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This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

You’re summoned to court where a ton of evidence including phones calls, handwritten notes, emails and chat logs undeniably prove your complicity in a crime.<p>The problem is, none of that evidence belongs to you. They have been masterfully crafted by Artificial Intelligence algorithms that have …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

This cutting edge AI startup from Finland is challenging tech giants and universities alike

When asking around to find the coolest startups in Helsinki, Curious AI was put forward. The company does not disappoint – even its approach to being a startup is unique.<p>Curious AI is a research-based company founded 2015 as a spin-off from Aalto's Deep Learning Research Group. While conventional …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence Startup Kensho Valued At Over $500 Million In Funding Round From Wall Street

When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June, ultimately tanking the British pound, traders with access to Cambridge, Massachusetts-based artificial intelligence platform Kensho had a special advantage.<p>With a few keystrokes on Kensho’s AI-powered platform, traders quickly …

S&P Global

Manifestos and Monopolies

It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President. It is also possible that …

Google's AI can jam with you on a virtual piano

Playing music is always more fun when you have someone to accompany you. Google’s latest AI experiment aims to fill that gap with a virtual piano that can jam with you, thanks to machine learning, loads of examples from classical music and some pretty decent keyboard chops.<p>All you have to do is …

Piano

Watch Zuckerberg's Jarvis AI make him toast and shoot him a shirt

Mark Zuckerberg announced he was building an AI system for his own home called Jarvis back in January. After a year of coding, he’s ready to show it off.<p>You can see Jarvis make Mark some toast, teach his daughter Mandarin, and even shoot him some clothes when he’s ready to get dressed (surprise, …

Microsoft is officially bringing real desktop apps to ARM smartphones

From the outset, Windows 10 has promised to be the OS for all devices, but using it on a phone or small tablet meant you couldn’t run traditional desktop apps. That’s now changing.<p>At its WinHEC event today in Shenzen, Microsoft announced that desktop apps are coming to ARM processors – the kind in …

Arrival review: dazzling science-fiction that will leave you speechless

<b>Director: Denis Villeneuve; Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma. Cert 12A, 116 mins.</b><p>The dozen alien vessels in Arrival – stormcloud black, prolate hemispheroids the size of upended airports – aren’t easy to miss. But for sheer neck-craning scale, the …

Amobee Triggers helps you deliver ads at key moments without the pitfalls

What if you could create a campaign that fired automatically when the weather turned bad, driving customers to use your delivery service? Or one that pushed to sell the local hero’s sports jersey after a win? What if your campaigns could be tied to the most favourable conditions for a sale?<p>Launched …

Pat Inc. chat technology is a step in the right direction

Chatbots don’t quite understand us yet.<p>We speak, and they process our commands. With a chatbot like Yahoo Weather, you ask about the forecast in Seattle, and the bot returns an answer. Natural Language Processing (NLP) can read what you say and interpret some meaning. You don’t want to know the …

Chatbots

XD Essentials: Card-Based User Interfaces

Web and mobile apps are moving away from pages towards completely personalized experiences. These new experiences are built on an aggregation of many …

UI Design

Is Buddhism paradoxical?

Buddhist literature is full of statements that sound paradoxical. In <i>Mahāyāna sūtras</i>, for instance, we repeatedly find claims of the form, “<i>x</i> is not <i>x</i>, …

Comedians Feed Porn Stars Their Lines & It's Pure Comedic Gold

On Comedy Central's new show 'Not Safe With Nikki Glaser,' they're not afraid to tackle subjects that are normally considered 'taboo.' Sure, every …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

UX Design

Want to know where your state sides on the Apple vs FBI debate? Check its voting record

While the FBI and Apple case is on hiatus until April 5, the public debate rages on about whether Apple should assist the FBI in unlocking the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone.<p>Turns out, it’s pretty easy to find out if your state supports Apple or the FBI: just look at its voting results from the …

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

The Small Psychological Change That Will Make You Much More Successful

This little tweak to how you think will make you not only more successful but also happier.<p>Success, most of us have heard, is hard. We've read about Bill Gates's insane hours when starting Microsoft, gossiped about Elon Musk's divorces (and plenty of other founders' rocky personal lives), and …

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet

Faced with the threat of bullet fire, most people probably won't be giving much thought to the material inside their bulletproof vest. But better believe they'll care that it offers improved protection.<p>That's what Moratex Institute of Security Technologies is promising from an unlikely substance -- …

15 Bad Weather Wedding Photos That Are Beautifully Backlit

Wedding photography has become breathtakingly beautiful, especially for those couples that don't mind getting a little wet. More and more, brides and grooms along with their daring photographers have stepped out into the snow or rain to capture stunning wedding photos. The use of natural or …

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like You’re Underwater | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer, storm chaser Alex Schueth managed to capture a timelapse of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus during a storm …

All it takes is a Tilt

To manage our multiple gadget charging needs, the power strip has turned out to be an effective tool. What poses a problem is the adaptor heads, …

China Now Has Pedestrian Lanes for Phone Addicts

Asia is so often the vanguard of new tech trends: how about dedicating walking lanes for people using mobile phones?<p>That’s what is happening in Chongqing City, where the country’s first “exclusive sidewalk for mobile phone users” has been introduced, according to the People’s Daily newspaper.<p>As …

Will Apple Pay kill PayPal?

Apple wants us to ditch our wallet and credit cards. Wall Street is nervous that consumers may dump online payment service PayPal too.<p>Shares of PayPal owner eBay (EBAY) fell 3% Wednesday. That follows a 3% decline Tuesday after Apple (AAPL) unveiled its mobile Apple Pay service.<p>Is the 6% sell-off …

America's best-selling graphing calculator has hardly changed in ten years

The TI-84 Plus graphing calculator has a 15 MHz processor, 24 kilobytes of RAM, and a 96x64 black and white screen. It has an Amazon list price of $190.<p>The Kindle Fire HD has a 1.5 GHz processor, 8GB of memory, and a 1280x800 color screen. Amazon list price: $140.<p>And yet the TI-84 keeps on selling, …

To Maximize Your Website, Use 'Psychological Distance' to Your Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the primary aims of consumer psychology is to understand the way individuals evaluate objects and events. Numerous studies have led to an understanding that evaluations and choices are driven not only by the quality and value of an …

High Level

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …