Samiran Ghosh

984 Flips | 11 Magazines | 1,151 Likes | 30 Following | 139 Followers | @SamiranGhosh | Chief Digital Advisor with Microsoft by day. Still working my way through the IMDB Top 250 list. Commando comics are my favourite. Blogger too

Do robots dream of Prada? How artificial intelligence is reprogramming fashion

Who do you turn to when you can’t decide what to wear? Your best friend, maybe. Instagram, probably. People like me and magazines like this one (hopefully). But soon, perhaps, it will be none of the above. Instead, you will try on an outfit, turn to a wall-mounted, five megapixel camera with front …

Artificial Intelligence

Why the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts

By now you’ve probably heard of the Defense Department’s massive winner-take-all $10 billion cloud contract dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short).<br>Star Wars references aside, this contract is huge, even by government standards.The Pentagon would like a single cloud …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

MIT CSAIL designs AI that can track objects over time

Humans draw on an implicit understanding of the physical world to predict the motion of objects — and to infer interactions between them. If you’re presented with three frames showing toppling of cans — one with the cans stacked neatly on top of each other, the second with a finger at the stack’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is …

Blockchain

This advanced neural network can explain its thought process (finally)

BLACK BOXES<p>The type of artificial intelligence known as a neural network can be trained to complete tasks once thought to be exclusive to humans, …

Artificial Intelligence

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YouTube

Robot copywriters set to shake up ad industry as UK AI start-up targets US market

A UK start-up that uses Artificial Intelligence to produce creative marketing copy is planning an expansion into the US market.<p>Phrasee, a London-based firm that creates marketing copy for brands including Domino’s, Virgin and Superdry, has raised $4m to fuel its investment into natural language …

Artificial Intelligence

15 New Fantasy Books Like 'Game Of Thrones' To Read While You Wait For The New Season

If you're a fan of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and A Song of Ice and Fire, you're used to waiting — on the next episode, the next season, the next book. Instead …

These 14 Thought-Provoking Books Should Be Considered Required Reading in 2018

Here at MyDomaine, we believe that the books you read have the power to shape who you are. Regardless of genre, they can empower you with new ideas, …

Women's Equality Day

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - A Science Fiction Reading List

<b>1.–10.</b><p>Our favorite science fiction tends to use the future to illuminate and discuss issues in our present. <i>1984</i> is a prime example of this, a …

How To: The 5 Best Apps for Transcribing Lectures & Converting Speech to Text on Your iPhone

The transcribing app can be an invaluable tool, especially if you're a student or are in a profession that relies on audio journals or interviews. …

Apps

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

Documentaries

A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley's buzziest startups

• <b>A 183-year-old law originally designed to regulate horse-drawn carriages is partly responsible for preventing buzzy Silicon Valley scooter startups from expanding to the UK.</b>• <b><br>The 1835 Highways Act prevents cattle, horses, and "carriages" — like scooters — from riding the pavement.</b>• <b><br>Two startups, Bird</b> …

Prince Philip

Analytics, digital twins separate pack in industrial IoT, says Forrester

The research firm says C3 IoT, IBM, Microsoft, PTC and SAP are leaders in the industrial IoT game.<p>special feature<p>The internet of things embeds …

MIT's Social Impact Incubator Is Searching The World For Ideas To Save It

Much of the coverage on incubators and early stage competitions is replete with cool kids and VCs. Many competitors are polished, advanced young entrepreneurs who have some education, some investors or some entrepreneurial experience under their belts.<p>In 2015, when the President of MIT set out to …

Innovation

Hybrid Vigor: The Intersection of Genetics and Artificial Intelligence

Why I’m Studying Some Of Our Most Dangerous Superpowers<p>The worlds of genetics and machine learning are both in the midst of their own Cambrian …

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Self-improvement

These nine companies are snapping up almost all the AI startups

In the current acquisition binge around artificial intelligence, tech behemoths with deep pockets lead the way, including Google, Apple, Facebook, …

The 13 Types Of Data

Data is a thorny subject. For a start, we’re not sure how we are supposed to refer to it, that is – data is the plural of datum. Strictly speaking we should talk about data that ‘are’ not ‘is’ available to support a theory etc. The Guardian newspaper discussed the debate here and appeared to …

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10 Classic Fantasy Books You Need to Read

<i>The Hero and the Crown</i> tells the story of Aerin – born to a witchwoman who had enthralled the king. She was unwanted, her story told and her value …

25 Of The Most Beautiful Last Lines From Books That Will Make You Want To Read The Whole Story

Reading a book is like living a story. We look at the world through a new set of eyes, go through a range of emotions, as our eyes race through the …

Home Depot's $1.2 Billion Investment to Amazon-Proof Its Business

The home improvement retailer has thrived in recent years. But, far from resting, it has doubled down on building out its already impressive …

10 Brutal Facts About the Roman Legions

For nearly one thousand years, the world quaked at their footsteps, and the very sound of their name: The Legions. The elite troops of Rome’s …

The best biographies and autobiographies ever written

<b>Our critics chose the greatest memoirs and biographies ever written, from the definitive biography of Winston Churchill to a dazzling graphic novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in Iran</b><p><b>Lives of the Caesars</b> by Suetonius (c121AD)<p>Suetonius was private secretary to the emperor Hadrian and although …

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Military History

China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a huge leap forward this week

CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.<p>China’s grand designs to dominate the …

China

What if Napoleon Hadn’t Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

Across pop culture, history is being unraveled and remade. There’s the post-World-War-II dystopia that emerges from a triumphant Nazi Germany in the …

Life lessons from artificial intelligence: What Microsoft’s AI chief wants computer science grads to know about the future

Artificial intelligence has exploded, and perhaps no one knows it more than Harry Shum, the executive vice president in charge of Microsoft’s AI and …

This book imagines what animals might look like if humans went extinct

A new edition of the 1981 book After Man: A Zoology of the Future is here<p>If humans disappeared from the face of the Earth, letting evolution run its course, what would animals look like in 50 million years? That was the premise of the book <i>After Man: A Zoology of the Future</i>, published in 1981 by …

9 Page-Turning Spy Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Beach Chair

Marked by an exhilarating pace, plenty of dramatic twists and turns, and richly drawn, complex protagonists, spa novels are about as riveting as it …

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