Xiaozheng Zhang

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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports.<p>At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump’s temporary ban on …

Chapman University

The Rise Of AI Will Force Data Scientists To Evolve Or Get Left Behind

The history of Artificial Intelligence is long, but it’s only been recently that technology companies and markets have begun to get excited about it… Why? Because now it works.<p>After a few decades of exploration of symbolic AI methods, the field shifted toward statistical approaches, that have as of …

Artificial Intelligence

Why is my otherwise polite 8-year-old so rude at home?

<i>Q: I have an 8-year-old daughter who is by all accounts friendly (if a little shy) and polite to others at school and elsewhere, but at home she often speaks quite rudely and can be dismissive of others’ feelings. It’s been going on for a while, and nothing we’ve tried — talking to her about it,</i> …

15 Powerful Quotes From a Tibetan Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Pema Chödrön? If not, she is one of the most inspiring Tibetan Buddhists you’re likely to hear of.<p>She’s written several books that …

Microsoft’s Nadella talks about how artificial intelligence can be used for good

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way from science fiction to reality, in applications like self-driving cars, personal AI systems like …

Artificial Intelligence

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

By replicating the lecture format, massive open online courses ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning Illustration: Gary …

The science of touch: why physical contact can make you happier and more successful

"What is the good life?" is one of life's most vexing questions. Knowing what makes us happy, and how to bring happiness to others, has been the …

13.5 million Californians are covered by Medi-Cal. Here's how Trump's plan could cost the state

Along with his vow to repeal<p>Obamacare, President-electDonald Trumphas promised to restructureMedicaid, the nation’s low-income health program — a move that could be acutely felt in California, where 1 in 3 residents receive health coverage through the state version, experts say.<p>Medi-Cal enrollment …

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …

University of California

The demand for AI is helping Nvidia and AMD leapfrog Intel

The future is machine learning, and no machine learns as well as a graphics card<p>Intel is the king of a shrinking kingdom. Almost every traditional desktop or laptop PC runs on the Santa Clara company’s processors, but that tradition is fast being eroded by more mobile, ARM-powered alternatives. …