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10 Podcasts for Exploring Machine Learning

Although the term 'machine learning' was coined almost sixty years ago, it’s only in the past few years that this field of computer science has …

Machine Learning

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

'Inspector Gadget' arm makes drones more useful (and a little scary)

One of the big stumbling blocks for commercial drones is loading and unloading payload. This lightweight origami arm offers a novel solution.<p>From …

Robotics

Does Your Kid Have Low Self-Esteem? Here’s How to Test.

Kids with low self-esteem may experience depression and anxiety, and perform poorly in school. This quick test identifies the problem, and proposes …

Self-esteem

TensorFlow in your Browser

If you want to explore machine learning, you can now write applications that train and deploy TensorFlow in your browser using JavaScript. We know …

JavaScript

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018

A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), automation and cognitive systems is something which is likely to become increasingly valuable, regardless of your field of business, expertise or profession.<p>Fortunately, today you don’t have to take years out of …

Machine Learning

This AI Can Automatically Animate New Flintstones Cartoons

<i>The Flintstones</i>, a cartoon about life in the Stone Age, has just surpassed <i>The Jetsons</i>, a cartoon about life in the distant future, when it comes to …

Artificial Intelligence

Tertill robot is like a Roomba for your garden

A startup developing a weed whacker robot for gardens just got backing from an industry heavyweight<p>It's a Roomba for the garden.<p>Sure. Slick …

Robotics

Technical Experts Need to Get Better at Telling Stories

“If only we could tell our stories better,” is a refrain I hear often from people I work with in the science and technology community. And I understand why. In my experience, startup and technical business leaders don’t tell their innovation stories well. This is a huge missed opportunity. When …

Wall Street

These Robots Are Learning to Conduct Their Own Science Experiments

Inside a lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, a robot arm lifts a bottle filled with chemical reagents and carries it over a bank of test …

Artificial Intelligence

Future of Work: How Using AI Creates An Enhanced Candidate and Employee Experience

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is penetrating industries from healthcare to advertising, transportation, finance, legal, education, and hospitality. Many of us may have already interacted with a chatbot on platforms like Facebook Messenger, Slack, or We Chat. Chatbots are defined as an automated, yet …

Human Resources

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It's worth passing along a message from UC Berkeley. According to its news service, the "fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley’s history — …

Online Education

Watch robots build a timber frame in no time

Leave it to the robots<p>Humans have spent thousands of years successfully constructing buildings on their own, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little help from our robotic friends. In a new exploration of digital fabrication, researchers at Swiss university ETH Zurich partnered with Gramazio Kohler …

Robotics

If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless

Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics and decision-making for generations, it carries a special warning for machine learning. The quality demands of machine learning …

Machine Learning

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Online Education

Asana introduces Timeline, lays groundwork for AI-based monitoring as the “team brain” for productivity

When workflow management platform Asana announced a $75 million round of funding in January led by former Vice President Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, the startup didn’t give much of an indication of what it planned to do with the money, or what it was that won over investors to a new …

Machine Learning

AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

Artificial Intelligence

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Deep Learning

This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on Shark Tank, but I swear by it in my everyday life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Rocketbook</i><p>If you're an old soul who prefers pen and paper notes (they're just more <i>personal,</i> you know?<i>)</i>, or you just get how obnoxious it is …

Google Docs

MIT researchers made a squishy robot fish that could revolutionise how we study the ocean

Meet SoFi, the little robotic fish that could help change the way we study the ocean. Created by researchers at MIT, SoFi is capable of swimming alongside real fish without any disturbance, this is due to the robots appearance and movements mimicking that of marine life.<p>SoFi is powered by a …

Robotics

Neighborhood security cameras sacrifice privacy to solve crimes

Homeowners' associations are investing in security cameras to monitor residential streets.<p>"I would say every neighborhood we talk to brings up privacy and we have yet to talk to a neighborhood that walked away because of privacy. And the reason why is since we're so focused on neighborhoods, we can …

Privacy

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Infographics

Infographics Show How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together

Ask anyone who's pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they'll almost certainly …

Infographics

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

'An experiment unlike any other': Father-son duo build first house of its kind in Texas

A small cul-de-sac in North Dallas is home to an experiment. Sitting on a corner lot is a simple yet singular two-story house. Builder Kyle Fagin …

Home Improvement

Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, They're Not Very Good At It

Robots have taken over many of America's factories. They can explore the depths of the ocean, and other planets. They can play ping-pong.<p>But can they pick a strawberry?<p>"You kind of learn, when you get into this — it's really hard to match what humans can do," says Bob Pitzer, an expert on robots …

Robotics

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.<p>Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a reality …

Construction Industry

Burger-flipping robot takes four-day break immediately after landing new job

Robots, they’re just like us<p>Good news if you’re worried about a robot taking your job: it turns out even mechanical laborers need a break.<p>Only a single shift into its career at the CaliBurger restaurant in Pasadena, California, this week, Flippy the robot burger-flipper is going on hiatus, reports</i> …

Robotics

Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones

OSLO — Norway’s fjords have long inspired the country’s artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched.<p>But lost in the depths of the fjord in Oslo, stretching out from the capital, is …

European Travel