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This Man Is Running a Marathon in Every National Park

Bill Sycalik picked up running years ago as a way to stay in shape. After building up to his first marathon, he was hooked. There was no turning …

National Parks

How AI-enabled Real-time Optimization Will Shape Content in Future

Digital marketers can well frame a strategy based on this analysis of the pinpointed audiences from different domains<p>AI or Artificial Intelligence is an attempt by the human mind to make machine function like a human brain with predictive analysis.<p>As and when I happen to listen to the buzzword …

Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

NEW YORK (AP) — Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them.<p>It's clear that the world needs better defenses, and fortunately those are …

Artificial Intelligence

How to build a data science pipeline

Start with y. Concentrate on formalizing the predictive problem, building the workflow, and turning it into production rather than optimizing your …

Yes, for AI, it really is all about the data

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Ethics

Astonishing aerial photography of America's natural landscapes

Aerial photography captures our natural landscapes from a whole new perspective – captured by drones, this is nature photography at its most …

National Parks

7 Easy Exercises for Better Balance

With you exercise, you may focus on how certain regimens will improve your strength, help you lose weight, or even make you more flexible. Or maybe …

A 3-Part Guide to Nailing Exposure In-Camera

Shooting RAW gives you a lot of latitude to make exposure adjustments in post, but it’s still vital to understand how to correctly expose a scene to …

Tutorials

Strava Apps Get Your Exercise Data Working For You

When I write about technology and fitness, Strava features at the top of my list. The app has not only made a big difference to my marathon progress and training but it’s connected me to other runners I now consider good friends.<p>But there is another side to Strava that I haven’t dug into. Its API …

Apps

​The Best Running Documentaries

1/10<p><b>Boston: The Documentary</b><p>This newer documentary, released in April right before the running of the 121st Boston Marathon, chronicles everything from the origins of one of the world’s most iconic races to the tragedy in 2013 at the finish line. It’s a complete look at everything Boston Marathon …

Why AI Would Be Nothing Without Big Data

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative forces of our times. While there may be debate whether AI will transform our world in good or evil ways, something we can all agree on is that AI would be nothing without big data.<p>Even though AI technologies have existed for several …

Big Data

How AI is transforming customer service

There will always be a need for a real human’s presence in customer service, but with the rise of AI comes the glaring reality that many things can be accomplished through the implementation of an AI-powered customer service virtual <i></i>assistant. As our technology and understanding of machine learning …

Customer Service

How Running Could Reduce Your Back Problems

<i>The New York Times</i> just published a great story by Gretchen Reynolds about how running could reduce back pain, which you should read now. The new …

Back Pain

Meet Framer, The Prototyping Tool Used By Google, Facebook, And Uber

The tool, built by two Facebook alums, is now used across the industry–and a new version is simple enough for any designer to use.<p>When product designers Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk were working at Facebook in 2013, they often found themselves pitching new app ideas with traditional presentation …

Build software like Lego with this smart new developer tool

The cardinal rule in programming is “<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>,” or DRY. It says that developers should only implement a particular functionality within a project once. Doing otherwise is bad, because it introduces technical debt and potential inconsistencies.<p>But it only really applies within the scope …

Programming

Google’s Kaggle now has 1 million developers signed up for AI competitions

Kaggle, a website that hosts public competitions on machine learning tasks, announced Tuesday that it now has over 1 million users a little more than seven years after it launched.<p>It’s a sign of accelerating interest in the artificial intelligence and machine learning field, since Kaggle …

Machine Learning

3 Ways Retailers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Save Stores

Retail is getting an internet-based makeover, but artificial intelligence could help level the playing field.<p>Doom-and-gloom headlines about the …

The next big leap in AI could come from warehouse robots

Kindred thinks the path to smarter software is by giving it a physical body<p>Ask Geordie Rose and Suzanne Gildert, co-founders of the startup Kindred, about their company’s philosophy, and they’ll describe a bold vision of the future: machines with human-level intelligence. Rose says these will be …

Robotics

Compression tights don't make you run farther or faster, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are two types of people who go to the gym: the ones who go to work out, and the ones who go to take pictures of themselves pretending to work out. Today, science has good news only for the latter.<p>Compression tights are form-fitting leggings that clothing manufacturers claim hold …

This Startup Uses Machine Learning To Turn UI Designs Into Raw Code

Developers often have the task of translating web design mock-ups into lines of code. What if a machine could do it for them?<p>Being a UI or graphic designer who can also code gives you a leg up in today’s world of digital design. For everyone else, it’s a collaborative, somewhat backwards process: A …

The Basics of Heat Training for Running

You exist because you perform well in the heat.<p>At least, that is one line of evolutionary thinking discussed by a 2014 article in the journal</i> …

Watch the Intricate Techniques Artists Use to Digitally Colorize Historical B&W Photographs

The accurate colorization of old black-and-white photos involves a combination of artistry, painstaking research, physics and digital technology. And …

Google submits plans for 1m sq ft 'landscraper' London headquarters

Construction on building that is longer than the Shard is tall set to begin in King’s Cross in 2018<p>Google has officially submitted plans for its new 92,000-square metre “landscraper” London headquarters, with the intention of beginning construction on the building in 2018.<p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels …

Mesmerizing vintage photos provide rare glimpse of old Hong Kong

<b>(CNN) —</b> A handsome, well-coiffed man carries a tray of tofu through the streets of Hong Kong. Workers squat on concrete steps picking at their lunches with chopsticks. An old woman walks down an empty alley, rays of sunlight piercing the smoke and dust.<p>These are just some of the scenes, captured by …

Street Photography

The DJI Spark is the first drone for anyone

The era of flying selfies may be right around the corner.<p>DJI previously told Quartz that its Phantom 4 drone was the first drone that anyone should be able to fly, but we disagreed. Although it could avoid people well, it was still difficult to set up and not that easy to fly. It was followed by …

I did a half marathon with an AI trainer and ran into its limits

I did something very dumb last weekend: I decided to challenge the limits of artificial intelligence and my own body on a 13.1-mile course to glory.<p>My body held up fine — but the AI couldn't quite keep the pace, serving as yet another reminder that current AI tech still hasn't caught up to the hype.<p>…

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes

Today’s leading organizations are using machine learning–based tools to automate decision processes, and they’re starting to experiment with more-advanced uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for digital transformation. Corporate investment in artificial intelligence is predicted to triple in 2017, …

Short Stair Sprints And How They Totally Benefit You

Want to be a faster runner and a fitter human? Hit the stairs. A report in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> explored the impact of regular step …

Exercise

3 Unique Accessories for Better iPhone Photos

Smartphone cameras have achieved startling levels of quality recently, leading many enthusiasts and even pro shooters to feel comfortable leaving …

Gear & Gadgets

Scaling Recommendation Engine: 15,000 to 130M Users in 24 Months | ReSci

Delivering users with precise product recommendations (recs) is the creative force that drives Retention Science to continue to iterate, improve and …