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Here are 15 of the most surprising work-from-home jobs hiring now

These beer editors, dictionary authors and eye doctors can WFH – plus five remote gigs that don’t require previous experience.<p>You’ll feel right at …

SingularityNET’s Ben Goertzel has a grand vision for the future of AI

SingularityNET — an ambitious project to create a decentralized marketplace for AI — has raised a lot of money in its token sale. In around 60 seconds after opening the sale to the public, it sold out of the whole amount of available tokens (the AGI token), bringing the total raised to $36 …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Key Artificial Intelligence Predictions For 2018: How Machine Learning Will Change Everything

During 2017 it was hard to escape predictions that artificial intelligence is about to change the world. In 2018, this is unlikely to change. However, an increased focus on repeatable and quantifiable results is likely to ground some of the “big picture” thinking in reality.<p>Don’t get me wrong - in …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Let’s face it: the internet can be a nasty place. Between predators, malware, explicit content, and other bad actors, parents can find themselves in …

This smartphone app is like an AI chastity belt for teens

This new app lets you monitor the content your child creates and receives on their mobile phone. It’s a way for parents to watchdog without bothering their kids.<p>Gallery Guardian (GG) is an app created by YIPO Technologies which is revolutionizing keeping an eye on your child.<p>The application uses …

For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a 'sixth sense.'

Watching Fernando Albertorio stroll down a crowded sidewalk in downtown Washington during a recent lunch hour, casually sidestepping pedestrians running errands and crowding around food trucks, you’d have no idea he is legally blind.<p>Albertorio easily blends into the flow of human traffic swirling …

Vision Loss

This algorithm cleverly recreates 3D objects from tiny 2D images

With a lifetime of observing the world informing our perceptions, we’re all pretty good at inferring the overall shape of something we only see from the side, or for a brief moment. Computers, however, are just plain bad at it. Fortunately, a clever shortcut created by a Berkeley AI researcher may …

Deep Learning

Color Genomics raising $80 million

Color Genomics, a Silicon Valley startup that provides genetic tests for consumers, has secured $52 million of what is expected to be an $80 million …

Elton John invests in Qloo, a startup that analyzes your taste

Qloo, which bills itself as “the cultural artificial intelligence data platform,” has raised $6.5 million in additional funding from AXA Strategic Ventures and Elton John.<p>Yes, that’s the Elton John who co-wrote and performed “Tiny Dancer” and “Candle in the Wind.” He’s actually not the first big …

5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence

Kristian Hammond Contributor<p>As chief scientist and co-founder, Kris focuses on R&D at Narrative Science. Kris is also a professor of computer science at Northwestern University.<p>We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. We believe that …

Gigster’s crafty plan to give freelance developers equity

“401k? Stock options? Freelancers get none of this. We want to make it more like working for a startup to freelance for Gigster,” says founder and CEO Roger Dickey. His startup Gigster turns clients’ ideas into full-fledged apps by coordinating freelance product managers, engineers and designers. …

DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they don’t in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network

DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new online learning platform for kids called JAM.com.<p>The company also quietly closed a $4 million round of venture funding led by Learn Capital, joined by Spark Capital, at the end of 2015 to support …

Tech in Latin America: New WhatsApp suspension, fintech innovation and Rio Olympics

Brazilian personal finance management startup GuiaBolso received backing from the World Bank’s IFC, which focuses on private sector companies in developing countries, and will make an investment of up to $4 million into the startup’s Series C round. GuiaBolso had previously raised a $7 million …

DeepGram lets you search through lectures for quotes

Search engines make it easy to look through text files for specific words, but finding phrases and keywords in audio and video recordings could be a hassle. Fortunately, California-based startup DeepGram is working on a tool that will make this process simpler.<p>Launching out of Y Combinator’s Winter …

Apps

Microsoft’s using Minecraft to boost artificial intelligence research with Project AIX

Microsoft has quietly unveiled a new platform that harnesses the power of Minecraft to expedite artificial intelligence (AI) development.<p>The project is under the leadership of Katja Hofmann, a researcher at Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Perception Group in the company’s Cambridge-based U.K. lab. …

