Graeme Thickins

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A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

Ask Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like skin and she'll give you a simple answer.<p>"I decided it was time to start helping people," Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells Business Insider.<p>Bao's 17-member Stanford team is developing is …

Women in Science

Drones are setting their sights on wildlife

And they’re making science safer for everyone involved<p>It’s summer in Antarctica right now, which means temperatures along the coastline are hovering around freezing. David Johnston, a marine biologist at Duke University, and his colleagues have been taking advantage of this balmy weather. Over the …

Drones

Can artificial intelligence make you a better tweeter?

An AI startup called Post Intelligence hopes it can.<p>I‘ve tweeted nearly 5,000 times in my life, which certainly feels like a lot.<p>But last week I did something on Twitter I’ve never done before: I used artificial intelligence to help me decide what to tweet. More specifically, I used a service …

Social Media

A Moment Longer

Stylish shenanigans with San Onofre's favorite son, Tommy Witt<p>San Clemente’s Tommy Witt has one of the most technically radical, yet fluidly stylish longboard approaches of anyone in the game – intricate, nuanced footwork; smooth rail work; an admirable switch-stance game; and noseriding panache …

TV

DataRobot raises $54 million to bring machine learning to predictive analytics

DataRobot, a machine learning platform that helps enterprises build predictive models at speed, has raised $54 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA).<p>Founded out of Boston in 2012, the DataRobot platform features hundreds of open-source machine …

Machine Learning

We Have Just Taught Artificial Intelligence To Lie Better Than Humans. This Could Get Interesting.

A lighthearted look at the new deceptively fun possibilities of Artificial Intelligence.<p>Depending on who you talk to, Artificial Intelligence (or "AI") either makes you fear that the end of the world is now imminent or gets you excited about the possibilities of improving the quality of our human …

Artificial Intelligence

Shark Island...

.<br>You don’t see Shark Island that much on vids. It’s a sketchy wave with an unforgiving end section. Car crash TV.

Galvanize will teach students how to use IBM Watson APIs with new machine learning course

As part of IBM’s annual InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, the company is announcing a new machine learning course in partnership with workspace and education provider Galvanize to familiarize students with IBM’s suite of Watson APIs. These APIs simplify the process of building tools that rely …

IBM

So Is South Florida Really about to Get Kelly’s First Commercial Wavepool?

Kelly Slater. In a pool. <b>The buzz of a new wavepool proposal in South Florida has had the surf world anxious for Kelly Slater Wave Co’s first (likely)</b> …

Kelly Slater

Drones Are Saving One Life Per Week, DJI Study Finds

DJI Technology Inc, the largest civilian drone maker, is claiming in a new study that “59 lives have been saved by civilian drones in 18 different …

Drones

iPads In Every Hospital: Apple’s Plan To Crack The $3 Trillion Health Care Sector | Fast Company

The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs realized how “broken and bad” many health care processes were after he got sick with cancer.

Health Care

Noosa Fest Freesurfs

An army of loggers tears apart First Point Noosa Heads<p>Second only to Malibu (maybe tied with San-O?), Noosa Heads is logging Mecca. And there’s no more stylish pilgrimage than the Noosa Festival of Surfing, which just wrapped up. Here are some freesurf highlights from Mitch Surman, Mike Lay, Jordan …

10,000 AI startups need to learn these lessons

Artificial intelligence is having its breakout moment. Once confined to the realm of science fiction, it seems bright-eyed entrepreneurs everywhere are now getting into AI. As renowned author, editor, and futurist Kevin Kelly puts it, “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to …

Artificial Intelligence

Adobe Is Building An AI To Automate Web Design. Should You Worry? | Co.Design

The new project, which uses Adobe’s AI and machine learning program Sensei and integrates into the Adobe Experience Manager CMS, will debut at the company’s Sneaks competition later in March. While Adobe hasn’t committed to integrating it into any of its products, it’s one of the most ambitious …

Web Design

These River Boogie Boarders Don’t Give a F*** if You Don’t Like Their Style

<b>Meet Tom and Jon Paterson.</b>These brothers from sleepy Oakville, Ontario, hundreds of miles from the nearest saltwater, are the chief visionaries and …

Fishing

How Airlines Are Using Big Data

Big Data technology is reshaping all industries. Leveraging Big Data insight brings companies a great competitive advantage. As one of the biggest …

Big Data

Figtree film-maker chasing ocean thrill seekers: video, photos

'It looks like paradise but the ocean is really powerful. I’ve seen people get swept out just going for a walk.'

