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Google uses AI to help diagnose breast cancer

Google, which not along ago was using artificial intelligence to identify cat pictures, has moved onto something bigger -- breast cancer.<p>Google announced Friday that it has achieved state-of-the-art results in using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer. The findings are a reminder of …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

First there was "open washing," the marketing strategy for dressing up proprietary software as open source. Next came "cloud washing," whereby …

Artificial Intelligence

Algoriz lets you build trading algorithms with no coding required

Traders who have an idea for a money-making algorithm have two choices: learn to code themselves, or hire a great engineer. But neither of these two options are realistic, especially for part-time traders who don’t have a large bankroll behind them.<p>Meet Algoriz, a startup participating in Y …

Hard drives of the future could be made of DNA

Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists are looking for a solution in Nature's hard drive: DNA. A pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center recently wrote a full computer operating system, …

14 things you might not know Amazon’s Alexa can do for you

Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, comes loaded with a variety of features. But it’s the “skills” that really allow you to customize your experience …

How I’m learning “Machine Learning”

In the past year, I’ve become convinced that machine learning is not hype. Strong AI/AGI is no longer a requirement for complex tasks. It doesn’t …

Google has shipped 10M Cardboard VR viewers, 160M Cardboard app downloads

Google is putting a lot of its virtual reality focus right now on its Daydream VR framework, but today Amit Singh, the company’s VP of VR, also gave an update on its earlier (and still active) effort in the area, Google Cardboard. He said that to date the company has shipped 10 million Cardboard VR …

Machine Perception

NASA just released a crazy amount of software you can use for free

The agency has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes code for everything from drones, to data and image processing, to health and medicine, to propulsion, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. All software is completely free and without any royalty or copyright fees. Announcing the software release …

13 ways AI will change your life

From helping you take care of email to creating personalized online shopping experiences, AI promises to transform the way we live and work.<p>But with all the hype out there, how do we know which benefits we’ll actually see? In order to learn more, I asked a few members of YEC the following question:

Online Life

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

Artificial Intelligence

New Tech Makes Brain Implants Safer and Super Precise

When Jan Scheuermann volunteered for an experimental brain implant, she had no idea she was making neuroscience history.<p>Scheuermann, 54 at the time …

The best unlimited data plan: Verizon vs. T-Mobile vs. AT&T vs. Sprint

In 2017, something miraculous happened: Almost every major carrier in the U.S. announced revamped, tweaked, or entirely new unlimited data plans. …

The Hardlight VR Suit will vibrate all of your bodily buttons

Have you ever wanted to feel smack of the punches coming at you from sweaty aliens? The whang of bullet hitting your guts? The feeling of hitting the deck as pirates stream over the virtual bow? The subtle vibration of the VR sexual encounter with a many-tentacled sex robot? Well here we go. The …

What Is 5G, and When Do I Get It?

Look at the top corner of your phone screen. Right now, it probably reads 4G LTE, and you're probably fine with that. But soon—and we're talking …

Samsung to unveil massive Galaxy S8 handset

Samsung is about to release a version of the S8 with an even bigger screen than the Note 7. According to this leaked spec page, the S8+ will have a 6.2-inch curved screen. That’s about the size of a phone book.<p>The phone is apparently called the S8+ and is said to be a variant of the S8 — sort of …

How to Build an Artificially Intelligent Bot in Under Two Hours

Artificial Intelligence

Google Debuts Perspective, An Artificial Intelligence That Hunts Down Trolls

Can we all just agree, universally, that the internet is a garbage fire at this point? From celebrities to teachers to everyone else, you’re only one remark away from being swarmed by people who can’t handle that you disagree with their opinion on anything. Google, which has a vested interest in …

Alan Turing Predicts Machine Learning And The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Jobs

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include Alan Turing anticipating today’s deep learning by intelligent machines and concerns about the impact of AI on jobs, Clifford Stoll anticipating Mark Zuckerberg, and establishing the FCC and NPR.<p><b>February 20, 1947</b><p>Alan Turing gives a talk at …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You 'Get What You Pay For' in SEO

With search engine optimization, you'll be paying for a service, not a product, so price has much more room for variance and fluctuation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"You get what you pay for" is an adage most of us are familiar with, though its practical usage …

Here are 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution

We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world. But which companies will lead the way? To help ­answer that question, research firm …

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Tech giants face the harsh reality of VR and AR

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook all see us interacting with digital objects. But they're all running into real-world obstacles.<p>"You take the …

Understanding the differences between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become integral for many businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Artificial Intelligence

Best UX Practices for Your Brand Account on Instagram

Creating and maintaining a brand on social is one of the best ways to develop a strong relationship with your target audience. Representing your …

WTF is open banking?

With the rapid proliferation of personal finance apps, developers are racing to meet demands from customers who want to view their banking …

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

Phone displays are super fragile. And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.<p>But what if you …

Machine Learning Is Unlocking Food's Super Powers

Try to imagine walking into your local grocery store ten years from now. You head towards the back, as you’ve done countless times before, to snatch a handful of your favorite cereal bars. Only this time, the packaging looks a bit different. You notice that there are two new versions, each with a …

Computer Science

How Facial Recognition is Shaping the Future of Marketing Innovation | Inc.com

Facial recognition technology is something that most of us take for granted. We've casually noticed that our smartphones now organize photos by people, or that Facebook somehow always knows the right friends to tag. But until recently, most people haven't realized that this technology is less of a …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Apple's $246 Billion in Cash Might Be Good for Your Startup | Inc.com

Apple is by far the most valuable company on the planet--with a total market cap of $693 billion (as of Feb. 12th). Over the past year the company's value has grown by about $500,000,000 per day.<p>Only 12 other companies have market caps equal to Apple's cash. In order, they are Alphabet (Google's …

Startups

This Is Why You Should Never Charge Your Phone in a Public Port

It seems like we're better off with a dead cell.<p>You've been there before. You're on errand number five for the day and your cell phone flashes a warning that it only has three percent battery left. So you stop for a cup of coffee, pop your USB charger into a public outlet at the cafe and your phone …

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