AneeshVarma

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‘Giant meteorite’ unearthed in northern Argentina

An excavating team in Argentina have unearthed a rock weighing over 30 tonnes it is thought could be one of the world’s largest meteorites.<p>It was unearthed from an area 1,000 kilometres north of Buenos Aires that is littered with craters and is believed to have experienced a powerful meteorite …

Latin America

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Can Now Balance on One Foot

Today, gravity. Tomorrow, the world!<p>The robot uprising may be closer than you think. Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot, which previously demonstrated its ability to walk across rough terrain and take all kinds of abuse from its creators, has now mastered a new, and even more terrifying skill: balancing …

Robotics

Apple Is Said to Be Rethinking Strategy on Self-Driving Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is rethinking what it plans to do about self-driving cars, just as other big tech companies appear ready to plow ahead with competing efforts.<p>In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project and laid off …

Automotive

If The Robots Steal All The Sweatshop Jobs Then How Will The Poor Get Rich?

Sweatshops, those dank and dim caves where the world’s poor get paid almost nothing to sew our clothes for us, have something of a bad reputation. Undeservedly so as those very sweatshops are how those poor are getting rich – by doing something that produces more value than what they were doing …

Robotics

Why DARPA Needs AI to Defeat Enemy Radar

The old countermeasures just aren't cutting it anymore.<p>Electronic warfare ain't what it used to be.<p>Modern radar and communications systems can subtly and quickly change their character, making them harder for U.S. aircraft and other platforms to jam or spoof. That reality is prompting DARPA to lead …

Artificial Intelligence

The 2030 job market will include Robot Trainers who will teach our mechanical friends how to perform complex but repetitive tasks. #FutureJobs

Infrastructure for Deep Learning

Vicki Cheung, Jonas Schneider, Ilya Sutskever, and Greg Brockman August 29, 2016<p>Deep learning is an empirical science, and the quality of a group's …

Amazon Web Services

ŷhat | Moving from R to Python: The Libraries You Need to Know

Why the switch?<p>One of my favorite parts of machine learning in Python is that it got the benefit of observing the R community and then emulating the …

Programming

An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple

An exclusive inside look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple<p>Though Federighi doesn’t say it, this approach might be a …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has released AI code that can help machines to 'see'

Facebook has released a bunch of code on code repository GitHub that developers can use to programme machines in a way that allows them to "see" what they're looking at.<p>The Silicon Valley social media giant hopes that open sourcing its machine vision algorithms will help to accelerate developments …

Facebook

The founder of a startup acquired by Amazon for a reported $26 million is now investing in AI

A Cambridge entrepreneur who sold his company to Amazon is increasing the amount of angel investing he's doing now he no longer works for the e-commerce giant.<p>William Tunstall-Pedoe sold Evi Technologies, his voice recognition startup to Amazon in 2012, for an undisclosed amount that TechCrunch …

Amazon

This AI Startup Wants To Automate Your Tedious Document Searches

The company says machine learning and natural language processing can make financial research dramatically more efficient.<p>For the casual internet user, a quick Google search is often all it takes to find plenty of information on any particular topic.<p>But for specialized financial research, analysts …

Search

UN debates a preemptive ban on killer robots

Killer robots are at the heart of popcorn fare like the <i>Matrix</i> and <i>Terminator</i> movies, but there's a serious debate underlying it all: do we want to trust fully autonomous machines with lethal weapons? Some would argue that it's just too risky, and the United Nations has accordingly held its first …

Robotics

Drive.AI ready to add layer of humanity to robot cars

Stepping in front of a self-driving car is the automotive equivalent of a trust fall. You believe the car can see you and does not plan to run you down, but you can’t catch the eye of a driver, since whoever is sitting in the driver’s seat is not actually in control — or paying attention. There’s …

Robotics

Sorry China, the future of next-generation manufacturing is in the US

After three decades of dramatic growth, China’s manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing. Technology has also …

China

Lowe's robot wants to help you find the plumbing aisle

Home improvement store Lowe's is testing out a customer service robot that scans inventory and helps customers find products.<p>There may come a day …

Robotics

China hoping to avoid sensitive topics as G-20 summit host

BEIJING (AP) — China's hosting of the Group of 20 industrialized nations summit highlights its role as the world's second-largest economy and a growing force in global diplomacy, but also comes amid sharpening frictions over its territorial claims in the South China Sea, disputes with fellow …

China

Solid U.S. employment gains expected in August; jobless rate seen falling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wages were tepid, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month.<p>Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month after an …

Labor Economics

The 'Google Brain' is a real thing but very few people have seen it

The entire tech industry is racing to build artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, computers that can learn and react to stuff they've never seen before, sort of like a human brain.<p>Naturally, tech giant Google is smack dab in the middle of this trend.<p>Just like the move to mobile …

Google

Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will - FT.com

For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from …

Rise of the IT freelancer | Information Age

‘There are now nearly five million workers choosing the freelance lifestyle’<p>Like many of you reading this article, I love data. It’s my passion. …

How algorithms rule our working lives

A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was suffering from bipolar disorder and needed time to get treatment. A year and a half later, Kyle was healthy enough to return to his studies at a different university. …

Computer Science

Americans are turning to mobile for their payment needs

<b>More and more Americans are turning to mobile for their payment needs including banking, bills and money transfers, according to the latest research</b> …

Mobile

George Bevis on the birth of Tide for small business banking

I was delighted to be able to talk to George Bevis from Tide for the latest BankNXT Fintech Podcast. The company offers small business banking …

New mini-moon discovered orbiting Earth

This isn’t April fools day, and we’re not pulling your leg – there is indeed a second rocky companion out in space orbiting Earth – besides our moon. …

Space

Solar Express Could Get You To Mars In Just 2 Days

**The Concept:** The Solar Express is a space train that would be designed and used to ferry humans, supplies and minerals between celestial bodies …

Energy

NASA's New Self-Learning AI Could Save First Responders | Motherboard

NASA scientists are engineering a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that they hope will help firefighters and other first responders escape dangerous situations. Set to launch next year, the system will help first responders through unpredictable fires and chemical leaks by giving them advice …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA craft makes closest-ever swing by Jupiter

The Juno probe has completed its five-year journey to Jupiter. The craft will hopefully deliver answers about the planet's mysterious weather, poles and composition.<p>NASA's Juno space probe made history on Saturday by flying closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft has done before. Juno swung about …

NASA

How Elon Musk is using Tesla to kill big oil

This has been the planet’s hottest summer in recorded history, so it’s nice to know Elon Musk has commenced his grand scheme to transform the energy …

Samsung Scoop looks like an Amazon Echo competitor

Samsung has designed a Bluetooth-connected speaker with a microphone that certainly looks like it could compete with Amazon’s voice-activated Echo and the forthcoming Google Home.<p>Samsung today submitted documents for the device, currently named Scoop, to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. …