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The 8 Neural Network Architectures Machine Learning Researchers Need to Learn

The Historical Development of Machine Learning’s Core Structure<p><b>Why do we need Machine Learning?</b><p>Machine learning is needed for tasks that are too …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

11 Websites Where You Can Find A Remote Tech Job

One of the things that draws a lot of people to tech is its potential for flexibility. Since many tech jobs can be done from anywhere you have wifi and an outlet, having tech skills opens up possibilities like working from home full-time, making a living from freelancing, or even becoming a digital …

Employment

This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services

The company was founded in 2014 by Wall Street veteran David Rutter to try and bring the technology behind bitcoin — blockchain, a.k.a. distributed ledger technology — to high finance.<p>It initially formed a consortium of the world's leading banks and 40 of them, including Bank of America Merrill …

FinTech

5 Things AI Is Better At Than You

Your mother was right: you are special. While each of us is a perfect little snowflake in our own right, that doesn’t necessarily mean we possess …

Microsoft's new Machine Learning library make data scientists more productive on Apache Spark - MSPoweruser

Microsoft’s new Machine Learning library make data scientists more productive on Apache Spark<p>by Pradeep<br>• 7 months ago<p>Microsoft yesterday released a new …

Machine Learning

Apple gives devs the chance to harness power of neural networks

Apple is making a new push into artificial intelligence, giving developers access to the company’s neural network technology in a move that should mean big things for apps you’ll use in the future.<p>While opening up Siri to third-party developers was the most attention-grabbing news coming out of …

NVIDIA will power the first-ever driverless race cars

NVIDIA made autonomous cars a major company focus a few years ago, but today it announced something a bit more daring at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose today. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang that NVIDIA technology would power the custom sports cars competing in the upcoming driverless racing series …

'Artificial gills' maker relaunches Indiegogo campaign amidst controversy

Last month, Triton, a start-up claiming to have created "artificial gills" that let divers breathe for up to 45 minutes underwater, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and amassed nearly $1 million in funding. Three days ago, it fully refunded all of its backers, canceled that campaign, …

Report: Grand Theft Auto 6 and Grand Theft Auto Tokyo

By <b>Lola</b> at Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:58:00 AM<p>A source "close to" Rockstar Games revealed to Techradar that the company has started with "preliminary …

Grand Theft Auto

Philip K. Dick Theorizes The Matrix in 1977, Declares That We Live in “A Computer-Programmed Reality”

In 1963, Philip K. Dick won the coveted Hugo Award for his novel <i>The Man in the High Castle</i>, beating out such sci-fi luminaries as Marion Zimmer …

Philip K. Dick

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice review: a tedious and disappointing bore | Polygon

Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, and Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, are atrocious.<p>Wonder Woman is the most exciting aspect of the film

Stop by Batman's place with Google's tour of the Wayne residence

Google Maps locates it in ... Michigan?<p>Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne is known as one of Gotham City's wealthiest bachelors. But, according to Google Maps' new tour of his lakeside home, the Dark Knight actually resides just outside of Detroit.<p>In a promotion for today's release of <i>Batman v Superman:</i> …

Comic Books

The massively multiplayer online role-playing orgy I never had

It was supposed to be my first orgy.<p><b>NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.</b><p>I'd had a handful of clumsy threesomes in college, but nothing compared to the wall-to-wall sex fest I had in mind. My encounters with role-playing games were …

Sony is reportedly building a 'PlayStation 4.5' for VR and 4K games

Turns out that the Playstation VR may not be all the new hardware Sony is working on. According to a report by Kotaku, the company is building a ‘PS 4.5’ with upgraded specs to handle the imminent onslaught of 4K and virtual reality games.<p>The company has reportedly reached out to developers to …

Gaming

The PlayStation VR is actually going to cost most people more than Sony said it would

Two days ago, Sony announced that its virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 would cost $400, and would be available later this year. But today (Mar. 18), it’s decided to tell us that most people will likely have to pay $100 more than it originally said to actually play VR on the PlayStation …

Virtual Reality

Google's DeepMind wins historic Go contest 4-1

DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial intelligence has won the final match of the Go series against world champion Lee Sedol.<p>During a week long competition …

After AlphaGo, what's next for AI?

