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Digital fitness: The emergence of AI-driven training platforms

When I signed up for my first Half Ironman two years ago, my approach to training was to go on Amazon.com and order a book that included three …

Marathons

What to Cook This Weekend

Good morning. It’s my first Friday back in forever and if I’m glad to be back in your inbox (and I am), I’m also thankful to Emily Weinstein for giving me summer Fridays off for the first time in my professional life. Please won’t you sign up for her newsletter, “Five Weeknight Dishes,” today?<p>For …

Recipes

10 hidden features in iOS 12

With any software upgrade, there's a lot to unpack.<p>Apple's iOS 12 is no different. You probably noticed Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun …

iOS

The Future of Biometrics at the Airport

How our faces and fingerprints will change the way we board planes.<p>In five years, experts say, boarding an international flight will require little more than stopping to pose for a photo, thanks to facial recognition technology. Yep, that’s right—no digging in your pocket or purse for passports or …

British Airways

5 do-it-all exercise moves that work your entire body at once

Going to workout can be an overwhelming (albeit endorphin-boosting!) experience. When I walk into a gym, for instance, I’m greeted by the vast …

Muscle

In a Hurry? Try Express Weight Training

Here’s some good news for anyone who does not have the time or inclination to linger in the gym and grunt through repeated, hourslong sets of various weight-training exercises in order to build muscular strength.<p>An inspiring new study of how much — or little — weight training is needed to improve …

Exercise

Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought <i>I</i> was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle …

Muscle

The Most Contrarian College in America

SANTA FE, N.M. — Have I got a college for you. For your first two years, your regimen includes ancient Greek. And I do mean Greek, the language, not Greece, the civilization, though you’ll also hang with Aristotle, Aeschylus, Thucydides and the rest of the gang. There’s no choice in the matter. …

Santa Fe

The Best and Worst Time to Eat a Fatty Meal

When it comes to nutrition and fitness, timing is everything.<p>For example, recent research found that when guys ate carbs after exercise, they torched …

Nutrition

Special Forces Commandos Train Like This To Get Insane Strength & Stamina

Special Forces Selection is the toughest testing platform in the Military – a twelve-month process that 85 percent of candidates fail. It’s designed …

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Higher Education Teaches Future Employees Not To Innovate

Here’s a riddle for you: why do many brilliant and motivated leaders run higher education institutions that <i>discourage</i> innovation?<p>In recent weeks, I’ve delivered several talks for faculty and staff at major universities, and I took the opportunity to poll one audience with regards to the barriers to …

Learn to Get Better at Transitions

There is a small, disheveled baby robin making her very first steps in my garden today. She looks a bit dazed and exhausted, her lovely yellow down all awry. I know exactly what she feels like. She looks like a lot of people I know right now. At almost every age, everyone seems to be on the cusp of …

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that …

Microsoft Teams gets a free version

Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Vegas. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams.<p>The Slack competitor has been kicking around in some form or other since late-2016, but the …

Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad in Strategy Shift

Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple …

eBay will give you a free Google Home Mini with any $119 purchase

Google is having a sale, Amazon is having a sale, and now, eBay is having a sale, too. The big difference, of course, is that eBay doesn’t have …

Google Home Mini

AI's health advice is as good as a doctor's, startup says

AI can now offer health advice as good as what you'd get from a human doctor, says a UK-based startup.<p>Babylon Health said Wednesday that it gave its artificial intelligence technology the same test required of would-be general practitioners in Britain and that the AI performed better than …

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression

Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they …

iOS 12 to Allow iPhones to Unlock Doors Via NFC

Apple is expected to expand the NFC capabilities of its iPhones beyond mobile payments, allowing users to securely unlock doors equipped with the technology, according to <i>The Information</i>. The company is said to be planning to announce the new functionality "next month," suggesting it will come at …

iOS

Thanks to AI, you may not have to pay attention to conference calls anymore

A new AI-fueled service is about to do away with the worst part of a conference call—having to pay attention to it.<p>VoiceAI is a new service that came about after Dialpad, the business communications company behind UberConference, acquired TalkIQ, an artificial intelligence service with real-time …

Health Care Innovators: A Turning Point in Health I.T.?

A new generation of health IT tools —including smart devices, artificial intelligence and machine learning —promises to improve the way health care providers communicate with each other, help them treat complex diseases, and give clinicians insights into experiences that shape the health of …

Health Care

How Michael Dell Reinvented His Company

<i>Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Technologies, explains how his company got to be as big as IBM and why he’s steered it toward AI and the data boom.</i><p><b>Q:</b> When I interviewed you 25 years ago, you were 26. You made a bold prediction: Dell would be bigger than IBM someday. Fast forward: IBM’s latest …

Project Governance 101: Everything You Need to Know

Do you know what project governance is and what it looks like? Or what to do if you are working in an environment where it doesn’t exist? Let’s start …

Project Management

How To Properly Integrate Machine Learning Into Your Enterprise

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-02-06 11:54:36 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Chief Data Officer, Data Science, Human Capital, Machine Learning, …

Windows Containers in Cloud Foundry? Here's How We Did It

Hey, have you heard? Pivotal Cloud Foundry now supports running applications in Windows Server Containers.The platform has supported .NET apps on …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …