Robin Hocutt

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You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

NASA's New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Faster than rockets with far less fuel!<p>NASA's new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration …

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Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Microsoft is using Excel as a gateway drug to AI

We all interact with artificial intelligence every day: It builds our Google searches, our Facebook feeds, and predicts the next word we’ll type. In this way we’re consumers of AI, rather than using it ourselves.<p>But many of us use Excel. In an attempt to make it easier to work with machine learning …

Artificial Intelligence

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

4 Ways to Work From Home After You Retire

Thinking about picking up a part-time job after you retire? Why not work from the comfort of your couch?<p>Retiring doesn't mean you have to leave the …

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Three rules to regulate AI development

Oren Etziono, CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, proposed three rules rules to regulate artificial intelligence development in a New York Times …

Artificial Intelligence

The Basis of the Universe May Not Be Energy or Matter but Information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over

Until a couple of years ago, Antonio Garcia Martinez was living the dream life: a tech-start up guy in Silicon Valley, surrounded by hip young …

Former Facebook Executive Antonio Garcia Martinez Predicts Collapse Of Civilization Within 30 Years

Antonio Garcia Martinez is a Silicon Valley insider who believes that civilization as we know it will probably collapse within the next 30 years and …

The takeover begins: Vegas opens up first bar run by robots

Would you tip a robot if it poured you the perfect drink? You might have to solve that one yourself if you plan on making a trip to Sin City. The …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Is the Universe Conscious?

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples and orbiting moons to Carl Sagan intoning that “we are made of star stuff” — that the atoms of our bodies were …

Albert Einstein

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

Wi-Fi

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

Scientists Want to Set Some Ground Rules to Stop AI Taking Over The World

Who's in charge here?<p>Artificial intelligence technology is accelerating forward at a blistering pace, and a trio of scientists are calling for more …

Experts Think This Is How Long We Have Before AI Takes All of Our Jobs

All hail our robot overlords.<p>According to a survey of artificial intelligence experts, AI will probably be good enough to take on pretty much most of …

Artificial Intelligence

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented …

Bill Gates wants to tax robots, but the EU says, 'no way, no way'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates wants to tax robots who take people's jobs, but a top European Union (EU) official has other ideas.<p>Andrus Ansip, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Scientists can see through walls with Wi-Fi to create 3D holograms

Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through …

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Our dystopian future isn’t found in '1984' — it’s 'Brave New World' and 'Infinite Jest'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set a high bar for developers at the company's annual Build conference last week with a slightly off-putting challenge: …