Avi Yashchin

17 Added | 4 Magazines | 10 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @aviyashchin | As the CEO & Founder of CleanEdison, Avi Yashchin is a clean energy leader, educator and speaker in the local and national community. He is also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post  on small business entrepreneurship. 

Virtual Therapy: Why It's So Comforting to Talk to Screens That Listen

From ELIZA chatbots to modern-day diagnostic AIs, robot interactions don't have to be cold.<p>I find myself talking to computers a lot lately. Not Siri–I don't trust her yet.<p>Instead I speak into my laptop to dictate instead of typing, copying out notes and transcribing interviews late at night when I …

InterAct

Andrew Ng: Why ‘Deep Learning’ Is a Mandate for Humans, Not Just Machines

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Caleb Garling. Caleb Garling<p>If venture capital and research funding are any indication, artificial intelligence will play a …

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy innovation

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, if we’re to have a chance of keeping the world below 2 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels — a level beyond which truly dangerous climate …

Clean Energy

Will AI Really Be the End of Us? 'Ex Machina' Will Leave You More Contemplative Than Ever.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Art -- be it movies, music, paintings, or any other medium -- is often intended to express a point of view and to provoke a response. Alex Garland’s new film, <i>Ex Machina</i>, does both. The movie is entertaining and engrossing, but also …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla's Elon Musk Thinks Cars You Can Actually Drive Will Be Outlawed Eventually

Tesla cofounder and CEO Elon Musk, who has made arguably one of the most fun-to-drive automobiles around, thinks that people eventually won’t be allowed to drive their own cars.<p>In a brief interview with Nvidia cofounder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the graphics chipmaker’s annual conference for …

Artificial Intelligence

Automation to fundamentally change the job market within 20 years, says Oxford professor

Robots and computer automation will transform Australia's job sector within two decades if developments in the United States are anything to go by, …

Oxford University

Ex Machina is less a movie about the nature of AI and more about the fantasies of men

The recent South by Southwest festival in Austin Texas this year featured the US premiere of a new movie about artificial intelligence called Ex …

Artificial Intelligence

A Cloud with a Mind of Its Own – Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Services

Even the cloud with all its compute power cannot reproduce the complexity, randomness and creativity of the human mind. Or can it? Ever since Alan …

Robots to replace almost half of jobs over next 20 years: expert

By contrast, only about 10 per cent of workers in the information sector, software developers and higher level management were at risk of …

Textile Industry

Deep Learning vs Machine Learning vs Pattern Recognition

Lets take a close look at three related terms (Deep Learning vs Machine Learning vs Pattern Recognition), and see how they relate to some of the …

Carpe Diem: Low Oil and Gas Prices Could Be a Clean-Energy Opportunity

The recent dramatic plunge in oil and natural gas prices, to their lowest level since the global recession in 2009, has some observers worried about the effect on clean tech. Conventional wisdom has it that renewables have a tougher time competing when fossil fuels are cheap, making grid parity (in …

Fossil Fuels

How To Take Your Idea From A Startup To A Movement

To build a startup, entrepreneurs need a laser focus on providing an innovative solution to a real problem. Once they achieve that initial traction, the focus needs to change for quicker growth. Most entrepreneurs dream of achieving the exponential expansion of a Google or Amazon, but few investor …

Innovation

Med schools embrace innovation to help students learn new tech | FierceHealthcare

As the healthcare workforce grapples with using new technologies proliferating the market, medical schools are taking steps to make sure those …

Global warming is going to hammer New York: New study reveals a future of heat waves, downpours, rising seas

A new report calls for urgent action to boost New York’s resiliency<p>Climate change is coming to New York City.<p>In fact, it's already arrived. That's the alarming news laid out in a comprehensive new report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), which unites climate scientists, …

Climate Change

Why College Is the Perfect Time to Start a Business | Inc.com

When you're in college, it's one of the best times to start a business. Since you're already paying for your education and housing, you may not have a lot of money, but expenses are low. Unfortunately, too many students don't realize the benefits of being in school and starting a company.<p>After I …

College & University