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You can stick it: protest posters in the age of Trump – in pictures

The art of the protest poster is thriving in the new political era. A new book, Posters for Change, collects 50 of the best examples for you to pull out and pledge your allegiance to the cause<p>Posters for Change – Tear, Paste, Protest: 50 Removable Posters is published by Princeton Architectural …

Posters

'Dehumanising, impenetrable, frustrating': the grim reality of job hunting in the age of AI

The automation revolution has hit recruitment, with everything from facial expressions to vocal tone now analysed by algorithms and artificial intelligence. But what’s the cost to workforce diversity – and workers themselves?<p>According to Nathan Mondragon, finding the right employee is all about …

Artificial Intelligence

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

When Opioids Make Pain Worse

When patients arrive in the emergency room, nearly all but those with the most minor complaints get an IV.<p>To draw blood, give medications or administer fluids, the IV is the way doctors and nurses gain access to the body. Putting one in is quick and simple, and it's no more painful than a mild bee …

Medicine

Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues

The long, variable times that some diseases incubate after infection defies simple explanation. An idealized model of tumor growth offers a …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World

The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are …

Artificial Intelligence

From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower

In late October 2017, when I went to visit Kai-Fu Lee, China’s premiere artificial intelligence (AI)-focused venture capitalist, I entered his office …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

This is how you capture the rise of Kenya’s vibrant contemporary art scene

There’s a general misconception that whatever passes for popular art in Kenya are the curios sold to tourists or the murals that hang in restaurants and airport lounges.<p>But as a new book shows, nothing could be further from the truth. In over 600 pages, <i>Visual Voices</i> presents over 400 pieces from 57 …

Art

The Smearing of Woody Allen

Soon after Rolling Stone published a sensational — and, as it turned out, false — account of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, Richard Bradley, the editor of Worth magazine, suspected that something was amiss.<p>Basic journalistic rules, such as seeking comment from the alleged …

Woody Allen

We’re Killing Our Lakes and Oceans. The Consequences Are Real.

We only need to look to the Mediterranean Sea and the North American Great Lakes for dramatic illustrations of what lies in store if we don’t act now.<p>…

Lake Erie

Even Artificial Neural Networks Can Have Exploitable 'Backdoors'

Early in August, NYU professor Siddharth Garg checked for traffic, and then put a yellow Post-it onto a stop sign outside the Brooklyn building in …

The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning - Facts So Romantic

<i>From a computer’s standpoint, the difficulty in pattern recognition is one of surplus: with an endless variety of patterns, all technically valid,</i> …

Machine Learning

18 of the Best Coming-of-Age Books to Read at Any Point in Your Life

Whether you've freshly entered high school or you're stumbling through your 30s (or beyond), you never really stop growing up. For this very reason, books centered on coming-of-age tales are great for every age no matter what stage in life you're at. And many times, the core theme is so damn …

25 Sweet, Sexy, and Captivating Books You're Going to Want to Read This Fall

Can you hear that? The first rustling of the leaves? That first whiff of pumpkin? That first cool breeze? Fall is almost here, and I'm ready to tell you what to read after you take that first hay ride through the pumpkin patch. So grab a pumpkin spice latte and get ready: I've got the 25 best new …

Every Movie Poster Saul Bass Ever Designed

The man who launched a million “minimalist movie posters” (try not to hold that against him), graphic designer Saul Bass may have spent most of his …

Posters

What ever happened to Adriano? The 'new Ronaldo' destroyed by drink and demons

The Brazilian striker looked set to take the football world by storm, but the untimely death of his father sent his career into a downward spiral<p><b>COMMENT</b><p>Former Brazil, Inter and Parma striker Adriano is one of the great enigmas of 21st century football.<p>Powerful, supremely talented and deadly in …

Soccer

Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA

When biologists synthesize DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, …

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?

Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?<p>F<b>r</b>om Elgar to Adele, and the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Kanye West, London’s Abbey Road Studios has hosted a storied list of musical stars since opening …

Artificial Intelligence

The nuclear bomb didn't beat Japan — Stalin did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate.<p>Initially, few questioned President Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But, in 1965, historian Gar Alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force …

Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas | Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A pair of ‘chatbots’ in China have been taken offline after appearing to stray off-script. In response to users’ questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn’t a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party.<p>The two chatbots, …

China

Structural Unemployment: Yes, It Was Humbug

It seems like ancient history now, but five years ago there was a remarkable Beltway consensus that high unemployment was structural, the result of a mismatch between the skills workers had and the skills the economy needed. What made this consensus remarkable was that all the evidence pointed the …

Big Data Is Coming to Take Your Health Insurance

Universal government coverage may be the only solution.<p>For all its absurdity, the debate over Obamacare has accomplished something positive: It has educated people that insurance is really about risk pooling -- as in you need both healthy and sick people to participate if it’s going to be …

Health Care

How Machine Learning Is Helping Morgan Stanley Better Understand Client Needs

Systems that provide automated investment advice from financial firms have been referred to as robo-advisers. While no one in the industry is particularly fond of the term, it has caught on nonetheless. However, the enhanced human advising process — augmented by machine learning — that was recently …

Antarctica's Massive Iceberg Has Become a Major Scientific Experiment

Last month, humanity watched with a mixture of awe and terror as an iceberg half the size of Jamaica broke clean off the Antarctic Peninsula. But the …