David Forrest

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Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as U.S. Takes Protectionist Path

The European Union and Japan are close to sealing one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal that could further isolate the United States as President Trump forges a protectionist path.<p>The deal, which brings together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy, would be a potent …

United States

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

Google just placed yet another bet on the idea that artificial intelligence will remake the world—and throw off wild profits.<p>The company disclosed …

Machine Learning

Unbreakable: China doubles down on quantum internet

China has set a new distance record for photon entanglement, the foundation for a communications network secured by the code to end all codes.<p>June …

Quantum Mechanics

This consortium is tasked to build quantum computers 10,000 times faster than classical machines

Reseachers are coming together to build quantum computers that are expected to be 10,000 times faster than conventional computers.<p>The Intelligence …

Quantum Mechanics

Google is Closer Than Ever to a Quantum Computer Breakthrough

Google’s 49 Qubit Chip<p>Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing. Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the …

Quantum Mechanics

Eva the dog saved from amputation using groundbreaking bone-growing goo

A groundbreaking bone-mending technique could save soldiers and landmine victims from amputation after it was trialled successfully on a pet dog.<p>Vets and scientists successfully repaired the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander named Eva who suffered a serious leg fracture of her right foreleg after …

Breakthroughs

Happiness research suggests this is the biggest obstacle to your creativity

From Vincent Van Gogh on through Kanye West, the figure of the broody, tortured artist looms large in the popular imagination. But research suggests …

Creativity

To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly …

Management

Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

Industrial IoT startup Petasense emerged from stealth today, officially announcing $1.8 million in seed funding and a hardware/software solution designed to help industrial customers understand when equipment needs maintenance by “listening” to its vibrations.<p>As it turns out, machines vibrate at a …

Om Malik

The revolutionary technology pushing Sweden toward the seemingly impossible goal of zero emissions

Degerhamn, Sweden<p>As far as the eye can see, the only thing polluting our pristine environment is the gas-guzzling car I’m riding in.<p>It’s a chilly April morning in Kalmar county in southern Sweden, and as we drive past pastel-colored wooden houses separated by acres of farmland, Martin Olofsson, a …

Sweden

The Science Of Why It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In The Southwest U.S.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix, Arizona confirmed on Tuesday morning that a record high temperature was set Monday June 19th. <i>The temperature was 118 degrees F.</i> This tied the record set only a year ago in 2016. The National Weather Service also tweeted this ominous statement<p>……If we hit our …

Climate Change

Augmentation Versus Automation: AI’s Utility in the Workplace

<i>On May 23, 2017, the MIT Sloan School of Management hosted the 14th annual CIO Symposium: “The CIO Adventure: Now, Next and… Beyond.” The one-day</i> …

Intelligence

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab to stop heart attacks could be close

Vaccine to be trialled by humans could be effective alternative to statins<p>A vaccine jab that prevents heart attacks could be imminent after promising early research shows how the immune system can be directed to lower cholesterol.<p>Patients have already been enrolled into a phase one trial to see if …

Medicine

The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible

By Josh Sullivan & Angela ZutavernHow companies in industries such as pharmaceuticals are starting to learn that by giving more data away, they …

Innovation

Can Algae Replace Oil Wells? Craig Venter And Exxon Take A Step Toward Saying 'Yes'

Think of them as Sumo wrestler algae: fat, but also fit. It’s fat (more correctly, lipids) that can be made into biofuels, which, if they were as cheap as petroleum, would yield untold ecological advantages. But how do you make algae better at making fat? Changing one gene can make the little green …

Biology

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Harvard Business Review

Millennials: Studies Say Your Work Future Is Not Looking Too Bright

Gallup says nearly 4 in 10 millennials are at high risk of having their job replaced by automation.<p>Millennials now make up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, outnumbering employees from the Generation X and baby boomer generations. And with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution …

Intelligence

Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Augmented Reality

Alibaba has come to Detroit to sell small businesses the Chinese dream

Alibaba is selling the Chinese dream this week—in Detroit.<p>The Chinese e-commerce giant is pulling out all the stops to impress America at Gateway ’17, its biggest-ever public event in the United States, which opened Tuesday, June 20. On Wednesday morning (US time), founder Jack Ma is scheduled to …

China

How Monsanto protects crops with artificial intelligence

Monsanto, the leading producer of genetically modified crops (GMOs), has announced a partnership with Atomwise. The controversial corporation will use Atomwise’s artificial intelligence expertise to discover molecules that could protect crops quicker.<p>Atomwise uses deep learning algorithms to …

Artificial Intelligence

Can This Quantum-Computing Genius Beat Out IBM and Google?

Few people can say they’ve brought about a quantum leap in their field. But if all goes well for Chad Rigetti, this summer he will join them, by …

Quantum Mechanics

Britain is leaving the EU – just as Europe is on the up

Merkel and Macron are planning for a ‘golden decade’ and won’t let Brexit negotiations derail them<p>That Helmut Kohl, the man who oversaw the reunification of Germany and was for so long a giant on the European stage, should die on the eve of negotiations leading to Britain’s withdrawal from the EU …

Brexit

Chinese Satellite Relays a Quantum Signal Between Cities

On a clear night at the end of last year, a green dot appeared on the horizon near the Chinese-Myanmar border. “It was like a very bright green …

Quantum Mechanics

Note to Startups: Employees Are Happiest When Leaders Have a Moral Compass

A new study finds that people stick around when they trust bosses will do the right thing.<p>Company culture starts at the top, so faulty leadership can make or break an organization. The organizations and companies that have found themselves in troubled waters lately -- Uber, Thinx, the Fyre Festival …

Leadership

A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language

The Future of Language<p>A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a glimpse into the future of language.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

This New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

Clean Energy

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

Connection begets connection. In 1999, 18 years ago, when just 4% of the world’s population was online, Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of …

400 Burger Per Hour Robot Will Put Teenagers Out Of Work

Just a quick heads up, high school students. You might want to save your job application efforts for retail gigs, because the fast food space is …

Robots

China's quantum satellite in big leap

BBC Radio Science Unit<p><b>The term "spy satellite" has taken on a new meaning with the successful test of a novel Chinese spacecraft.</b><p>The mission can provide unbreakable secret communications channels, in principle, using the laws of quantum science.<p>Called Micius, the satellite is the first of its kind …

Quantum Mechanics

Department Of Energy Invests $258 Million To Build An Exascale Supercomputer To Keep Up With China

The geopolitical battle for supercomputing might is heating up.<p>On Thursday, the United States Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project announced it was awarding six companies – AMD, Cray, HPE, IBM, Intel and Nvidia — $258 million to research building the nation’s first exascale …

Artificial Intelligence