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It’s a little scary how smart Google’s DeepMind just got

Oh joy – Alphabet Inc.’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has taken another step forward in understanding the world the way humans do.<p>The company that has …

Artificial Intelligence

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains<p>Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make …

Science

The next big step for AI is getting out of the cloud and onto your phone

You want AI on your phone. It’s faster, more secure, you can use it regardless of the availability of cell service or wi-fi, and perhaps just as importantly, you can look down in your hand at that five-inch device wrought from sand and silicon with the full knowledge that dozens, if not hundreds, …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Things to Consider Before Launching a Fintech Startup

New businesses, especially in an emerging industry such as fintech, require careful planning and thought.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The impact of technology on the financial industry has been powerful. Traditional financial institutions, such as banks, …

Google Cloud Platform

Fintech’s future is in the back end

Google searches for "fintech" are hovering at an all-time high, suggesting that the conversation about the digital transformation is peaking. But …

Trends in Architectural Representation: Understanding The Techniques

The representation of architecture is important in the absence of tangible space. Throughout a lifetime, even the most devoted, well-travelled design …

Virtual Reality

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Mobile Devices

I tried Facebook in virtual reality and I’m not sure what the point was

(It's me in Facebook for VR.Business Insider / Facebook)<p>In the not-too-distant future, Facebook thinks we'll want to strap on special goggles so that …

10 Powerful Gmail Extensions To Supercharge Your Productivity

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Gmail is a clear leader of email providers. If you work online, there’s a big chance you use Gmail. No matter how great the platform is, eventually, emails pile up and it’s hard to keep track of them.<p>To improve your productivity using Gmail you should …

Google

How to fix the blockchain ‘fail whale’ problem

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet over the past several years, you’re no doubt familiar with the “fail whale” that plagued Twitter in its formative years. Users would log into the service, only to be confronted by a graphic of a whale with the message: “Twitter is over capacity.” …

Intel is giving Trump credit for a factory he had nothing to do with

This is what’s known as a ‘photo op’<p>This afternoon, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stood beside President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and announced that his company would spend $7 billion to build a semiconductor factory in Arizona. The factory, called Fab 42, is expected to support more than 10,000 …

How Google's Amazing AI Start-Up 'DeepMind' Is Making Our World A Smarter Place

DeepMind is a British AI startup which was relatively unknown until it was bought by Google for around $600 million in 2014. Since then DeepMind has continued to refine its neural-network driven technology which has broken new frontiers with machine learning, particularly deep learning.<p>Perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

AI that knows you're sick before you do: IBM's five-year plan to remake healthcare

A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.<p>A chip …

Everyone Is Successful In Their Own Way: Check Which Path You're Already On

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers; it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here's how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most versatile …

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

The Brain

Tech giants rush to invest in Montreal artificial intelligence research lab

Artificial intelligence, once relegated to the realm of science fiction, is now found in everything from translation services to virtual assistants to video games.<p>And as companies race to develop self-driving cars and offer increasingly personalized online experiences, they're building on research …

Top 50 Innovations in Retail - Insider Trends

<b>Pop-up stores. Magic mirrors. Digital price tags. Are you keeping up with the latest tech trends? Shoppers have access to more information, available</b> …

10 Ways to stay focussed as an entrepreneur

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share8<p>+13<p>Shares 30<p>Distractions are a common phenomenon for any human being and entrepreneurs are no exception to that rule. So if at any …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Black Holes

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