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Facebook brings the world three-and-a-bit degrees of separation closer

The social media platform used its friend graph to calculate the degrees separating its 1.6 billion members and found it is as few as 3.57 people<p>It’s a smaller world after all: Facebook has challenged the conventional wisdom that there are six degrees of separation between everyone on the …

Social Media

Twelve photographs of India that touch all five senses

Images from around the country, seen through the lenses of a group of photographers.<p>Behold an Indian bride on her wedding day – her eyes will …

The Unsettling Future of Facial Recognition

The first time I witnessed a camera detect a face to aid the autofocus system, I was amazed. In part because the technology seemed magical and the …

Where Disruptive Innovation Came From

After a long and successful run, the theory of disruptive innovation has come under attack of late. Last year, <i>The New Yorker</i> published a piece by Jill Lepore, a history professor at Harvard, attacking the whole idea as overblown and based on shoddy scholarship. In a recent <i>Sloan Management Review</i> …

'Freakonomics' author devises algorithm to catch cheaters, and it works

When a professor at an anonymous "top American university" recently suspected cheating in a class, no student would admit to it, so he called in a big gun: <i>Freakonomics</i> author and University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt.<p>Levitt and Ming-Jen Lin, of National Taiwan University, devised an …

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

HBR STAFF<p>Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during weekly meetings have been replaced with laptops and slim, touch-screen tablets.<p>I …

Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays at International Master Level - MIT Technology Review

It’s been almost 20 years since IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, for the first time under …

What Is The Difference Between Machine Learning & Statistical Modeling

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Digitizing Film: The Post-Production Workflow of the Rescued Film Project

Photographer Levi Bettweiser and his Rescued Film Project got quite a bit of press back in January after Bettweiser found, scanned, and shared 31 …

The Rapid Rise of Deep Learning Computer Vision Technology

Last year, <i>ProgrammableWeb</i> published an article covering the rapid rise of computer vision technology and the increasing number of companies …

Machine Learning

CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World

Rumblings of discontent about executive wages, the 1%, and wealth gaps know no borders. And neither does fierce debate about income inequality in general. But until now, it’s been relatively unclear how much people think CEOs should really make compared to other workers on a global scale.<p>In their …