. The move puts the startup in direct competition with Tesla as it looks to gain traction in the country.<p>China had more electric car sales than Europe and the US in both 2015 and 2016 and has also exhibited faster sales growth.<p>Tesla has …

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How a Berlin startup beat the online giants at image recognition

Can a machine learn aesthetics in a way a human would? Could it then look at a set of photos, and draw on those same aesthetics to reproduce a different set? It’s a big question because it has long-term implications for how AI is going to develop.<p>What are aesthetics anyway? Is it just what you …

Hadi Partovi Wants All Students To Have Access To Computer-Science Classes With Code.org

Hadi Partovi made his fortune as a cofounder of Tellme Networks, sold to Microsoft for some $800 million in 2007, and with smart investments in Dropbox, Facebook and Airbnb. For the past four years, he’s been trying to create opportunity for the next generation with Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated …

Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse

The company could wade deeper into developing its own apparel.<p>Amazon, meet Fast Fashion?<p>Amazon was awarded a patent on Tuesday for an on-demand manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing — and other products — only after a customer order is placed.<p>The computerized system would …

Microsoft Azure, AWS, Docker and Google Cloud headline GeekWire’s first-ever Cloud Tech Summit

The Seattle region is emerging as the cloud capital of the world, and GeekWire’s inaugural Cloud Tech Summit, taking place on June 7 in Bellevue, …

The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fail. They will fail not because AI is all hype, but because companies are approaching AI-driven innovation …

Google's New Chip May Be the Future of AI Systems

Google's latest revelation may be the biggest advancement yet in chips that power artificial intelligence systems, but other companies are releasing …

New teachers taught to use technology to cope with increasing workload

Students on teacher training courses will be taught how to use technology to improve learning in the classroom and organise their working life in a …

A professor built an AI teaching assistant for his courses — and it could shape the future of education

Ashok Goel needed help.<p>In his regular courses at Georgia Tech, the computer science professor had at most a few dozen students. But his online class had 400 students  —  students based all over the world; students who viewed his class videos at different times; students with questions. Lots and …

Science Says This Is the Most Effective Way to Learn (but You Weren't Taught It in School)

This is the best way to study, research shows, but most schools don't teach it.<p>Whether you went to school in Alabama or Alaska, a pricey private institution or the local public elementary, chances are excellent that your day was organized roughly the same. The day was carved into a certain number …

DARPA's Lifetime Learning Project Will Let A.I. Grow Up

DARPA is working on a new machine learning technology that could let a future artificial intelligence grow up, learning from its experiences over the …

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Education

by<p>Education, the ability to pass on knowledge, is one of the most ancient practices that sets humans apart from all other species on earth. It is …

Even a Novice Can Quickly Make a Bot or App on This Simple New Coding Site

Whether you’re just learning how to code or you’re a seasoned vet, experimentation is a key part of the learning process. Glitch is a free new coding …

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Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball'

People waste years trying not to waste hours, says author Michael Lewis.<p>Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers <i>Moneyball</i>, <i>The Big Short</i>, and many more.<p>Lewis was a …

SoftBank Drops $100 Million Investment in iPhone Rival

Masayoshi Son’s decision to scrap deal with creator of Android software reflects unpredictable style<p>SoftBank Group Corp. scrapped a planned $100 million investment in a smartphone startup founded by the creator of Google’s Android software, partly because of the Japanese investor’s increasingly …

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From Automation To Empathy, AI Dominated The SXSW Conversation

Beyond the political underpinning, the fake news agenda and the plethora of VR experiences, the one technology to really know about while at SXSW in Austin this year, was artificial intelligence (AI). That sentence has to be taken with a pinch of salt, because it’s almost impossible to think of AI …

Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says huge global startup report

There’s no cooler biz on the planet than startups, and there’s no denying Silicon Valley is the startups capital of the world… for now.<p>Cities all over the world are vying to knock the crown off this tech king. And Startup Genome has all the cities doing their best to keep up with San Fran sultan in …

How Artificial Intelligence enhances education

In the past years, a collection of hardware, software and online service have managed to bring changes and reforms to classrooms and teaching methods. But the true disruption of education is yet to arrive.<p>Artificial Intelligence has proven its role as a game changing factor in an increasing number …

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 …

Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech

Endor, a stealth Israeli predictive analytics company, has its roots in some interesting research on human behavior conducted at MIT’s legendary Media Lab.<p>The company has developed a predictive analytics cloud service based on a concept called ‘Social Physics‘, which purports to simplify big data …

IBM built an atomic hard drive

It's 100,000 times more efficient than the state-of-the-art.<p>While the rush to keep pace with Moore's Law is getting rather "chaotic", researchers at IBM announced on Wednesday that they have drastically reduced the space required to store a bit of information down to that of a single atom.<p>This tiny …

Amazon’s AWS acquired meeting productivity startup Do to expand Chime

Amazon has quietly made one more acquisition to build out the productivity services on its cloud platform AWS. The company has acquired Do.com, a startup that had built a platform to make meetings more productive by doing things like managing notes in preparation for them, and creating reports for …

Google is acquiring data science community Kaggle

Sources tell us that Google is acquiring Kaggle, a platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions. Details about the transaction remain somewhat vague, but given that Google is hosting its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this week, the official announcement could come as …

AI and Bitcoin Are Driving the Next Big Hedge Fund Wave

Jeffrey Tarrant is a Wall Street guy. He spent the last thirty years investing in new hedge funds. As the founder and CEO of a firm called Protege …

How the forgetfulness of one of Microsoft's top scientists inspired a killer new feature for Windows 10

And so, a few years back, Horvitz and his team at Microsoft Research built a prototype artificial intelligence system with a simple goal: If he sent an e-mail promising to send a PowerPoint slide deck to a coworker by Friday, the system's job was to automatically detect that commitment and gently …

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Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Microsoft’s AI group debuts customizable speech-to-text technology, rapidly expanding ‘cognitive services’ for developers

Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, a major new engineering and research division formed last year inside the Redmond company, is …

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Why Social Media Is Beneficial For Small Business Owners: 5 Sites And The Best Ways To Use Them

Keeping up with the growing number of social media sites and trying to put your small businesses mark on the map can seem overwhelming. <i>What platform</i> …

Here’s how you use mobile phones to learn programming when you don’t have a desktop

• Automatic scaffolding, which are supporting techniques automatically presented on the interface. These include instructions on which buttons to press, error prompts and suggestions to view an example while working on a program. These scaffolding techniques fade away as the student gets more …