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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Researchers developing computer program to read people's minds

Carnegie Mellon develops computer program to read minds<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say they are one step closer to reading people’s thoughts. Their computer program was able to successfully decipher sentences participants read in their minds.<p>The study, conducted by Dr. Marcel Just, …

The Brain

South Korea Preps for Terrorist Attacks on the Streets of Seoul

Passersby were likely alarmed on Wednesday when they spotted this silver Kia Optima covered in rubble in Seoul, South Korea. Fire and smoke billowed …

From idea to action: White supremacy’s new visibility

By Nicole Lewis<p>Nicole Lewis<p>Reporter for The Fact Checker<p>Bio Follow<p>Reporter<p>In the dictionary, white supremacy is a noun. The Oxford English Dictionary defines white supremacy as, “the belief that white people are superior to those of all other races, especially the black race, and should therefore …

Rights & Freedoms

China and India are showing muscle on their border

WHEN the Indian subcontinent bumped into Eurasia 40m years ago, the collision produced the mighty Himalayas. The world’s two most populous nations, …

12 New Historical Fiction Novels To Transport You To A Different Time And Place This Summer

For a lot of people, summertime means vacation and travel, but not everyone has the luxury to take time off from work and see the sights. If you're …

Steam has a massive new competitor

Tencent is refreshing its games platform for a global audience<p>Chinese megacorporation Tencent is refreshing its flagship games platform. The new service, dubbed “WeGame,” will support international users and could give the gaming world its first true competitor to Steam.<p>The news broke on Twitter …

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing

Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, the arrival of Instant Articles in the spring of 2015 was presented as a cause for celebration. Talking with reporters, executives described the fast-loading, natively hosted articles as a promising new creative format. A suite of publishing tools …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Makeover Is a Political Campaign Without the Politics

<b>Until recently</b>, Mark Zuckerberg’s most iconic public appearance may have been the image of the young startup founder sweating through his hoodie onstage while journalist Kara Swisher grilled him at a tech conference in 2010. But Zuckerberg’s reputation as someone averse to the hot seat began a …

Silicon Valley

Scott Walker wants to let schools cut down on class time. That’s really risky.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t seem to care how many hours schoolkids are in the classroom, as long as they can pass standardized tests — a proposal that could go against the academic consensus that time in the classroom matters.<p>In his recent budget proposal, Walker called for state lawmakers …

Education

The tiny changes that can cause AI to fail

Machines still have a long way to go before they learn like humans do – and that’s a potential danger to privacy, safety, and more.<p>The year is 2022. You’re riding along in a self-driving car on a routine trip through the city. The car comes to a stop sign it’s passed a hundred times before – but …

Artificial Intelligence

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Mondly launches virtual reality for learning languages, powered by chatbots

Practice talking in 28 different languages with virtual characters, which teach language fundamentals and help build confidence, with the Mondly VR …

Trump inspires encryption boom in leaky D.C.

Both career employees and White House aides have taken steps to conceal their communications with colleagues or the news media.<p>Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across the Trump administration, as both the president’s advisers and career civil servants scramble to …

For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer

“Everybody and their mother is out to create their own specialized voice-activated devices,” IBM fellow and CTO for its Watson project Rob High told me during an interview at MWC. IBM, of course, doesn’t offer a direct competitor to Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa, but the company hopes that …

Artificial intelligence will change America. Here’s how.

By Jonathan Aberman<p>The term “artificial intelligence” is widely used, but less understood. As we see it permeate our everyday lives, we should deal with its inevitable exponential growth and learn to embrace it before tremendous economic and social changes overwhelm us.<p>Part of the confusion about …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung Wants To Turn Augmented Reality Into The OS Of Your Life

Imperfect as it may be, Samsung has shared a conceivable vision of how phones, desktops, AR, and VR could mix.<p>Google Glass and the Apple Watch have both flopped for the same two reasons. First, neither is very attractive. Second, neither proved as essential as the phone that’s already in your …

Does Trump Herald the End of the West?

In Europe, the confusion over America’s new president is turning into something else: alarm.<p>LONDON — Since the fall of communism in 1989, a year has not gone by without some high-level meeting or international conference wrestling with the question of whether the Western alliance, NATO, has passed …

Stanford Unveils New Artificial Synapse--A Promising Step Toward Safer Artificial Intelligence

New organic neural network is higher performance and lower power.<p>Researchers at Stanford just announced that they've created the first low-power, high performance artificial neural synapse. The new artificial synapse uses a tenth of the energy of traditional computer memory and works on the same …

When Apps Get Too Human, They Tumble into the Uncanny Valley

I recently returned from a vacation to find that Google’s algorithms had created a customized slide show of my trip. I hadn’t asked for one. But the …

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling …

Trump’s new national security adviser is a futurist with warnings about technology

A week after Michael Flynn’s abrupt fall from grace, President Trump will smooth things over with a national security adviser that at least some people can agree on.<p>Called everything from a “warrior scholar” to the “rarest of soldiers,”, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is an about-face from the …

Want to chat with Shakespeare? AI bots will soon allow us to talk to the dead

Imagine debating the interpretation of a Shakespearean sonnet and being able to clarify its meaning with the bard himself. Or sitting in history class and being able to ask George Washington questions about the Constitution, no soul-conjuring witchcraft required.<p>In the next decade, advancing AI …

Here One review: a bitter taste of the future

Augmented reality (and streaming audio) for your ears<p>I haven’t lusted for a product in recent memory as much as I have for the Here One. As someone who is overly optimistic about the idea of truly wireless earbuds, <i>and</i> as someone who was genuinely impressed by the technology behind (and social …

Magic Leap's mixed reality future is blurrier than ever

"Hi everyone -- the photo you are all excited about is NOT what you think it is."<p>So said Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Twitter earlier this month, responding to the latest PR crisis embroiling his Florida-based augmented reality (AR) startup.<p>Days before, Business Insider published what it said was …

Uber is not the only tech company that mishandles sexual harassment claims

On Sunday, a female former Uber engineer detailed her experiences of sexual harassment during her one-year stint at the multibillion-dollar company.<p>The engineer, Susan Fowler, said she experienced sexual harassment and had reported it to Uber’s human resources department but to no avail. Uber CEO …

Silicon Valley is a good example of what proper satire can accomplish

But it still has its issues<p><i>Silicon Valley</i> has spent its last three seasons highlighting and calling out various issues within, well, Silicon Valley. From the caffeine and drug-fueled world of startup culture to the cost of rent while trying to live in Palo Alto, <i>Silicon Valley</i> hits most of the …

The implications of the end of net neutrality

Sergey Denisenko Contributor<p>Sergey Denisenko serves as chief executive officer for the native performance network MGID, where he oversees the growth and strategic direction of the company.<p>When Donald Trump pulled off a stunning victory to win the U.S. presidency, the entire world began to speculate …

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke at a public event in India on Monday, stressing upon the immense potential of artificial intelligence (AI), calling …

Artificial Intelligence