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Boosting Sales With Machine Learning

How we use natural language processing to qualify leads<p>In this blog post I’ll explain how we’re making our sales process at Xeneta more effective by …

Robots Discover How Cooperative Behavior Evolved in Insects

Image: Eliseo Ferrante via YouTubeIn a computer simulation, a swarm of virtual robots started as a disorganized group, but later evolved more …

Biology

In Fake Universes, Evidence for String Theory

Researchers are demonstrating that, in certain contexts, string theory is the only consistent theory of quantum gravity. Might this make it …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Genetics

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

Why We Should Stop Using Brain Metaphors When We Talk About Computing<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> I infer from your writing that you believe there’s a lot of …

Machine Learning

We could get to the singularity in ten years

<i>It would require a different way of thinking about the timing of the Singularity, says AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, PhD. Rather than a predictive</i> …

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Instead of futurists, let’s be now-ists: Joi Ito at TED2014

Joi Ito. Photo: Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>On March 10, 2011, Joi Ito was in the MIT Media Lab, in discussions about whether he should be the next …

Are Data Scientists Earning Their Salaries?

10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s (good list via IO9)

Artificial intelligence assistants (a clear ‘yes’)<p>Computers are everywhere – but unseen (a clear ‘yes’)<p>Virtual animals with digital minds (I doubt …

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating …

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

4 min read<p>With technology changing at a rapid pace, the thought of tomorrow and all the tomorrows after it can be hard to process. Scary, even. For Brian David Johnson, the resident "futurist" at Intel, however, the prospect of what tomorrow will bring is thrilling.<p>"What I tell people is No. 1: …

Mega Cities

The best way to predict the future

A small group of people have a surprising knack for correctly predicting the course of world events – and you could be one of them, says David Robson.<p>Cast your mind back across the turbulent events of recent history. Did you foresee President Obama’s election before he was even elected as a …

Psychology

Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Quantum Physics

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Google's Ray Kurzweil on the quest to live forever

How nanobots will help the immune system, and why we’ll be much smarter, thanks to machines<p>Ray Kurzweil—futurist, inventor, entrepreneur, bestselling …

Singularity

What Are The $10+ Billion Big Industries Of The Future?

<i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Founder of Belimitless.co, on Quora,</i><p><b>Sharing Economy</b>: There are 100s of things that we have, but don’t use it all the time (home, car, office, bike). Sharing economy refers to someone else using it while you are not using. This is already a billion dollar industry (led …

Algorithm Reveals Link Between Sour Cream And Traffic Accidents

Visualizing the unexpected correlations that surround us<p>Data suggest: marriages in Alabama are causing deaths by electrocution, divorces in South Carolina are causing bees to produce more honey, and Nicolas Cage movies are saving thousands of lives each year.<p>Tyler Vigen created a program, …