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The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

Elon Musk’s OpenAI is using Reddit to teach AI to speak like humans

OpenAI wants to build the technology that will finally create a computer that can converse in a way that is indistinguishable humans.<p>The nonprofit, backed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, brought on NVIDIA’s supercomputer DGX-1, which has 170 teraflops of computing …

Artificial Intelligence

The next wave in software is open adoption software

Jake Flomenberg Contributor<p>Jake Flomenberg is a partner at Accel.<p>There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone from the exception to the rule for most enterprises. We’ve …

Innovation

GitHub gets built-in project management tools and support for formal reviews

GitHub is hosting its Universe developer conference in San Francisco today. Unsurprisingly, the company used this event to announce a number of new features for its Git-based code hosting service. The company calls it its “biggest update to the platform yet,” though how important these changes …

Project Management

Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With "Brain Hacking" Tech

At it Again<p>There’s no doubt that Elon Musk is one busy individual. When not playing on the Tesla factory floor, he may be bringing electric roofs to …

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

Opinion: Pokémon Go shows that augmented reality isn’t ready for prime time

Pokémon Go has been all the rage.<p>People all over the world are downloading the app, and running around and hunting the elusive Pokémon. As with any …

Augmented Reality

Amsterdam commuters are playing their own augmented reality game that doesn’t require a phone

Parts of the world are going crazy trying to catch Pokémon through their phone with augmented reality game Pokémon Go. But that doesn’t mean you need to run around town staring at your phone chasing digital creatures to see some much-needed magic in the world.<p>Daniel Disselkoen, a digital artist …

Augmented Reality

Robotic furniture aims to help make room in tiny apartments (Tomorrow Daily 389 show notes)

Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular

Opinion | Community<p>Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular<p>By Dwight Carter     Jul 6, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

The first AI system for human embryonic state analysis is available for testing - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Baltimore, MD – At Mensa Annual Gathering 2016, the annual event of the largest and oldest high IQ society transpiring in San …

Why You Should Never Hire Your Friends

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Enjoy your friends and be glad you’re not a genius

<b>James Gleick</b> knows from <b>geniuses</b>, having written well-regarded <b>biographies</b> of <b>Sir Isaac Newton</b>, and theoretical physicist <b>Richard Feynman</b>. The two …

Creativity

If you have a great idea for an app, learning to code through this course can help bring it to life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Chances are you use apps everyday. Facebook or WhatsApp to keep in contact with friends and family, …

Apps

Here Is Google's List of Fears About Artificial Intelligence

Somebody's preparing for the robopocalypse.<p>With the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk warning that killer robots could be on the horizon, it's probably a good idea to take a look at the potential downfalls of artificial intelligence.<p>That's why Google has stepped up to the plate and produced a …

How Will Deep Learning Impact the Finance Industry?

By <b>Katie Pollitt</b>, Global Summit Creator - RE•WORK<br>June 22, 2016<p><b>Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new concept, but thanks to breakthroughs in deep</b> …

4 Reasons Compliments Make You Uncomfortable

Sometimes, the words that are meant to make you feel good can actually cause you to feel worse.<p>Most people give compliments because they want you to feel good. But, if you're like most people, those well-meaning kind words may be hard to hear sometimes.<p>Here are four reasons why it can be hard to …

Self-help

This Star Trek Virtual Reality Game Is Geek Nirvana

Most of my VR experience so far has come in the form of single-player technical demos. While they’re immersive and sometimes fun, Star Trek: Bridge …

Magic Leap teams up with Lucas Films for a Star Wars AR demo – yep there goes all our money

Last fall we showed you a demo of Magic Leap’s augmented reality technology which can shoot an impressive clip without any special effects. So fast forward seven months: who better to partner up with than Lucas Films?<p>In a tweet, Magic Leap showed off its latest demo using our favorite Star Wars …

Amazon Lands Artificial Intelligence Brainiac From Carnegie Mellon

Microsoft, Google, and the rest of the tech pantheon are building up their artificial intelligence arsenal. Now, Amazon has hired Alex Smola, a …

Will Netflix really steal traditional TV’s crown?

The streaming service claims its impressive growth spells doom for its rivals – but it may be less revolutionary than it thinks<p>Netflix is unquestionably an internet-era success story. From a domestic US DVD rental business to a global leader in on-demand entertainment in just 20 years is quite …

Existentialism

This is what a Magic Leap VR headset probably looks like

Even though Magic Leap, the secretive virtual reality company, has raised millions of dollars from just about every tech giant and is valued at over $4.5 billion, almost no one has seen what its technology looks like, or what it actually does. But a patent awarded to the company today shines a bit …

Augmented Reality

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

Watch Google's A.I. Figure Out 'Montezuma's Revenge' In Four Tries

Is there any '80s videogame that machines can't win?<p>What separates humans from artificial intelligence -- for now -- is our ability to learn quickly with just a few examples. We can see a dog once and determine if most other animals we see are dogs or not. Computers, our binary friends, aren't so …

Artificial Intelligence

How Prezi's Peter Arvai Plans To Beat PowerPoint

PowerPoint has as many as a billion users but Prezi is gaining on it. Founded in Budapest in 2008, the company sells presentation software that offers more than slides. Instead, it presents a series of screens, or “canvases,” moving the viewer laterally and zooming in on figures like drawings and …

Startups

The Beginning Of The End For Composers? Google Magenta Wrote A Song

OK, put down your pitchforks until you hear what Magenta has created as its first song… a 90 second piano medley.<p>No really, all robot-fearing musical …

Drones: Putting China’s economy on autopilot

Hugh Harsono Contributor<p>Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army Officer.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry<br>• How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices<p>The …