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This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed?

Google’s new Duplex AI sounds human, with stammers, pauses, and all. It could be a useful addition to Google Assistant or the harbinger of something …

Artificial Intelligence

New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of …

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Google’s self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters - MIT Technology Review

Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system.<p>A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine-learning tricks to …

Machine Learning

Crypto High Flyers

What goes up must come down<p>Good ol’ <b>Kodak</b> jumped on the blockchain train last week, and its stock rocketed 44% on the news. That was nothing compared to the multiples enjoyed by a raft of small-cap companies—ranging from <b>Rich Cigars</b> (up 1000% at one point) to <b>Long Island Ice Tea</b>—when, somehow, they …

With a Whoosh, the Hyperloop Sets a New Speed Record

If you’ve been dying to know what it’s like to ride in a hyperloop at hundreds of miles per hour, watch this video.<p>Last week, Virgin Hyperloop One, …

Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux

Linux on Galaxy and a DeX dock let you work as if you were on a PC.<p>Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling …

Linux

DeepMind's latest AI breakthrough is its most significant yet

DeepMind's human-conquering AlphaGo AI just got even smarter. The firm's latest Go-playing system not only defeated all previous versions of the …

Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.<p>Uber wants to respond better to drivers’ complaints. It has been on a campaign to retain its drivers and recruit new ones, and last month, the company started by rolling out an in-app …

5 Cold, Quick Noodle Salads for the Hungry, Hurried & Hot

If I could, I'd eat a bowl of cold noodle salad every noon and night till the fall winds cometh.<p>Noodles are <b>the softest, squiggliest landing pads for a variety of summer vegetables</b> (not to mention all sorts of cubed cheeses and salty fridge accessories, like capers, olives, and anchovies). Add a …

Recipes

Google's DeepMind made an AI that can imagine the future

Google’s London-based AI outfit DeepMind has created two different types of AI that can use their ‘imagination’ to plan ahead and perform tasks with a higher success rate than AIs without imagination. Sorry if I made you click because you wanted AIs predicted flying cars. I promise this is cool too.<p>…

Why Entrepreneurs in India are Unable to Innovate

Most people fail to see beyond the rat race<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>India has one of the most vibrant startup scenes in the world, but when it comes to innovation and building …

Innovation

How the Tech Revolution Is Bringing Flip-Flops and Beanbags to Wall Street

Picture the scene: You’re walking into the office with your fellow math or computer science grads, past the foosball, pool and Ping-Pong tables on …

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Is the ‘Greatest Risk We Face as a Civilization’

Appearing before a meeting of the National Governor’s Association on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as “the greatest …

How a new wave of machine learning will impact today’s enterprise

Advances in deep learning and other machine learning algorithms are currently causing a tectonic shift in the technology landscape. Technology behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Salesforce are engaged in an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race, gobbling up machine learning …

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

Snowflake Computing is giving customers easier ways to share huge data sets

You’ll hear a mantra again and again if you spend enough time in enterprise computing circles: “data has gravity.” Usually it’s meant to refer to the …

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …