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Sixth Mass Extinction is All But Guaranteed Math Says

Credit: Pixabay<p>In the history of complex life on earth — more than half a billion years — there have been five mass extinctions. Each of them is …

Climate Change

If you want to upgrade your data analysis skills, which programming language should you learn?

For a growing number of people, data analysis is a central part of their job. Increased data availability, more powerful computing, and an emphasis on analytics-driven decision in business has made it a heyday for data science. According to a report from IBM, in 2015 there were 2.35 million …

Data Science

Mass global extinction that wipes out human civilization will begin in 2100, mathematician predicts

A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.<p>By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our …

This is What A Fossil Fuel Dystopia Looks Like — The Arctic Sea Ice is Breaking Up North of Greenland in June

The Arctic sea ice is breaking up to the north of Greenland during June. It’s <b>the fossil fuel burning global dystopia</b> phrase of the day. Another …

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AIRS

The "Internet of things" (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It's a concept that …

Google's speech recognition error rate is now under 5% for US English

It's no secret that one of Google's strengths in recent years has been voice recognition. In my own experience, my Google Home picks up what I am …

This New Service Makes Time-Wasting Tasks Disappear

Magic offers to take on anything for $35 per hour, billed by the minute. But the human-powered service lacks the savvy of a resourceful assistant.<p>Voice agents such as Siri and Alexa are all the rage, but they are ultimately limited in what they can do and are a long way from having a real human …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's strides in computer vision leads to Google Lens feature

At Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai said that computer vision has reached an "inflection point," with error rates lower than a human's.<p>At the Google I/O …

Artificial Intelligence

Gmail Can Now Write Replies For You

Google is using its artificial intelligence to automate the most endless task of the day: replying to emails.<p>The feature will display possible responses to some of your emails, and when you've selected one, you can send it immediately or edit it before sending. Smart Reply won't be available on the …

Google’s next-generation AI training system is monstrously fast

The TPU V2 could be a huge boon to Google’s cloud computing platform<p>Google today is unveiling its second-generation Tensor Processor Unit, a cloud computing hardware and software system that underpins some of the company’s most ambitious and far-reaching technologies. CEO Sundar Pichai announced …

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas. Every few months, a dumb start-up will make the news — most recently the one selling a $700 juicer — and folks outside the tech industry will begin singing I-told-you-sos.<p>But don’t be fooled by …

Artificial Intelligence

Glacier National Park could be glacier-free in 15 years

Over the past 50 years, the 39 remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park area have shrunk by an average of 39% — and as much as 85% , according to …

Report: Nearly half of California salmon species on track for extinction

Nearly half of the salmon and trout species that live in California will be extinct in 50 years if nothing is done to improve water quality, protect wetlands and stream habitat, and fight climate change, scientists warned Tuesday in a wide-ranging study of native fish.<p>The loss of so many species …

Global Warming

Glacier National Park May Need To Be Renamed: Will Soon Have No Glaciers

It is all but inevitable that the United States, apart from Alaska, will soon be missing the glaciers that have dotted our country for thousands of years. There is no other place that symbolizes America’s glaciers like Glacier National Park in Montana. However, recent studies present strong …

American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why

Climate change explains only 20 percent of the movement.<p>As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away …

Ecology