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Deep Confusion: Tensions Lingered Within Google Over DeepMind

When Google unveiled its plan to form an Alphabet holding company in 2015, it was pitched as a way to ensure Google’s blue-sky bets in areas like …

Artificial Intelligence

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Customers

China’s children are its secret weapon in the global AI arms race

Late on the night of October 4, 1957, Communist Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev was at a reception at the Mariinsky Palace, in Kiev, Ukraine, when …

Artificial Intelligence

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities

“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan Chakrabarti.<p>Think of the pedestrian bridges of Venice, or the steep, tiled streets of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Or the winding back alleys of Hong Kong, and the intricate apartment buildings of …

Urban Design

These Mesmerizing Images Of Athletes Reinvent Sports Photography

You need a keen artistic eye, 60 hours of work, and endless patience to create these stunning composites.<p>Photographer Pelle Cass is pioneering a fascinating way of capturing sports on camera. Instead of focusing on particular moments, he tries to catch everything that happens on one particular …

Boston College

The UK says it can’t lead on AI spending, so will have to lead on AI ethics instead

A new report from the House of Lords says the UK could help develop international norms for AI<p>As governments around the world plan for their AI-powered futures, the UK is preparing to take on a somewhat scholarly and moral mantle. In a report published today by the House of Lords, which will be …

Artificial Intelligence

5 ways to boost your attention span

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox ... <i>And it also can't seem to go</i> …

The Brain

How To Be a Systems Thinker

A Conversation WithMary Catherine Bateson[4.17.18]<i>Until fairly recently, artificial intelligence didn’t learn. To create a machine that learns to</i> …

Computer Science

Sambazon

Who says brainfood can’t be fun? Seriously though, might have to take an extra long study break to savor every last spoonful of this finals-week …

Donald Trump Will Do Anything To Avoid Prosecution–And John Bolton Will Help

If Trump distracts us from his own misdeeds, and financially benefits and consolidates power through war, it won’t matter to him how many lives are lost.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>In October 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant La …

Donald Trump

A Taxonomy of Tech Debt

Hi there. I’m Bill “LtRandolph” Clark, and I’m the engineering manager for the Champions team on <i>LoL</i>. I’ve worked on several different teams on <i>League</i> …

Software Development

Three Ways For Diehard Procrastinators To Beat Fake Work

One of the most common ways to procrastinate is to waste time doing work-adjacent tasks that don’t actually get you anywhere. Here’s how to kick that habit.<p>Chances are you spend more time at work than you do actually working. A fair amount of time in just about everybody’s workday typically gets …

Procrastination

Incredible Cassini image reveals Saturn's wafer-thin rings

There's nothing like a fortuitously composed photo snapped by an intrepid spacecraft to demonstrate the size and scale of the universe. The latest …

Astronomy

Productivity

I think I am at least somewhat more productive than average, and people sometimes ask me for productivity tips. So I decided to just write them all …

Productivity

We should build a baby-brained artificial intelligence

Toddler smarts will drive AI innovation.<p>Alison Gopnik’s career began with a psychology experiment she now considers ridiculous. Aiming to understand how 15-month-olds connect words with abstract concepts (daddy = caregiver), she decided to visit nine kids once a week for a year. The then ­Oxford …

Artificial Intelligence

Stuck in a Rut? Tinker with Your Routine

Get insights from the daily habits of successful people<p>We’ve all heard about that perfect routine.<p>We’re supposed to wake up with the sunrise, …

Productivity

Phoenix

My Phoenix setup. Powerful, easy to customize, tuned for web development, adds a space switcher.<p>Installation<p>This configuration uses a remap of the …

Linux

How Your Social Class Affects Where You'll Move

Socioeconomic sorting at the metropolitan level is making America more polarized, an economist finds.<p>The Sunbelt is growing, the Rust Belt is dying, and the only thing keeping expensive coastal cities afloat is international immigration, as American-born residents flee their escalating housing …

Demographics

Designers Just Fixed Facebook. Your Move, Zuckerberg

What would a more honest and transparent Facebook look like? Here’s how NewDealDesign redesigned the social media giant.<p>The scandal hitting Facebook today has been in the works for years. With or without Cambridge Analytica, Facebook was collecting a lot of information about you, sharing it too …

Social Media

Berkeley offers its fastest-growing course – data science – online, for free

Data science is increasingly popular at Berkeley because the world is increasingly data-driven

Online Education

5 surprising tips for properly doing the laundry

Add these tips to your washday to make your laundry look, smell and feel better.<p>Even if you're a laundry pro, these tips might surprise you. They'll solve some of your biggest laundry woes and even save you money.<p>Make your laundry smell great without dryer sheets<p>Dryer sheets are the go-to if you …

Laundry

I’m Evernote’s CEO—Here’s How I Stay Productive All Week Long

Chris O’Neill has over 10,000 notes in his own Evernote account, manages nine different Google calendars—and swears he’s got it all on track.<p>I have over 10,000 notes in my Evernote account, including everything from work to-do lists, goals, and meeting materials to bills and my children’s artwork. …

Productivity

The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

Dan Shefet is an unlikely tech revolutionary. He's not a young math geek who builds driverless cars, nor does he promise to make a tech product for the masses. His crusade is different. The 63-year-old year old Shefet has staged an astonishingly effective campaign in Europe to thwart the torrent of …

Fake News

This Social Platform For Working Parents Aims To Be The Anti-Facebook

Pando’s Sarah Lacy is touting her latest venture, Chairman Mom, as the antidote to toxic social media: no ads, no comment threads, and total privacy.<p>Esther Crawford says she’s a bit of an anomaly in San Francisco. The 34-year-old startup CEO has two kids, ages 8 and 12. None of her close friends …

Social Media

Cryptographic Right Answers

We’re less interested in empowering developers and a lot more pessimistic about the prospects of getting this stuff right.<p>There are, in the …

Information Security

• Mathematical foundations<br>• Example machine learning algorithms that use the mathematical foundations<p>We aim to keep this book fairly short (around 300 …

Machine Learning

6 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get Organized

Getting organized is a dream of many, but taking that first step is often a challenge. Organizing and time management expert, Julie Morgenstern …

Time Management

The differences between tinkering and research

Some of us have academic degrees and fancy university jobs, and publish peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals. Let's call these people …