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How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

These 5 to-do apps will make sure you get your sh*t done

There are too many to-do apps. It’s an understandable problem: Organizing one’s day in the modern world is complicated, and there’s profit to be made …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

European Travel

Design the Perfect Sales Email Signature

What’s the best way to end your cold email?No, it’s not what you want your recipients to do after reading your sales email (CTA), but your email …

Marketing

The simple mathematical system I used to help people raise over $3 million on crowdfunding sites in the last few years

Gone are the days when an entrepreneur can have an idea, quickly launch a crowdfunding campaign, sit back and watch the funding flood in.<p>As an increasing number of early adopters flock to crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter to find the latest innovations, so do creators to …

Marketing

If You Only Have a Startup Idea, Sorry--You Have Nothing

Startup ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution is what wins.<p>Hands down, the most annoying sentences I have heard hundreds of times are "I have an idea for the next billion dollar business" and "I have an idea for a startup that will revolutionize a huge industry."<p>If you have any idea that you think …

Startups

This new venture fund has more than $180 million to invest in interactive entertainment startups

Most brand-new venture funds don’t start life with $180 million in capital commitments, especially if they are launched by people who have not worked as venture capitalists before, and particularly not if those people want to focus narrowly on the global interactive entertainment industry.<p>That …

Venture Capital

Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech

The high-end audio technology company Bose is getting into the augmented reality game with a new product and a $50 million fund devoted to startups that will develop services for its new platform.<p>While most of the industry is focused on a visually augmented experience, Bose is most concerned with …

Augmented Reality

Stripe launches a new billing tool to tap demand from online businesses

As more and more spending moves online — whether that’s shopping or subscribing to services like Netflix and Spotify — there’s increasing demand for tools that allow those companies, especially smaller ones, to start getting paid.<p>Stripe has made its name by providing developers with a simpler way …

Small Business

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Design

DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future

DeepMind’s stunning victories over Go legend Lee Se-dol have stoked excitement over artificial intelligence’s potential more than any event in recent memory. But the Google subsidiary’s AlphaGo program is far from its only project — it’s not even the main one. As co-founder Demis Hassabis said …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this …

SEO

Why no job is safe from the rise of the robots

Hollywood got it wrong. The highly intelligent machines that will be unleashed in the near future won’t be coming for our lives. They’ll be coming …

The Future

Google's New Chip May Be the Future of AI Systems

Google's latest revelation may be the biggest advancement yet in chips that power artificial intelligence systems, but other companies are releasing …

10 Examples of How Brands Are Using Chatbots to Delight Customers | Inc.com

Businesses and brands are using chatbots in lots of exciting ways.<p>You can order food, schedule flights, and get recommendations for pretty much anything you can think of.<p>We're still in the early days, but all the latest chatbot statistics all say the same thing: adoption is growing.<p>So which brands …

Chatbots

12 Artificial Intelligence Terms You Need to Know

Is artificial intelligence the same thing as machine learning? And what is a neural network? This slideshow explains fundamental AI terminology in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Artificial Intelligence

France wants to become an artificial intelligence hub

Emmanuel Macron and his government are launching a big initiative around artificial intelligence today. They want to turn France into one of the leading countries when it comes to artificial intelligence.<p>“[Artificial intelligence] is a technological, economical, social and obviously ethical …

Artificial Intelligence

A legal question for the AI age: Is tricking a robot the same thing as hacking it?

A team of computer scientists and a lawyer at University of Washington are raising a curious question: Do current US laws cover cutting-edge research that allows people to bend AI to their will?<p>The research, called adversarial machine learning, takes advantage of the way AI looks at the world, …

Machine Learning

Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app (Update)

If you rely on WhatsApp to message friends and family, it’s important to know that the service lets your contacts know about when you’re available to chat, and whether you’ve read their texts.<p>That’s not all: Lifehacker has spotted Chatwatch, a new iOS app that uses WhatsApp’s public online/offline …

Apps

AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

Deep Learning

AI gets naughty by generating surreal nude portraits

Who knew neural networks could envision naked ladies like a surrealist artist? A researcher talks about how he created an AI artist with a talent for making racy art.<p>Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when the eye belongs to artificial intelligence, beauty could be translated as anything.<p>AI …

Art

26 of the 115 most popular VPNs are secretly keeping tabs on you

A recent investigation into 115 of the world’s most popular VPN services revealed that many are antithetical to their stated claims. To build trust, providers make promises not to track users through logs or other identifying information. But as a popular VPN comparison site found out, this isn’t …

Privacy

Uber has called it quits on another market

Following months of speculation, Uber will be no longer in Southeast Asia.<p>Uber has sold its ride-hailing and food delivery business in the region to …

South-east Asia

4 Essential Business Relationships That Artificial Intelligence Is Better at Than You Are

AI isn't just a tool for pragmatic business decisions; it can leverage working relationships, too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs and companies big and small, AI is not the enemy at the gates we feared, but a strategic building block for professional …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind's Psychlab Heralds Dawn of Artificial General Intelligence - ExtremeTech

DeepMind’s Psychlab Heralds Dawn of Artificial General Intelligence<p>By on March 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Artificial Intelligence

Sophia the robot gives solo speech at huge conference proving humans are now redundant

<b>Sophia the humanoid robot has once again proved to be more efficient than humans by addressing a huge technology conference in Nepal.</b><p>The world’s most …

Robotics

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

The Guide to Paid Social

Social media is quickly taking over the digital advertising space. In the last year, social media ad spending has grown more than 50 percent to $16.3 …

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

LONDON — What will our future look like — not in a century but in a mere two decades?<p>Terrifying, if you’re to believe Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” a pair of audacious books that offer a sweeping history of humankind and a forecast of what lies …

Artificial Intelligence