Andrey Sebrant

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AI In HR: A Real Killer App

Hype and expectations for AI are now sky high. We will soon be talking to our computers; drones will deliver our groceries; our cars will drive themselves; and most white-collar workers will be monitoring machines. Is all this true and will this really happen?<p>As an industry analyst and engineer who …

Human Resources

Microsoft is facing online outrage and calls for a boycott over its ICE contract

Microsoft has come under fire after a blog post from January resurfaced detailing how the company is "proud to support" Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a contract for its Azure Government cloud software.<p>Azure Government is cloud-computing software that Microsoft sells to various government …

Satya Nadella

Amazon Should Get Out Of The Facial Recognition Business, ACLU Petition Says

“This is about people — human beings — that are impacted by this tech that will supercharge surveillance and undermine civil rights."<p>This afternoon at 1 p.m. PST, the American Civil Liberties Union and its community partners plan to hold a press conference and deliver a petition with thousands of …

Surveillance

Ontario is trying a wild experiment: Giving away access to its residents’ health data

The world’s most powerful technology companies have a vision for the future of healthcare. You’ll still go to your doctor’s office, sit in a waiting room, and explain your problem to someone in a white coat. But instead of relying solely on their own experience and knowledge, your doctor will …

Digital Health

What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution? (Infographic)

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots.<p>2 min read<p>People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.<p>The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can …

The Future

Secure any WiFi connection with this portable VPN device

Public WiFi is not unlike a public water fountain or a public bathroom — most of the time it’s fine to use, but depending on where you are, it can be</i> …

Wi-Fi

The techlash

People hate hubris and hypocrisy more than they hate evil, which is, I think, why we’re seeing the beginnings of a bipartisan cultural backlash against the tech industry. A backlash which is wrongly conceived and wrongly targeted … but not entirely unfounded. It’s hard to shake the sense that, as …

Tech Industry

Hi rez images from NASA's 1967/8 Lunar Orbiters were withheld to hide US spying capabilities

In 1967, the Lunar Orbiter missions sent back exciting -- but grainy and low-rez -- photos of the moon's surface.<p>But it turns out that the Orbiters' …

Magnetism

This Dutch town uses high-tech streetlights to keep its bats happy

Have you ever heard of a bat-friendly city? Me neither. But the Dutch town of Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop is claiming to be the first – and probably only – bat-friendly town in the world. The town is home to many rare and vulnerable plant and animal species, among them a number of rare bat-species.<p>And …

City Politics

Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology

ATLANTA (AP) — Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice.<p>The 54-year-old veteran political newsman for Cox media found a workaround: He focused on text-based reporting and communicated …

Text-To-Speech

Why very smart people are happiest alone

In a just-published study about how our ancestral needs impact our modern feelings, researchers uncovered something that will surprise few among the …

Psychology

'Westworld' science adviser shares his vision of robots and the future of AI

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Fans of the HBO series "Westworld" know that it doesn't shy away from big and often mind-bending themes. From questions about robot consciousness to the ethics of artificial intelligence, the show has taken some of the most compelling questions about technology and neuroscience …

The Future

To survive our high-speed society, cultivate 'temporal bandwidth'

It is hard to imagine a time more completely presentist than our own, more tethered to the immediate; and is hard to imagine a person more exemplary of our presentism than the current president of the United States.<p>Donald Trump is a creature of the instant, responsive only and wholly to immediate …

Grace Kelly

Salesforce Chief Product Officer: Only 15% Of Companies Prepared For Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the beginning was steam. Then electricity, and most recently computing. But the fourth industrial revolution, Salesforce chief product officer Bret Taylor says, is characterized by the rise of intelligence.<p>And only 15% of companies are ready for the shift.<p>“We’re currently in the fourth …

Salesforce

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?

Three years ago Dyan deNapoli, a 57-year-old author and TED speaker who specializes in penguins, was given a 23andMe genetic testing kit for her birthday. Intrigued, she spit in the tube and sent the results to a lab in Burlington, N.C.<p>About two months later she received a pie chart breaking down …

Genealogy

The Government Is Kicking Off The Debate On Lab-Grown Meat

The US's food regulators will evaluate new "cultured" meat products, which have quickly attracted both attention and investment.<p>"The use of animal cell culture technology as a method of food production and manufacturing raises many important considerations from a technical and regulatory …

Agriculture

The Brilliant Ways UPS Uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

In a business where shaving off a mile per day per driver can result in savings of up to $50 million per year, UPS has plenty of incentive to incorporate technology to drive efficiencies in every area of its operations. According to UPS’ Chief Technology Officer Juan Perez, “Our business drives …

Artificial Intelligence

We're not prepared for the genetic revolution that's coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Genetics

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

Neuroscience

Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Venture Capital

Here Are 18 Things You Might Not Have Realized Facebook Tracks About You

Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.<p>When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said he'd have his team follow up on questions he couldn't answer in full …

Apps

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Researchers find IQ scores dropping since the 1970s

A pair of researchers with the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway has found that IQ test scores have been slowly dropping over the …

Plum uses AI to hire people ‘that never would have been discovered through a traditional hiring process’

Recruiters have a bias problem. A 2017 meta study from Northwestern, Harvard, and the Institute of Social Research in Norway found that hiring prejudice against black candidates hasn’t changed in the last 25 years, and that Latinos have only seen a “moderate” drop. It is not just races and …

Human Resources

Artificial intelligence can predict how you’ll look decades from now

Police searching for a long-lost person or fugitive sometimes have little more to go on than an old photograph. Artists or computer programs can …

Artificial Intelligence

Google brings offline neural machine translations for 59 languages to its Translate app

Currently, when the Google Translate apps for iOS and Android has access to the internet, its translations are far superior to those it produces when it’s offline. That’s because the offline translations are phrase-based, meaning they use an older machine translation technique than the machine …

Language

Shure's New Electrostatic Earphones Bring Audiophile Performance At A Breakthrough Price

In the world of headphones there is most definitely a hierarchy of technologies. The overwhelming majority of headphones on the market use dynamic drivers with moving coils. These are efficient and mostly inexpensive. They work well and can range from a few dollars all the way to $4,000 or more for …

Audiophile

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Tesla’s Model 3 Factory

On the Model 3 body line on a Tuesday afternoon in early June, everything is still. Tesla Inc. is just coming off a week of downtime during which …

Tesla