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IBM Watson Head Mike Rhodin On The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Perhaps nothing signaled the arrival of artificial intelligence quite like January 14, 2011, when IBM Watson defeated two legendary Jeopardy! champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. At last, the computers were smarter than us. Since then, Watson has developed into a growth engine for IBM.<p>For just …

Elon Musk Biographer Talks About How He Juggles It All

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Ashlee Vance, Bestselling author, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX & the Quest for a Fantastic Future, on Quora.</b><p>Q: What motivates Elon Musk? Is it …

Scaling Compassion: The Story of Google Employee #107

Access to case studies expires six months after purchase date.<p>Publication Date: <b>January 01, 2016</b><p>When Google famously allowed its engineers to spend 20 per cent of their time pursuing a passion, Chade-Meng Tan decided to spend his time on a cause dear to his heart: creating the conditions for world …

World Peace

Machine learning will keep us healthy longer

<i>This article was taken from The WIRED World in 2016 -- our fourth annual trends report, a standalone magazine in which our network of expert writers</i> …

Medical Technology

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2016

This year, according to our fitness trackers, we walked nearly twenty miles of convention show floor looking for innovations with the potential to dramatically disrupt existing businesses and industries—the better and cheaper offerings we call Big Bang Disruptors.<p>It was great to see companies we’ve …

Innovation

10 Things You Never Knew About Elon Musk

The billionaire once lived on a food budget of $1 a day.<p>When Elon Musk started out, he didn’t expect to make a lot of money. Actually, he said he was …

Elon Musk

Paris Agreement Catalyzes Global Cooperation Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Paris is again in the news -- and, this time, as host to nearly all the world's nations who came to a historic agreement to address climate change. I recall both the achievement of -- and tensions spawned by -- the Kyoto Protocol climate agreement nearly 20 years ago. The Paris Agreement marks a …

Bolder Giving for Stronger Education Impact

Global business moguls from Ted Turner to Mark Zuckerberg have transformed our daily lives with their brainpower and acumen. But they refuse to confine their entrepreneurial energy to their businesses. Eager to make a lasting impact on people’s lives, they are combining their innovative thinking …

We're Creating More Reusable Rockets. Here's Why That Matters

Recently, two organizations have demonstrated an incredible feat — launching a rocket into space and returning at least part of it safely back to …

What to expect from CES in 2016

In just a few days the Engadget team will be getting on a plane (well several different planes) and heading to Vegas. That's right, it's time for CES again -- the biggest consumer technology show of the year. Each January some of the largest (and some of the smallest) names in tech bring their …

Five things we learned in 2015 about the future of philanthropy

Philanthropy isn’t what it was 50 years ago. In fact, the sector isn’t even what it was last year. From the emergence of Silicon Valley philanthropy, to the growing influence of millennials as social entrepreneurs, to new adventures in virtual reality — 2015 took philanthropy on a ride that …

Human Rights

Microsoft Hack the Classroom Registration - Microsoft Education

Hack the Classroom:<p>Personalizing learning experiences to empower every student to find his or her voice.<p>Online event held<p>June 26, 2018<p>Now Available …

Education Technology

Acquisition ideas for Alphabet, Amazon and other tech giants in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions hit a record high in 2015, but there were few mega-mergers in the technology sector aside from the frenzy in chip companies …

Jeff Bezos

Google Gets Access To Your Kids’ Data Because It’s A “School Official”

Sometimes, data has to be shared to be useful. For example, a school district needs information on the students in it, in order to function. When are …

Consumer Protection

What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up?

Jim Hunter Contributor<p>Jim Hunter is chief scientist and technology evangelist at Greenwave Systems.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>IoT redux… this time, it’s personal<br>• Tagging may be the best way to make IoT contextually relevant and usable<p>An old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll …

Internet of Things

Gray Scott #1: Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top …

Wish, a startup that's gunning for Amazon and Alibaba, is spending a reported $100 million on Facebook ads

The five-year-old e-commerce company is challenging Amazon and Alibaba by selling directly from merchants, often in China, to consumers. The result is super cheap products, like $9 dress shirts or a $15 smartwatch, that often take weeks to deliver.<p>Part of its secret is spending more than $100 …

What Google and Richard Branson Can Teach Us About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Three things I wish I knew earlier about Machine Learning

I’ve been working with Machine Learning models both in academic and industrial settings for a few years now. I’ve recently been watching the …

PSA: Google’s ‘Ubiquity’ Internet of Things dev summit will take place in January

The Internet of Things will become an increasingly big deal as all consumer technology becomes connected to the web, and by extension one another. Google has several technologies including Brillo and Weave that take advantage of this ubiquitous computing trend. Announced at Google I/O earlier this …

It’s been a strange year for technology, startups, and clean energy businesses

This year, I made it my goal as a reporter to stake out that space in a hypothetical Venn diagram where the environment, the economy, and technology …

World Health Organization

Elon Musk is right about the threat of AI, but he’s dangerously wrong about why

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: To what extent might Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk be right about the dangers of artificial intelligence? What are your thoughts?</i> <i>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, evolutionary biologist.</i><p>Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are right: AI is dangerous. But they are …

Artificial Intelligence

This New App Wants to Help You With Your Homework

Say you’re a sophomore stuck on a question in your trigonometry homework. Do you ask your parents for help? Text your friends? Skip it completely? A …

Why we're still waiting for the smart home revolution

It's been a year of anticipation — and not a little disappointment.<p>The smart home was going to be big this year; all our stuff was going to be …

Speculation mounts over Elon Musk’s plan for SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter

In the wake of SpaceX’s successful rocket landing, some of the company’s most ardent fans are guessing at the shape of the biggest thing to come: the …

Elon Musk

How Microsoft beat Google at understanding images with machine learning

Elon Musk is only the latest investor in artificial intelligence, helping to fund a big-name roster of researchers who promise to change the field. …

Forget big data – it's time for big algorithms to change the world

It's no good just having data – it's what you do with it that counts. In five years, one million new devices will come online every hour, creating …

10 Big Data predictions for 2016

<b>The year of predictive analytics</b><p>Mark Darbyshire, Chief Technologist at SAP UKI: “With the dawn of the ‘zettabyte era’, and the world churning out …

Big Data