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Life through Lens: inside Google’s plan to re-skin reality

“It’s the ultimate try before you buy,” says Amit Singh, vice president of AR and VR at Google.<p>He’s referring to the Porsche Mission E Concept that’s …

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Bill Gates

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Venture Capital

This Mobile Bubble Is the Dreamiest Way to See the Northern Lights

Courtesy of Off the Map Travel<p>This is what Arctic dreams are made of.<p>Plus, 9 other great spots to catch the elusive Aurora borealis.<p>Whether or not …

The codeless computers of the future and the fall of the programming elite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Programming is one of todays most in demand skills but as we continue to train, not code our latest computer systems, the …

What AI Can and Can’t Do

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. But lately the media has sometimes painted an unrealistic picture of the powers of AI. (Perhaps soon it will take over the …

The 7 Best Data Science and Machine Learning Podcasts

<i>This column is by Matt Fogel, Co-Founder, Fuzzy.io</i><p>Data science and machine learning have long been interests of mine, but now that I’m working on …

Machine Learning

Using Artificial Intelligence to Humanize Management and Set Information Free

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the second in a special series of commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review will publishing in Frontiers over the Spring</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

The ultimate guide to 3D technologies

We’ve been hearing about how 3D and “holograms” will become an integral part of lives for a long time.<p>It infuses our pop culture, and from Panasonic’s first commercialized first 3D TV system in 2010 to our present day fascination with VR/AR, it has become more and more of a focus for both our …

Bot apps, the invisible interface, and a $100 billion dollar market

<i>First there were mobile apps — now</i> <b>bot apps</b><i>. And this opportunity is bigger and more user friendly than any app platform yet. Amazon, Microsoft,</i> …

Machine Learning Startups in Boston: From Jibo to Insurify

Machine learning is still in its infancy, according to tech pioneer Tom Siebel, who made the statement in a Thursday interview with Fortune and plans …

10 British AI startups to look out for in 2016

Silicon Valley giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are investing more of their time and resources into artificial intelligence (AI) research in the hope that it will improve their existing products and lead to new ones.<p>But they're far from the only ones aiming to create machines that …

What NLP & Text Analytics Companies Got Funded in 2015?

Who got funded, and for what?Good sector research — tracking those questions and also the demand-side market opportunity — is the foundation for …

Natural Language Processing

Why Microsoft Corporation Open-Sourced Its Artificial-Intelligence "Brain"

The tech titan is leveling the playing field for all AI developers.<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently open-sourced CNTK (Computation Network Toolkit), …

The Hottest AI Companies Making Waves Across Industries

Artificial Intelligence has long been a controversial topic in tech circles and the general public. While it is hard to predict how AI will impact …

Microsoft is carrying out a massive social experiment in China — and almost no one outside the country knows about it

In a report for Nautilus, the researcher, Yongdong Wang, outlined what the company was doing with Xiaoice — pronounced "Shao-ice" and translated as "little Bing" — in China.<p>The Turing test, created by British scientist Alan Turing, is a test that looks to see if a human can detect whether the …

We Won't Be Battling Terminators Anytime Soon, But Here's How AI Will Shape The Future

<i>Is AI an existential threat to humanity? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu; Chairman/Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford faculty, on Quora:</b><p>Worrying about an AI …

Artificial Intelligence

These start-ups don’t think mattress shopping has to be so terrible

Even as online shopping has exploded, the process of buying a mattress has remained remarkably — even stubbornly — consistent: Trek to a department store or a strip-mall shop. Have a salesperson rattle off their big holiday-weekend deals. Lie on a few mattresses for a minute or so trying to imagine …

eCommerce

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

5 lessons we learned from YouTube

As such, there are many cases where some really fantastic new marketing approaches are pioneered by those well outside the profession.<p>This article will take a look at five non-marketers who are using some pretty remarkable approaches to market themselves and their brands on YouTube.<p>Michelle Phan …

Advertising

Google: Our new system for recognizing faces is the best one ever

“I never forget a face,” some people like to boast. It’s a claim that looks quainter by the day as artificial intelligence research continues to …

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound …

Smart Shopping Tool PoachIt Scores An Additional $1.8 Million

One of the challenges with online shopping is worrying that you’re not getting the best deal. Customers abandon shopping carts regularly, thinking they’ll spend just a few more minutes researching the product in question, but then never return. A company called PoachIt, which has now closed on an …

Google Cardboard and Go Pro mix it up at Maker Faire Trondheim

<i>This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire Trondheim being held in the town square here in Trondheim, Norway, all weekend.</i><p>What happens when you mix a “Google Cardboard” style viewer—called LINS, Swedish for lens—along with a Go Pro spherical camera mount? Well something like this, I talked to …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

CHART: Online shoppers use multiple devices to complete their purchases

Smartphones now account for a greater share of mobile commerce purchases than tablets, according to data from Custora.<p>However the path to a purchase begins long before someone clicks “buy.” And, as it turns out, 41% of e-commerce purchases made on a smartphone begin with a shopping session that …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

The Only Running App You Need

It's portable, powerful, and weatherproof. Oh, and it's free.<p>From apps to MP3 players to "smart clothing," runners today are awash in high-tech options for staying motivated and for monitoring/recording/tracking/sharing every metric imaginable, including mileage, pace, elevation, BMI, routes, heart …

The post-Oculus boom: Survios raises $4M for free-moving virtual reality

Oculus VR, the virtual-reality startup that Facebook bought for $2 billion, has some new company. Survios, a younger VR startup that is following in the wake of Oculus, has raised $4 million in funding so that it can fulfill its dream of building the ultimate VR system with both proprietary …