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Bill Gates reveals the two 'crazy things' he purchased since becoming a billionaire 30 years ago

Bill Gates sat down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for the first time this week.<p>Gates is the founder of Microsoft and cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is the world's second-richest person with an estimated fortune of $91.8 billion, according to Bloomberg's index.<p>Gates …

Japan Has Had Longer Tweets Since Day One. It's Fine!

Thanks to the nature of the Japanese language, we've always been able to cram a lot more words into every tweet.<p>Are you worried about living in a world where every tweet is that long? Then let me offer you some words of advice, sent from the future — or at least from a place where tweets have …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

This Is Not A Drill: Giant Robot Fighting Is Real

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Robotics

How To Become A Machine Learning Engineer: Learning Path

We will walk you through all the aspects of machine learning from simple linear regressions to the latest neural networks, and you will learn not …

Machine Learning

GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath To Step Down After Finding His Own Replacement

Three and a half years after his return, Chris Wanstrath will step down as CEO of popular developer platform GitHub after leading the search to find his own replacement.<p>Wanstrath will continue as chief executive until the new leader is found, at which time he’ll move into an executive chairman …

OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

An artificial intelligence has beaten one of the world’s top Dota 2 players in single combat today. Danil Ishutin, better known by his gaming handle “Dendi,” threw in the towel in the middle of a second game against a bot that OpenAI created, one that had been beating him handily.<p>The two squared …

How I Built a Fully Functional Deep Learning Neural Network Chatbot Platform (NLU Engine) In Under…

For the last year or so I have been working on a number of Artificial Intelligence programs, covering computer vision and natural linguistics among …

IBM and Lightbend join forces on enterprise AI for Scala and Java developers

IBM Corp. announced a collaboration today with Lightbend Inc. in a bid to fire up the creation of artificial intelligence applications in large …

Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out, raises $22M Series A to bring AI to software development

Oxford University continues to be a hotbed of AI talent, fuelling not just academic research into AI but also the ambitions of startups and large technology companies alike. The latest Oxford-based AI startup to make headlines is Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out that is applying Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

America, the diminished

What Trump has wrought.<p>At the Washington Examiner, Byron York argues that those who fight Donald Trump on Donald Trump’s terms end up diminished. Trump sprays insults with abandon, mocking everything from his critics’ intelligence to their popularity to their ethics to their plastic surgery, but …

Donald Trump

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

One Day We Could Actually Regenerate Human Hearts, Says New Study

Secrets from the sea.<p>We could one day develop a process to regenerate tissue in the human heart, according to new research, by borrowing a technique …

Biology

One year on and one week in - what does Brexit mean for tech?

A good Brexit deal for the UK will rely on getting a good deal for the UK tech sector

The 15 best business books to read this summer

The best kind of summer reading is a book that's both informative and entertaining — a book that makes you feel smarter without boring you to tears.<p>They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see some of our favorite business books from this year and …

Facebook’s AI training models can now process 40,000 images a second

Artificial intelligence researchers at Facebook have figured out how to train their AI models for image recognition at eye-popping speeds.<p>The company …

Artificial Intelligence

This startup is picking up Google's slack in search, and it just got another $53 million to keep growing

But Google has created an expectation that all search features should be easy to use and just as accurate. That's why it's really frustrating when you use the search function on a random website or in an app and you can't find what you're looking for.<p>That's where Algolia, a San Francisco-based …

MongoDB Taking Share From Oracle In $40 Billion Market

It’s hard to build a database that wins customers from Oracle. But it looks to me to be much harder to reward investors who back such upstarts.<p>That’s my conclusion after interviewing the CEO of Manhattan and Palo Alto-based MongoDB in October 2013 and again in May 2017.<p>In 2013, the CEO was Max …

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have …

Blockchain

Developer Makes VR Accessible to Physically Disabled with Custom Locomotion Driver

WalkinVR is an upcoming driver for SteamVR designed to assist physical movement in a VR by moving or even resizing the virtual space relative to the …

We Need to Talk About Impeachment

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>I've been trying to avoid talking about impeachment of the president, but Thursday's events -- in which the president almost bragged about obstructing justice in firing FBI Director James Comey -- make it hard to avoid. The first article of impeachment adopted by …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

3 ways retailers are using AI to reinvent shopping

In this new age of ecommerce, marketing means providing a seamless experience across channels, delighting customers with same-day deliveries, providing excellent customer service and recommendations, and sending real-time personalized messages your customers will thank you for.<p>But personalized …

'The Single Biggest Bottleneck For All Machine Learning Is Software Engineering' | Articles | Big Data

Founded eight years ago, question-and-answer site Quora has grown into one of the most visited sites on the internet. It now has 190 million monthly …

Comparing Image Recognition APIs

In our article on image recognition, we looked at how machine learning and computer vision experts use convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to teach …

Machine Learning

Don’t Look For A Great Idea, Look For A Good Problem

To create anything that is truly pathbreaking, you need to look for it in new places. Related posts: The Big Idea Myth Here’s What’s Wrong With Your …

Innovation

Oculus Shuts Down VR Story Studio

The award-winning narrative filmmaking studio is no more.<p>Oculus is shutting down its award-winning narrative filmmaking branch, Story Studio.<p>Oculus …

Thanks Obama! For recording this awesome VR tour of the White House

It already feels like a very long time ago that Barack Obama was calling the shots in Washington, though it’s actually been barely three months since …

NASA is offering a $15,000 prize if you can speed up its simulation code

NASA just announced several bounties to improve its FUN3D software, which is used to simulate fluid dynamics. The system is used internally at NASA, as well as by companies like Boeing and Lockheed, to develop and optimize new vehicles and engines.<p>The FUN3D project was started back in the 1980s, …

Apple's $1 Billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund

CEO Tim Cook said the company supports 2 million U.S. jobs and hoped to create more.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company has created 2 million jobs in the U.S., adding the tech giant was setting up a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing in the country.<p>The 2 million number counts not …