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Real-world applications with Amazon Machine Learning

<b>Alex Casalboni</b> 8 Oct , 2015<p>How to apply Machine Learning to social media to make your customers happy<p>At his AWS re:Invent presentation, Alex Ingerman …

Machine Learning

How Will Machine Learning Impact Your Life?

<i>Tom Vander Ark</i><p>Every high school student should be asked to write an essay about the future. There are a handful of trends that are likely to make the decades following commencement quite different than it is today. By 2020 millennials will make up 50% of the workforce, 75% by 2025. Over the next …

Misleading Game Trailers Need To Stop!

We have all been a victim of seeing an amazing game trailer only for the trailer not to look like any of the actual gameplay. This especially goes …

Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted

None of the children within the study suffered further change in their vision during the three year trial period<p>Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown.<p>Trials involving …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

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Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

An Artist Uses Tangled Wires to Create Lifelike Sculptures

Richard Stainthorp's wire sculptures look like they might come alive at any second.<p><b>This article was originally published on March 27, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Metal wires form eerily lifelike humans in the sculptural works of Richard Stainthorp. The London-based artist has been producing …

Art

Social Media Recruiting: Tips for Finding Talent (and Getting Hired)

Here are a few of our social media recruiting tips and strategies for making that process as seamless and as enjoyable as possible.

The mega guide to ideal image sizes for Facebook, LinkedIn and all your social media posts

<i>This post originally appeared on Buffer’s blog.</i><p>You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great!<p>One last thing: How exactly should …

Why Banjo Is the Most Important Social Media Company You've Never Heard Of | Inc.com

<b>We get a 'game-changing'</b> ad-tech demo every week," says Andrew Essex, sounding bored in advance. Essex, the co-founder and vice chairman of advertising agency Droga5, was scheduled to get a demonstration of Banjo that afternoon. He had already met Patton and found him interesting, but wasn't …

Social Media

Non-Profits and Social Media: Turning Offline Events into Online Engagement

One of the most important ways to use social media is to tell your story. You need to connect with your target audience. Share successes and talk through challenges. It is vital to your organization to gain support and excite advocates. But what's better than you telling your own story? OTHER …

Nonprofits

The Snack Mix that Fulfills Your Every Need

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Kendra's Whitman-esque ode to snack mix -- plus a recipe that includes</i> …

Ultrasound Restores Memory To Mice With Alzheimer’s

Fight back the plaque<p>Using ultrasound waves targeted at the brain, a team of Australian researchers has restored memory to mice with Alzheimer’s disease.<p>More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative condition that causes memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and …

6 Simple Rules For Tapping Into People’s Creative Potential

With these tips you can fire your chief innovation officer today.<p>The days when innovation was the sole responsibility of the chief innovation officer or corporate venturing group are over. Today companies are realizing they need to harness the innovative power of all their employees if they want to …

Innovation

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Futuristic eyeglasses darken when you lose concentration

Focus is turning out to be a casualty of the connected era. These glasses might just help you reclaim a little.<p>Though computers and other devices have improved our ability to stay connected and informed, they've most certainly harmed our ability to focus. With text messages, email alerts and news …

Brainwaves

Apple founder: 'Computers will take over from humans'

Engineering genius Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, has warned that artificially intelligent computers will take over from humans and that the future is “scary and very bad for people”<p>The co-founder of Apple who designed the company’s first computers in the 1970s has warned that …

Twitter is testing a feature that removes threats and abuse from your timeline

The 'quality filter' is Twitter's boldest step yet to address harassment<p>After admitting that it's failed to adequately combat abuse and harassment, Twitter has been moving swiftly to weed out its worst users — or at least make them easier to ignore. Its latest step appears to be a "Quality filter," …

Internet

Pebble Time Smartwatch

Pebble's prior watches were long considered the best you could buy. So the expectations for the Pebble Time Smartwatch are high. Unlike most new LCD …

Wearable Tech

Nvidia Shield Android TV Console

Part media streamer, part gaming rig, the Nvidia Shield Android TV Console is the latest device to vie for that spot next to your TV. It's powered by …

Android TV

Waterford Mad Men Edition Drinkware

Drinking is as big a part of <i>Mad Men</i> as the period-specific fashion. Celebrate it — and the end of the show's seven season run — with Waterford Mad …

Mad Men

Protect the brand or die trying: inside a fake social media crisis

Corporate America is running a crazy new drill<p>Lucian Jacobs is the kind of Silicon Valley founder that makes the rest of them look bad. He gets drunk in public, gropes women at the bar, and is having an affair with an unpaid intern. And to top it all off, he’s scheduled to speak at South by …

Public Relations

X-Carve 3D Carving Machine: Cut All the Things - Technabob

One of the coolest companies out there for the DIY and Maker scene has got to be Inventables. Based here in my home town of Chicago, they not only …

The Gig Economy Won’t Last Because It’s Being Sued To Death

If Uber, Lyft, and others don’t stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?<p>When Vilma and Greta Zenelaj came across a Craigslist job ad that promised they could make as much as $22 an hour and get paid fast, it seemed like a good deal. The …

Gig Economy

Can Social Listening Make You Millions In The Stock Market?

Ever wonder how to beat the buzz before the news?<p>Without a doubt, you’ve seen the market update that “XYZ Stock (that you don’t own) soars on approval news.” But by the time you see it, the price has already peaked. Those types of updates, despite appearing within the lightning-fast world of social …

Social Media

3 Tips for Boosting Your Brand’s Security on Social Media

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 | <b>8</b> min read<p>Things have been going great for you on social media this month. Your engagement is up, your paid campaigns …

As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become Blurred

Social media monitoring started in the world of marketing, allowing companies to track what people were saying about their brands. But now, with software that allows users to scan huge volumes of public postings on social media, police are starting to embrace it as well.<p>Many police departments in …