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5 Artificial Intelligence Companies to Watch in 2018 | Inc.com

Artificial intelligence hit some key milestones in 2017. At Facebook, chatbots were able to negotiate as well as their human counterparts. A poker-playing system designed by Carnegie Mellon professors mopped the floor with live opponents. There were even some potentially life-saving breakthroughs, …

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

by Dom Galeon December 30, 2017 Earth & Energy 15974<p>Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could …

Energy

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How. - MIT Technology Review

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Russell Brand has the most genius hack for handling anger

British comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand is one of the most self-aware people, famous or otherwise, you're likely to ever encounter. He turns a morning interview into a quick meditation session. Without a single om.<p>"Meditation is your negotiation with your feelings that you want to think …

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

Mindfulness

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

Social Justice

Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called 'love bombing' — here are the signs you've been a target

You think you've met the love of your life?<p>Stop. Take a step back. Why do you think that?<p>If you've just met somebody who is saying you're "soul mates" and declaring their undying love for you after a few weeks, you might have just become the victim of something called "love bombing."<p>According to …

Self-sufficiency

Blockchain and Renewable Energy Are Utterly Disrupting Society as We Know It

The Grid of the Future<p>Renewable energy and blockchain are two technologies that are worth betting on. The former is considered to be the most …

What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills

An AI repertoire is a unique blending of programming, data science and business knowledge.<p>Artificial intelligence, AI, is all the rage these days -- …

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new tool right now

We do know, however, that talking seems to help — especially under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. But therapy is expensive, inconvenient, and often hard to approach. A recent estimate suggests that of the roughly one in five Americans who have a mental illness, close to …

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, …

Artificial Intelligence

How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.)

Every conversation about education in the U.S. takes place in a minefield. Unless you’re a billionaire who bought the job of Secretary of Education, …

Education

24 Incredible Books You Should Read This Summer

The season’s new books include smart thrillers and sprawling family dramas.<p>A wrestler sets his sights on the NCAA championship; a man goes on a statewide search for his missing son. A trends forecaster learns to cope with the market’s return to IRL experiences; an ex-musician reflects on his glory …

The artificial intelligence boom is here. Here's how it could change the world around us.

A future with highways full of self-driving cars or robot friends that can actually hold a decent conversation may not be far away. That's because …

Move Over Tesla, Europe's Building Its Own Battery Gigafactories

Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Tesla Inc. is building at a plant in Nevada and opening the way for a …

The mental health crisis could be tackled by reintroducing spirituality instead of focusing on material gain

Britain is in the grip of a mental health crisis. Millions are beset with anxiety and despair which statistics can confirm in depressing detail. …

Mental Health

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Clean Energy

Start Your Business: 4 Apps That Really Help

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is an app for just about everything these days.<p>Groceries, taxis, black cars, valet parking, haircuts, even tailors and dog walkers can all be ordered on demand from your smartphone.<p>There's even apps that can make starting a business …

Home Design Software & Interior Design Tool ONLINE for home & floor plans in 2D & 3D

Create home design projects of various types and difficulty levels<p>Design houses, flats, offices, country-houses, cafes, bars, your dream houses, just …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted …

Why Some People Are Born to Worry [Excerpt]

<i>Adapted from</i> Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity—and How to Break the Cycle, by Daniel P. Keating. <i>Published by St. Martin’s</i> …

How Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain (and 5 Tips to do it Properly)

I’ll be honest – I’ve tried meditation on and off for the last two years, but I always found it too difficult.<p>I never stuck to a routine and couldn’t …

The Dalai Lama says there are two key factors to happiness that have nothing to do with "self-love"

Have you ever been told to look out for yourself first?<p>Or that you have to love yourself before you love others?<p>Well, this is likely all terrible …

The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies

Anyone looking for evidence that people have a natural aversion to inequality will find numerous laboratory studies that seemingly confirm their view. Studies have found “a universal desire for more equal pay”, “egalitarian motives in humans”, “egalitarianism in young children”, and that “equality …

Psychology

Why Is the Orchestra Seated That Way? An Explanation

Why don’t the oboes and tubas sit in the front of the orchestra? Why don’t flutes and first violins swap positions, or — in what would be the coolest …

Concerts

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, …

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Camping

This $6,800 house was built from recycled bricks in just 5 days

While it may look unassuming at first glance, this house is truly revolutionary. The 430 square foot home is made from LEGO-like recycled plastic …