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This Debut Novelist Might Have Won a Literary Prize if It Weren't Actually a Robot

When computers take our assembly line jobs, we scoff: Let them do the work for us! When they beat us at our greatest games of logic, we comfort …

How 4 Startups Are Harnessing AI In The Invisible Cyberwar

Cybersecurity startups are setting their scopes on a potential goldmine of automated systems they hope will be more effective than hiring human …

Machine Learning

This AI Engine Takes Common Biases Out Of The Venture Capital Process

Using data to find the best entrepreneurs, not the entrepreneurs most like the people funding them<p>Venture capitalists pride themselves on their ability to pick winning ideas and winning people. But could artificial intelligence do a better job?<p>That’s the intriguing question arising from an …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Classrooms: Will It Help or Hurt?

Is artificial intelligence the next big wave in ed-tech offerings?<p>NPR reports that Pearson, the world's largest education company, says artificial …

A Closer Look at Artificial Intelligence - MIT Technology Review

<b>OUTSIDE READING</b><p><b>“Mastering the Game of Go with Deep Neural Networks and Tree Search”</b><br>By David Silver et al.<i><br>Nature</i>, January 18, 2016<p>The history of AI …

Traditional Business Models Won’t Survive a Robot Takeover

Just a few decades ago, employers sought typists, operators, and mimeograph repair technicians. Companies nowadays want webmasters, LAN operators, …

Robots

Robots are coming for your job

A viral video released in February showed Boston Dynamics' new bipedal robot, Atlas, performing human-like tasks: opening doors, tromping about in the snow, lifting and stacking boxes. Tech geeks cheered and Silicon Valley investors salivated at the potential end to human manual labor.<p>Shortly …

Artificial Intelligence

Flashback Friday: The 99 Best Fitness Hacks of All Time

Working out is hard. Maintaining the motivation to workout consistently is even harder. Sometimes you just aren't in the mood, or you're too tired, …

Workouts

Fireteam Chat Ep. 22 - Oryx vs. E3 - IGN's Destiny Podcast

Exit Theatre Mode<p><b>Download Fireteam Chat Here</b><p>Destin Legarie, Jose Otero and Fran Mirabella are back discussing The Taken King Leaks, Elimination, and …

Fireteam Chat Ep. 21 - Prison Break - IGN's Destiny Podcast

Exit Theatre Mode<p><b>Download Fireteam Chat Here</b><p>Destin Legarie, Jose Otero and Fran Mirabella are back discussing what they hope to see at E3 and talking …

Prison Breaks

Fireteam Chat Ep. 21 - Prison Break - IGN's Destiny Podcast - IGN Video

Destin Legarie, Jose Otero and Fran Mirabella are back discussing what they hope to see at E3 and talking about some of the great updates this week.

Destiny: What We Want at E3 - Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

We know that The Taken King is coming, but here's what we hope it is!

Destiny: The Fixes We Love This Week - Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Bungie updated a lot with Destiny this week. Here are the tweaks we're incredibly happy about.

Technology

Bungie Needs To Do Something About 'Destiny's' Thorn

If you’ve played the Trials of Osiris, The Iron Banner or even just the regular crucible, you’ve met Thorn. Destiny’s over-powered revolver is considered by many the best PvP gun in the game, and anyone without one ends up seeing them everywhere. You know instantly when you come across it, because …

High Level

Texas Man Has Run Sub-5:00 Mile 38 Years in a Row

Dr. William Moore, 53, ran 4:56.1 to extend his speedy streak.<p>On May 19, Dr. William Moore, a pediatrician in Dallas, Texas, ran a 4:56.1 mile to extend his streak of running at least one sub-5:00 mile per year to 38 years. The 53-year-old won his masters heat an all-comers meet at the Southern …

Destiny E3 News Teased

Bungie has teased that it will make some kind of Destiny announcement at E3 later this month.<p>As part of the developer's Bungie Weekly Update today, the studio offered a tantalizing tease.<p>"We'll see you at E3. That's right," Bungie said. "You might have seen mention of <i>Bungie this</i> or <i>Destiny that</i> on …

Technology

Destiny Fans Raise Over $1 Million For Nepal

Bungie has provided an update on its ongoing drive to raise money for those affected by the Nepal earthquake, announcing over $1,000,000 has been collected.<p>The studio's initiative involves selling physical t-shirts and in-game gear for Destiny, with the profits going to charities aiding the country …

Selling

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, June 5 - 7

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

These Guys Used An Absurd Strategy To Win In 'Destiny's' 'Iron Banner'

The Iron Banner is live in Destiny, and as with any online competition, it means that people are trying to figure out new, creative ways to cheat. As a rule of thumb, it’s not easy to do, but apparently some players have been going outside Destiny itself to disrupt their opponents. Reddit user …

Reddit

This Aussie company is making a material that could reinvent electronics

A material that could reinvent everything from electronics to energy production is in the early stages of development, and one Australian company has …

Destiny: The Taken King Expansion Evidence Leaks Again

Is an E3 reveal on the cards?<p>The title of Destiny's big expansion rumoured to hit in September seems have been confirmed as "The Taken King" thanks …

Did Red Bull Just Confirm Destiny's 'The Taken King' Expansion?

There’s a new leak about Destiny’s next expansion, and it comes from an unusual source: what appears to be a marketing partnership with energy drink company Red Bull, spotted by Twitter user Agrios Endendros. The boxes are clearly labelled with “Destiny” and “The Taken King,” lending more credence …

Activision Blizzard

Is Bungie About To Add Player To Player Trading In Destiny?

Bungie just filed three new trademarks, and the internet is buzzing with speculation. One is for something called “Eververse,” and the second is a little more illuminating: ”Eververse Trading Co.” The third is for a logo that appears to be related to the first two. While a trademark filing only …

Trading

Destiny update addresses House of Wolves annoyances like treasure key drop rate

<i>Destiny</i> update 1.2.0.2 is live, bringing some requested changes to the first-person shooter, according to a post on developer Bungie's official site.<p>Perhaps the biggest and most welcome news concerns treasure keys. Since <i>House of Wolves</i>' release, players have been hunting the randomly dropped items …

New Destiny Update Hands Out More Treasure Keys, Tweaks Prison of Elders

Bungie today announced the changes being made in Destiny's new 1.2.0.2 update, which seeks to make changes based on feedback gathered following the recent launch of the House of Wolves expansion.<p>The patch fixes a number of issues, such as Weekly Heroic strikes not awarding engrams, Trials of Osiris …

Ammunition

'Destiny' Fixes 'Prison of Elders' Treasure Key Issue, Adds Matchmaking To Wish List

I complain and I complain, but only because I know Bungie is listening. Translating fan (and press) feedback to actual results in record time, Bungie has taken steps to address a significant part of the Prison of Elders “loot problem” in Destiny I wrote about last week.<p>One of the key points was …

Codes of Conduct

Destiny Update Increases Treasure Key Drop Rate

Players can earn a guaranteed treasure key each week.<p>In Bungie's latest update to its first-person shooter, the developer addressed several …

Next Step For 'Destiny's' 'Prison Of The Elders:' Checkpoints, Please

Sometimes — not all the time — the community asks, and Bungie answers. This was the case with the Prison of The Elders, Destiny’s new endgame PvE mode. Last week, the end of the arena offered glorious prizes from a shimmering chest, but only to those that had a key — and those keys were hard to …