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Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials as …

Donald Trump

This Artificially Intelligent Speech Generator Can Fake Anyone’s Voice

The human voice, with all its subtlety and nuance, is proving to be an exceptionally difficult thing for computers to emulate. Using a powerful new …

Hacker aims to rub out ISIS with porn and LGBT imagery

A hacker is waging war on ISIS, with porn. WauchulaGhost — who formerly pointed out security flaws in President Trump’s Twitter account, as well as those of his cabinet members — claims to have hacked over 250 Twitter accounts known to be associated with ISIS.<p>He told <i>CNN</i>:<p>We started hijacking their …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Congress will let internet providers sell your data—so rebels devised a way to fool corporations

Last week, the US Congress voted to overturn rules that would have prevented Internet service providers from selling customers’ data without permission. Though the rules had not yet gone into effect, the vote drew considerable attention to the question of how people can better protect their online …

Privacy

Machine Learning: Classification Models

These days the terms “AI”, “Machine Learning”, “Deep Learning” are thrown around by companies in every industry, they’re the type of words that make …

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you.<p>“Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According to YouTube, the …

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That's something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Stephen Hawking Finally Revealed His Plan for Preventing an AI Apocalypse

Wary of AI<p>Stephen Hawking is, undoubtedly, one of modern society’s greatest minds, so a lot of people pay attention whenever he shares his thoughts …

Intel’s 15 Billion Reasons Why an AI Chip Revolution Has Arrived

AI isn't just changing internet services, cars, robotics, and healthcare. It's changing the computer chip market too.<p>This shift was underlined on …

This cutting edge AI startup from Finland is challenging tech giants and universities alike

When asking around to find the coolest startups in Helsinki, Curious AI was put forward. The company does not disappoint – even its approach to being a startup is unique.<p>Curious AI is a research-based company founded 2015 as a spin-off from Aalto's Deep Learning Research Group. While conventional …

Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium

There’s only so much data that can be stored on silicon-based integrated circuits (as predicted by the so-called “Moore’s law”). That is why, …

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Search Earth with AI eyes via powerful satellite image tool

GeoVisual Search makes it possible to search satellite images of the entire world for matching objects. And it's just the beginning.<p>Our aim is to use this data to model complex planetary systems, and this is just the first step.<p>Mark Johnson, Descartes Lab CEO

Satellites

13 ways AI will change your life

From helping you take care of email to creating personalized online shopping experiences, AI promises to transform the way we live and work.<p>But with all the hype out there, how do we know which benefits we’ll actually see? In order to learn more, I asked a few members of YEC the following question:

Online Life

Line is building its own digital assistant called Clova

Japanese-based messaging app Line is wildly popular in other parts of the world and the company has even expanded from a simple chat app to a full-service mobile carrier. According to a new report from the <i>Financial Times</i>, Line is branching out again and developing its own digital assistant called …

Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Emperor

Liu He, a Chinese emperor who was deposed after just 27 days on the throne, is branded in the historical record as an embarrassing blight on the …

China

Internet Bots Fight Each Other Because They're All Too Human

No one saw the crisis coming: a coordinated vandalistic effort to insert Squidward references into articles totally unrelated to Squidward. In 2006, …

X.ai targets teams with business edition of its AI scheduling assistant

Artificial intelligence company X.ai is expanding beyond serving individual professionals to now include entire teams. Today it launched its business edition, which lets employees use their own virtual assistant to schedule meetings across G Suite, Outlook, and Office 365 calendars. Companies can …

Artificial Intelligence

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

World History

Intelligent Machines are Teaching Themselves Quantum Physics

Machine learning could lead to unprecedented advances in quantum physics.<p>Last year, Google's DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol at Go, a strategy game like chess, but orders of magnitude more complicated. The win was a remarkable step forward for the field of artificial intelligence, but it got Roger …

Fueling the Gold Rush: The Greatest Public Datasets for AI

It has never been easier to build AI or machine learning-based systems than it is today. The ubiquity of cutting edge open-source tools such as …

Android Wear 2.0 uses offline AI for its smart replies

One of the new features on Android Wear 2.0 is Smart Reply, which suggests responses to messages that you can quickly tap if you're busy doing something else. In its research blog, Google explained that the feature uses on-device machine intelligence, so it works even if you don't have an internet …

With a $16M Series A, Chorus.ai listens to your sales calls to help your team close deals

Just about everyone can benefit from an extra ear listening in at the right time. And while an ear dedicated to helping me remember the items my housemate asked me to pickup at the store last week has yet to be commercialized into a startup, Chorus.ai is riffing off the concept to deliver a …

Deepgram open sources Kur to make DIY deep learning less painful

Deepgram, a YC backed startup using machine learning to analyze audio data for businesses, is open sourcing an internal deep learning tool called Kur. The release should further help those interested in the space get their ideas off the ground more easily. The startup is also including 10 hours of …

How to use data to make killer content decisions

The end of the year isn’t merely the end of the financial year for many companies, it’s also the time when many people take a few extra days off. And the two entangle each other in a sort of ROI tango many people are afraid of.<p>Will you reach your quarterly goals? Will you end the year in the black? …

Rajat Monga at AI Frontiers: Deep Learning with TensorFlow

In this talk at AI Frontiers Conference, Rajat Monga shares about TensorFlow that has enabled cutting-edge machine learning research at the top AI labs in the world. At the same time it has made the technology accessible to a large audience leading to some amazing uses. TensorFlow is used for …

Machine Learning

This Is How AI Will Change Your Work In 2017

Don’t fear artificial intelligence. It’s what’s going to help you do your job faster and better in 2017.<p>Artificial intelligence is growing fast. Recent research puts it as a $5 billion market by 2020, and Gartner estimates that 6 billion connected “things” will require AI support by 2018. Connected …

Nvidia CEO says graphics chips and deep learning are driving huge innovations

Entertainment nirvana, self-driving cars, and many other advances are just around the corner, thanks to the combination of Nvidia’s creation of the graphics processing unit (GPU) and the software created by artificial intelligence researchers.<p>That software uses GPUs to run lots of processes in …

Artificial Intelligence