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Trump warns of 'dangerous low' in Russia relations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States and Russia are plunging deeper into their worst crisis since the Cold War, with politics in both nations outpacing the capacity of either government to mitigate the danger.<p>President Donald Trump's grudging signature on new sanctions punishing Russia for alleged …

Russia

After China's crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

A Quick Introduction to AI

This column is authored by Srikanth Devarajan, Technical Director, NTT DATA IncThe post A Quick Introduction to AI appeared first on iamwire.

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an "existential threat" to human civilization.<p>At the bipartisan National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk also spoke about energy sources, his own electric car …

ICAEW: Accountants should ignore Artificial Intelligence at their own peril

In 2013, Oxford University published research that said accountants and auditors have a 94 per cent chance of being replaced by robots.<p>It is no …

Top 15 Python Libraries For Data Science In 2017 | Articles | Chief Data Officer

As Python has gained a lot of traction in the recent years in the Data Science industry, I wanted to outline some of its most useful libraries for …

‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI

(Top) Predicted brain activation patterns and semantic features (colors) for two pairs of sentences. (Left: “The flood damaged the hospital”; …

Machine Learning

Frighteningly accurate ‘mind reading’ AI reads brain scans to guess what you’re thinking

From medical applications like helping dermatologists diagnose skin cancer to teaching robots to get a better grip on the world around them, deep …

Machine Learning

Extracting pages from a PDF document and saving them as separate image files, JavaScript edition with async

Last time, we converted the JavaScript version of the PDF Document sample program so that it saved the pages to disk as image files. The asynchonous …

President Trump Looks To Slash Nearly 4,000 Interior Department Jobs

The Trump administration wants to cut the number of federal employees across the government. One of the biggest reductions would be at the Department of Interior where 4,000 jobs would be cut, including at national parks and the Bureau of Land Management.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>President Trump …

After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sally Yates didn't bring a smoking gun to the latest episode of the long-running political melodrama entwining the White House and Russia.<p>But in a Senate hearing on Monday, the former acting attorney general produced just enough fresh intrigue to offer Democrats a new opening in …

An Introduction to NumPy

Numerical python or simply NumPy is one of the best modules to perform scientific computing in python. It is extensively used for data science as …

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50 Free Resources for Graphic Designers

<i>When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to</i> …

90 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Daily Graphic Design Inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

Major expansion coming to Google’s Firebase app development platform

Google is bringing a major update to Firebase, the app development platform it acquired in 2014.<p>As announced during the opening keynote of Google I/O, Firebase is gaining powerful new features, improvements to existing functionality, and integrations with Google’s suite of development tools and …

Facebook and Snapchat are trading blows in a fight for messaging domination and the money that comes with it

In the last month, Facebook bought Masquerade, an app that looks identical to Snapchat's most famous filter feature.<p>Snapchat retaliated by buying Bitstrips, the maker of the popular Bitmojis that went viral and became a business in 2013 thanks to it being a hit on Facebook.<p>This week, Snapchat …

China's War By Algebra Strategy to Bury America

Reprinted By Permission From The National Interest and Crouching Tiger Book<p>The National Interest Crouching Tiger Series: China's War By Algebra Strategy To Bury America from Peter Navarro on Vimeo.<p>Over the course of the 2016 presidential debate, the argument that "America vastly outspends China" …

ParticleShop Brings Corel Painter’s Real-World Brushes Into Photoshop

Corel Painter is a quarter-century old, which makes it nearly as venerable as Adobe’s Photoshop. The software–originally known as Fractal Painter–originated the idea of creating art on a computer with tools that look like real-world art supplies: oil paint, watercolors, pens, and much more. It’s …

My Favorite Color Tool Comes to the Rescue

'Waiting for Winter' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis<br>click here to purchase $145Color choices are not always easy. Especially if one wishes to be more …

Spotify can play DJ at your next party

Spotify is getting into the DJ business.<p>Starting Wednesday, the streaming music service is releasing a feature for its iOS and Android apps known as Spotify Party.<p>Party is designed to serve up mixed playlists of music that can get your guests to wind up or wind down at your next soiree, reception …

Three Surprising Parts of the World Where Air Pollution Decreased

Thanks to a super-sensitive new tool, NASA can now see exactly where air pollution is increasing and decreasing–down to the level of …

24 Uses of Statistical Modeling (Part I)

Here we discuss general applications of statistical models, whether they arise from data science, operations research, engineering, machine learning …

Data Science

100 Data Science Interview Questions and Answers (General) for 2018

<i>Latest Update made on March 20, 2018</i><p>Hone yourself to be the ideal candidate at your next data scientist job interview with these frequently asked …

Data Science

Racist algorithms: how Big Data makes bias seem objective

The Ford Foundation's Michael Brennan discusses the many studies showing how algorithms can magnify bias -- like the prevalence of police background …

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Turkish PM Erdogan had promised to resign if Moscow could prove collusion with Isil<p>Russian military chiefs have publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, in a dramatic escalation of tensions …

Oil & Gas Industry

Here's What That Choking Blanket of Smog Over China Looks Like From Space

A thick and dangerous blanket of smog is currently enveloping Beijing and parts of Eastern China, forcing authorities to issue an “orange” alert—the …

Simple end-to-end TensorFlow examples

I’ve been reading papers about deep learning for several years now, but until recently hadn’t dug in and implemented any models using deep learning …