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Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming

Donald Trump Is the Singularity

The U.S. has the equivalent of a dynamic neural network running its government.<p>There’s been some controversy over when Donald Trump decided to run for president. Some say it was at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, when he was roasted by both Seth Meyers and President Obama. …

Donald Trump

Artificial intelligence has learned how to pick out criminals by their faces

With the advent of photography, a tiny fraction of 19th-century scientists believed they could develop methods of accurately identifying criminals by their facial features. While their hypotheses were eventually discredited, new artificial intelligence technology suggests their claims might’ve been …

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

“It’s unacceptable to give religious privilege only to those who believe in the supernatural”: The Satanic Temple challenges the religious right

Smart political theater or real religion? Satanic Temple’s leader on the group’s challenge to religious privilege<p>A small sect called the Satanic Temple has been giving the religious right fits by insisting that religious freedoms granted to Christians should apply to Satanists too. Is the group …

Religion

Anonymous has published a 'noob's' guide on how to fight ISIS online

Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share information on OpParis, encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills. They include a "NoobGuide" for anyone wanting to learn how to hack, a "Reporter" guide that explains how to set up a Twitter bot for …

Google Chrome

Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Foreign Policy

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

Rerouted nerves let paralyzed people use hands - Futurity

By connecting healthy nerves to damaged ones, surgeons have restored hand and arm movements to patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury to the …

Spinal Cords

Cancer drug development time halved thanks to artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has halved the time it has taken to bring a cancer combatting drug to market, start-up claims<p>A cancer-fighting drug is on target to be brought to market in half the expected time thanks to the use of artificial inteligence in testing, a start up has claimed.<p>Berg Health, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Spammers are flooding Google with fake copyright complaints

Spammers have taken an odd turn in their unending quest to sell you fake Viagra.<p>According to a post by TorrentFreak, Google is currently awash in “fake” Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices sent by spammers using Google’s own forms.<p>Spammers are obviously not using these forms to take down any …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Even with a 30-strong R&D team, the amount of work needed to create a truly universal AI is huge.<p>“We have three pillars in our work,” Rosa explained. “First is to come up with a proper cognitive architecture or architectures, which can do the intelligence in specific training or testing …

'Clown Gun' For Police Slows Down A Single Bullet

A less lethal alternative<p>Bullets in motion tend to remain in motion for far longer than anyone wants. While most accurate shooting with handguns takes place at distances of around six feet, pistol bullets can travel up to 1,000 feet after they're fired. Made by Alternative Ballistics, “The …

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day …

Social Media

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Massless Particles, And They Could Revolutionise Electronics

They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons.<p>After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence …

Quantum Mechanics

When Virtual Crimes Get Prosecuted In Real Life

A dungeon dive into Diablo’s in-game crime spree<p>At what point do video game items stop being trinkets and start counting as property? With the launch of Diablo III, a wildly popular online role-playing game, players looking to trade with others sometimes found themselves asking that very question …

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world

Set in an Arctic mountainside, the Svalbard seed bank contains the world’s most prized crops. But a row has erupted over whether this is the best hope of feeding the world after a catastrophe or just an overpriced deep freeze<p>One Tuesday last winter, in the town nearest to the North Pole, Robert …

Botany

Men exist for a reason, says science - but there are a few other things they can do

A new study says that men are biologically useful to humanity, but thankfully that isn't all they're good for<p>Rejoice, men of Britain! Science has finally discovered a reason for your existence. Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that <b>competition for mates keeps the population</b> …

David Beckham

Here's a Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

How bacteria can fix the cracks in your driveway<p>A Dutch inventor has come up with an ingenious way for concrete to repair its own cracks: It's alive.<p>Okay, Henk Jonkers hasn't created a new form of life. What he did find is a kind of bacteria that lies dormant until activated by water. Water is …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

A tiny backpack turns a pest into a rescue robot<p>Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots--but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same job sooner. In 2012, researchers at North Carolina State University steered …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

Natural Gas

Dark matter may not be completely 'dark' after all, say scientists

A clump of dark matter appears to be lagging behind its galaxy suggesting it is interacting with something else...but what?<p>Dark matter may be having an even bigger impact on the Universe than previously thought, after scientists found the first signs that it interacts with something other than …

Team witnesses rare 'quantum jitters' in DNA - Futurity

Scientists have finally caught DNA in the act of "quantum jitters," a rare shift in shape that could shed light on evolution and cancer.

DNA

Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon

Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.<p>With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed subterranean ocean.<p>"The solar system is now looking like …

Chilvary could indicate hidden sexism, study finds

Men who demonstrate 'well intentioned' sexism are said to see women as warm and pure yet helpless and incompetent<p>Men who open doors for women are as guilty of sexism as those who are rude to them, according to a new study.<p>Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask …