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AI-generated pop song puts human composers on notice

At the rate AI-generated music is progressing, it could be old-fashioned to manually compose songs in as little as a decade. The latest step forward …

Investors bet big on AI for health diagnostics

We’re seeing a new wave of venture investments in healthtech companies — especially those with strong artifical intelligence and machine learning components. Led by some of the world’s largest biopharma companies and tech-focused venture capitalists, these investments are backing efforts to speed …

Venture Capital

Vaping vs. Smoking: Cancer risk lower for vapers than smokers, a long-term study found

Vaporizers and e-cigs may seem like dorky alternatives to old-fashioned cigarettes, but here's something undeniably cool about them: They expose …

These Female Hackers Want To Make It Safer For You To Share Nudes

If you don't want to be subjected to revenge porn, don't send nudes. You've heard it before. But a group of female hackers thinks that advice isn't …

EU asks whether the financial sector’s use of big data needs new rules

European financial regulators are worried that big data techniques might result in restrictions on consumer access to products and services in future, and are considering whether new rules might be needed to tackle the risk of more granular algorithmic analysis leading to discrimination.<p>While …

5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence

Kristian Hammond Contributor<p>As chief scientist and co-founder, Kris focuses on R&D at Narrative Science. Kris is also a professor of computer science at Northwestern University.<p>We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. We believe that …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

India's Most Remote Villages Are Getting Better Healthcare With This Cloud-Based Solution

In India, public health care is free, yet years of under-investment in public health means that facilities are also grossly understaffed and under-equipped. The country also has a massive resource gap of over 4 million health workers and, to compound problems, nearly 60% of existing health workers …

Digital Health

Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

What exactly is the scientific method and why do so many people get it wrong?

Claims that the “the science isn’t settled” with regard to climate change are symptomatic of a large body of ignorance about how science works.<p>So …

Woman’s Epic Climbing Journey Captured in Spectacular iPhone Film

RYOT, in association with Apple, has captured one of the most captivating, moving, stunning short documentaries you will see this year, or possibly …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

Consciousness