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Holding AI to account: will algorithms ever be free from bias if they're created by humans?

Cecilia Malmstrom publicly speaks of torture. On October 4, when the European politician stood up in parliament to give her support for laws banning …

The identity of the people on Google's artificial intelligence ethics board is still a mystery

The board was quietly created in 2014 when Google acquired the London artificial intelligence lab. It was established in a bid to ensure that the self-thinking software DeepMind and Google is developing remains safe and of benefit to humanity.<p>Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Suleyman …

Improved Metastasis-Free and Survival Outcomes With Early Salvage Radiotherapy in Men With Detectable Prostate-Specific Antigen After Prostatectomy... - PubMed

2016 Nov 10;34(32):3864-3871. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.68.3425.<p>Improved Metastasis-Free and Survival Outcomes With Early Salvage Radiotherapy in Men …

Is Gleason Grade 5 Prostate Cancer Resistant to Conventional Androgen Deprivation Therapy?

Take Home MessageSynthesis of data from randomized trials suggests that long-term versus short-term androgen deprivation therapy may be most …

Velocity and doubling time of prostate-specific antigen: mathematics can matter.

2016 Feb;64(2):400-4. doi: 10.1136/jim-2015-000008. Epub 2016 Jan 14.<p>1University of California (Irvine), Irvine, California, USA.2Department of …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

The Current State of Machine Intelligence

(The 2016 Machine Intelligence landscape and post can be found here)<p>I spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence

In-depth introduction to machine learning in 15 hours of expert videos

In January 2014, Stanford University professors Trevor Hastie and Rob Tibshirani (authors of the legendary Elements of Statistical Learning textbook) …

Machine Learning

The Baffling and Beautiful Wormhole Between Branches of Math | WIRED

Author: Lee Simmons. Lee Simmons Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am<p>The Baffling and Beautiful Wormhole …

H2O.ai

<b>NEW YORK CITY – June 4, 2018 –</b> H2O.ai, the open source leader in AI, will kick off its flagship H2O World event series in New York City this …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Open Source Software

Neatolinks: The Most Nerdy Wedding Proposal Yet

This Nerdy Proposal Is Seriously Impressive (Capitol Romance)<p>Google Glass Is A Total Headache...Literally (The Consumerist)<p>Some People Really Hate …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

Book Publishing

Build your own open source hardware Nest-style smart thermostat

Alan sez, "Spark.io provides instructions for making your own Nest-like 'smart' thermostat. Of course it's entirely open source, with files on …

GitHub buys Easel, picking up tech to design sites without coding

GitHub has built itself up into a popular service for housing all the code developers write, and now the company has fixed its gaze on web development where no code is involved at all. It just acquired a startup called Easel, which provides web-based software for designing websites, according to a …

What Intel's Edison Means: One Card To Smarten Up Dumb Gadgets And Connect Them All

<i>Guest author Alex Salkever is the global product manager of cloud computing/IaaS at Telefónica.</i><p>Intel’s just-announced Edison computer—the one the size of an SD card—illustrates the corollary to Moore’s Law. If you can jam more and more circuits on a piece of silicon, you can also make computers …

Intel Edison is a full computer on an SD card, launching in 2014

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the stage at his first CES keynote address to announce the company's new smart product lines, and in addition revealed …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Are You Ready to Do? - chrisbrogan.com

I had the chance to review Kevin Kelly’s new book, DO! the pursuit of xceptional execution (aff link), and it’s really worth checking out. He’s got a …

McKinsey Confirms Pharma Forecasts Fragile; Can Industry Learn To Survive Without Them (Forecasts, That Is)?

As if the challenge of figuring out where their next innovative product is going to come from isn’t difficult enough (see here and here), biopharmaceutical companies must also contend with a second problem, forecasting, highlighted improbably but bravely this month by authors from McKinsey in this …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

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DIY retailer Tictail has plans to make online shopkeepers of us all

<i>This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Apple TV 6.0 Update Brings iTunes Radio and AirPlay From iCloud to the Streaming Box

In addition to being a conduit for iTunes, Apple's little black streaming box also wants to be your new in-home radio station.<p>The perpetual hobby …