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Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured ‘dark data’, for $200M

As large tech companies gear up to make a stronger push into machine learning and artificial intelligence, Apple has acquired a company to fill out its own capabilities in the area.<p>Specifically, Apple has picked up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI-enabled inference engine to take …

Artificial Intelligence

Introducing 'Operator 4.0,' a tech-augmented human worker

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

With DroneDeploy’s Fieldscanner, pilots can create maps as they fly

Flying drones to inspect a farm, construction site, or any other venue from overhead can generate a huge amount of data. It takes time, though, for drone users to upload and turn this high-resolution data into maps, graphs or business intelligence they can act upon.<p>Today, a data management platform …

Drones

Credit Card-Sized Super Computer That Powers AI Such As Robots And Drones Unveiled By Nvidia

A supercomputer the size of a credit card that can power artificial intelligence (AI) such as robots, drones and smart cameras has been unveiled by computer graphics firm Nvidia.<p>Revealed at an event in San Francisco, the super intelligent yet tiny device is called the Jetson TX2 and is part of an …

Artificial Intelligence

Explainer: How neural networks are changing credit scores

A credit score has a major impact on a person’s life. It’s the key to getting a car loan, a house or an apartment. The traditional way scores are …

Machine Learning

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Japanese Eating Italian Food, Abruzzo in Japan

Japanese Eating Italian Food<p>Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers' wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world. The charm of Italy is timeless, but what do people actually know about the …

Italy

How a researcher used big data to beat her own ovarian cancer

Academic scientists devote their lives to research, often toiling away on problems that few people outside their discipline fully understand. Perhaps some are driven by pure curiosity or competition, while others have a personal interest in the topic at hand.<p>For Shirley Pepke, a genomics researcher …

Cancer

A Return to Machine Learning

<i>This post is aimed at artists and other creative people who are interested in a survey of recent developments in machine learning research that</i> …

Lights, cameras, Dreamforce

Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff knows a thing or two about how to put on a good show. As usual, he pulled out all the stops this week at Dreamforce, his company’s massive customer conference in San Francisco.<p>He was boasting at the keynote that 175,000 people registered online (and another …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung plugs IBM's brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor

IBM's TrueNorth, a so-called "cognitive chip," remarkably resembles the human brain: its 4,096 cores combine to create about a million digital neurons and 256 million synapse connections. In short, like everyone's favorite complex organ, it operates extremely quickly and consumes far less energy …

How Rethink Robotics Sees The Future Of Collaborative Robots

When the first industrial robot, Unimate, appeared on a General Motors assembly line in 1961, it was a modern marvel. The job it performed, transporting die-castings and welding them onto car bodies was not only onerous, but dangerous to human workers, who faced both the risk of injury and being …

Robotics

Flock is building a risk assessment platform for drone flights

Engineering problems can sometimes appear simple beside the amorphous challenges of regulating and managing cutting edge technology use within existing societal structures. But early-stage startup Flock is viewing the knotted intersection of technology and regulation as just another business …

Drones

Appliance Science: Alexa, how does Alexa work? The science of the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo listens to you, translating your voice into commands so it can play music, turn the lights on, or order stuff from Amazon. Appliance Science looks at how it works.<p>There are plenty of things in my house that I yell at. Some of them answer back these days, though, and even do what I …

Smart Homes

Andy Rubin explains his $300M bet on the future of hardware

Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $300 million fund called Playground.<p>Since then, he’s been pretty busy trying to envision the future of hardware. And that doesn’t …

Quantum Computing

Elon Musk Confessions: All the Stupid Things Tesla Has Done

Electric car company Tesla held its annual shareholder’s meeting on Tuesday afternoon in Mountain View, Calif., and the event was partly a trip down …

Tesla

Inside Project Ara, Google's Lego-like plan to disrupt the smartphone

Next year, Google will sell a smartphone that lets you swap in interchangeable parts to get new abilities.<p>Rafa Camargo is playing ping-pong. Thirty minutes ago, he placed the world's most interesting smartphone into his jacket pocket. Now that jacket and its precious contents are lying on the …

Mobile Technology

Artificial Intelligence Literally Taught Itself How To Do An Experiment, From Start To Finish

Everywhere you turn these days there are more and more automated processes appearing all the time. From automatic vacuum cleaners to self-order …

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

Genetics

Through a Shark's Eyes: See How They Glow in the Deep

Scientists have built a camera that approximates how sharks see each other, revealing how they glow through biofluorescence.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied the eyes and skin of a group of shy sharks that live deep in the water, in a dark blue realm of low light. The team discovered that …

Biology

Greenland ice sheet's sudden meltdown catches scientists by surprise

Monday saw the Greenland ice sheet covered in a record-breaking level of melt water for this time of year, according to scientists who monitor it.<p>Researchers at the Danish Meteorological Institute found that a whopping 12% of the ice sheet was covered in a layer of melt water that was at least 1 …

After climate cuts at CSIRO, who should we ask about global warming impacts on Australia? Netflix?

Former senior CSIRO climate scientist explains climate models in Australia were not being used to ‘prove’ climate change. That had happened long ago<p>Dr Penny Whetton had spent 25 years working on climate change modelling for Australia’s premier science agency, but in 2014 it was time to go.<p>“I could …

Climate Change

This Antarctic Water Animation Was Made On Australia's Most Powerful Supercomputer

The movement of the densest and coldest water in the world makes a big difference to the planet’s climate, but we don’t know much about it. …

A CEO’s Guide To Group Health 2.0

While many new healthcare technologies show great promise, few have been made widely available. CEOs have a population right in their backyard, the collective health of which they want to continually improve. What can you do to improve your employees’ well-being right now?<p>It’s my argument that …

Digital Health

This handheld DNA sequencer could let regular civilians analyze genetic material

It used to be that Star Trek’s infamous Tricorder device only existed in the realm of science fiction, but a real-life working version is bringing …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Hydroswarm’s Drones Could Solve Our Ignorance Of The Oceans

The earth consists of 70% ocean and 30% land. And yet, famously, we know more about the surface of the moon than what lies beneath the waves, because only 5% of the world’s oceans have been explored. This, despite the fact that 95% of the world’s life, energy and resources lies in the sea.<p>Currently …

Oil & Gas Industry

Earth's 6th mass extinction has begun, and there are no signs that humans will be spared

Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species.<p>While this is not a straightforward exercise, research so far indicates that the odds are not in our favor.<p>Limitations of diversity<p>Life on Earth can be traced …

Extinction

Genetic history maps centuries of European migration

Genetics researchers at the University of Oxford have used DNA to map the history of population movements in and around Europe. The technique may …

Anthropology

VLC and Plex Apps Coming to New Apple TV

Apple's latest fourth-generation Apple TV includes a dedicated App Store, which will allow users to access many apps and features that were not previously available on the older Apple TV. Popular media streaming apps Plex and VLC, for example, are both coming to the Apple TV, with tvOS versions …

The genetics of leadership

CHRNB3 gene associated with how likely a person is to be found occupying a leadership position<p>In 2013 an exciting scientific study identified a …