Mike Martinez

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How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Artificial Intelligence

100 Years After The Outbreak Of World War I, Could The World Commit Suicide Again?

Humans are a sentimental species, making much of anniversaries and reunions. We’re probably not far from extending our sentimental capacities to observing anniversaries of anniversaries, like aging baby boomers who argue over which Woodstock reunion was the best because their memory of the original …

TSA Bans Uncharged Mobile Devices From US-Bound Flights

If you forgot to charge your phone before leaving for a US-bound flight, you may just find your device confiscated by security from now onwards.<p>The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced enhanced security measures at “certain” overseas airports for flights into the US. …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

What will be the most dangerous threats to the Internet over the next decade? » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: www.pewinternet.org ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Caroline O'Donovan | July 3, 2014<p>Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is out with a report today based on a survey of leaders in information technology. Earlier, Pew asked experts what digital life would look like in 2025; today’s update …

Google Glass: First Impressions

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These 4 Sisters Were Photographed Every Year For 36 Years

The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Billionaire Paul Singer: The U.S. Has A Big Debt Problem And The Fed Is Making It Worse

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer warned that rich countries are insolvent, with U.S. debt to GDP levels actually around 500% given the cost of entitlements. The head of Elliott Management warned of the massive levels of leverage at major global banks, and at the perils of quantitative …

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …