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An AI Robot Learned How to Pick up Objects After Training Only in the Virtual World

While some researchers attempt to build artificial intelligences (AI) that can solve problems that humans might not have even thought of yet, others …

Product Management

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

College Sports

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

The social network had a grand plan to connect millions of Indians to the internet. Here’s how it all went wrong<p>Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is …

Machine learning rivals human skills in cancer detection

Two announcements yesterday (April 21) suggest that deep learning algorithms rival human skills in detecting cancer from ultrasound images and in …

Machine Learning

CERN Just Dropped 300 Terabytes of Raw Collider Data to the Internet

Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the …

Physics

Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has …

Semi-supervised, unsupervised, and adaptive algorithms for large-scale time series

In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, I spoke with Ira Cohen, co-founder and chief data scientist at Anodot (full disclosure: I’m an advisor to …

Underwater drone follows and films scuba divers

Currently still in prototype form, the finished version of the iBubble will incorporate a distortion-free optical dome in which the user's GoPro Hero …

The 7 Best Prototyping Tools for UI and UX Designers in 2016

It is undoubted that UI/UX design is an important aspect of making a website or application work. Creating and improving products based on prototypes …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

Getting real with Deep Learning

Demystifying the current state of AI and machine learning<p>It was nearly 30 years ago that I first got infatuated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and …

IBM acquires medical imaging firm to help Watson 'see'

IBM said Thursday it was boosting the capacity of its Watson supercomputer, acquiring the medical imaging group Merge Healthcare for $1 billon.<p>The …

Medical Technology

Why human-in-the-loop computing is the future of machine learning

Now that machine learning is becoming more and more mainstream, some design patterns are starting to emerge. As the CEO of CrowdFlower, I’ve worked …

MacTrast Deals: Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle

JavaScript is the language of the web, and the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle is the best way to learn how to master the language!<p>If you’ve even …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

The CEO of a $30 billion company explains why tech companies overwork their employees

But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor.<p>He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the importance of work-life balance.<p>Literally preaching. He's a dedicated Christian that goes to church …

Palo Alto

Have scientists at Harvard and MIT found a cure for obesity?

Snipping out bad DNA code could prevent or even cure obesity in those people with a faulty gene, say scientists from two top US universities<p>A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess …

An Exploration of Physics Logic

Physics is by consensus! In gravitational theories we have three accords, Relativity, Strings & Quantum (RSQ) theories. Like a board of directors, the physics community, based on empirical evidence, agree to disagree on how Nature works. Nature, herself, has only one vote, and it is a veto.<p>The …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Infographics

This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.23.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In January, the …

More evidence links Alzheimer’s and diabetes - Futurity

A new study adds to growing evidence that diabetes contributes to Alzheimer's by increasing levels of amyloid beta, a key component of brain plaques.

Diabetes

The professor who thinks video games will be the downfall of men

Philip Zimbardo is worried that excessive gaming or porn watching is crippling masculinity. But the evidence just doesn’t back up these sorts of claims<p>Suzi Gage: If men are ‘failing’ we need to look to the future, not at lazy stereotypes<p>Philip Zimbardo is a superstar mainstay of introductory …

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Genetics

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …