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Data preparation in the age of deep learning

<i>The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Lukas Biewald on why companies are spending millions of dollars on labeled data sets.</i>In this episode of the Data …

Machine Learning

This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

TNW recently ran a report about Lyrebird, an AI company that synthesizes speech in anyone’s voice with a one-minute recording. The samples published on the company’s website are rather rudimentary.<p>Google’s Wavenet provides a similar functionality. It requires a much bigger data set, but it sounds …

4 Buddhist Monks Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Change Your Life Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

Robots Took 75 Percent of Jobs at This Company But No One Got Fired | Inc.com

Welcome to the 114th episode of Inc. Uncensored, hosted by <i>Inc.</i> editor Jim Ledbetter.<p>This week, staff writer Will Yakowicz talks about how Boxed, a bulk grocery mobile app, has automated its largest fulfillment center with robots. The company could've fired 75 percent of its warehouse employees, but …

Entrepreneurship

3 Skills You Need to Save Your Job From a Robot | Inc.com

You've heard the rumblings of the robots, right? When I make a customer service call and get an eerily nuanced answer from a chatbot, I hear the rumbling of the robots. When I call out to my digital assistant and Siri/Alexa/Cortana makes a wise-cracking response, I feel the rumblings. I can't help …

Artificial Intelligence
Parenting

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind hopes its TensorFlow lib Sonnet is music to ears of AI devs

Code dumped on GitHub for you to play with this weekend (and maybe beyond)Alphabet’s AI outfit DeepMind has released Sonnet, a framework that allows …

Deep Learning

The Key to Well-Behaved Kids Isn't Punishment. It's Discipline, and There's a Big Difference.

Those blue and red permanent markers, hidden in the kitchen drawer, are too tempting. Your child remembers seeing you stash them there, and one …

Parenting

This Simple Daily Habit Will Increase Your IQ By 23 Percent, According to Neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Neural Networks for Machine Learning: A Free Online Course

The 78-video playlist above comes from a course called <i>Neural Networks for Machine Learning</i>, taught by Geoffrey Hinton, a computer science professor …

17 Simple Ways to Break a Sugar Addiction

Is sugar your vice? Are you ready to start kicking this habit for good? If sugar is ruling your diet, then these tips will help you gain control over your food decisions and your health. Small, tiny changes will have a massive impact on your overall well-being — let's get to it!

PopSugar

The simple morning trick that puts this spiritual leader in an amazing mood

It’s hard to feel invincible first thing in the morning—say, if you roll out of bed already exhausted, are running late, or the view outside (dark …

Statistical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

November 23, 2016<p>Computer scientists in systemsy fields, myself included, aren’t great at using statistics. Maybe it’s because there are so many …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

Building an AI Startup: Realities & Tactics

Artificial intelligence is, of course, all the rage in tech circles, and the press is awash in tales of AI entrepreneurs striking it rich after being …

Artificial Intelligence

How Artificial Intelligence is Helping Japanese Cucumber Farmers

Two cucumber farmers in Japan have received an unusual boost to their business after their son adapted Google’s powerful artificial intelligence …

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

Parenting

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Time Management
Web Design

Office 2.0: Big Data is changing the design of our workplaces

Companies such as WeWork and NBBJ are using computer modeling and data analysis to make our offices work as hard as we do.<p>It’s not an uncommon experience as an office worker to feel like a cog in the machine, a single cell in a much bigger spreadsheet. According to architects and designers working …

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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

Mindfulness

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

These Inventors Just Won $1 Million for Creating a Really Smart Toothbrush

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. It’s five times more common than asthma and four times more common than early childhood …

Reality TV

Stop overthinking UX and try the coffee shop test

If you work in product development you hear a lot about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). When people don’t really know what they are talking about, they use these terms interchangeably, along with buzz phrases like “human-centric design,” “process guided customer control groups,” and …

10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation

From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce …

Business Technology

Book Review:- India: A Sacred Geography—A Disturbing New Front

Diana L. Eck “is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of the …

Hinduism