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Try passing 'The Turing Test' August 30th on Xbox One

Given video gaming's reliance on artificial intelligence and penchant for sci-fi themes, it's surprising that only now there's a game named after Alan Turing's famous A.I. test. Here we are though, with <i>The Turing Test</i> hitting Xbox One on August 30th. It's also been promised for Steam next month. A …

Gaming

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Chapter 5: Introduction to C Programming

Chapter 5: Introduction to C Programming <br>Embedded Systems - Shape The World<p>Jonathan Valvano and Ramesh Yerraballi<p>This chapter covers the C …

Big data project reveals the worst place to be poor in the US

The richest men in the US now outlive the poorest by a whopping 15 years, according to a new big data project from Harvard University, representing the same difference in life expectancy with people living in war-torn Africa.<p>The Health Inequality Project analyzed 1.4 billion federal tax records on …

Harvard

The Future Of Big Data Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine

What happens when everything you do is collected as data? It’s either really helpful or really scary (or both).<p>Imagine a world without government, schools, a legal system, law enforcement, or companies. It’s a world unlike the one we currently live in–but based on the evolution of technology and …

Which data warehouse should you use?

When setting up an analytics system for a company or project, there is often the question of where data should live. There is no one-size-fits-all …

Databases

Opinion: 40 books every self-respecting investor needs to read

A timeline of some of the best investment books. pic.twitter.com/a15MmiWPkT<p>— Michael Batnick (@michaelbatnick) October 20, 2015<p><i>“You don’t have to</i> …

Mini shock-absorbers could save your next iPhone from a nasty drop

Apple’s always on the lookout for ways to improve the resiliency of its devices. For this reason, the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office today published a new patent application from the company — calling for retractable drop-proof bumpers to be built into future iPhone housing, capable of doubling …

This Week In Tech History: From Turing Machines To Artificial Intelligence-Supported Healthcare

<b>November 9, 2004</b><p>Firefox 1.0 is released. The name is a reference to the Red Panda, a “cat-bear” native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It shipped to over a million downloads on the first day, 10 million downloads in ten days, and over a hundred million downloads before it was …

Data Mining Reveals the Extent of China’s Ghost Cities - MIT Technology Review

In recent years, China has undergone a period of urban growth that is unprecedented in human history. The number of square kilometers devoted to …

Why men are threatened by smart women

Men, do smart women threaten your masculinity? A new study suggests they might — and that you might not want to date them because of it.<p>While men say …

These three women are Box's big data triple threat

<b>Divya Jain</b> / <b>Reshma Khilnani</b> / <b>Heidi Williams</b><br>Box (BOX)<p><b>WHO:</b> Jain leads machine-learning efforts; Khilnani manages the file-conversion team; Williams …

Most science research findings are false. Here’s how we can change that

When done right, science remains the most reliable way of finding universal truths. Sadly, as the business of science has grown, the incentives to do it right have not kept up—by one estimate, nearly two-thirds of all published research cannot be confirmed by subsequent studies. In 2005, one …

Microsoft lab predicts we'll have a working 'hybrid' quantum computer in 10 years

Or at least that's the promise of the technology, which always seems to be right around the corner. Now, however, a team led by researchers at Microsoft have said a working, useful quantum computing system finally seems to be within reach.<p>The team just published a paper about their scheme on the …

How to Build a Web Game in an Hour

You don’t need an entirely new skill set to develop games. In fact, your current Web development skills in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and so on are just …

Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

Across a range of industries, they're less likely to get promoted and, as a result, they're underrepresented in senior leadership.<p>New research, spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, yields some insight into the factors that contribute to women's stalled progress. A team of researchers at Stanford …

The Impacts Of Big Data That You May Not Have Heard Of

Big Data is a buzzword amongst businessmen nowadays. Regardless of industry or company size, it manages to squeeze into every nook and cranny. There are at least three ways that Big Data has been impacting companies that everyone should understand moving forward.<p><b>It has revolutionized old-school</b> …

Big Data

7 big data management best practices for your IT playbook

Get expert advice about managing data quality, public clouds, governance standards, and much more in your big data projects.<p>Big data projects are …

A Neural Network in 11 Lines of Python

Artificial Intelligence is getting embedded in our lives on a regular basis in form of various speech recognition software, digital assistants like …

How one young guy can create $25 billion

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky is unique in many ways, as Leigh Gallagher notes in her recent profile of the first-time CEO. He’s a Rhode Island School …

Big Data-As-A-Service Is Next Big Thing

We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (or BDaaS, and it’s pronounced how you will).<p>It might not be a term you’re familiar with yet, …

Big Data