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The inside story of how AI got good enough to dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn’t get into the AI business to change the course of history.<p>Krizhevsky, born in Ukraine but raised in Canada, was just looking to delay getting a coding job when he reached out to Geoff Hinton about doing a computer-science PhD program in AI at the University of Toronto. The …

Deep Learning

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

Machine Learning

Why regulatory complexity is suddenly a big deal for enterprise blockchain adoption

If you work in blockchain and focus on enterprises, it’s hard at times not to be a little disappointed in the last year. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are out there raising billions of dollars from investors over public networks. However, those of us responsible for enterprise blockchain strategy …

Blockchain

5 Tips To Learn Machine Learning

The progress that machine learning has made in past decade strikes everyone as genuine and astounding. Tons of libraries, architectures and …

Machine Learning

Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Banks' Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

The Brilliant Ways UPS Uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

In a business where shaving off a mile per day per driver can result in savings of up to $50 million per year, UPS has plenty of incentive to incorporate technology to drive efficiencies in every area of its operations. According to UPS’ Chief Technology Officer Juan Perez, “Our business drives …

Artificial Intelligence

Next Steps for Blockchain: Commercialize and Coordinate

×<p><i>Leading companies are striving to commercialize blockchain initiatives, and then may look to derive value across a series of connected blockchains.</i><p>Some technologists and business leaders already recognize the tremendous disruptive potential of blockchain, bitcoin’s technology endoskeleton. For …

Blockchain

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 …

Machine Learning

What Caused a Flash Crypto Crash to Wipe $15 Billion Out in Just Two Hours

FOMO MomentsMarkets are falling, altcoins getting hit hardest are EOS, Iota, Ontology, OmiseGo and Icon.That ongoing sideways ranging market has …

Cryptocurrency

Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Machine Learning

Jack Ma's Chinese Fintech Firm Just Raised So Much Money It's Now Worth More Than Goldman Sachs

A couple months ago, it was reported that China’s Ant Financial was looking to raise $9 billion in a private funding round. Well, the money’s in now, …

Goldman Sachs

Harvard Prof's 4 Startling Insights On Why Startups Fail To Scale

Most startups can't grow enough to survive, Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann knows why.<p>What do the most successful entrepreneurs have in common? People like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have demonstrated the ability to turn an idea into a large, publicly-traded company -- and keep …

Business Strategy

It's now scary to be a white hat hacker thanks to the US government

Even if you’ve never heard of white hat hackers, you’ve probably benefitted from their work.<p>White hat hackers are the ones that companies hire to …

Cybersecurity

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

Privacy

Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash.<p>At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be …

Bitcoin

Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads — the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and …

Siri

Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution

A hunter with bow and arrow, in a steamy sub-Saharan savanna, stalks a big, exotic animal. After killing and butchering it, he and his hunt-mates bring it back to their families and celebrate.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to …

Parenting

Revolut announces a Robinhood-like trading product

Fintech startup Revolut likes to announce new things all the time. Even though nothing is going live today, it’s interesting to see where the startup is heading. The company is working on a trading platform for traditional shares without any commission.<p>You’ll find stock from public companies from …

Trading

How Airlines Decide What You'll Pay To Fly Is About To Change Dramatically

How much does it cost to fly from here to there?<p>Choose any two cities in the United States, or heck, anywhere in the world, and if there’s even one flight a week to each of them you’ve been able for at least 20 years now to get an instant, simple answer to that basic question.<p>And, probably with a …

Flying

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

$12 trillion of ‘phantom investment’ disappears into corporate shells

More than one-third of global investment has disappeared into corporate shells and suspected tax havens as a new study reveals the true scale of “phantom” flows of money.<p>Foreign direct investment (FDI) is thought of as economically useful as it can result in ‘real economy’ activity, to build …

Tax Havens

The War on Encryption

Encryption has been around for a very long time and was used extensively in both world wars to transmit secret messages. The decoding by British …

Cybersecurity

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

Every passionate programmer is looking forward to improve his coding skills, in this post I will enumerate 6 books that will help you reach the next …

Programming

'We Have Demonstrated General-AI Technology For The First Time In History" - Bijan Tadayon CEO Of ZAC Inc | Articles | Big Data

Researchers in Maryland claim to have made a significant step forward in machine learning, and it has potentially game-changing consequences to …

Artificial Intelligence

Hacking macOS: How to Remotely Eavesdrop in Real Time Using Anyone's MacBook Microphone

Google, Amazon, and Facebook are always listening. But what's worse? Hackers are listening, too. Windows PCs are particularly vulnerable, but with a …

Information Security

'Layer 2' Blockchain Tech Is an Even Bigger Deal Than You Think

<i>Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.</i><p><i>The</i> …

Blockchain

Brave's AI blocks ads better than today's browser plug-ins, company says

Brave has developed AI technology called AdGraph that outperforms conventional ad-blocking technology, the browser startup said Friday.<p>"We can train supervised machine learning models to automatically block ads and trackers," researchers from Brave and four universities said in a research paper. …

Digital Advertising

39 Machine Learning Resources that will help you in every essential step

For almost all machine learning projects, the main steps of the ideal solution remain same. Briefly, we all go over the steps below each and every …

Machine Learning

Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

The Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is an Altcoins, Ethereum, and Bitcoin technology that’s primarily built with robust safety …

Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs Introduces Their Own Cryptocurrency

“A price-stable currency, such as a token pegged to the US dollar, is critical for enabling mainstream adoption of blockchain technology for payments …

Cryptocurrency