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Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Machine Vision’s Achilles’ Heel Revealed by Google Brain Researchers - MIT Technology Review

One of the most spectacular advances in modern science has been the rise of machine vision. In just a few years, a new generation of machine learning …

How West Point is using an AI system to aid in its negotiation tactics

Machines may not be known for their EQ (emotional quotient), but a new collaboration between Cogito Corp. and the U.S. Military Academy is on track …

Business and marketing Strategies Top 7 Examples You Should Know About

Top 7 examples you should know about business and marketing strategy Business strategy and marketing are two separate thing, there is a good chance …

Marketing

A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize

Set for Aug. 4, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge finals will take place right in the middle of two of the biggest hacking conferences, Blackhat USA and DEFCON, possibly proving that machines can beat even the best human hackers.<p>"Cyber grand challenge is about bringing autonomy to the cyber domain," …

Black Hat

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

Funding flows for UK’s ‘revolutionary’ Sabre rocket engine

<b>The £60m UK government investment in the "revolutionary" Sabre rocket engine concept has finally started to flow.</b><p>The company behind the power unit said at the Farnborough International Air Show that this would now enable it to push ahead with a new demonstrator.<p>Sabre burns hydrogen like a rocket …

Why Is This Robot Wearing Sneakers?

"Our robot is able to take much longer, faster steps than its flat-footed counterparts because it's replicating human locomotion."<p>Why's that robot wearing sneakers, you ask? Because it has human-like feet.<p>Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say DURUS, the sneakerbot they created, is …

Sage Advice From 10 Failed Startup Founders

Takeaways from 193 failed startups.<p>Fractl recently studied 193 failed startups to uncover the most common reasons for startup failure. Lack of funds was an expected cause, but founders also listed market issues and problems with the business plan that lead to their demise. In fact, 26% percent of …

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

Asian maths method offered to schools

<b>Thousands of primary schools in England are to be offered the chance to follow an Asian style of teaching maths.</b><p>The government is providing £41m of funding to help interested schools to adopt this method, which is used in high performing places like Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.<p>The money will …

Education

Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret: Intestinal bacteria transform a molecule contained in the fruit with spectacular results

Intestinal bacteria transform a molecule contained in the fruit with spectacular results<p>Are pomegranates really the superfood that will counteract …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

From College Startup to $100 Million

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The idea that executives could only be found wearing suits or golfing gear pretty much went out the window with Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. And while the image of the buttoned-up CEO is less pervasive these days -- especially in …

Entrepreneurship

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

Speed up your web workflow with a style guide

Style guides: Quick links<p>Style guides are now firmly established as a key part of the modern web design workflow. Their use in web projects has been …

Meet the Cobots: Humans and Robots Together on the Factory Floor

Collaborative machines that are priced as low as $24,000 have the potential to revolutionize production lines.<p>Walking across the floor of SEW-Eurodrive’s factory in Baden-Württemberg is like moving through a time warp.<p>On one side, the light is dim and workers stand at long assembly lines repeating …

Why Microsoft just made a big bet on bots

If at first you don't succeed<p>Satya Nadella’s tenure as Microsoft’s CEO has been marked by the knowledge that the company has to find a future beyond Windows. "Our industry does not respect tradition," Nadella said when he was appointed. "It only respects innovation." Since then, Nadella reorganized …

Artificial Intelligence

The 6 Essential UX Tools For Every Designer

By Hannah Atkin<p>It can be extremely intimidating to any UX designer, particularly someone just starting out, to navigate the overcrowded world of …

3 Profound Ways to Start an Unforgettable Startup in Any Industry

In a corporate world where 90 percent of startups fail in their first year of business, it becomes scary to start something that won't flop. Back when the Internet was just starting to get popular, anything that was thrown at the wall made money.<p>People rushed in and made a killing from it.<p>That …

Profit

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates Darwin Day, much of humanity refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: "If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they …

Philosophy

Chinese search engine Baidu released some of its code after Eric Schmidt urged tech companies to join forces on AI

Schmidt, now executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, claimed last Monday that AI has the potential to fix some of the world's "hard problems," including population growth, climate change, human development, and education. In order for this to happen, however, he stressed that …

Machine Learning

Writing modern C++ servers using Wangle.

Firstly, thanks for all the feedback from my first post — Starting a tech startup with C++.<p><b>TL;DR</b> I show how to build a modern C++ high-performance, …

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Modern application architectures (Reactive programming, MVVM and beyond)

I grew to become firmly convinced that the traditional MVC (<i>Model-View-Controller</i>) architecture is not the best choice you can make to develop modern …

SORTING - Visualizing sorting algorithms

ABOUT SORTING<p>Sorting a sequence of items is one of the pillar of Computer Science.<br>A sorting algorithm is an algorithm that organizes elements of a …

How Microsoft beat Google at understanding images with machine learning

Elon Musk is only the latest investor in artificial intelligence, helping to fund a big-name roster of researchers who promise to change the field. …

Machine Learning

What’s really going on between Spark and Hadoop ?

I wrote previously about the story behind distributed data processing, and how Spark changes the deal. The conclusion of these articles is basically …