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Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?

NEWS FEATURE<p>Scientists want to combat dementia and neurodegeneration by keeping the brain’s immune system from going rogue.<p>Alison Abbott<p>Search for …

Dementia

The 3 most valuable applications of AI in health care

Artificial intelligence could prove to be a self-running growth engine for the health care sector in the not-so-distant future.<p>A recent report from Accenture analyzed the “near-term value” of AI applications in health care to determine how the potential impact of the technology stacks up against …

Medical Technology

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Artificial Intelligence

The Superb Huawei P20 Pro strikes the perfect balance of camera hardware and AI

The Huawei P20 Pro is perhaps the best Android phone on the market right now. A big part of what makes it so special is its bonkers three-lens camera, created in partnership with iconic German photography firm, Leica.<p>From the minute you pick up the Huawei P20, you can tell that this is special. …

Mobile Photography

McKinsey’s latest AI research predicts it could create trillions worth of value ... someday

Travel, transportation and high tech are among the industries where AI could make the biggest relative impact.<p>McKinsey Global Institute’s latest research on artificial intelligence focuses on how AI will affect business, analyzing 400 use cases — from airlines avoiding flight cancellations to …

Artificial Intelligence

How can you unblock your ear?

There are times when the ears can become clogged due to factors both outside and inside the ear. Clogged ears can affect hearing and balance and …

Alternative Medicine

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

The Boring Truth About High-Value AI Projects

McKinsey Global Institute examined hundreds of artificial intelligence use case to figure out the ones that yielded the highest value for …

Big Data

Frontier AI: How far are we from artificial “general” intelligence, really?

Some call it “strong” AI, others “real” AI, “true” AI or artificial “general” intelligence (AGI)… whatever the term (and important nuances), there …

Artificial Intelligence

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Biotechnology

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Nutrition

'Poker face' stripped away by new-age tech

Dolby Laboratories chief scientist Poppy Crum tells of a fast-coming time when technology will see right through people no matter how hard they try …

Multiple Sclerosis

Reliance Industries invests $180 million in AI-based EdTech startup Embibe

Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector company is going aggressive on the digital business space and taking the lead is Akash Ambani, …

Education Technology

Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Preliminary NIH study shows increased levels of beta-amyloid.

Dementia

20 surprising habits that could be harming your health

You've heard it before: It takes 21 days to change a habit. And while we're all on a quest to live healthier lives and improve our well-being, becoming aware of bad habits is the first step in initiating change. From chowing down on your fingernails to eating a sad desk lunch, we've compiled 20 …

Nutrition

PwC’s Anand Rao: ‘We are only in 1984 in terms of the evolution of AI’

Anand Rao is PwC global leader for artificial intelligence (AI) and is the consulting giant’s innovation lead for the US analytics practice. Rao has …

Artificial Intelligence

Fintech in risk management leaves nothing to chance

Artificial intelligence and big data are transforming the insurance sector.<p>Intellect SEEC, a global fintech company just concluded analysis on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Talent Shortages Thwart Deep Learning Projects

AI may not be widespread in many enterprises yet, but a new survey shows some organizations say that they are already planning deep learning projects.<p>…

Machine Learning

6 Ways AI Is Improving the Digital Workplace

At the end of July, the Allegis Group, a talent solutions provider based in released findings from a survey of more than 300 HR professionals, …

Artificial Intelligence

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Should businesses pay up or focus on tightening security?

TechRepublic's Dan Patterson and Bill Detwiler, and ZDNet's Larry Dignan discussed a recent Verizon report on the rise of ransomware, and the pros …

Cybersecurity

Four Steps To Navigate The Fourth Economic Revolution: AI

For humanity, major socio-economic transformation is nothing new, but the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) requires the world to adapt and realign to a new reality more rapidly than ever before. How will we cope?<p>It took 150,000 years to become an agrarian society and complete the transition …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Learning: The interest is more than latent

A recent survey of O'Reilly newsletter subscribers reveals that interest in deep learning is more than academic. But the skills shortages remain very …

Machine Learning

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

IDG Contributor Network: Demystifying machine learning

Last year was massive for the creation of exponential technologies leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. AI is a hot topic. …

Machine Learning

Need Funding for Your Startup? Here’s What VCs Want to See | Stanford eCorner

Matt Schwartz is helping grocery stores be more precise about how they order and stock food. His startup, Afresh Technologies, uses artificial …

Stanford University

Here’s how you can master AI & machine learning for just $39

With self-driving cars navigating the streets and smart assistants discovering our preferences for food and music, one thing is clear: We're living in the midst of an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. What's more, these innovations are just the beginning, which means now is the ideal time …

Machine Learning

20 Real-World Uses for Blockchain Technology

I bet you didn't realize blockchain could do all of this.<p>Cryptocurrencies simply couldn't be stopped in 2017, and blockchain technology is to thank …

Blockchain