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Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

IDG Contributor Network: How business intelligence in banking is shifting the paradigm

Banking has always been a competitive environment, even before the digitization of the industry acquired its present pace. Thanks to financial …

Administrative Law

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet

<i>June 24, 2018 note: If you want to cite an example from the post, please cite the paper which that example came from. If you want to cite the post as</i> …

MIT has a new chip to make AI faster and more efficient on smartphones

Just one day after MIT revealed that some of its researchers had created a super low-power chip to handle encryption, the institute is back with a neural network chip that reduces power consumption by 95 percent. This feature makes them ideal for battery-powered gadgets like mobile phones and …

A new AI detected 17 times more earthquakes than traditional methods

Detecting Earthquakes<p>Earthquakes are a lot more common than people may think. Each year, Southern California alone experiences roughly 10,000 …

Superfast 5G promises to be a game-changer for humanity | Financial Times

What has been your experience of wireless internet? I would guess you rate WiFi as “sometimes OK” and mobile data as “OK-ish”.<p>Wireless services are, …

Machine Learning Explained: Understanding Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Once we start delving into the concepts behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), we come across copious amounts of jargon …

Like a child teaching itself to recognize dangerous animals: Machine learning and fraud prevention

Describing how his company’s fraud prediction system is like an unaccompanied child visiting a zoo, is when Wally Wang becomes the most animated… and …

Machine Learning

Introducing CEDEX - Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Diamond Industry

Introducing CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Diamond Industry<p><i>CEDEX is the first ever certified blockchain based diamond exchange. The</i> …

DeepMind develops AI to diagnose eye diseases | Financial Times

Google’s DeepMind has developed artificial intelligence to diagnose diseases by analysing medical images, in what could be the first significant …

10 Questions To Ask About The Data Analytics In That Report

A report just came in. It draws some dazzling conclusions based on new data. The question is – should you believe it?<p>It’s easy to trust research when the conclusions align with the impressions you already have, and just as easy to reject it when they don’t. But we’d make better decisions if we …

Big Data

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

Analytics, Crypto Gear Up For IoT Data Deluge

With all of the hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies over the course of 2017, there seems to be less chatter surrounding the Internet of things (IoT) lately.<p>Despite the comparative lack of buzz, IoT actually had quite a year. Improvements in sensor and connectivity technologies have …

A Collection of 10 Data Visualizations You Must See

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Web Traffic

Can big data revolutionise policymaking by governments? | Financial Times

When Alberto Cavallo was a child growing up in Argentina in the late 1980s, the Latin American country was suffering one of its occasional crises. …

The construction industry is short on human workers and ripe for a robotic takeover

Construction is one of the least-digitized industries in the world, and its productivity is suffering.<p>Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages and weak productivity growth — all of which mean the business of building is ripe for a robotic …

Five IT capabilities to transport smart cities in 2018 - Information Age

How can big data be optimised to effectively manage increasing urbanisation, congestion and complexity associated with smart cities?<p>The public …

Smart Cities

Artificial intelligence gets smarter at predicting what's coming next

Large-scale data gathering and quantum leaps in processing power have set the table for major advancement in artificial intelligence. Yet there’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Internet users are taking back control as Steemit and Datawallet monetize data

Recent studies, from even as far back as 2012, show that the global data economy is growing exponentially, much faster than previously anticipated. The information that internet users output in their day to day use of the web has rapidly built an industry which is manufacturing and marketing a new …

Blockchain

The Return of the Chatbots: Experiment, Engage, and Be Genuine

<i>Melina Ex, Managing Director, East Coast, Fetch</i><p>Chatbots are technically not a new invention. Simple forms of intelligent digital assistants have been around for some time now. Remember the Microsoft Office Assistant ‘Clippy’? He was first introduced in November 1996 to help Microsoft users when …

Messaging Apps

10 Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Podcasts You Must Listen To

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Machine Learning

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Singapore experiments with smart government | Financial Times

Singapore has a reputation as a free-trading entrepôt, beloved of buccaneering Brexiters. But the island state also boasts a long history of state …

10 Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2018

Companies aren't the only ones investing time, money and energy into advancing AI technology -- a recent article in <i>The New Yorker</i> reported that the …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Machine Learning

In defense of skepticism about deep learning

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”<p>— Often …