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AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Artificial Intelligence

Modi in Israel: PM begins ‘groundbreaking’ visit, Netanyahu says ‘historic’

Modi in Israel: Netanyahu recalled how Modi told him, at their first meeting in New York in September 2014, that the “sky is the limit”. But, he …

Israel

'Petya' ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe and US

Victims of a major ransomware cyberattack that has spread through the US and Europe can no longer unlock their computers even if they pay the ransom.<p>The “Petya” ransomware has caused serious disruption at large firms including the advertising giant WPP, French construction materials company …

Cybersecurity

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours of …

Venture Capital

5 top industries for entrepreneurs of the future: Start-ups in these high-growth areas can thrive

Technology has upended everything from the way we shop to how we invest our money. And while that hurts established companies that are unable (or …

Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free

Available for iOS and Android, the app offers all the extras of other scanning apps minus the limitations and fees.<p>Adobe's new mobile scanning app ups the ante on competitors <i>and</i> does away with paid subscriptions and upgrades.<p>Called Scan, the free app for iOS and Android converts printed text into a …

Apps

The 'Semantic Bank' that works with you is coming soon, this is why

In other words, these developments are trying to create a computer that is as smart as the human brain, if not smarter. This has been dreamed of for years, but it is only now with the availability of almost unlimited computation power that it is becoming a reality and is led by the internet giants: …

Artificial Intelligence

The first trip to Mars will include the longest layover ever

Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll …

20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Note ban: Manmohan Singh rediscovered his fan following but UPA past still exists

A day after Narendra Modi's 8 November demonetisation move, a friend forwarded a message saying "<i>kuch bhi kaho bhaiyon, Manmohan Singh devta admi</i> …

India

Can Artificial Intelligence make a difference or are we talking cows flying across the blue sky?

<b>Contributed by Sauvik Banerjjee, CTA of SAP global</b><p>The perceptions surrounding artificial intelligence and its implications in the eye of the public …

Artificial Intelligence

If Donald Trump wins, it’ll be a new age of darkness

America stands on the brink of the abyss. Its choice could weaken the ties that make civilised order possible – in the US and beyond<p>We are standing on the brink of the abyss. And, like anyone who’s ever peered into a chasm, we are experiencing a queasy, sinking feeling. All round the world, not …

Political Science

Building a country of world’s best programmers

We can’t even fathom the possibilities of the programming culture in India if every IIT boasted of at least one student who is there purely based on …

Urjit Patel era begins at RBI: Here's what he said in the only public speech since 2013

<i>(This article originally appeared on 22 August 2016 and is being republished following Urjit Patel taking charge as RBI governor.)</i><p>Urjit Patel has …

India

Artificial Intelligence and Future Scenarios

I had the pleasure of talking to Marshall Kirkpatrick recently about his work at Little Bird and a new series on artificial intelligence that he just …

Artificial Intelligence

The sky is (literally) falling on Jupiter's most hellish moon

You're a Jovian lunar explorer in the year 2200. You've piloted your lander to the surface of Io, the smallest and innermost of Jupiter's four largest moons. Genetically modified to survive even the most hellish environments, you move to the door of your craft, unlatch it, and allow it to clank …

Musk: Tesla's factory will become an 'alien dreadnought'

And evidently, those production problems became severe this year. After the car maker released second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk took analysts questions and revealed how many issues Tesla had with first-half 2016 manufacturing:<p>"We were in production hell," he said. "We climbed out …

8 Impressive Female Leaders in Tech to Watch in 2016

From non-profit ventures to startups valued at more than $1 billion, these are the women behind the tech changing our world.<p>Elle released their list of women making the biggest waves in tech this year. The list includes women from a variety of industries, entrepreneurs and investors, do-gooders and …

India to invest $500m in Iranian port of Chabahar

Indian PM Modi announces deal as part of series of bilateral projects before signing transit accord with Iran and Afghanistan<p>India has announced it will invest up to $500m (£245m) in a deal to develop a port in Iran as part of series of projects both say are worth hundreds of millions of …

South Asia

4 ways Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop will change how we travel

If you are like most, you probably find air travel to be a stressful experience.<p>There's the commute to the airport, the long lines to check your bag, the security check, and then once you're finally on the plane, there's the tight squeeze of sitting for several hours with barely any legroom.<p>And …

India successfully tests first tiny reusable space shuttle

India's space agency is celebrating today after successfully launching and recovering RLV-TD, a prototype reusable space vehicle. The craft was launched at 9:00am local time and rose 43 miles into the air before gliding back down, making a safe landing in the Bay of Bengal. As promising as it …

Jupiter's Ocean Moon Europa May Be A Good Place To Swim, But Could We Live There?

Europa has a frozen crust and high radiation, but some scientists anticipate finding life there.<p>Jupiter's ocean moon Europa -- one of the planet's four main moons -- may be chemically balanced to spawn life similar to Earth's oceans, according to a new study.<p>There's been a lot of recent talk, …

Astronomy

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions

Dropbox's new 'Project Infinite' will make you stop crying about your puny SSD

When storage is tight on your PC, you turn to the cloud for relief. Unfortunately, sometimes you need to access files locally, and having to organize which files stay on your PC and which files live in the ether can be frustrating.<p>Project Infinite, announced at Dropbox’s Open London event wants to …

Apps

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk’s secretive battery production facility

Elon Musk likes his secrets.<p>Tesla Motors isn’t known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell “Gigafactory” taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada.<p>Billed as the largest factory of its kind in the world, the Gigafactory …

Tesla

Confessions of a Happy Introvert

I like you, but the whole talking thing freaks me out.<p>I’ve always had a hard time “going out.” Don’t get me wrong. My love of travel has taken me all …

Google creates a cloud-based machine learning platform that everyone can use

Google this week announced a new cloud-based Machine Learning platform for developers or businesses that’ll allow users to access the company’s …

Machine Learning

Geoffrey Hinton, the 'godfather' of deep learning, on AlphaGo

Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of ‘deep learning’—which helped Google’s AlphaGo beat a grandmaster—on the past, present and future of AI<p>In the right …

Artificial Intelligence

Bots are big: This AI startup turns Slack into SmarterChild on steroids

API.ai, an intelligent speech interface company for apps, devices, and the Web, is announcing an integration with Slack that could be a major stepping stone in deepening Slack’s usefulness in the enterprise beyond chat.<p>The AI startup has been building speech products using machine learning for six …

Chatbots

Narendra Modi’s new growth recipe: just add water

<b>Kondhane/New Delhi:</b> Like his father before him, Dattatatraya Kshirsagar, 80, has been looking forward for years to the day when a $65 million dam …

India