Matthew Sitzer

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When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, …

Donald Trump

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Which Animal Matches Your Personal Belief System?

<i>“Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill</i><p><i>“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for</i> …

Self-improvement

This Is How Computers See the World

So many boxes.<p>The inherent meaning of an image, as the late art critic John Berger noted in his seminal work <i>Ways of Seeing</i>, "will change depending on its context." For people, understanding an image requires an awareness of the outside world.<p>Computers see things quite differently. When artificial …

Wolf of Wall Street

How to Find True Meaning in Life, According to Zen Buddhism

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

Meditation

50 Deep Questions to Ask Yourself for Deep Insights

Years ago when I had no idea who I was and what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to ask myself a few deep questions. I decided to sit down with …

Positive Thinking

Data Can Lie–Here’s A Guide To Calling Out B.S.

Big data and machine learning are making it easier to B.S. with data, so two scientists made a free syllabus to combat it.<p>We live in a time awash in bullshit. There’s B.S. of the political kind, a type that’s risen to the forefront of the national conversation over the last year through fake news. …

Improve your Speaking by Doing this 1 thing for 10 days

Good public speaking will bring you more opportunity than any other personal skill. No matter where you start from, it's the person that practices …

Public Speaking

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>A few months ago, …

Investing

UI/UX Design Glossary. Navigation Elements.

One of the basic features of product usability is thoughtfully created navigation. It doesn’t matter if the visual performance is creative, stylish, …

UI Design

Want to Develop Incredible Willpower and Mental Toughness? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Persistence isn't just something you're born with. You can also develop willpower, especially when you make one key decision.<p>Success is based on a number of factors. Intelligence, experience, talent, education all play their part...but often what separates success from failure is perseverance. Keep …

Motivation

The Lasting Brilliance of ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’

Like many people my age or younger, I came to <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?</i> by way of the film adaptation: Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece <i>Blade Runner.</i> The film still stands today as my favorite movie, so much so I gave my son the middle name of Deckard (Rachel being high on our list of names …

Science Fiction

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read ahead of the inauguration

Read what the voices on the right have to say before Donald Trump becomes president of the United States<p>Burst your bubble: conservative articles to read to expand your thinking<p>Obama has all but left the building, but we’re still not sure what the Trump White House will bring.<p>Conservatives – fans …

12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the <i>tools to use</i> and <i>how to use the tools</i>.<p>For this piece I’m going to not only share 12 of the …

SEO

What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

Here’s Exactly How You Tell A Joke Like Louis CK

<b>WHAT:</b> A video analyzing Louis CK’s joke-telling style.<p><b>WHO:</b> Video essayist The Nerdwriter.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> As E.B. White once said, explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better but the frog dies in the process. Amazingly enough, though, when one of <i>Co.Create</i>‘s favorite video …

A Quick Animated History of Why We Use the Numbers We Use

I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers. Who cares about learning calculus, when you can geek out on …

This AI translates its internal monologue for humans to understand—and plays Frogger

Artificial intelligence has allowed us to outsource many of the decisions we might normally make onto the backs of machines, like determining who’s in a photo or translating text into another language. That convenience has usually come with a cost: We can’t understand why those decisions are made, …

DeScribe

'Martians Abroad' Is An Optimistic Glance Into Humanity's Future

Mars has been on a lot of minds lately. The success of Andy Weir's science fiction novel <i>The Martian</i> — and Ridley Scott's subsequent film — helped rekindle interest in the Red Planet. And now, <i>National Geographic</i>'s TV series <i>Mars</i> is going even further in giving us a plausible look at what a Martian …

Science Fiction

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Pedagogy

12 CEOs Share Their Predictions For 2017

We asked a group of CEOs from diverse industries what they expect—and hope—to see change in 2017.<p><i>Fast Company</i> asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech, and more—about their expectations for 2017, from challenges they may face to how the election outcome might help …

Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

Pokémon Go

These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017

With the election of Donald Trump, the G-zero world is now fully upon us.<p>The triumph of an “America first” foreign policy marks a fundamental break …

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.<p>When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the …

Arianna Huffington

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Big Data Analytics: Eating An Elephant

Of all the disruptive technologies we track, big data analytics is the biggest. It’s also among the haziest in terms of what it really means to supply chain. In fact, its importance seems more to reflect the assumed convergence of trends for massively increasing amounts of data and ever faster …

Data Warehousing

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2016

I still have to post my choices for The Best Infographics of 2016 but, in the meantime, other people are beginning to publish their own choices. So I …

Infographics