Adam Gramling

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Making the Most of Big Data Requires Effective Training in Data Science

In this special guest feature, Devavrat Shah, professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, discusses the type of …

See how old Amazon’s AI thinks you are

It is probably going to get it wrong<p>Amazon’s latest artificial intelligence tool is a piece of image recognition software that can learn to guess a human’s age. The feature is powered by Amazon’s Rekognition platform, which is a developer toolkit that exists as part of the company’s AWS cloud …

IDG Contributor Network: Building the predictive enterprise: What CIOs should tell CEOs about A.I.

By now we have all heard the buzz. Siri has plenty of company. Alexa and Google have invaded the home. Tesla’s artificial intelligence is, well, …

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Artificial Intelligence

Explainer: Machine learning vs AI

People often conflate AI with machine learning, but there are key differences.<p>Two of the biggest trends in technology right now are machine learning …

Machine Learning

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Quantum Physics

20 HTML templates to give your web design projects a headstart

One of the hardest parts of jumping into a new project is knowing where to start. When it comes to web design, just tab into GT3 Themes. You'll get …

A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters.<p>Last November, …

Smartwatches

Analyzing my own talk transcript with natural language processing

As a speaker, watching videos of my talks is an essential part of continuously improving (though I’ll admit it’s incredibly painful). But what about …

Graphic Design: Pictogram music posters 2017

Pictogram music posters 2017 is a graphic design project shared by Viktor Hertz on his Behance profile. The amazing thing about this project is that …

Graphic Design

Google uses AI to sharpen low-res images

Deckard's photo-enhancing gear in <i>Blade Runner</i> is still the stuff of fantasy. However, Google might just have a close-enough approximation before long. The Google Brain team has developed a system that uses neural networks to fill in the details on very low-resolution images. One of the networks is …

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

Beringei: A high-performance time series storage engine

Operating large-scale, globally distributed services requires accurate monitoring of the health and performance of our systems to identify and …

FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon - MIT Technology Review

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, your FedEx package might someday be delivered by a robot.<p>Rob Carter, FedEx’s chief …

Uni Neue Font Family from Fontfabric

Uni Neue, а contemporary sans serif with distinctive characters, round edges, and a geometric feel.Designed by Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov in …

Google blurs the line between websites and Android apps

With its latest Chrome Beta release, Google has given app-like websites called "Progressive Web Apps" a higher status on Android. If you launch a site like Flipkart Lite in the latest Android Chrome beta, you'll now get the option "add to home screen," where it'll appear like any other app on your …

Eavesdropping AI detects the tone of conversations

MIT researchers have developed an system that makes use of a wearable device to detect whether the tone of a conversation is happy, sad or neutral. …

Artificial Intelligence

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want - MIT Technology Review

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy …

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

<b>Artificial intelligence can predict when patients with a heart disorder will die, according to scientists.</b><p>The software learned to analyse blood tests and scans of beating hearts to spot signs that the organ was about to fail.<p>The team, from the UK's Medical Research Council, say the technology could …

Most of the world's largest companies promise to retrain staff even if robots replace jobs

The group polled 1,600 "senior business decision makers" at some of the largest organisations in the world in its report "Amplifying Human Potential: Towards Purposeful Artificial Intelligence," released on Tuesday.<p>The report found that companies across the globe are counting on adopting AI to …

EU universal income must be 'seriously considered' as rise of robots threatens mass unemployment, say MEPs

MEPs have warned European countries must “seriously” consider introducing a general basic income to prepare for wide scale unemployment that could …

This Data Visualization of Sleep is Surprisingly Artistic

With the exception of insomniacs, most people already know how sleeping like a baby feels, and now there's a data visualization for sleep that shows …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Innovation

Impossible Geometry – Surreal Graphic Design Elements

Impossible Geometry, an amazing set of surreal graphic design elements for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.Published by the skilled team of Pixel …

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Teaching

Hard-wired: The brain's circuitry for political belief

A USC-led study confirms what seems increasingly true in American politics: People become more hard-headed in their political beliefs when provided …

The Brain

Discrimination by algorithm: scientists devise test to detect AI bias

Researchers devise test to determine whether machine learning algorithms are introducing gender or racial biases into decision-making<p>There was the voice recognition software that struggled to understand women, the crime prediction algorithm that targeted black neighbourhoods and the online ad …

Machine Learning