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How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Google's Latest AI Can Tell If Your Photo is Good or Not

Well, it's 2018, so we might as well talk about artificial intelligence.It's not like AI is something new, but the things that it's capable of doing …

Artificial Intelligence

Introducing Pytorch for fast.ai

08 Sep 2017 <i>Jeremy Howard</i> [ technical courses ]<p>The next fast.ai courses will be based nearly entirely on a new framework we have developed, built on …

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 …

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Ways Companies Are Building a Business Around AI

There is no argument about whether artificial intelligence (AI) is coming. It is here, in automobiles, smartphones, aircraft, and much else. Not least in the online search abilities, speech and translation features, and image recognition technology of my employer, Alphabet.<p>The question now moves to …

Ensemble Learning to Improve Machine Learning Results

Ensemble methods are meta-algorithms that combine several machine learning techniques into one predictive model in order to <b>decrease</b> <b>variance</b> …

How to Create Your First Static Site with Pelican and Jinja2

Full Stack Python is generated with Pelican, Jinja2 templates and Markdown. This site is deployed to Amazon S3 and currently handles over one hundred …

50 Quotes from Ancient Philosophers to Inspire You Past Every Business Hurdle | Inc.com

Everyone, regardless of where they happen to be in their career, occasionally needs a good dose of inspiration and encouragement. But nothing says you have to take your inspiration and encouragement from the Sheryl Sandbergs or Steve Jobses of our time. Ancient thinkers participated in and …

Motivation

Billionaire Elon Musk says these 2 novels made him more successful

Before Elon Musk began launching rockets into space or boring holes underneath Los Angeles to build high-speed trains, he was a kid with an …

Books

Implementing Decision Trees using Scikit-Learn

What is Scikit-Learn?<p>Scikit-Learn is a popular library for Machine Learning in python programming language. If you want to test your knowledge with …

Twilio

Twilio is a web application programming interface (API) that software developers can use to add communications such as phone calling, messaging, …

R vs Python: Different similarities and similar differences

(This article was first published on <b>R – Giga thoughts …</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>A debate about which language is better suited for …

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Power of Qt - Making a PDF Viewer Desktop Application in a Few Hours

Recently, we had a client come to use that had a unique request. They wanted to programmatically read a PDF file, find a barcode contained in it, …

JavaScript

Tony Robbins: For a better quality of life, answer these 3 questions

Whether it's having a more successful business, a healthier body, a stronger relationship or all of the above, people are always on the lookout for …

Self-improvement

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Elon Musk And The Worst Thing About The Tesla And SpaceX Founder

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Nishanth Salinamakki</i><p>.<p>It’s true that Elon Musk is seen as nearly perfect (especially in the …

Why a bank robber thought covering himself in lemon juice would help him get away with it

One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arrested a surprised McArthur Wheeler. When they showed him …

Psychology

11 Foods That Boost Your Brain and Memory

By Kerri-Ann Jennings<p>Your brain is kind of a big deal.<p>As the control center of your body, it's in charge of keeping your heart beating and lungs …

California doctor figures out way to stop Alzheimer’s progression

Like his father before him and millions of others, Ted Esau’s brain started to deteriorate in his late-50s.<p>Plaque was building up. Part of his brain …

Dementia

The Boring Company FAQ

Everything you wanted to know about The Boring Company, even if you didn’t ask.<p>Obviously, with such an innovative idea, and now growing evidence that …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

The everyday habits that reveal our personalities

From dining on spicy food to singing in the shower, seemingly innocuous behaviours may say a lot about your character.<p>One reason that personality is such an important psychological concept is because of what it tells us about the kind of lives we’re likely to lead. For example, if you are very …

Psychology

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation | Inc.com

Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires that hurt the bottom line.<p>What most managers don't do is make the adjustment from typical interview questions like "Why …

Employment