Movies

Google buys Kaggle and its gaggle of AI geeks

In its quest to carry us into the machine-learning decades ahead, Google acquires what it calls the globe's largest community of AI enthusiasts.<p>It doesn't take artificial intelligence to know Google thinks machine learning will be central to your future.<p>After all, the Silicon Valley powerhouse has …

Machine Learning

Mikey Wright lands world's first surfing McTwist caught on video

Australian pro surfer Mikey Wright (brother of Championship Tour surfers Tyler and Owen Wright) just threw down a serious hammer in the progression …

Surfing

Watch Nazaré go mega!

Watch Nazaré go mega! Surfing It’s been a winter of dangerously big swells, but this one took things to the next level. By Andrew Lewis on 6 March …

Big Wave Surfing

Velano Vascular raises $17 million for a needle-free blood draw device

Blood drawing and testing may have been tainted by the Theranos scandal last year, but that hasn’t kept investors from backing Velano Vascular. The San Francisco-based startup, which has developed a needle-free device to draw blood, today announced a new investment of $17 million. This technology …

Medicine

Facebook's new machine learning framework emphasizes efficiency over accuracy

In machine learning parlance, clustering or similarity search looks for similarities in sets of data that normally don't make such a job easy. If you …

Machine Learning

Sofa So Good: Applying AI to Simplify Your Next Living Room Makeover

Furniture shopping has traditionally had two major limitations: inventory and imagination.The typical retail customer’s crap shoot: walk into a …

Machine Learning

AI predicts how athletes will react in certain situations

When you think of sports analysis, you probably think of raw stats like time in the opposing half or shots on goal. However, that doesn't really tell teams how they should have played beyond vague suggestions. Researchers at Disney, Caltech and STATS believe they can do better: they've developed a …

Machine Learning

Land Rover has created a special Discovery with a roof-mounted drone

Made for the Austrian Red Cross<p>Land Rover has created an unusual version of its Discovery, featuring a quadcopter drone that launches from the top of the SUV. The drone even takes off and lands while the vehicle is moving, and it’s designed primarily for search and rescue missions. The Austrian Red …

Land Rover

The future of AI is neuromorphic. Meet the scientists building digital 'brains' for your phone

Neuromorphic chips are being designed to specifically mimic the human brain – and they could soon replace CPUs<p>AI services like Apple’s Siri and others operate by sending your queries to faraway data centers, which send back responses. The reason they rely on cloud-based computing is that today’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Industrial Drones Put Digital Eye on Airbus Assembly Line

<b>Aircraft maker Airbus is turning to smart industrial drones, data analytics and machine learning to make aircraft inspections easier and faster.</b><p>One …

Drones

Snap Is Said to Have Worked on a Drone

Snap has long been known as the maker of Snapchat, an app that sends disappearing messages, photographs and videos. But over the past few years, the company has repositioned itself as a modern-day camera company.<p>One of the products that Snap has worked on to bolster that direction is a drone, …

Coursera collaborates with Google to foster a pool of skilled cloud talent

Coursera, an education-focused technology company, is announcing a collaboration with Google to offer Google Cloud Training courses on its platform. …

Cloud Computing

Dronerise: gradually, then suddenly

Drones feel a bit like old news already, don’t they? At least in the Valley, with its hyper-fragmented mayfly attention span. The military has used them for decades. DJI, the undisputed (consumer) polycopter industry leader, was founded in 2006. We tech journalists can’t stop talking about drones, …

Drones