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How Quickly Do You Lose Fitness When You Stop Running?

New research provides guidance on how much down time is too much.<p>Work and life overload. Injury or illness. Seemingly endless winter weather. Physical and mental fatigue after reaching a big goal. There are all sorts of reasons for runners to go cold turkey. In those situations, it’s natural to …

Marathons

These handcrafted drawing machines create super precise geometric drawings that are so satisfying to watch

James Nolan Gandy is a drawing machinist. He builds intricate analog machines that create complex geometrical shapes.

Illustration

Apple Health data used as evidence in murder trial

Data from the Apple Health app is being used as evidence in a trial concerning the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Germany. The individual accused of the crime is Hussein K., an Afghan refugee, who has been on trial since September.<p>The trial has been complicated by the fact that aspects …

Crime

AI learns how to fool text-to-speech. That’s bad news for voice assistants

A pair of computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley developed an AI-based attack that targets text-to-speech systems. With their method, no matter what an audio file sounds like, the text output will be whatever the attacker wants it to be.<p>This one is pretty cool, but it’s also …

Artificial Intelligence

Tableau Software Revamps Its Data Engine With Help From A Little German Startup

After fifteen years and $5.7 billion in market capitalization created, data visualization company Tableau Software is hoping to get a major business boost from a new data engine acquired from a little startup in Germany.<p>Tableau announced on Wednesday the general availability of its new data engine, …

Business Intelligence

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Will Explode in 2018

It was the number one tech trend of 2017 and will become even more useful in 2018.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) grew exponentially in 2017, and was the number one topic many executives called out as the hottest tech trend of the year. In 2018 it will be even bigger, particularly when it comes to …

Artificial Intelligence

Ferrari AI partnership will fundamentally change sports broadcasts: Intel CES

Intel's artificial intelligence partnership with Ferrari will involve aerial footage captured via drones, which will then be mixed and curated to …

Brian Krzanich

This live-stream of AI learning to play Super Mario Bros is awesome

Einfach nerdig, a Youtuber with currently only one video up, started a live-stream of an AI learning to play “Super Mario Bros.” 4 days ago. It’s still running, and watching it is amazing.<p>The AI, MarI/O, comes courtesy of creator SethBling, who despite his own huge following, isn’t the one …

Super Mario

How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Tutorials

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Productivity

Nature Photographer of the Year winning image captured in five feet of crocodile-infested water

An image of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia has won the grand prize in the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest …

Nature

The first scientific fake news study is here to confirm your worst fears about America

A new study confirms your worst fears about fake news in the U.S. — it's widespread, skews pro-Trump, and is mostly consumed by your conservative …

Journalism

Aura’s AI tech actually learns how to keep you focused and calm...and it’s only $59.99

Now that the crush of the holidays is wrapping up, it’s a good time to take a moment and make sure you’re entering 2018 with a calm, centered, fresh outlook. Daily stresses stack up like traffic during the morning commute, but the Aura Health app can help clear that road and get you stress and …

The documentary about Google DeepMind's 'AlphaGo' algorithm is now available on Netflix

One of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence was turned into a documentary called "AlphaGo" last year and the movie has just been released on Netflix.<p>"AlphaGo" is about an algorithm that learns how to play the ancient Chinese board game of Go to a superhuman level. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

Artificial Intelligence

Analyzing 1000+ Greek Wines With Python

This was originally posted on my website - tselai.com<p>One of my most enjoyable guilty pleasures has always been web scraping. Especially during the …

Python Programming

How to Shoot Epic Wide-Angle Photos of Trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness, of grandeur. Most species grow many centuries older than humans ever will, so let’s make trees look the part …

Landscape Photography

Toronto’s thriving AI ecosystem serves as a model for the world

While you were looking the other way, Toronto humbly produced some of the globe’s top artificial intelligence and deep learning experts, companies, and innovations. Now is the time for the city to stand up tall and loudly proclaim what local folks already know: Toronto is at the center of AI …

Innovation

AI Has Been Creating Music and the Results Are...Weird

Cutting-edge AI is gradually permeating every aspect of human life and culture—even the arts.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Artificial Intelligence

My Visual Studio Code Setup

Also available on my blog at https://vscode.iamdeveloper.com.<p>This originally was just a gist, but I thought it made sense to just convert it to a …

7 Delicious and Surprisingly Healthy Smoothies for Runners

Hot weather will always have you craving something cold, but before you binge drink 20 ounces of a chocolate ice cream shake, consider some options …

Montreal seeks to be world leader in AI research

MONTREAL — Various computer scientists, researchers, lawyers and other techies have recently been attending bi-monthly meetings in Montreal to …

Artificial Intelligence

Hedge Fund Founder and Amazon Researcher Build a Better AI Stock Picker

A hedge fund manager and a computer scientist have found a promising new way to use artificial intelligence to pick stocks over longer periods than …

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of …

Machine Learning

An Introduction to Stock Market Data Analysis with Python (Part 1)

<i>This post is the first in a two-part series on stock data analysis using Python, based on a lecture I gave on the subject for MATH 3900 (Data</i> …

Activity app Strava is about to become more like a social network

• <b>People have uploaded over 1 billion activities onto Strava.</b>• <b><br>The company wants people to see its app as more than just an activity tracker.</b>• <b><br>So it's making some changes to the platform over the next year.</b><p>Strava is planning to make changes to its platform over the next year that will make the fitness …

Regex was taking 5 days to run. So I built a tool that did it in 15 minutes.

When developers work with text, they often need to clean it up first. Sometimes it’s by replacing keywords. Like replacing “Javascript” with …

The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Internet of Things

Mozilla’s open source voice recognition tool nears human-like accuracy

Mozilla has released an open source voice recognition tool that it says is “close to human level performance,” and free for developers to plug into their projects.<p>The free-software company also on Wednesday released a first set of crowdsourced recordings under its Common Voice project, designed to …

The FDA Approves the First EKG Reader for Apple Watch

A new feature is coming to the Apple Watch—the FDA has approved the first EKG reader for the gadget.<p>The medical device is the first approved for the …