Alessandro Bertelli

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A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three men are having a furious argument. One of them, drunk, draws back his fist, ready to smash it into his opponent’s face. Seeing what is about to happen, the third grabs a block of wood from a nearby pile. “Dr …

Psychology

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Japan

essay | A way to find out if an artificial intelligence has become self-aware | Kurzweil

image: by artist Gerd Altmann<p>story author: Susan Schneider, PhD <br>story author: Edwin Turner, PhD <br>story date: August 1, 2017<p>Every moment of your waking …

Consciousness

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

BBQ

Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

As a software engineer at Microsoft, Elena Voyloshnikova’s job is to make informed recommendations about how to improve the performance of software …

Artificial Intelligence

21 Enchanting Spaces That Feature Iconic Furniture

From the Eames lounge chair to the Noguchi coffee table, these quintessential designs in modern homes prove that classic can also feel contemporary.<p>Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman<p>ClassiCon Adjustable Table E 1027<p>Noguchi Coffee Table from Herman Miller<p>Saarinen Round Dining Table<p>Hans J. Wegner …

Must-See Museums to Explore Your Kinky Side

For centuries, museums have committed to archiving every facet of human history. Yet without sex, there would be no human history. You’d be …

Museums

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

Management

10 Free Must-Read Machine Learning E-Books For Data Scientists AI Engineers

Introduction<p>So you love reading but can’t afford to splurge too much money on books? Quite a lot of the data science and machine learning books out …

Machine Learning

Your ultimate guide to terrariums: How to make and care for them

They bring a small yet perfectly formed botanical world into the home<p><b>Terrariums are a gardening trend that bring small yet perfectly formed botanical</b> …

How to Read and Study Buddhist Teachings

There is such a wealth of Buddhist books and teachings to consume. Where do you start? Here are some tips on how to tackle your reading list.The post …

Meditation

Altered Carbon Review: Netflix Spins Up A New Cyberpunk Masterpiece

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Science Fiction

6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

‘World of Tomorrow Episode Two’ Is a Must-See Animated Masterpiece

Animation legend Don Hertzfeldt’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated short is beautiful, transporting, and one of the best films of the year.<p>It’s …

Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry

Amazon has casually unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software.<p>At its AWS conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, the …

Machine Learning

The Most Promising Cancer Treatments In a Century Have Arrived—But Not For Everyone

In 1891, a New York doctor named William B. Coley injected a mixture of beef broth and <i>Streptococcus</i> bacteria into the arm of a 40-year-old Italian …

Immune System

Combine Unsupervised and Supervised Machine Learning to Predict Churn

Predicting customer churn is a classic use case for machine learning: feed a bunch of user data into a model -- including whether or not the users …

Machine Learning

Narrenturm: Vienna’s “Fool’s Tower” was Europe’s First Home for Mentally Ill

<i>(Image: Gryffindor. The Narrenturm in Vienna, Austria)</i>We’ve delved into the history of various so-called insane asylums before, not to mention the …

Mental Disorders

Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental Armageddon

Even on the better days in the enveloping smog, the climate-compromised city hurts your lungs and reddens your eyes<p>It was 2am on Sunday in Delhi and a friend and I were travelling in a rickshaw, heading home from a party. It was a hellscape.<p>The highway was mostly empty, the air a greasy brown. On …

Pollution

A Spine-Tingling New Book Collects Artist Brian Coldrick's Single-Panel Ghost Stories

A year back, we spotlighted the excellently spooky work of artist Brian Coldrick, creator of webcomic <i>Behind You</i>. Now, his illustrations have been …

Horror

12 Cyberpunk Anime You Need to Watch

Check out our selection of the darkest and most exciting cyberpunk titles from Japan, spanning the mid-1980s all the way to the present day.

Voice recognition and machine learning make service bots better

We are on the cusp of a technological revolution whereby increasingly sophisticated tasks can be handed over from humans to machines. Organizations are embracing advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, and natural language technology to adopt platforms that can “learn” from experience …

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin

<b>The Trezor: January 4, 2016: 7.4 BTC = $3,000</b><p>In January 2016, I spent $3,000 to buy 7.4 bitcoins. At the time, it seemed an entirely worthwhile thing …

Dekotora: The kitschy world of Japan's pimped up trucks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Junichi Tajima's truck looks like a kitsch hotel on wheels. An antique chandelier hangs from above, while the interior is lined with black velvet and embroidered with golden flowers.<p>But his truck is not just another souped-up hot rod -- it's a vintage example of dekotora (meaning "decorated …

Trucks

5 science fiction books Hollywood needs to turn into amazing movies

As you all line up to see <i>Blade Runner: 2049,</i> the sequel to the enormously influential <i>Blade Runner</i>, this week, remember the first film was based on an atmospheric story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. So we started thinking: what other science fiction novels need a big …

Science Fiction

UX Case Study: Venmo

The fintech sector is a jam-packed market, flooded with tech companies vying to simplify an industry known for being a convoluted knot of …

Social Media

1994 Nintendo Documentary Gives Us A Look At Miyamoto's Desk

In 1994, Jean-Jacques Beineix made a documentary called <i>Otaku</i>. It features a nine-minute tour of Nintendo’s offices, and it is wonderful to watch.<p>The …

Retrogaming

How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a “hollow” …

Middle Age