Melissa Olguin

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Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant

Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheeseburger for just $6. On June 27th, after eight years in development, …

Startups

Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

Artificial Intelligence

Life lessons from artificial intelligence: What Microsoft’s AI chief wants computer science grads to know about the future

Artificial intelligence has exploded, and perhaps no one knows it more than Harry Shum, the executive vice president in charge of Microsoft’s AI and …

Artificial Intelligence

General AI, the "holy grail" of AI, demonstrated for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>AI’s that can learn quickly, and from very small data sets, will fundamentally change how we train AI’s, their capabilities, …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private GitHub repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible and …

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Change Your Life This Year

You may already be familiar with some of the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) affects our lives, thanks to now-ubiquitous voice-controlled assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa, that can read you the news every morning. But did you know that our own brains operate in a strikingly similar way to AI? …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

The Machine Learning Reproducibility Crisis

I was recently chatting to a friend whose startup’s machine learning models were so disorganized it was causing serious problems as his team tried to …

Future Today Institute: China will become the world’s ‘unchallenged AI hegemon’ in 2018

Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb has released her annual tech trends report, and much of it focuses on the continuing impact of artificial intelligence. Other trends highlighted by the report include space travel, human gene editing, and a global shortage of data scientists. Webb, a …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to interpret contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted by …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

Tesla Expands Sales of Solar Gear at Home Depot

Tesla Inc. is planning a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc., embarking on a critical test of the mainstream appeal of its …

The Question with AI Isn’t Whether We’ll Lose Our Jobs — It’s How Much We’ll Get Paid

<i>The basic fact is that technology eliminates jobs, not work. It is the continuous obligation of economic policy to match increases in productive potential with increases in purchasing power and demand. Otherwise the potential created by technical progress runs to waste in idle capacity,</i> …

What Changes When AI Is So Accessible That Everyone Can Use It?

Mazin Gilbert has an ambitious goal. As vice president of advanced technologies at AT&T, Gilbert wants to make AI technologies widely available throughout the corporation, especially to those who might not have a computer science background and may not even know how to program. Call it the …

Artificial Intelligence vs Machine Learning: what’s the difference?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are terms which have been thrown around a lot in the tech industry over the last few years, but what exactly do they mean? Anyone vaguely familiar with sci-fi tropes will probably have an idea about AI, though they may view it as a little more sinister …

Machine Learning

AI's intelligence and stupidity in one photo stitch fail

A Google panorama photo fail from a Reddit user has again shown how good AI can be at weirdly specific tasks and how bad it is at seeing, well, the big picture. A skier with the handle MalletsDarker snapped three photos of friends at the Lake Louise ski resort in Banff, Alberta, and as it does, …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says artificial intelligence is like fire

• Google CEO Pichai says that AI is like fire: while it is useful, we must use caution.<br>• He envisions that AI will play a big role in important advancements like finding a cure for cancer.<br>• The full interview airs on MSNBC on January 26.<p>In an interview with <i>Recode</i> and MSNBC, Pichai described artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any time you fail as an adult. If you need some encouragement along the way, …

Motivation

How the World's Top Entrepreneurs Get So Much Done Every Day | Inc.com

<b>Relentlessly focus on ONE thing at a time.</b><br>The most successful entrepreneurs aren't multi-taskers, in fact, they are the opposite - they are MONO-TASKERS. They focus on one high value project or task and do it extremely well, then smoothly move to the next, and the next.<p>I know it's really in vogue …

Entrepreneurship

Microsoft and Alibaba AI programs beat humans in Stanford reading comprehension test for 1st time

Machines can already outplay us in chess, poker and other games, and now they are becoming better readers as well.<p>AI programs from both Microsoft and …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

Want to Unlock Your Full Potential and Live a More Fulfilling Life? Do 1 Thing First | Inc.com

Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations...stories matter.<p>Especially the stories we tell ourselves.<p>(That's an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has nothing to do with being stone-faced and not showing emotion; Stoicism is a …

Motivation

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

LinkedIn: Machine learning jobs are on the rise

Machine learning engineers, data scientists, and Big Data engineers are among the top emerging jobs in technology. This is based off of a recently …

Women’s Work

[<i>I know, I’m a good three months late on this. It’s too good for the trash bin, though, and knowing CompSci it’ll be relevant again within the next</i> …

Computer Science