Graeme Thickins

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Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training, but Airbnb has taken things a step further — running its own university-style …

Data Science

Pizza guy or assassin? Kuna AI recognizes cars outside your home instantly

Why it matters to you<p>Artificial intelligence can identify vehicles and match them to their owners, making stranger danger a thing of the past.<p>There’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch DJI reveal its new drone right here

DJI is promising “something huge” at this morning’s “Seize the Moment” event in New York City. More than likely, that big thing will come in a small package. The often secretive drone company has apparently been leaking like crazy ahead of today’s big reveal, and we’ve gotten more than few looks at …

Drones

One of the greatest chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov, talks about artificial intelligence and the interplay between machine learning and humans

<i>Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, is famous for his pair of faceoffs against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.</i><p><i>Kasparov won the first match against the computer, 4-2, in 1996, but lost in the rematch, 3½-2½, in 1997.</i> <i>He recently published a book, "Deep Thinking," about the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Why AI won’t replace all human data analysts

While artificial intelligence for self-driving cars and virtual assistants gets a lot of attention, the past few months have seen a wave of AI advancements focused on the tasks of analysts. “Analyst” is a ubiquitous role, found in every industry that touches data. Analysts use the measurements we …

Artificial Intelligence

The King’s Royal Hall Of Mirrors

Kelly Slater tours a glass castle in the South Pacific<p>For the filming of Taylor Steele’s <i>Proximity</i>, photographer Todd Glaser followed a team of iconic …

Kelly Slater

Growing Up...

.<br>Carve photographer Diogo d’Orey has been scoring at Desert Point with Bruno Santos, Mattia Morri, Mason Ho and more. The still shots from these …

Surfing

Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks

Artificial Intelligence is playing an ever increasing role in the lives of civilized nations, though most citizens probably don’t realize it. It’s …

Deep Learning

Domke and JOB Tackle The Wedge — Video: Dylan Palmer

Brad Domke + Jamie O’Brien at The Wedge<p>May 21, 2017 • Videos<p>Tweet<br>• Share 0<br>• Email<p>Brad Domke, Jamie O’Brien, and Sean “Poopies” McInerney all linked up at …

Surfing

Corey Colapinto In SanO Sunshine

One of San Clemente's new breeds milks San Onofre for all its worth<p>We recently spent a rainy afternoon with Corey Colapinto up at the infamous …

California

15 mutant images that will stop you in your tracks

Trent Slatter is not your run-of-the-mill surf photographer. He has a precise set of skills, a select range of interest, and one single motive.<p>His …

Photography

Companies Are Creating So Much Data, It Has to Be Shipped in Trucks

A terabyte isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A petabyte. And companies like DigitalGlobe are creating more of them than they can upload to the cloud. …

Amazon Web Services

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data

Study of census results in England and Wales since 1871 finds rise of machines has been a job creator rather than making working humans obsolete<p>In the 1800s it was the Luddites smashing weaving machines. These days retail staff worry about automatic checkouts. Sooner or later taxi drivers will be …

Thinking of redecorating? Don’t hire an interior designer, just use AI instead

Why it matters to you<p>Why hire a person to do your interior design work when you could just use AI instead? That's the future Planner 5D envisions.<p>Why …

Interior Design

Google’s next-generation AI training system is monstrously fast

The TPU V2 could be a huge boon to Google’s cloud computing platform<p>Google today is unveiling its second-generation Tensor Processor Unit, a cloud computing hardware and software system that underpins some of the company’s most ambitious and far-reaching technologies. CEO Sundar Pichai announced …

Machine Learning

Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

At the end of Google I/O, the company unveiled a new program to give researchers access to the company’s most advanced machine learning technologies for free. The TensorFlow Research Cloud program, as it will be called, will be application based and open to anyone conducting research, rather than …

Google I/O

What’s now and next in analytics, AI, and automation

Innovations in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities for business …

Intelligence

Upcoming Apple Watch to include game-changing health features

There’s no doubt about it — the Apple Watch is a hit. While Apple has not disclosed sales numbers, smart money has the device, now in its second …

Smartwatches

25 Examples of A.I. That Will Seem Normal in 2027

In the last ten years, artificial intelligence has changed the world in subtle but sweeping ways, but it’s got nothing on the coming decade, if you …

Machine Learning

Apple Hires 200 PhDs to Pioneer Health Innovations in New Watch

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Smartwatches

22 year old Newquay surfer saves the world from Cyber Apocalypse

Happy days watching swells to global saviour. Been a busy weekend!<p>You have probably all seen the news now – over 100 countries thrown into crisis by …

You’ve Got to See Brad Domke and Mason Ho Surfing Epic Wedge

<b>Brad Domke has done some things on waves that would leave most people with a wetsuit full of shit.</b> Remember Mexico? Remember Cyclops? Yeah, you do. …

Travel

The Big Wave Project: A Band Of Brothers | The Depth Test

One of the first jobs Tim Bonython ever had was filming the 1981 Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach when clean fifteen foot waves had the world’s best …

Big Wave Surfing

How Big Data Is Empowering AI and Machine Learning at Scale

Big Data is powerful on its own. So is artificial intelligence. What happens when the two are merged?<p>Big Data is moving to a new stage of maturity — …

Big Data

Apple Just Acquired This Little-Known Artificial Intelligence Startup

Apple has acquired a data mining and machine learning company Lattice.io, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Apple confirmed the …

Artificial Intelligence

A new AI algorithm summarizes text amazingly well

Who has time to read every article they see shared on Twitter or Facebook, or every document that’s relevant to their job? As information overload …

Aerones’ heavy-duty drone could be a good way to get your skydiving fix

Especially if you’re not near an airport or tall cliff<p>Aerones is a Latvian company that specializes in drones that can carry really heavy weights — up to 100 kilograms, according to the company’s website. If their name sounds familiar to you, it’s because they came up with the bright idea to tow a …

Drones

Here’s The Unofficial Silicon Valley Explainer On Artificial Intelligence

Andreessen Horowitz partner Frank Chen is here to tell you that anyone can utilize the technology, not just members of the “priesthood.”<p>I’m willing to bet you didn’t know that artificial intelligence can help sort cucumbers.<p>It can, and in fact it does. And while AI has gotten massive amounts of …

Artificial Intelligence

New world record set for longest drone delivery

A future where drones drop off your online orders is another step closer this week after a new record was set for the world's longest drone delivery. …

Drones

One insane mutant wave rolls through at the Right

Late last week a swell rolled through the Southern Ocean that caught everyone on the coastline, from Western Australia all the way down to Victoria …

Jordy Smith