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A major flaw in Google's algorithm allegedly tagged two black people's faces with the word 'gorillas'

Google has apologized to a black man who says the search giant's photo algorithms sorted pictures of him and a friend, also black, under the category "gorillas."<p>"Google Photos, y'all f**ked up," Jacky Alciné wrote on Twitter, accompanying a screengrab of the photo and the racially offensive tag. …

Google open sources neural network art tool DeepDream

A small group of Google software engineers have open sourced a new tool that can take an image and create an artistic spin on it using deep neural …

25 Psychological Life Hacks that Will Help You Gain The Advantage In Social Situation

June 29, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life<p>1) Assume comfort in any interaction.<p>Our brain is an incredibly complicated instrument. Our relationship …

How to count invisible people

How do you estimate the size of hidden populations? Dr Ruth King explains here, an excerpt from her talk tonight in the London Mathematical Society’s prestigious Popular Lecture series<p>In theory the question “How many…?” is a very simple one. After all, we just need to be able to count.<p>In fact, this …

London

A Deep Learning Machine Just Beat Humans in an IQ Test

I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords.<p>For the first time ever, a computer has outperformed humans in the verbal reasoning portion of an IQ …

Artificial Intelligence

The impossible world of MC Escher

He was dismissed by the art world and venerated by mathematicians … he rejected both Mick Jagger’s and Stanley Kubrick’s attempts to schmooze him. So who was the mysterious MC Escher, master of illusion?<p>The artist who created some of the most memorable images of the 20th century was never fully …

Mathematics

Ran 7,000 Miles. Putin Still Got Them.

The Bitkovs had their lives and fortunes destroyed after they crossed Putin’s people, but they believed they’d be OK in Central America. Wrong.<p>Igor …

Microdosing -- a new, low-key way to use psychedelics

At the fifth annual Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference in New York City in October 2011, pioneering psychedelic researcher Dr. James …

Sonoma County

Researchers Explain Why Quantum Behaviour Doesn’t Occur in Everyday Life

This is why Schrödinger’s cat is alive.<p>An international team of researchers believe they've figured out why strange quantum behaviours occur at the …

Quantum Physics

Neural lace has been invented to organically connect your brain with a computer

Scientists from China and the US have found a pioneering way to inject a tiny electronic mesh sensor into the brain that fully integrates with …

France Declares Rooftops Must Have Solar Panels or Gardens

<b>France has passed a green rooftop law to create more solar power and urban gardens.</b><p>In an effort to keep up with more eco-friendly countries like …

Team discovers stem cells that make new neurons

Researchers have identified two types of stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain crucial for learning and memory.<p>Dhanisha Jhaveri, lead …

Neuroscience

Your Blood Type May Help Protect You From Cognitive Decline

<b>A pioneering study conducted by leading researchers at the University of Sheffield has revealed blood types play a role in the development of the</b> …

This mathematical law can tell you whether a company is cooking its books

Deutsche Bank is recommending a pretty simple math trick that can give you at least an indication whether something is up, even if it doesn't tell you precisely what's wrong.<p>It all rests around Benford's Law, also known as the law of natural numbers.<p>Named after physicist Frank Benford, the law says …

Light-Based Computers Will Be Even More Awesome Than We Thought

Engineers have found the best way to beam data around a computer at light speed to date.<p>Researchers have come up with an efficient way of …

Quantum Computing

Quantum Theory Explains What Consciousness Is

<b>For a very long time mankind has questioned what consciousness is</b> – whether our ability to think, our free will, is tied directly to our soul or if …

Jim Al-Khalili explains how quantum biology could change the world

At the Hay Festival, Professor Jim Al-Khalili says the development of new medicines is one area where quantum biology could reap huge benefits for mankind<p>The application of quantum mechanics to the world of biology may herald a new era in science believes the physicist Jim Al-Khalili.<p>He says drug …

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, …

This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.23.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In January, the …

Wolfram’s Artificial Intelligence Can Identify Objects In Your Photos

The Wolfram Language Image Identification Project showcases just one function out of the 5,000 that are built into the Language. It can automatically …

Doctors find a way to deliver drugs straight to your brain

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a marvelous piece of evolutionary engineering designed to keep the inside of your skull pristinely clean by segregating the nervous and circulatory systems. The downside to this nearly impermeable membrane is that it is as adept at blocking therapeutic molecules as …

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes

Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say …

Researchers observe the moment when a mind is changed

Researchers studying how the brain makes decisions have, for the first time, recorded the moment-by-moment fluctuations in brain signals that occur …

Neuroscience

Neuroelectrics wants to be Fitbit for the brain

Neuroelectrics was crowned the winner of the Bupa Startup Stage at WIRED Health 2015, beating a range of cutting-edge innovations including …

Birth Control

Take X and add AI

Entering an era of intelligent automation<p><i>“The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI” — Kevin Kelly,</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Audi Has Successfully Made Diesel Fuel From Carbon Dioxide And Water

Carbon-neutral diesel is now a reality.<p>German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, …

Carbon Dioxide

zx | Markov Composer - Using machine learning and a Markov chain to compose music

Markov Composer - Using machine learning and a Markov chain to compose music<p><b>Edit:</b> <i>If you want to see MarkovComposer in action, but you don't want to</i> …

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: A Treatment That Can Restore Memory

Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute (QBI) have discovered a new treatment, based on a non-invasive ultrasound technology, …