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A mega-telescope is trying to take the first image ever of a black hole, hell yeah

This week, a massive international array of the most powerful radio telescopes on the planet set its sights on the most camera-shy subject of all, the black hole. Badassly known as the Event Horizon Telescope, the global web of telescopes seeks to capture the first image of the supermassive black …

Black Holes

New Evidence Shows We Might Have Gotten Cosmic Evolution Entirely Wrong

Galaxy Formation<p>Galaxies started out low-mass and tiny, busy forming stars. At least, that’s what we thought until astronomers spotted an inactive …

James Webb Space Telescope

Supercomputing on a chip | AutoSens Conference

Share Tweet Google Plus Share<p>In Grenoble, France, one company is aiming to make an impact in the field which is so visibly dominated by multi-billion …

Neural Networks for Machine Learning: A Free Online Course

The 78-video playlist above comes from a course called <i>Neural Networks for Machine Learning</i>, taught by Geoffrey Hinton, a computer science professor …

First In-Depth Look at Google’s TPU Architecture

Four years ago, Google started to see the real potential for deploying neural networks to support a large number of new services. During that time it …

Machine Learning

Building an AI Chip Saved Google From Building a Dozen New Data Centers

Google operates what is surely the largest computer network on Earth, a system that comprises custom-built, warehouse-sized data centers spanning 15 …

IBM, Intel, Stanford Bet on AI to Speed Up Disease Diagnosis and Drug Discovery

Algorithms spot heart failure, lung cancer, and drug candidates sooner Illustration: iStockphotoBig players in software are putting their weight …

Machine Learning

How to Choose a Neural Network

The following table attempts to show the neural nets most useful for different problems.<p>Start with Neural Nets Overview for additional information on …

Neural Networks

Google says its AI chips smoke CPUs, GPUs in performance tests

Four years ago, Google was faced with a conundrum: if all its users hit its voice recognition services for three minutes a day, the company would need to double the number of data centers just to handle all of the requests to the machine learning system powering those services.Rather than buy a …

Machine Learning

Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads - ExtremeTech

Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 9:48 am<p>This site may earn …

Machine Learning

A conversation with AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio - The AI Blog

When Microsoft acquired deep learning startup Maluuba in January, Maluuba’s highly respected advisor, the deep learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio, agreed …

Machine Learning

New insight into proving math's million-dollar problem: the Riemann hypothesis (Update)

(Phys.org)—Researchers have discovered that the solutions to a famous mathematical function called the Riemann zeta function correspond to the …

Mathematics

Apple also plans pro upgrades for MacBook Pro, iPad Pro

The Mac Pro isn’t the only device Apple is rethinking for professional users.<p>According to a new report, the company is also considering significant changes to the MacBook Pro and iPad Pro, one of which could see the fancy new Touch Bar biting the dust.<p>Apple clearly woke up and realized it isn’t …

IPad Pro

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'The US will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn't change'

Cook discussed diversity, the issues facing gay people, and engineering education in an exclusive interview with the Auburn Plainsman's Corey Williams published on Thursday.<p>From the article:<p>Tim Cook is "disturbed, however, by gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and math careers. …

Employment

For The First Time, Apple Drops Below Microsoft In J.D. Power’s Tablet Survey

The iPad ceded the top spot to the Surface, with which Microsoft is targeting the pro and creative crowds Apple has been ignoring.<p>Tim Cook likes to talk about the iPad’s glowing J.D. Power satisfaction scores when he’s trying to make everybody feel better about flagging sales of the device during …

MacBook Pro

OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s

AI research has a long history of repurposing old ideas that have gone out of style. Now researchers at Elon Musk’s open source AI project have …

Machine Learning

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

This is crazy.<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human brain …

Artificial Intelligence

No doctor required: 23andMe cleared by FDA for at-home DNA tests

A new era for direct-to-consumer DNA testing services<p>The genetic testing company 23andMe can now tell its customers if they have genes linked to 10 diseases or medical conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and celiac disease — without a doctor’s involvement. The …

Molecular Biology

Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language - ExtremeTech

Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

The Brain

Cure For Cancer? Stem Cell Research Discovery Kills 'Disease-Causing Intruders,' Scientists Discover

Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing "disease-causing intruders" responsible for the growth of cancerous …

A real-life company is implanting microchips in employees

After a semi-painless injection between the thumb and index finger, a microchip is implanted in another employee. A cyborg is now created, and this human/machine mashup runs off to buy a smoothie using his or her new sub-dermal implant.<p>If that sounds futuristic, it’s because we’re conditioned to …

It’s official (probably), the iPhone 8 is going OLED

Put the rumors to rest; the iPhone 8 will have an OLED screen, <i>we think</i>. It’s still not something Apple is confirming at this point, but it seems unlikely the company ordered 70-million OLED screens from Samsung for anything other than the new iPhone.<p>While the order is less than half of the size …

Mobile Technology

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

Consciousness

Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning

Microsoft is getting into the “fun camera app” game with a new iOS application called Sprinkles, which has now earned a featured spot in the “New apps we love” section of the App Store. The gist with Sprinkles, clearly aimed at a teen audience, is to offer a variety of traditional photo decorating …

Machine Learning

Researchers find simple blood test could help depression patients find right treatment

Researchers in the U.S. have identified a biological marker that could help doctors prescribe the most effective medications for depression by means …

Depression

10 Incredible Implications Of Quantum Technology

The consensus within the scientific community is that the first fully-functional quantum computer will be ready in roughly ten years—an event so …

Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Group of Brain Cells That Respond to Meditation

A physical link between deep breathing and a calm mind.<p>For centuries, people have slowed their breathing to calm their minds. For some of us, this …

Apple Makes a Smart Move to Expand in This Huge Market

<b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) has made headlines this year for a flurry efforts to tap the potentially fertile Indian smartphone market. Earlier in 2017, Cupertino executives reportedly met with Indian government officials to discuss duty concessions that would allow it to set up local iPhone assembly …

Report: Next iPhone models to include True Tone displays, custom front/back 3D sensors for facial recognition & AR

According to a new investor note from Barclays, Apple currently plans to bring its True Tone display technology to all three of this year’s new iPhones. The note explains that the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 will all feature the True Tone technology, which was first introduced with the …