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How Artificial Intelligence Will Kill Some Jobs But Create Others

The Obama administration may be headed for the exits, but it continues to focus on the impact of artificial intelligence on the economy and the …

A Sneak Peek at the Future of Artificial Intelligence & the Newest Trends in Machine Learning

Guest blog post by Mehul Nayak<p>Artificial Intelligence has effectively convinced its necessity to the entire world by performing excellently in …

Five things business leaders should know about machine learning and AI

As AI heads towards the mainstream, here are five tips to ensure we learn as much from machines as they learn from us<p>The excitement around artificial intelligence (AI) has created a dynamic where perception and reality are at odds: everyone assumes that everyone else is already using it, yet …

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Replace Middle Class Jobs

While transportation, hospitality, and financial services are all industries being disrupted by technology, the next big area poised for massive, …

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

A Higgs Boson Scientist Created A Fertility App That's As Effective As The Pill

Over the past century or so, women have increasingly gained access to a growing range of family-planning options that are much more reliable than the ages-old “rhythm” method–and, for many women, much more physically taxing. With a little high-tech help, however, this old-fashioned method could …

Birth Control

The Week in Review: Issues Continue for Samsung

Samsung officially announced they would no longer produce their Galaxy Note 7 smartphone this week, after a host of issues that plagued the company since the device was first released in August.<p>In a statement published Tuesday the South Korean company said, “Putting consumer safety as the top …

Galaxy Note

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.<p>By Ashlee Vance | October 12, 2016<p>Illustrations by Steph …

The tragic fate of the man who couldn’t stop eating

Live eels, street offal – the food on the menu of a ravenous serial-eater reads like a collection of things to keep well away from.<p>Litter, live cats – even corpses; all things you are more likely to find on an 18th-Century French street, not the pages of Larousse Gastronomique. But this is just …

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy

Brain belts: The many innovation centers that will take on Silicon Valley

To most high-tech enthusiasts, towns like Akron, Albany, Batesville, Malmö, and Eindhoven probably don’t hold much significance. Yet, while the world is busy watching Silicon Valley, these relatively obscure spots in the US and Europe are quietly building the infrastructure for innovation …

Innovation

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

Space

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the …

Scrublands - Photographs and text by Antoine Bruy | LensCulture

<b>Grant Winner</b> <i>This project was awarded a special cash grant by juror Sujong Song. Each of the five jury members selected one photographer from the Top 50 Emerging Talents to be awarded special distinction with a cash grant.</i><p><b>From Juror Sujong Song:</b><p>“<i>Scrublands</i> by Antoine Bruy is about people who have …

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