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9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Twitch’s latest features highlight channels’ top fans

The majority of Twitch’s product announcements lately have been focused around new tools or expanded money-making opportunities for its video creators. Today, the company is instead launching new features for viewers – one related to Twitch’s 60-second video snippets called Clips and another to its …

Apps

Hacker News

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He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, or Metacritic? A data scientist’s guide to movie ratings

Should you watch a movie?<p>Well, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as the director, the actors, and the movie’s budget. Most of us base our decision off of a review, a short trailer, or just by checking the movie’s rating.<p>There are a few good reasons you would want to avoid reading …

Data Science

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of …

Artificial Intelligence

Kaggle Learn review: there is a deep learning track and it is worth your time

Right from my undergrad days when I was starting out with machine learning to this date, my admiration for Kaggle continues to grow. In addition to …

Deep Learning

China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

China has the quantum technology to perfectly encrypt useful signals over distances far vaster than anyone has ever accomplished, spanning Europe and …

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.<p>As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of …

Kodak is the latest company to jump on blockchain. And one of the few that make sense

Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin. This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it.<p>Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video …

Tim Ferriss' Approach To Accomplishing Your Most Important Priority Is Brilliant (And It Only Takes 1 Hour a Day)

The most successful people spend their first hour of their day doing this.<p>Tim Ferriss has made a career of distilling snackable bits of advice from his own personal productivity experiments. He's also become expert at observing these same hacks from any number of uber-successful people in his …

Physicists make "unprecedented" qubit breakthrough in the race to build quantum computers

Researchers have created quantum simulators consisting of 53 qubits. Previous versions modelled just two dozen qubits<p>It may seem as if we’ve been on …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>Every extremely successful person I know -- and every great leader I know -- is extremely good at convincing other people to follow them, convincing other people that their ideas make sense, …

Scientists have used cells as a recording device for the first time

For the first time, scientists have used a cell to record what happens in the world around it. They were able to retrieve the information and read it …

Biotechnology

Tom Brady uses brain exercises designed for people with brain impairments to improve his function and it blew away the scientists who created them

At age 40, Tom Brady looks for any competitive edge he can get.<p>In his book, "The TB12 Method," Brady outlined his extensive beliefs in pliability, flexibility, and diet to prolong his career.<p>According to ESPN's Tom Junod and Seth Wickersham, Brady also uses brain exercises to improve his cognitive …

The Brain

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

The Brain

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

Nutrition

Building your first Machine Learning model on iPhone

This tutorial will teach you how to build a ML model on iPhone using CorelML. Interestingly this is not the first time that Apple has come out with a …

Machine Learning

Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone

Deepgram, a startup applying machine learning to audio data, is releasing its machine transcription platform this morning for free. No more will you have to pay for other services like Trint to get the dirty work of automated transcription done. Hint: it has something to do with data.<p>Machine …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Deep Learning

Must Reads For Innovators and Design Thinkers

How do you keep your design-thinking skills sharp? These books will keep you inspired.<p>Emotional intelligence, a people-first approach and design thinking have become core to innovation and a successful, sustainable business. In fact, today's most successful brands have become so because they've …

Design Thinking

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

The Brain

Despite evidence to the contrary, we may still be living in a computer simulation

Scientists last week published research indicating that, by current means, it would be impossible for us to live in a computer simulation. It turns out reality is natural and this is, evidently, the only universe that exists.<p>Then again, classical computers are on the verge of being replaced by the …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Quantum Computing

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positive. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

The Brain

The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted

Every industry will be disrupted. Management consulting is next.<p>Management consulting is a $250 billion industry. It's big. It's growing. It's highly profitable. And it's about to be disrupted.<p>Whether the focus is strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, business consultants are a staple of …

Innovation