Alex Cheng

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The Sanskrit effect: How verbal recitation boosts cognitive function

You hear a lot of strange theories in yoga studios. In my 20 years of practicing yoga I’ve listened to plenty of suspect claims based on intuition …

The Brain

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

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 …

Roomba to Rule the Smart Home - MIT Technology Review

Smart homes are one of those technology ideas that never seem to catch on, despite the efforts of technology heavyweights like Amazon and Google …

Smart Homes

Team in Japan creates most advanced humanoid robot yet

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has created what appears to be the most advanced humanoid robot yet—actually two of them, one called …

Vocalytics analyzes your body language to make you a better public speaker

Vocalytics, one of the many projects that came out of our Disrupt SF hackathon this weekend, wants to make you a better public speaker.<p>The project uses machine learning to analyze videos of your performances and gives you feedback on your body language. The team trained the system to look for your …

Machine Learning as a Service – MLaaS

MLaaS is neither new nor rocket science or an unknown service. In today’s time there are hundreds of companies in this domain which are working as a …

Machine Learning

How Google wants to build a world where every device is listening

The firm is gathering speech samples from people across the globe, as part of a push to get simple voice recognition everywhere, paving the way for …

3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Start Using Chatbots--Right Now

Your small business may be in a prime position to use bots now-- this article outlines why.<p>I teach a social media class each spring semester, and last January, I did a ton of research on the emergence of bots and chatbots. I friended a couple chatbots on my Facebook Messenger feed, and they worked …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Better Naive Bayes: 12 Tips To Get The Most From The Naive Bayes Algorithm

By onDecember 10, 2014 in Machine Learning Algorithms<p>Naive Bayes is a simple and powerful technique that you should be testing and using on your …

5 Online Business Courses That Will Make You Much Smarter (for Free)

The list is based on the ratings of thousands of past students.<p>Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit …

10 Powerful Examples of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Transformative Vision

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p><b>CLOUD WARS</b> – Just how …

AI’s Biggest Challenge Will Be EI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fascinating for many reasons. Compared to other tech that can connect, has utilities, and can even transform lives, …

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The Unlikely STEMinist: Software Engineer turned Social Entrepreneur to Raise Computational Thinkers

Betty Gronneberg is the Founder and Executive Director of uCodeGirl, a non-profit organization that creates a pathway to technology careers for teen girls by tapping into their curiosity, skills, and potential. Last month, she spoke on the STEAM track at the 2017 GlobalMindED Conference in Denver, …

Social Entrepreneurship

Get your Happiness: 4 Tips to Truly Forgive and Forget Your Anger and Hurt

Are you prepared to lighten up? From the book, Forgiveness Is a Choice, Robert Enright, Ph.D., co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute …

Why the "You" in an Afterlife Wouldn't Really Be You

<i>The Discovery</i> is a 2017 Netflix film in which Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves that the afterlife is real. “Once the body dies, some part …

Facebook Research just published an awesome paper on learning hierarchical representations

Poincaré Embeddings for Learning Hierarchical Representations<p>Arxiv link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.08039<p>After an initial read, one of my professor …

Who Is Right About The Pace Of AI? Turns Out Everyone May Be Wrong.

Most agree that Artificial Intelligence has become a very hotThe post Who Is Right About The Pace Of AI? Turns Out Everyone May Be Wrong. appeared …

Artificial Intelligence

Beginner’s Guide to Setting up a TensorFlow Deep Learning Environment in Ubuntu 16.04.2 — Updated!

This guide explains how to install all the required tools to start using<br>TensorFlow GPU version 1.2 on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04.2 install. If you are new …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

How the Rise of Robots Will Affect Small Businesses

By laying the groundwork for automation now, you can achieve better outcomes for your business in the short term and later, when you eventually decide to exit the company.<p>The robots are coming.<p>It sounds like a line from a B-grade science fiction movie, but the rise of robots is a reality for …

Small Business

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

GuruFocus All-In-One Screener: Screening and Backtesting

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2017 Edition)

In December last year, I presented the Top Holdings of Dividend ETFs, a virtual portfolio of dividend growth stocks compiled from 27 ETFs …

Hedge funds are loading up on these 17 ETFs

18/18 © MARKETS INSIDER 2/18<p>ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, are emerging as extremely popular investments.<p>The funds are designed to track a specific …

Investing

Major Technology ETF Sees Biggest Outflows Since 2007

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Stock Markets

Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets

Jeff Bezos’s purchase of the organic food chain is a clear sign that the UK’s big grocers will soon be in the fight of their lives<p>Now the UK supermarkets know Amazon is coming – probably. The biggest and most frightening beast in the retail jungle has signalled it is serious about the grocery …

Jeff Bezos