AlphaGo’s victories against legendary Go player Lee Se-dol over the last few days mark a major milestone in AI research. The complex Chinese board game had long been considered impossible for computers to crack, but DeepMind used machine learning and neural networks to give its AlphaGo AI the …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft will allow Xbox gamers to play against PS4 and PC players

Microsoft is announcing a big new feature for Xbox owners today: cross-network play. It's something the software giant has hinted at for years, and now it seems the reality of PS4, Xbox One, and PC players playing the same game together might finally happen. Developers building games for Xbox One …

NBA 2K16 has a plan to keep Steph Curry from breaking the game — and we could all be the winner

A 'badge' conferring his preternatural shooting talent might be on the way<p>The next patch for <i>NBA 2K16</i> — not its regular roster update, but a content update for the entire game — could be one that solely addresses one player: Stephen Curry, and the problem his real-world exploits pose to the balance …

Watch AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol (update: AlphaGo won)

Human Go player Lee Sedol is currently down 0-2 in a five game series against the AlphaGo program, which is powered by Google's DeepMind AI. The third match is currently under way at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul, and like the others, you can watch a live stream (with commentary explaining things …

Koov is Sony's answer to Lego Mindstorms

Governments and educators around the world want to teach kids coding at an early age, so many corporations are eager to help -- for a price. The latest company jumping into the trend is Sony, which just launched Koov "digital native blocks." It's the first product for Sony's new Global Education …

Google self-driving car crashes into a bus (update: statement)

Google's self-driving cars have been in accidents before, but always on the receiving end... at least, until now. The company has filed a California DMV accident report confirming that one of its autonomous vehicles (a Lexus RX450h) collided with a bus in Mountain View. The crash happened when the …

Sony's next big PS4 update brings Remote Play to PC and Mac

Sony surprised a lot of people when it announced you'd be able to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on a PC or Mac back in November. But we're just as surprised at how quickly it's turned this around: Remote Play will come with the next big PlayStation software update. Unfortunately, although the …

AI learns to predict human reactions by reading our fiction

A team of Stanford researchers have developed a novel means of teaching artificial intelligence systems how to predict a human's response to their actions. They've given their knowledge base, dubbed Augur, access to online writing community Wattpad and its archive of more than 600,000 stories. This …

Ducati XDiavel S throws a devilish punch

<i>Translogic</i> host Jonathon Buckley takes a ride on the all new XDiavel S from Ducati. With 1,262 cc of displacement, this motorcycle packs a punch, but does it live up to its 'techno cruiser' moniker?<p>"The idea here is that we have the most technologically-advanced cruiser," said Jason Chinnock, CEO …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: A flying car by 2018, and more!

If you've been waiting forever for a flying car, you won't have to hold out much longer: The Terrafugia TF-X will take to the skies by the year 2018. In other transportation news, Singapore-based Vanda Electric unveiled an insane 1,500-horsepower supercar that can go from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds. …

Google neural network tells you where photos were taken

It's easy to identify where a photo was taken if there's an obvious landmark, but what about landscapes and street scenes where there are no dead giveaways? Google believes artificial intelligence could help. It just took the wraps off of PlaNet, a neural network that relies on image recognition …

The must-see gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2016 (pictures)

Mobile World Congress 2016<p>HP Elite X3<p>Sony Xperia X Performance<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge<p>LG G5<p>Starship Technologies local delivery robot<p>HTC Vive VR<p>Samsung Gear 360<p>Huawei MateBook<p>Motorola Verveones<p>Cat S60<p>LG Rolling Bot<p>LG 360 VR<p>LG Cam Plus<p>ZTE Spro Plus<p>Sigfox Networked Trash Can<p>1<p>of 16<p>3<p>of …

2K, Rockstar parent company Take-Two coming to E3 2016 'in a big way'

"We will be there in a big way," executive says about this summer's trade show.<p>E3 2016 is still months away, but Take-Two Interactive has now teased that the company--which owns 2K Games and Rockstar Games--will have a major presence at the event.<p>"We will be there in a big way," CEO Strauss Zelnick …