Artificial Intelligence

Heidi Roizen On How To Choose Your VC

On Thursday night, this editor hosted nearly 200 investors and entrepreneurs who came together in San Francisco to hear several guest speakers, including Heidi Roizen, a former entrepreneur, a longtime VC, and a Stanford alum who has taught entrepreneurship at the university for more than a …

Venture Capital

Startups.co Acquires Zana, A Site For Educating Entrepreneurs

Startups.co has been busy buying services like like Zirtual and Clarity.fm to build a network of connected products for entrepreneurs. Next up: Zana, a site that says it’s “democratizing entrepreneurship.”<p>The acquisition was reported last week by Columbus Business First. Startups.co CEO Wil …

Startups

A.T. Kearney Predicts The End Of Offshoring As We Know It

Since 2004 A.T Kearney has published its annual Global Services Location Index, in which it ranks the world’s top countries for outsourcing and offshoring. It hasn’t exactly been a static list (although India seems to be a fixture), but the general question the global consulting firm seeks to …

Outsourcing

How Zappos Determines Salaries Under Its New Holacracy System

The online retailer is experimenting with a "badge-based compensation program" where employees' pay is determined by their skill set.<p>In 2013, Zappos began transitioning to "Holacracy," an alternative management system that replaces a pyramidal hierarchy with a network of circles dedicated to …

Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico

Imagine a country with 100 million mobile phones, but just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. A country where more than half of the population is under age 27, but less than half has Internet access. That, in a nutshell, underscores the opportunities and challenges for innovators and …

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

Startups

Holacracy: Startups Can Learn From Zappos, Says CEO Tony Hsieh

Self management is a workplace philosophy being embraced by US businesses in growing numbers, with the goal of becoming more resilient, innovative and responsive to customer needs.<p>Holacracy, as this model is known, replaces top-down management hierarchies with flatter ‘circles’, in which employees …

Entrepreneur First Raises £8.5M To Find Europe’s Best Technical Talent And Invest “Pre-Team, Pre-Idea”

London-based Entrepreneur First (EF) has come a long way since founders Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck came up with their idea for something entirely different in the startup acceleration space: Instead of backing teams with two or more co-founders who are already working on or have even launched …

What Is The Freelance Economy?

Freelancing is clearly a hot topic as of late, and you may have heard of the freelance economy. But what exactly is that? Sadly, there’s a lot of confusion around what the freelance economy is and what or who a freelancer is! Trying to define this new space is a bit like trying to explain art, …

How Indian Outsourcer TCS Is Training A Massive 100,000 Workers In Digital Tech This Year

In a colossal training initiative, India’s largest IT services firm, the Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), will train 100,000 employees this year in digital technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence.<p>The humongous training program has been necessitated by a strong …

Employment

The Secret Lives of Hackathon Junkies

I spent three days on a bus with a bunch of hackers. Here’s what I learned.<p>On the third day, half the people on the Startup Bus got motion sick. We hadn’t slept for two or three nights, the roads through the Smoky Mountains were perilously curved, the tour bus was traveling at top speed, and we had …

Startups

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Imagine Themselves as Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the Rich Dad Radio show, legendary entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki said, “The worst thing you can teach your kids is to go to school and get a job.”<p>I wouldn't go that far -- if one of my kids wants to be a doctor they’ll need college -- …

Entrepreneurship

US students might soon be able to use federal aid to attend coding bootcamps

As college gets more expensive and wages for computer programmers skyrocket, more people are turning to intense coding bootcamps and online course providers to improve their job prospects without getting buried under debt. And they might get some unexpected funding help soon: The Department of …

Build A Better Business: Seven Guidelines For Choosing, Launching And Growing Your Online Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It has been almost two years since I started working on my startup pricena.com, a price comparison site in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that allows …

Small Business

The MOOC model attracting big money from investors

Reports of the death of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may have been greatly exaggerated, but predictions of a pivot toward MOOCs that are more vocational in nature (as opposed to a pathway to a liberal arts degree) appear to have been right on target.<p>Investors are flocking to websites …