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11 technologies to watch in 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies …

Google's AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn't Taught to Translate Between

AI of “Interlingua”<p>Neural networks are machines and algorithms developed to behave like the human brain—but a development from Google Translate shows …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

10 Insanely Advanced Technologies That We Can Expect to See Within this Century

Technology is advancing fast. Probably at a rate faster than ever before, and that trend is only set to continue. Sooner than once imagined, we will …

Summer Olympics

Google’s musical AI experiments include a rapping smartphone and an infinite drum machine

Google is in the middle of a big machine learning push right now, announcing yesterday a pair of big-name hires as well as new product roadmap that will offer more AI services and support via Google Cloud. But that’s just the business side of the equation, and the company also seems to be having a …

Google's amazing AI experiments let you play with neural networks

Google is known for its funky experiments with web technology — just take a look at its Chrome Experiments page, where the company has accumulated over a thousand creative web apps using its web technology.<p>A lot of Google’s products today use machine learning to better serve its users.<p>For example, …

MIT Ranks the World's 13 Smartest Artificial Intelligence Companies

From chatbots to robots, these global leaders combine brains with business sense.<p>Editors at the <i>MIT Technology Review</i> recently weighed in with their annual review of the world's 50 Smartest Companies. This list celebrates the most effective pairing of innovation and business across the globe. For …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Before You Use the Public Wi-Fi, Read This

Is public Wi-Fi safe? Hell, no. But there are steps you can take.<p>This story appears in the November 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Is public Wi-Fi safe? The short answer: Hell, no. But if you must use the free wireless at your hotel or the satellite office (i.e., Starbucks), here are some …

Information Systems

Facebook's AI director talks smarter News Feeds and talent wars with Google

Professor Yann LeCun is a force to be reckoned with in the world of artificial intelligence.<p>With approximately 20 years in the field, the director of Facebook's AI lab has authored over 180 academic papers.<p>One of his most notable pieces of work came in 1988, when he helped to develop a piece of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Why These Artificial Intelligence Startups Joined Salesforce, Amazon, and Uber

Say you’re a giant company that’s heard about a fancy “new” technology called artificial intelligence and you’re interested in adding some …

Google's AI created its own form of encryption

Researchers from the Google Brain deep learning project have already taught AI systems to make trippy works of art, but now they're moving on to something potentially darker: AI-generated, human-independent encryption. According to a new research paper, Googlers Martín Abadi and David G. Andersen …

Google’s Dart programming language returns to the spotlight

Once upon a time, Google’s Dart programming language seemed ready to take on JavaScript as the default language of the web. Google was even going to give it equal billing with JavaScript in its Chrome browser. But by the time Dart was ready for prime time, JavaScript — and the massive ecosystem …

The Latest Battle in Software Is All About Artificial Intelligence

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, and other software companies could make software smart enough to straighten out the tangle …

9 tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017

Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed to hardware), as they all rush to buy their tech via the cloud computing model, where tech is hosted in the vendor's data center and delivered as a service over the internet.<p>Software spending is …

Uber’s self-driving truck company just completed its first shipment: 50,000 cans of Budweiser

Robot truckers, this Bud’s for you<p>In the early morning hours of October 20th, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer pulled into Colorado Springs, Colorado, bearing 50,000 frosty cans of Budweiser beer. Normally, this would not be a noteworthy occurrence, but this truck was driving itself, marking the first …

Google buys Eyefluence eye-tracking startup

Google wants to know everywhere that you’re looking.<p>Today, Eyefluence announced that it has been acquired by Google. The eye-tracking interface startup founded in 2013 had raised $21.6M in funding from investors including Intel Capital, Jazz Venture Partners, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and …

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Machine Learning

The reality of AR/VR competition

Tim Merel Contributor<p>Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022<br>• The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital<p>Virtual, augmented and mixed reality have a competition problem.<p>But while most AR/VR …

Here's what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

How To Develop A Chat Bot With Node.js

In the past few months, chat bots have become very popular, thanks to Slack, Telegram and Facebook Messenger. But the chat bot idea is not new at …

Chatbots

The future: where borrowing is the norm and ownership is luxury

Imagine life without ownership. You own nothing. You rent everything. You do this because it’s cheaper: you pay pennies or fractions of pennies per day to have a bed to sleep in, or a winter coat to keep you warm. You scale up or down as needed: maybe your partner moves in, so you swap your single …

Blockchain

Designing Card-Based User Interfaces

Web and mobile apps are moving away from pages towards completely personalized experiences. These new experiences are built on an aggregation of many …

Web Design

A Better Material Has Now Been Discovered for Use in the Solar Industry

Solar power is big business at the moment, and various companies are jumping onboard with this type of renewable energy, either selling or reap the …

Renewable Energy

20 physicists who revolutionized our understanding of the world

Physics is everywhere. It's in the most distant reaches of the cosmos. It's in the supermassive black holes raging in the center of galaxies and in the tiny fundamental building blocks that make up life on Earth. It's even in the seemingly empty space around us.<p>And every now and then a physicist …

21 of the most creative résumés we've ever seen

To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme — and extremely creative — lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills.<p>It's a risk: Not every hiring manager is going to be on board with an unconventional approach. But as the creators of these masterpieces …

The only difference between the next generation of smartphones will be their AI assistants

By acquiring the Viv virtual assistant from the makers of Apple’s Siri, Samsung has joined the AI smartphone wars.<p>Now, Google, Apple, and Samsung all have their own AI-driven personal assistant to put at the center of our mobile devices. Apple has been developing Siri as the core of its mobile and …

Artificial Intelligence

Exponential Intelligence: Microsoft Is Building the First AI Supercomputer

A More Powerful Cloud<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next big thing in the world of computing, and it is expected to change the way we look at …

IBM Watson is now fluent in nine languages (and counting)

<i>“Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”</i><p>Memorably spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, these were the first words ever heard through a telephone. …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Here's everything Google announced on Tuesday.</b> The top news from the tech giant's largest ever hardware launch.<p><b>2. "We're in it for the long run": Google's new hardware boss insists the company won't give up this time.</b> Why Google's big hardware effort is not just a passing fancy.<p><b>3. Here are all</b> …

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