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Microsoft is teaching machines to read and understand context in pursuit of building smarter AI

Microsoft is going beyond the concepts of image recognition and machine learning to make artificial intelligence smarter, and building systems that …

Which deep learning network is best for you?

In “Big data – a road map for smarter data,” I describe a set of machine learning architectures that will provide advanced capabilities to include …

Deep Learning

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Consciousness Is a Byproduct of Entropy According to New Research

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

"Violations" of a Basic Law of Physics Created Mysterious Dark Energy, Propose Scientists

Physicists have proposed that one of the fundamental laws of physics, the law of conversation of energy, had a “violation” in the early stages of the …

It's the beginning of a new age for artificial intelligence

AI will significantly disrupt the way organizations win, serve, and retain customers... eventually.<p>These days it seems like you can't open a …

Animals are much smarter than people realize, scientist says

Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, has a new book out called "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?" and in it he gives hundreds of examples of surprising intelligence from non-human species, including many instances where other animals appear to be smarter than we are.<p>…

Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi.<p>Google is planning to bring …

Raspberry Pi

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

These Are The 3 Diseases Scientists Say We Really Need to Worry About Becoming Epidemics

It's always the quiet ones...<p>Charities, governments, and scientists from across the world gathered in Switzerland on Thursday to hammer out a plan of …

Researchers activate graphene’s hidden superconductor abilities

If metals were students, then graphene would be the annoyingly gifted kid at the front of the class, answering every question perfectly while …

Nanotech

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Phase 3 of world's largest solar park slated to begin this month

Work on the world’s largest solar park is set to move forward this month. Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will add …

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Science

Scientists Are Searching For Life On This Nearby Exoplanet

With all this talk about human colonies on Mars, why not dream a little bigger? Dr. Stephen Kane and his team of researchers at San Francisco State …

Mix and match analytics: data, metadata, and machine learning for the win

Creating winning analytics solutions means combining and making the most of different approaches and techniques. Taking a look at how Google does …

Artificial intelligence makes shocking advance

Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually …

Artificial Intelligence

Last Time The Ocean Was This Hot, Sea Levels Got Up to 9 Metres Higher

A glimpse of what's to come?<p>More than 100,000 years ago, a period of unusually warm sea surface temperatures saw the oceans rise up to 9 metres …

Global Warming

There’s a psychological term for feeling like what you’re seeing isn’t real

The philosopher Jean Baudrillard posited in the 1970s that modernity ended when we became obsessed with life simulations, like television. He called the new period “postmodernity,” a time of the hyper-real—when imitations seem more real than reality—and predicted the distinction between fact and …

Psychology

A Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Explains Why the U.S. Is Worse Off Than Europe | Inc.com

Globalization is much maligned these days for job losses and wage stagnation. But technology bears some of the blame.<p>That was a key takeaway from a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum this week entitled "Fixing the European Disunion," which featured prominent economist Joseph Stiglitz and …

Economics

Kristen Stewart has co-authored a paper on artificial intelligence

Yes, no, really — it describes the use of ‘style transfer’ in her latest film<p>Here’s a sentence you don’t get to read everyday: Kristen Stewart has surprised the artificial intelligence community by publishing a paper on machine learning.<p>The <i>Twilight</i> actress recently made her directorial debut with …

Machine Learning

A theory from two Harvard professors explains why American voters prefer incompetence

Do voters want competence from their elected officials?<p>In an intriguing new paper (pdf), a pair of Harvard business professors argue that a certain segment of voters—primarily lower educated and rural—will choose incompetent candidates over competent ones<i>,</i> in order to protect themselves from …

Voting

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Microsoft’s plan to use machine learning to improve eyecare in India

Competition that results in better care for people suffering from visual impairments is the right kind of competition. Following a path similar to that of Google’s DeepMind, Microsoft India announced this morning that it’s launching a new research group, the Microsoft Intelligent Network for …

Physicists Pin Down Antimatter in Milestone Laser Test

In a technical tour-de-force, physicists have made of the first measurements of how antimatter atoms absorb light.<p>Researchers at CERN, the European …

Batteries Need to Get Big—Like, Enormous—for Solar Power to Shine

<b>It would be a lot easier</b> to expand our use of solar and wind energy if we had better ways to store the large quantities of electricity we’d need to …

Clean Energy

Doctors in India Are Using AI to Combat Blindness

India is home to the world’s largest population of blind people and not nearly enough optometrists to provide the care the country needs. But …

MacBook Pro

Why Exercise May Be the Best Fix for Depression

On Valentine's Day 2014 Elizabeth Droge-Young admitted herself to a hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. For more than a year, she had been struggling with …

Rare Footage of a Deep Sea Ghost Shark is Creepy as Hell

Remotely operated vehicle surveys off the coast of California and Hawaii have produced several observations of a large deep sea ghost shark known as …

Totten, Largest Glacier in East Antarctica is Melting Because of Warm Ocean Water

Totten, East Antarctica’s largest glacier is melting from below, scientists confirmed in a study.<p>Scientists say the unusual heat in the ocean is …