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How this year’s tech IPOs have fared so far

Blue Apron has finally gone public, and we’re at about the halfway point of the year. We’ve seen a lot of IPOs for the first half of 2017, which followed a huge drought last year.<p>All this started when Snap opened up the so-called “IPO window” when it made its debut with a bang, popping the …

Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

Investors willing to buy now and hold these two companies for decades could get rich.<p>Investing in stocks is the best way for most people to grow …

How to Email a Venture Capitalist, According to One

A venture capitalist tracked his emails to see which ones he answered and why.<p>It's a truism that if you can't secure the right meetings, you can't grow your business. With that in mind, the editors at Inc.com pointed me to an article about Christian Hernandez, co-founder and managing partner of …

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Speech-imitating algorithm can steal your voice in 60 seconds

Machine learning algorithm can mimic other peoples' voices or create new ones from scratch.<p>A Canadian start-up has developed a voice imitation …

You can now buy the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.<p>Developers will now be able to build their own virtual personal assistants for platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack with a tool called Amazon Lex, the company announced at its Amazon Web Services Summit …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Machine Learning

Why AI needs a magic moment

Well-known author Malcolm Gladwell defines the tipping point as “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”<p>The idea of using AI-powered technology to fuel digital marketing and customer experience has been around for years, yet …

Artificial Intelligence

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

UX Design

Study Deep Learning And Artificial Intelligence Online Now

We welcome our new robot overlords.<p>Artificial intelligence is getting faster, smarter, and more common all the time, but how does AI learn how to …

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Linux Took Over the Web. Now, It's Taking Over the World

On August 25, 1991, a Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced a new project. "I'm doing a (free) operating system," he wrote …

Learn how to practically apply one of the most beginner-friendly programming languages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Python is a relatively friendly programming language for beginners, and data science is relatively well-paying career …

Programming

Apple issues urgent iPhone software update after attempted hack with 'most sophisticated spyware' ever seen

Apple has issued a global upgrade of its iOS mobile operating system after a botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software.<p>The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in iOS to take complete control of iPhone devices.<p>…

Facebook Makes Image Identification Software Available to the Public

Facebook posted today that it will make its image identification software downloadable and available to the public. We've already seen the basics of …

flow.ci Weekly Mashup 8— Facebook AI, LinkedIn, Open Source, Node.js, Python, and Ruby Highlights

<b>This week, we cover open sourced AI from Facebook, debugging Ruby and Node.js, adopting Agile, Cloud Services in China, LinkedIn open source Plugin</b> …

NASA Releases Patents for Moon Dust Fuel, Bio-Gaming, and Laser Engines

We welcome any opportunity to use the phrases “acid-doped” or “vortex control.”<p>If you're looking for some inspiration for your newfangled spaceship concept—and aren't we all?—NASA has good news for you. The agency recently released 56 of its patents into the public domain as a part of its …

Solar panels 100 times thinner than a human hair could power wearable technology revolution

Solar panels so flexible and thin that they can be wrapped around the frame of a pair of glasses have been developed by scientists in a potential …

Elon Musk's open source OpenAI: We're working on a robot for your household chores

If you're sick of using vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, and washing machines, OpenAI's plans for a robot to take care of the housework could be good …

Top Ten Books of 2015

'Tis the season -- the trees are strung with lights, the stockings are hung from the mantle, the fire is flickering, and -- with any luck -- you have the luxury of a little time off. What better way to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit than by hunkering down with a good book?<p>Here are 10 titles …

If you’ve been sitting on a great idea for an app, learning this popular mobile platform could help bring it to life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock / photovibes When it comes to building apps, those new to coding have a variety of options in choosing the language that …

Apps

Smart assistants and chatbots will be top consumer applications for AI over next 5 years, poll says

Virtual agents and chatbots will be the top consumer applications of artificial intelligence over the next five years, according to a consensus poll released today by TechEmergence, a marketing research firm for AI and machine learning.<p>The emphasis on virtual agents and chatbots is in many ways not …

Artificial Intelligence

Suddenly Everybody Is Obsessed with A.I.—Even If Investors Don’t Get It

Many still don’t understand the emerging industry.<p>As Silicon Valley investors and tech giants continue to pour cash into burgeoning artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning and chatbots, the relatively nascent A.I. industry is emerging as the latest mega-hot new ticket in …

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.<p>Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

Books

Google Fellow Talks Neural Nets, Deep Learning

SAN FRANCISCO—We are already living with deep learning and large-scale neural networks, as evidenced by the growing number of applications that rely …

When intelligent algorithms start spoofing each other, regulation becomes a science

Anthony Amicangioli of Hyannis Port Research developed Riskbot, 'a supercomputer that watches supercomputers'.<p>What's to stop intelligent algorithms, …

AI’s Language Problem - MIT Technology Review

About halfway through a particularly tense game of Go held in Seoul, South Korea, between Lee Sedol, one of the best players of all time, and …

Artificial Intelligence

17 Venture Capital and Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter

Follow these super knowledgeable startup investors for insight and advice.<p>Do you keep a list of venture capitalists on Twitter? You need to add these …