Nandan Joshi

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McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Artificial Intelligence

How post-horror movies are taking over cinema

From It Comes at Night to A Ghost Story, a new breed of horror is creeping into the multiplex, replacing jump-scares with existential dread. We talk to the auteurs breaking all the rules<p>Related: It Comes at Night review – fiercely watchable post-apocalyptic chiller<p>‘DO NOT GO SEE IT COMES AT NIGHT, …

Horror

Emerson on Individual Integrity and Resisting the Tyranny of the Masses

“Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence… I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.”<p><i>“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else,”</i> Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in her timeless …

Why Doesn't Antimatter Anti-Gravitate?

Why aren’t there any particles that fall upwards in the gravitational field of Earth? It would be so handy – If I had to move the couch, rather than waiting for the husband to flex his muscles, I’d tie an anti-gravitating weight to it and the couch would just float to the other side of the …

Physics

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomers Don't Point This Telescope—The Telescope Points Them

The hills of West Texas rise in waves around the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, a powerful instrument encased in a dome that looks like the Epcot ball. …

A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong

New research on the creatures’ family tree could “shake dinosaur paleontology to its core.”<p>When I first read Matthew Baron’s new dinosaur study, I actually gasped.<p>For most of my life, I’ve believed that the dinosaurs fell into two major groups: the lizard-hipped saurischians, which included the …

Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope …

Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star

Exoplanets found orbiting Trappist-1 raise hope that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought<p>A huddle of seven worlds, all close in size to Earth, and perhaps warm enough for water and the life it can sustain, has been spotted around a small, …

Universe

The Art Of Wine: 9 Lessons From World Champion Sommelier Enrico Bernardo

Enrico Bernardo became the youngest world champion sommelier when he achieved the title in 2004 at the age of 27. I have recently been lucky enough to meet Enrico at La Pizza Fresca Ristorante in New York City, through a small gathering after a wine auction. Late at night, the restaurant was quiet, …

An Indian Startup is Turning Car Exhaust into Ink

The many rapidly-developing countries in Asia have major pollution problems, leading to millions of deaths a year. The startup Graviky Labs, based in …

This company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

To tackle Thailand's mounting trash problem, one company is turning to the country's plant life.<p>Universal Biopack makes packaging that it sells to restaurants and manufacturers. But rather than plastic, it uses a mixture of bamboo and cassava, crops that are widely found across the country.<p>After …

Sustainability

Reached Via a Mind-Reading Device, Deeply Paralyzed Patients Say They Want to Live - MIT Technology Review

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed and speechless, with only the ability to blink his left eyelid. Using …

Antarctica's Newest Space Observatory --"Astronomers Must Trek Inland for 750 Miles!"

"Dome A is the best site we've found - very flat, very calm winds, and the driest place anywhere on the planet," says Qizhou Zhang of the …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Jul 3, 2018<p>Germany’s air force is in a lot of trouble, according to its leader “The Luftwaffe is at a low...<p>Jul 2, 2018<p>This story originally appeared …

Northern Italy

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Data Geeks Are Taking Over Economics

Grand mathematical theories are losing out to research based on facts.<p>For a few decades, economists used to imagine how the world works, write down a theory describing their idea, and call it a day. If some statisticians came along and found some support for the theory, well, great! But usually …

Search

What Made The Aeron Chair An Icon

A look back at Herman Miller’s game-changing task chair, on the day its designer, Bill Stumpf, would’ve turned 80.<p>Your average furniture designer would like you to believe his products will change your life. Most don’t, of course, but for millions of desk jockeys in offices around the globe, one …

Furniture

A Tiny Customizable Bonsai Tree That Amazingly Floats In the Air Above Its Magnetic Energy Base

The Japanese company Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden is currently raising funds through Kickstarter to bring its new product, the “Air Bonsai” or “Little …

Gardening

SpaceX releases close-up photos of Falcon 9's successful launch and landing

SpaceX

Dark Sand Cascades on Mars | NASA MRO

They might look like trees on Mars, but they’re not. Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on …

One way the euro has become a lot more like the dollar

2015-11-13T17:45:57.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>When Nixon’s treasury secretary told his European counterparts the dollar was “our currency, but it’s your …

A serviceable deal

IT DID not take long for America’s presidential candidates, busy though they must be, to digest the 6,000 pages of the agreement creating the …

The bias against saving

IT SEEMS hard these days to find anyone who has a good word for savings, or savers. There has been talk of a global "savings glut" for a decade now, …

Economics

Keeping up with the Karumes

“WHEN you open the window, both fresh air and flies come in,” said Deng Xiaoping, describing the good and bad consequences of the opening of China’s …

Wall Street's brightest minds reveal the most important charts in the world

As many of the charts in our latest collection from some of Wall Street's top strategists show, questions right now center on what the future holds for the US economy, for emerging markets, and the Federal Reserve.<p>The last time we ran this feature back in February, the world looked different. The …

Reptile Relative Was Among the First Animals to Walk On Upright Legs

In the ongoing history of evolutionary change, there are few transformations as celebrated as the time when fossil humans gave up a life in the trees for one walking upright on the ground. It’s so special to us that, rightly or wrongly, the ability to strut about on two pillar-like legs has often …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Space Science