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Global education quality in 4 charts

Over the last century countries around the world have made huge progress in the expansion of schooling: While in 1870 there were just a few countries …

Education

Tractable is applying AI to accident and disaster appraisal

“Happy to spend 10 minutes on our vision and the journey we’re on, but then, really, 15 minutes on what we’ve got today, what it is we’ve achieved, what it is our AI does,” says Tractable co-founder and CEO Alexandre Dalyac when I video called him a couple of weeks ago. “You can probably speed up …

Inside the creepy and impressive startup funded by the Chinese government that is developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere

A computer system that can track and identify any face anywhere may sound like science fiction, but, in China, two such companies are barreling ahead at making such technology an everyday reality.<p>The two startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are developing competing facial recognition platforms powered …

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Customers

My Father Invented The Best Business Quotes Of All Time

How having an entrepreneurial dad gave me a huge advantage in business (and life).<p>My dad, who would be mortified if he knew I was doing this, has been my greatest inspiration in business. Thanks to his disdain for any sort of self-aggrandizement, I'm doing this behind his back (sorry, dad).<p>If I've …

Adblock Plus wants to use blockchain to call out fake news

eyeo, the company behind the popular browser-based ad block product Adblock Plus, is no stranger to controversy. Which is just as well given its new “passion project”: A browser add-on that labels news content as ‘trusted’ or, well, Breitbart.<p>The beta browser extension, which is called Trusted News …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Comet grabs $12.8 million for its engineering freelancer platform

French startup Comet (not to be confused with Zyl, which was formerly named Comet) is building a marketplace of talented tech and data freelancers as well as companies that are looking for engineers and teams for a specific project. The company just raised a $12.8 million funding round (€11 …

Mindful Parenting: How To Respond Instead Of React

Managing our own emotions and behaviors is the key to teaching kids how to manage theirs.<p>Originally published on Motherly<p>By Jill Cedar<p>What does your stress look like?<p>Our bodies and brains are wired to react to high stress situations as a safety net. If our brain perceives a threat, it signals the …

Designing ethically pt. 1

<i>This is the first part of a two part series. Check out</i> <b>Designing Ethically Pt. 2</b><i>for a deeper dive into the nitty-gritty of evaluating problem</i> …

Design

Data Dashboard UI Kit

A beautifully designed dashboard UI kit with more than 130 components.Designed and published by Creative Form Studio, this data dashboard UI kit is …

Web Design

Artificial intelligence will be worth $1.2 trillion to the enterprise in 2018

Gartner says that AI-based customer experience technologies are boosting market value.<p>The artificial intelligence (AI) industry will be worth $1.2 …

Aion launches first public blockchain network

If you believe blockchains will proliferate in the coming years, it stands to reason that you will need some sort of mechanism to move information between them — a network of blockchains with bridges and processes for sharing information between entities. That is exactly what The Aion Network is …

Allegro.AI nabs $11M for ‘deep learning as a service’, for businesses to build computer vision products

Artificial intelligence and the application of it across nearly every aspect of our lives is shaping up to be one of the major step changes of our modern society. Today, a startup that wants to help other companies capitalise on AI’s advances is announcing funding and emerging from stealth …

Forget What Good Data Security Looks Like? These 4 Brands Remind Us How It's Done

Spoiler alert: Facebook isn't one of them.<p>Facebook. Equifax. Uber. Yahoo.<p>One thing all these companies have in common is that they've recently captured headlines due to data breaches and collectively stirred up concerns about consumer privacy.<p>Those are some of the biggest names associated with data …

Real-Time Prediction Software : real-time prediction

Digital twin start-up SWIM.AI creates SWIM EDX -- a real-time prediction software that offers an option for real-world learning. The system gathers …

7 Signs You Don’t Understand Evolution

Video: 7 Signs You Don’t Understand Evolution<p>April 5, 2018 by Courtney Heard<p>My latest video:<p>I’m no evolution expert. I haven’t studied it, really, …

Asimov’s laws of robotics need an update for the workplace

Seventy-six years ago, sci-fi author Isaac Asimov wrote his initial three laws of robotics as part of his short story, “Runaround.” With visions of physical robots living alongside humans, Asimov’s universal maxims were designed to be programmed into robotic DNA, thus preventing them from harming …

The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017

Profound and poetic illustrated celebrations of solitude, self-possession, friendship, and our place in the cosmos.<p><i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time,”</i> <i>Charlotte’s Web</i> author E.B. White asserted. <i>“You have to write up, not down.”</i> A generation later, Maurice Sendak scoffed …

Riddle of the Week #54: The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever

Difficulty level: Hardest Ever<p>Sailing through a thick fog, you come upon a mysterious island shrouded in mist. A towering volcano in the center of the island pierces the clouds, billowing smoke into the sky. You land your boat and set out to ascend the peak. After an arduous climb, you approach the …

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

Technology companies like Facebook and Google are scrambling to catch up to the fact that kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do — by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations and viewing ads. But the technology …

Startups

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Blockchain

The Future Of Business: Integrating Offline And Online To Delight The Customer

On 11 November 2017, a record number of shoppers spent a record amount during Alibaba’s juggernaut Singles Day shopping event. The 168.2 billion yuan ($25.3 billion) shelled out over the 24-hour period involved millions of successful customer journeys. However, arguably the most significant thing …

Read This During The Worst Moments Of Your Life

Read this when your heart is aching and your spirit is broken, when you’re on your knees, depleted and defeated. Read this when you want to give up …

20 Changes Facebook Predicts For 2020: People, Technology, Commerce

Mobile at the center, WeChat-ization of apps into platforms, and multisensory multipliers like augmented and virtual reality.<p>There is probably no organization on the planet with a better understanding of what people are doing and thinking today than Facebook.<p>Two billion global users is …

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Zoho Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Released: April 17, 2007 Vendors selected for "Cool Vendor" report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

The Anatomy of the Heart

Chambers<p>Atria - upper two chambers of the heart.<br>• Ventricles - lower two chambers of the heart.<p>Heart Wall<p>The heart wall consists of three</b> …

One Direction

Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients

For people with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range – not too high or too low – is a lifelong challenge. New technologies to ease the burden are emerging rapidly, but insurance reimbursement challenges, supply shortages, and shifting competition make it tough for patients to …

Type 1 Diabetes