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A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Batteries Set to Compete Against Generators in Power Markets

U.S. regulators have leveled the playing field for batteries and other forms of energy storage, voting to eliminate market barriers for those …

Clean Energy

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Fossil Fuels

Combine Unsupervised and Supervised Machine Learning to Predict Churn

Predicting customer churn is a classic use case for machine learning: feed a bunch of user data into a model -- including whether or not the users …

Machine Learning

The Fundamental Problem with Alexa and Siri that Needs to Change | Inc.com

I love my Alexa. As I moved into my new house, I made sure that she is an integral part, from controlling the lights, to playing music, providing news and updates.<p>But Siri and I don't have the same close relationship. I end up yelling at her in frustration more often than not. She just doesn't …

Artificial Intelligence

Can artificial intelligence revolutionize porn?

Porn platforms offer many enjoyable things, but an easy-to-navigate user experience isn't one of them. Now they’re hoping that artificial …

These AI Hotshots Plan to Reboot Manufacturing by Jumping Inside Robots - MIT Technology Review

Robots are taking over a growing number of manufacturing chores, but they remain relatively clumsy and slow to program.<p>A startup called Embodied …

Machine Learning

A.I. Researchers Leave Elon Musk Lab to Begin Robotics Start-Up

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — During a recent speech at the University of California, Berkeley, Pieter Abbeel played a video clip of a robot doing housework.<p>In the clip recorded in 2008, the robot swept the floor, dusted the cabinets, and unloaded the dishwasher. At the end of it all, it even opened a beer …

Artificial Intelligence

Small startup shows us the wrong way to incentivize programmers

A small Los Angeles-based company, Bee Technologies, recently made a stir on Reddit by asking potential unpaid interns to complete a fairly complex software product before they were “hired.” The resulting conversation is interesting simply because it shows where “passion” for a job stops and …

Employment