Richard Hall

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Watch this Japanese ‘dragon’ drone slither through the air like a flying snake

Drones are awesome, but there are only so many conventional quadcopters you can see before you start to get jaded and lose your sense of wonder. …

Robotics

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

The AI winter is well on its way

Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so-called AI revolution for years now, and many people believed that it would take us to the world of the technological singularity. Many companies talked big in 2014, 2015, and 2016 when technologies such as Alpha Go were pushing new boundaries. For …

Machine Learning

Time crystals could be the miracle quantum computing needs

Scientists at Aalto University in Finland recently published research indicating “time crystals” may hold the key to creating a quantum computer that doesn’t require near perfect-zero temperatures to operate.<p>There’s a reason you might not have heard of time crystals: they’re a wickedly difficult …

Quantum Physics

A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

Long before robots could run or cars could drive themselves, mathematicians contemplated a simple mathematical question. They figured it out, then …

Mathematics

Zayd's Blog – Why is machine learning 'hard'?

There have been tremendous advances made in making machine learning more accessible over the past few years. Online courses have emerged, …

Machine Learning

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

Is there a sensible notion of an approximation algorithm for an undecidable problem?

Certain problems are known to be undecidable, but it is nevertheless possible to make some progress on solving them. For example, the halting problem …

This Man Is the Godfather the AI Community Wants to Forget

Many of the biggest names in the technology industry are consumed with developing an artificial general intelligence, or AGI. Unlike today’s leading …

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners

IntroductionThe study of ML algorithms has gained immense traction post the Harvard Business Review article terming a ‘Data Scientist’ as the …

R and Python are joining forces, in the most ambitious crossover event of the year—for programmers

Hadley Wickham is the most important developer for the programming language R. Wes McKinney is among the most important developers for programming language Python. The two languages, which are free to use, are often seen as competitors in the world of data science. Wickham and McKinney don’t think …

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

U.K. Unveils $1.4 Billion Drive Into Artificial Intelligence

U.S. tech giants, European telecoms firms, Japanese venture capital and the U.K. government has put together a 1 billion-pound ($1.4 billion) …

LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed

Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, email address, ZIP code, company and job title. Malicious sites have been able to …

Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on …

Darwin: a genomics co-processor provides up to 15,000x acceleration on long read assembly

Darwin: a genomics co-processor provides up to 15,000x acceleration on long read assembly Turakhia et al., <i>ASPLOS’18</i>With the slow demise of Moore’s …

Recurrent Neural Networks for Multivariate Time Series with Missing Values

Altmetric: 51<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Zhengping Che ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-6818-1125,<br>• Sanjay Purushotham,<br>• Kyunghyun Cho,<br>• David Sontag &<br>• Yan</i> …

China Wants to Win the Computing Arms Race

As the US and China threaten to impose tariffs on goods from aluminium to wine, the two nations are waging a separate economic battle that could …

Why AutoML Is Set To Become The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

When businesses identify a problem that can be solved through machine learning, they brief the data scientists and analysts to create a predictive analytics solution. In many cases, the turnaround time for delivering a solution is pretty long.<p>Even for experienced data scientists, evolving machine …

Machine Learning

Exclusive: City unlikely to get more than "token, minimalist" Brexit deal

A senior City figure has warned that the UK risks being stuck with a “token, minimalist” deal on financial services as part of the post-Brexit …

What does it take to be the UK’s next tech unicorn, valued at more than $1 billion?

Arsalan Karim wants to help make the world a healthier place. To do this, his healthtech company Clinova, co-founded with Charles Ebubedike, has …

The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence

<b></b>The future is now. Acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain explains how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial …

China is now home to the most valuable AI startup in the world

SenseTime Group Limited just raised $600 million from a group of investors including Alibaba, which takes its total valuation to over $3 billion, making it the most valuable artificial intelligence startup on the planet, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. SenseTime’s specialty is building AI that recognizes images …

A well-fed workforce is a happy workforce — City Pantry raises £4M for its catering marketplace

City Pantry, the office catering marketplace to make it easy to order in food for staff, company events and meetings, has restocked its funding.<p>The London-based startup has raised a new £4 million round led by Octopus Investments with participation from existing investors and Newable Private …

Do Quantum Machines Roam the Universe?

I have a confession of the likes that really only a scientist can make: Until recently I had a poor grasp of the principles of quantum computing. I …

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Facebook reported in 7 countries for breaking European privacy law

According to Norwegian tech site NRKbeta, Facebook has been reported to data protection authorities for breaking European privacy law in Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece.<p>After the revelation of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media giant has …

A 1990s tech magazine made some eerily accurate predictions about the future

A prediction about future technology made in the late-1990s has gone viral because of its amazing "Simpsons" or "Hitchhiker's" levels of accuracy.<p>Back in 1999, tech editor Esther Schindler interviewed American science fiction writer David Gerrold for a prediction about the future of computing. A …