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'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help<p>Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft mixed reality guru Alex Kipman believes communication will be VR’s killer app

When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality and augmented reality (which Microsoft calls mixed reality) would create a new era in computing.<p>Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft and the researcher behind …

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

A Time in the Desert

The Five Things Entrepreneurs Learn at Burning Man<p>If you work in Silicon-something—Valley, Alley, Wadi, Beach, etc.—and your coworkers are disappearing right about now, they might just be finding their <i>chi</i> at <b>Burning Man</b>, also known as T.T.I.T.D., Black Rock City, or Home.<p>The attraction between …

Neuroreality: the New reality is coming. And it’s a brain computer interface

With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but …

Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home

But will consumers want to share their home layout with everyone?<p>While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like Bissell and Hoover, who sell their …

China's forcing its citizens to install a Big Brother app or go to jail

Governments wanting to spy on the people they’re meant to serve is hardly new – but China is taking things to a whole new level by injecting itself into citizens’ phones.<p>Based on articles from Radio Free Asia, Mashable reported last week that authorities in the autonomous region of Xinjiang – home …

Republicans want the CEOs of Facebook, Google, AT&T and Comcast to testify to Congress about solving net neutrality

A key House committee just scheduled a September 7 hearing.<p>House Republicans are asking the chief executives of tech and telecom rivals — including Facebook, Google, AT&T and Comcast* — to appear before the U.S. Congress in September and help settle the debate over net neutrality once and for …

My most productive workdays happen when I ask myself 2 seemingly obvious questions

At least it is for me.<p>Some days, I leave the office on a high, ticking off task after task I've accomplished during the day on my fingers like someone you'd never want to stand next to in an elevator.<p>Other days, nine or so hours at work blur into a single memory, and there's no highlight reel.<p>In …

The New Eye Technology That Will Give You Superhero Vision

Can you see me now?<p>As a kid, you dreamed of having Superman-worthy powers. And while the "leaping tall buildings in a single bound" thing hasn't panned out (yet), innovations in eyewear technology are putting super-sight within reach. Think: augmented reality specs, detail-sharpening shades, and …

A New VR Headset That Mimics the Human Eye Has Been Unveiled

Varjo: A New Big Name<p>A new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headset, named the “20|20” has been announced by Finnish company Varjo, …

Why Introverts Might Be the Best Negotiators in the Room

You don't need to be confrontational and combative to be a good negotiator.<p><i>In negotiations, how do I deal with my inherent dislike of direct disagreement or conflict? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

5 Steps for Defining Your Personal Path to Success

How you measure success will be the most important factor in your achieving it.<p>Each one of us has his or her own view of what constitutes success. And yet, we talk about success as though it were some sort of universal constant which can be achieved by attaining a set of measurable goals.<p>I'll be …

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had invested in a restaurant that was struggling and the family was facing bankruptcy. Simple, everyday decisions like getting out of …

Motivation

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally)

Failure gives you something to prove. The hardest part after a crash is getting back up.<p><i>In her book,</i> Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. (Harper Collins, 2017)<i>, Flywheel CEO Sarah Robb O'Hagan discusses the importance of bold measures in business success. In this edited excerpt,</i> …

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before it yields …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will

To achieve a high level of excellence, you need to do more than just show up.<p>In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of …

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

9 things you can do today to be more productive tomorrow

Before you can sit down and <i>do</i> things, you have to sit down and <i>plan</i> to do things. Which is why your ability to get things done tomorrow depends heavily on your ability to organize, schedule, and reflect today.<p>Below, we've rounded up nine relatively quick tasks you can complete right now to make the …

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

The Key to Work-Life Balance? Integration of Those 2 Concepts.

Want to change into Lycra tights and take a 5-mile bike ride at lunch? That's absolutely fine, if it helps you produce brilliant work that afternoon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The realities of maintaining a work-life balance have always been challenging. But, <i>better</i> …

'Vultures dressed up': the entrepreneurs rejecting venture capital funding

It’s seen as the holy grail for many small businesses. But could VC investment do your company more harm than good?<p>Entrepreneur James Davis* secured £100,000 in venture capital finance to start an IT business, in exchange for a 50% stake in his company. He was assigned a “handler” to talk to, but …

Entrepreneurship

In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams awaits in the most remote national park

Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)<p>Even for a Saturday in the South Pacific, this was a sleepy morning.<p>On American Samoa’s main island of Tutuila and its neighbor, Ofu, villages were still, …

This 25-year-old just raised $5.8M for a startup that will make VR experiences ‘indistinguishable from real life’

Jake Rubin’s inspiration for launching a virtual reality company began inside his grandfather’s magnet lab at MIT nearly two decades ago. That’s …

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

5 Ways to Make More Money in 2017 Than You've Ever Made Before

We are in the midst of the holiday season and Christmas is fast approaching. Most people have their minds on things like buying holiday gifts, holiday parties, the big New Year's celebration and other festive events. That's all well and good and everyone likes to have fun, but what are you doing to …

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Harvard Business School

Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI is going to decimate middle class jobs

In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that "the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative …