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How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

A psychologist explains the limits of human compassion

Why do we ignore mass atrocities? It has to do with something called “psychic numbing.”<p>There are now 65.3 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, the United Nations reports. It’s an all-time high: likely the largest population of refugees and asylum seekers in human history.<p>Think about …

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

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Republicans never really hated Obamacare.

Republicans had quite the racket going—a very long, nearly successful con. For seven years, they convinced much of the country that every health …

This high school kid taught himself to be an AI wizard

If you're deep into the world of artificial intelligence, you certainly know Kaggle, the Google Cloud-owned platform where AI coders compete on …

Artificial Intelligence

A new breed of video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of realistic looking news footage, like the now infamous fake Obama speech<p>In an age of Photoshop, filters and social media, many of us are used to seeing manipulated pictures – subjects become slimmer and smoother or, in the …

Social Media

Learn how three experts are bringing the power of artificial intelligence to cloud computing

This time, it seems like it’s actually going to happen.<p>We’ve been hearing promises about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are going …

Departing Ethics Chief: U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

WASHINGTON — Actions by President Trump and his administration have created a historic ethics crisis, the departing head of the Office of Government Ethics said. He called for major changes in federal law to expand the power and reach of the oversight office and combat the threat.<p>Walter M. Shaub …

Trump Administration

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Los Angeles

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Machine Learning

Distrust of fact-checking is not restricted to the right

Even fact-checkers are viewed through partisan lenses.<p>What to do about the “post-truth” era in American politics? Many have hoped that beefed-up fact-checking by reputable nonpartisan organizations (e.g., Fact Checker, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, Snopes) would equip citizens with a tool to help them …

The Problem With Participatory Democracy Is the Participants

At backyard barbecues this holiday weekend, liberals will gab with one another about how much time they’re spending on politics. More than ever, they are watching cable news, and refreshing Twitter and Facebook feeds.<p>Many kept up with the recent special House elections. Some skipped work to watch …

Political Science

These 11 Industries Are Most at Risk From Artificial Intelligence | Inc.com

UK chip designer ARM released a report on Tuesday highlighting which industries consumers expect to be disrupted the most by AI machines.<p>The report -- carried out in partnership with Northstar Research Partners and based on responses from 3,938 consumers -- found that people expect everything from …

Artificial Intelligence

These Founders Turned An MIT Class Project Into A Leading Analytics Company

<b></b>A recent survey revealed that 89% of consumers prefer conversing with virtual assistants to answer questions and find information online.<p>Of this segment, 73% desire a personalized conversation; with 64% preferring the chat bots recommend products or services that match their interests.<p>Despite these …

Machine Learning

These people thought the iPhone was a dud when it was announced 10 years ago

Not surprisingly, most were people who ran companies Apple would soon crush.<p>While many jaws dropped when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone 10 years ago today, it’s worth remembering that not everyone was sold on the device.<p>Among the loudest critics, not surprisingly, were the heads of …

How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

Everything has changed.<p>Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged.<p>Here are 10 charts that show …

iOS 11 will change how you'll use your iPad forever

As simple as possible, but no simpler<p>iOS 11 is the most ambitious software update from Apple in a very, very long time. It’s ambitious because it’s packed with so many new features and technologies that it will be impossible for me to cover them all here. It’s ambitious because those new features …

The Symptoms of Dying

You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke.<p>One organ will fail, then another. Or maybe all at once. We’ll become more similar to each other than to people who continue living with your original diagnosis or mine.<p>Dying has …

The destruction of political norms started decades ago. Here’s how it happened.

Let it be said that for one lovely moment, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi responded exactly as those in authority should to a shocking assault on human lives and our political system. After last Wednesday’s shooting on a baseball field, both spoke in a spirit of …

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

Just about any account you own on the internet is prone to being hacked — and one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security is to enable two-factor authentication. Also known as two-step verification or 2FA, the process gives web services a secondary access to the account owner (you!) …

18 Big Data Tools You Need To Know About

In today’s digital transformation, Big Data has given organizations an edge to analyze customer behavior & hyper-personalize every interaction which …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Here's A Growing Job That Earns More Than $100K: The Nurse Technologist

Slowly but surely, technology is invading every workplace in America. Now it’s nursing’s turn.<p>Demand is growing rapidly for nurse informaticists, a role that combines traditional nursing with expertise in systems, analysis and design and has an average salary of more than $100,000. The explosion of …

Health Care

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Artificial Intelligence

Comey: Hero, Villain and Shakespearean Character Who Lived Up to Hype

WASHINGTON — On the 140th day of the Trump presidency — one for each allotted character on the executive Twitter feed that stayed conspicuously silent all Thursday morning — a very tall man with a very strange place in this very bewildering moment in American history strolled into Hart Senate …

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

How artificial intelligence optimizes recruitment

While we worry about artificial intelligence driving us into unemployment, a lot of job positions remain vacant and a large percentage of applicants never hear back from employers.<p>This is largely due to the inefficiency of the manual recruitment tools and processes, which make it extremely hard for …