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The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

• Ramona Smith, a high-school teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in Chicago last month.<br>• In her winning speech, Smith used a body-language technique she learned from a previous speaking champion: keeping her palms facing out toward the audience.<br>• Opening your …

Public Speaking

Mark Cuban's 7-Word Response to the Toxic Dallas Mavericks Workplace Is a Master Class in Leadership

Imagine you're a high-profile billionaire. You're so revered for your business expertise that you've become a television star known for dispensing sage to those who want to run their own businesses. Then an official report comes out that calls the working atmosphere at your company "disturbing and …

Sexual Harassment

Big Data and Machine Learning Won’t Save Us from Another Financial Crisis

Ten years on from the financial crisis, stock markets are regularly reaching new highs and volatility levels new lows. The financial industry has enthusiastically and profitably embraced big data and computational algorithms, emboldened by the many triumphs of machine learning. However, it is …

Machine Learning

That Startup Show: Self-Checkout Tech Firm Wins Grand Final Prize

The Grand Final of <i>That Startup Show</i> is here!<p>After a full season of unearthing startups to watch, all the finalists were assembled for an awards night …

Startups

This is how the new iPhone XS will lead the artificial intelligence evolution

By Luke Edwards<p>The new iPhone XS comes packing a certain feature which may not have got the attention it deserves as it could be what helps …

Artificial Intelligence

AI can identify objects based on verbal descriptions

It could lead to much smarter translation.<p>Modern speech recognition is clunky and often requires massive amounts of annotations and transcriptions to help understand what you're referencing. There might, however, be a more natural way: teaching the algorithms to recognize things much like you would …

Machine Learning

Solving the mystery of sleep

<i>Below are excerpts from the most recent episode of the Flux podcast hosted by RRE Ventures principal Alice Lloyd George.</i><p><b>AMLG: Welcome back to the pod. I’m excited to be here with</b> <b>Dr. Assaf Glazer</b><b>. He is the co-founder and CEO of</b> <b>Nanit</b> <b>a leading human analytics company that uses computer vision to help</b> …

Business Development

Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists

In a multi-‘cat’ experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

By 2025, Machines Will Perform Half of Today’s Workplace Tasks

The tech-enabled workplace revolution, however, is expected to see a net gain in human jobs, a new report finds<p>By<p>Sara Castellanos<p>Sara Castellanos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SCastellWSJ<p>sara.castellanos@wsj.com<p>Within a few years, humans and machines will work alongside each other to create a …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM Debuts Tools to Help Prevent Bias In Artificial Intelligence

IBM wants to help companies mitigate the chances that their artificial intelligence technologies unintentionally discriminate against certain groups …

Artificial Intelligence

Household cleaning products could be making children overweight

Keeping household surfaces clean is a daily chore for most families, but there may be unseen consequences for children’s health. Overusing cleaning …

Digestion

An old physics demon could be the future of quantum computing

The field of quantum computing is at an inflection point. The past haunts those who fear another quantum winter – a period when research dies of neglect as funding cools. However, there’s an unofficial club full of optimists who are, quite literally, willing to take on quantum’s demons.<p>A team of …

Qubits

Use these 5 sales tactics to overcome your fear of rejection

Salespeople are used to hearing “no.” These tactics help them get past that and work toward that yes.<p>We’re all in the business of persuading people to do things–sometimes things they don’t necessarily want to do. Is your coworker really happy about picking up the slack while you’re on vacation? Is …

Self-help

The Key Differences Between Machine Learning and AI

You’ve probably heard about “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence”. But what’s the difference between the two? We break down everything you …

Machine Learning

7 Quantum Particles Act Like Billions in Weird Physics Experiment

Physicists have revealed that just seven quantum particles can behave as if they were in a crowd of billions.<p>At larger scales, matter goes through …

Particles

What Do Scary Movies Do To Your Mind? Science Says The Effects Are Super Spooky

Even though fall is approaching, and I love changing leaves and PSLs as much as anyone, I really can't handle one major Halloween staple: scary …

Horror

MIT machine vision system figures out what it's looking at by itself

Just give it 45 minutes or so.<p>Robotic vision is already pretty good, assuming that it's being used within the narrow bounds of the application for which it's been designed. That's fine for machines that perform a specific movement over and over, such as picking an object off of an assembly line and …

Robotics

Hard But Important Words About Why So Many Kids Struggle To Read

Many teachers have never learned how to teach reading using the method that science has determined to be effective, as an important new radio documentary explains. Others simply reject the evidence. But the documentary shows that in some places, things are at last beginning to change.<p>On national …

Bethlehem

Google Spent Years Studying Great Teams. These 5 Qualities Contributed Most to Their Success

A few years ago, Google went on a quest to build the perfect team.<p>The goal was to figure out why some teams perform well, while other teams stumble. Researchers code-named the study Project Aristotle, a tribute to the philosopher's famous quote: "The whole is greater than the sum of its …

How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a neuroscientist

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>If we want to inoculate society against the harms of fundamentalist ideologies, we must start thinking differently<p>Bobby Azarian<p>September 10, 2018 7:05pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Raw Story<p>In moderation, religious and spiritual practices can be great for a person’s life …

Ideology

Artificial synaptic device simulates the function of the human brain

A research team led by Director Myoung-Jae Lee from the Intelligent Devices and Systems Research Group at DGIST has succeeded in developing an …

Artificial Intelligence

Stop ‘delivering’ software with Agile — it doesn’t work

Are you delivering software with Agile methods?<p>But they’re not working in an Agile way.<p>When either of these 2 things happen, maybe your best talent …

Project Management

This Is the Main Reason Few Entrepreneurs Achieve Explosive Revenue Growth Online

It's time to focus on building a group of people in tune with what you put out.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar. You started your business around an idea -- a way to help your target customers. It may be a brick-and-mortar type of business …

Marketing

How Apple is messing with people's heads

As allegedly certain rumors suggest that Apple new phone(s) will be called the XS, it seems clear that Apple is changing the way it used to do things.<p>…

Mitch McConnell

Mapping the human 'glycome' — the collection of sugars within our body — could usher in a new era of modern medicine

When you think of sugar, you probably think of the sweet, white, crystalline table sugar that you use to make cookies or sweeten your coffee.<p>But did you know that within our body, simple sugar molecules can be connected together to create powerful structures that have recently been found to be …

Immune System

What Is A Data Lake? A Super-Simple Explanation For Anyone

If you’re even tangentially involved with big data, you know that finding storage solutions for the volumes of data being generated every second is of utmost importance. When it comes to managing data, data professionals can consider using a data warehouse or a data lake as a data repository. In …

Big Data

These 3 Email Templates Have Helped Entrepreneurs Raise Millions

Email is still one of the most effective tools for startup fundraising. The question most have is what to send? This series of email templates make it super easy to leverage this free method of communication to raise the money entrepreneurs need to launch and fuel new ventures.<p><b><br>The Power of …

Entrepreneurship

I am a former Navy SEAL Sniper, and there is something I fear much more than being waterboarded or shot

• <b>Brandon Webb served in the US Navy for over a decade as a Navy chief, SEAL, and head instructor at the US Navy sniper school before becoming an entrepreneur.</b>• <b><br>Webb's greatest fear had always been total personal failure, a reality he faced when he lost his business and his family's life savings, and</b> …

Penguin Random House

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games

Neural networks have garnered all the headlines, but a much more powerful approach is waiting in the wings.<p>With all the excitement over neural …

Deep Learning