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11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

Books

Evolutionary algorithms are the living, breathing AI of the future

AI is no longer some abstract dream for the future. It is here, now and bringing change across industries. According to the Forrester AI Readiness Study, 40 percent of the 717 businesses surveyed said they were planning to use intelligent recommendation solutions and 43 percent were planning to use …

Machine Learning

Salon is using adblocking readers’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency

It seems popular online magazine Salon is the latest company to hop onto the cryptocurrency mining bandwagon. The publication has updated its website to require users to disable their ad-blockers for the right to read articles – or alternatively, lend their CPU power to mine cryptocurrency.<p>Visitors …

Creep learning: How to tamper with neural nets to turn them against us

Don't touch that AI – model fiddling can skew algorithm output, study showsBit boffins from universities in China and the US have devised a way to …

Machine Learning

5 Overarching Principles for Coping With Negative Emotions

Learning how to respond effectively to negative emotions can help you move on from those feelings more quickly. There are lots of specific strategies …

Self-help

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Secret sex manual banned for 250 years because it was so shocking has finally been discovered

A ' sex manual ' which was banned for nearly 250 years because of its racy advice and references to bestiality has been unearthed.<p>The illustrated …

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It holds intelligence and energy together, or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates …

RPGs

What Are 'Deepfakes,' And Why Are Pornhub And Reddit Banning Them?

Here's your intro to the creepy world of fake porn<p>Last year, a video popped up on Reddit that appeared to show Gal Gadot having sex with a man playing her stepbrother. It was fake, of course, but it looked uncannily real. And with it, a new genre of fake celebrity porn was created. Since then, the …

Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect, And The Computer Glitch That Started It All

As Bob Dylan famously sang, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Yet if you do have enough wind velocity information, combined with an array of readings from barometers, thermometers, and such, you might ask a weatherman, particularly a trained meteorologist with access …

Equations

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

This Is The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle Book

<b>* The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle Book is (almost) impossible</b> <b><br>* Beautiful illustrations also make it a great coffee table book</b> <b><br>* Ideal for family</b> …

What an AI ethics expert thinks of 'Black Mirror' Season 4

The best <i>Black Mirror</i> episodes don't just leave you wondering whether these futures <i>could</i> happen. They force you to consider what it would mean if they …

SQL Server Machine Learning Services – Part 3: Plotting Data with Python

The series so far:• SQL Server Machine Learning Services – Part 1: Python Basics<br>• SQL Server Machine Learning Services – Part 2: Python Data Frames<br>• SQL …

Python Programming

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Using Excel with pandas

Excel is one of the most popular and widely-used data tools; it's hard to find an organization that doesn't work with it in some way. From analysts, …

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by …

Surveillance

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

Mathematics

Case study: Brain tumor linked to intense spiritual interest, religious delusions and psychosis

A case study recently published in Frontiers in Psychiatry profiles a woman whose brain tumor appears to have dramatically changed her religiousness …

Brain Tumors

Reason why languages around the world have similar structures – it's all in the brain

There are common threads between most languages spoken in the world and they are linked to the human brain's preference for simplicity.<p>The human …

6 Data And Technology Trends For 2018

Among the biggest challenges CMOs — and all marketers — face is the transformation of data into actionable insights. Consequently, it’s one of the hottest topics CMOs talk about (see here). To get a sneak peek into top data and technology trends as we head into 2018, I spoke with Tom Benton, the …

Customer Experience

Getting data from the web: scraping

Web scraping<p>What if data is present on a website, but isn’t provided in an API at all? It is possible to grab that information too. How easy that is …

Age old problem: how to stay clever for longer | Alexis Willett and Jennifer Barnett

There are ways to ward off dementia and the ill effects of brain ageing, say Alexis Willett and Jennifer Barnett<p>Sorry to break it to you, but there’s bad news. Your brain is shrinking (probably). None of us is getting any younger and time is increasingly taking its toll on our brains; our neurons …

The Brain

Learning a new language changes the way you perceive reality

Learning a new language is a humbling process, because it basically means accepting that every word you know is wrong. The elaborate lexicon you’ve developed over the years suddenly becomes useless: the movie quotes you know, your street slang, old-fashioned words you ironically use—everything …

Language

This Is The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Handle Stage Fright

Rather than beating yourself up about being nervous, you need to acknowledge, and even embrace, your jitters. Here’s how.<p>You’re about to give a presentation, and for whatever reason, the words you’ve diligently practiced are not coming out. If you’re like many of my clients, you’ll probably start …

A Nitty-Gritty Explanation of How Neural Networks Really Work

See the first in a three part series that explains machine learning through math.<p>Over the last few years, we've heard a lot about neural networks, whether its Google's Deep Dream software creating horrifying digital dreamscapes or composites of pop songs written by a machine. But how do these …

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Making Sense of Unstructured Data with Text Analytics

kuya_clay / PixabayIn case you hadn’t noticed, the amount of data in the world is increasing at an exponential rate. For example, every minute there …

Machine Learning

Why the world's toughest maths problems are much harder than a chess puzzle, and well worth US$1m

The above picture shows a chessboard with two queens placed on it. As the queens do not share the same row, column or diagonal of the chessboard they …

277 Data Science Key Terms, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>This post presents a collection of data science related key terms with concise, no-nonsense definitions, organized into 12 …

Machine Learning