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4 areas ripe for making money with AI

Many people, myself included, believe that AI will be the primary catalyst in transforming most industries over the next decade. The question that many people are asking is how to capture the alpha — the active return on investment — associated with artificial intelligence. In this article I will …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Microbiology

A theory that challenges Newton’s and Einstein’s gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test

Margot Brouwer of Leiden University is brave—and you need to be, if you’re challenging Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton in one fell swoop.<p>Brouwer and her colleagues believe that the laws of gravity, as determined by Newton and further expanded by Einstein’s theory of relativity, are not quite …

Physics

What Triggered The Cambrian Explosion? Fossil Fuel Formation, New Study Says

Roughly 545 million years ago, Earth witnessed a massive burst in diversity of life in an event now known as the Cambrian explosion. It was during …

IBM Watson replaces 34 employees at Japanese insurance firm

It has been less than two weeks since a White House report warned that automation has the potential to disrupt millions of jobs, and this week a …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Have Discovered an 'Off' Switch For The Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Important.<p>A lot has been written about CRISPR over the past year. The powerful gene editing tool can quickly and easily 'cut and paste' genes, which …

Genetics

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

Investigating the algorithms that govern our lives

<b>On March 15,</b> Instagram posted a note on its blog that sent the internet into a frenzy: “To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to …

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence

The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other strategic decision-making.<p>Bridgewater Associates has a team of software engineers working on the project at the request of billionaire founder Ray …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Why Stephen Hawking Is Wrong About Artificial Intelligence | Inc.com

Theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking recently said that "artificial intelligence could be the greatest disaster in human history, unless humans learn to mitigate the risks posed." He joins other notable public figures who have warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence, with many …

Artificial Intelligence

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism review – will robots bring utopia or terror?

Peter Frase’s roaming, thoughtful work of ‘social science fiction’ sketches out a frightening future of rich v poor<p>The idea that computers will soon steal our jobs is an article of faith among many of the world’s most powerful people. The argument goes like this: breakthroughs in robotics and …

Robots

People are tweeting #ThanksNASA after a Trump adviser suggested he'd axe its earth science research arm

Scientists have taken to Twitter to talk about all the important work NASA's earth science program does, using the hashtag #ThanksNASA.<p>The researchers who started and spread the hashtag have not called out any political figures or made any explicit political statements around it. But context is …

Donald Trump

Weapons of math destruction? The problem with algorithms

Increasingly, the decisions impacting our lives are driven by data and made by algorithms. But do they really make fairer and better decisions? …

Machine Learning

Stephen Hawking hailed a new AI research centre as 'crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species'

The £10 million Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI), which opened this week, will aim to examine the morality and governance of AI. The centre writes on its website that it will study the impacts of this "potentially epoch-making technological development, both short and long …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Cardio Is An Incredible Workout For Your Brain - Guyology

When February rolls around and your January fitness goals start to slip, science has some much-needed motivation to stick with your running …

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's Deepmind AI will play Go against the world number one

After it beat Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol by four games to one earlier this year, Google's AlphaGo has become the Go player to beat. Even while the series was still being played, 18-year-old Chinese Go champion Ke Jie remarked that he could beat Google's Deepmind computer. Now he has his chance. …

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Machine Learning

'Big Data' Is No Longer Enough: It's Now All About 'Fast Data'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Data is growing at a faster rate than ever before. By 2020, every person online will create roughly 1.7 megabytes of new data every second of every day, and that’s on top of the 44 zettabytes (or 44 trillion gigabytes) of data that will …

Big Data

The first vaccine was created thanks to a shocking experiment on an 8-year-old boy

Ah, vaccines.<p>Despite any misinformed controversy about their use, the discovery and invention of vaccines has saved hundreds of thousands of …

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Neuroscience

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

Tips for Future Data Scientists

While preparing a for a recent talk I gave to an undergraduate audience, I started compiling some tips for future data scientists. The tips are …

Data Science

IBM makes a big shift into cognitive computing

IBM's California research lab sits atop a green hill in Almaden, 15 miles south of downtown San Jose.<p>There aren't any signs that suggest if you drive up the narrow road that wraps around the hill you'll find a research facility at the top. No signs that the research center is home to a Fortune 500 …

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Big Data
Climate Change

IBM's resistive computing could massively accelerate AI - and get us closer to Asimov's Positronic Brain - ExtremeTech

IBM’s resistive computing could massively accelerate AI — and get us closer to Asimov’s Positronic Brain<p>By on April 1, 2016 at 11:27 am<p>This site may …

Deep Learning

What it takes to work at Google DeepMind — a London startup no one has ever left

Today some of the smartest people in the world are queuing up to work at DeepMind, according to an article by Celemency Burton-Hill in The Guardian in February. Interestingly, the same article states that <i>no one</i> has ever left DeepMind, which has created a series of algorithms that can learn for …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Make Major Advance in Understanding a Basic Process of Life

<b>Berkeley, CA (Scicasts)</b> — Your DNA governs more than just what colour your eyes are and whether you can curl your tongue. Your genes contain …