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The Scientific Reason People In Crisis Benefit from Ayahuasca

In 1993, a team of international researchers ventured into the Brazilian Amazon and set up a makeshift laboratory inside a temple of the União do …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective On Artificial Intelligence's Growth

• There has been a 14X increase in the number of active AI startups since 2000.<br>• Investment into AI start-ups by venture capitalists has increased 6X since 2000.<br>• The share of jobs requiring AI skills has grown 4.5X since 2013.<p>These and many other fascinating insights are from Stanford University’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s What Microsoft’s Seeing AI Can Do

Microsoft’s Seeing AI, an app that can narrate the world around you has introduced an additional update of recognising Indian currency denominations. …

Why Does Artificial Intelligence Scare Us So Much?

When people see machines that respond like humans, or computers that perform feats of strategy and cognition mimicking human ingenuity, they …

First AI textbook for high school students released

China has recently published its first artificial intelligence (AI) textbook for high school students, following a plan by central government last …

AI Is Less Of A Threat Than Some Suggest

While robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) promise great advances in productivity, mostly they seem to worry people. Commentators talk and write endlessly about how these marvelous technologies will steal jobs from both workers and the managerial class, creating a large unemployed population. …

Employment

Robocalypse? I Think Not.

Predictions of the Robocalypse are everywhere. “Robots Are Winning the Race for Jobs,” headlines <i>The New York Times,</i> which linked workplace automation to the rise of despotic rulers around the world. Elon Musk warns “Robots will do everything better than us.” On one hand, 72 percent of Americans are …

The Body Is an Algorithm: 3 Lessons For Building Robust AI

You’ve lived inside an algorithm since birth — the human body.<p>Bodies handle high-dimensional data simulations in every moment of their existence. You …

The biggest problem the world’s workforce faces is a classic management issue

The world is in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution, as the greater adoption of complex technology—particularly artificial intelligence and automation—shapes company processes and recalibrates workforces.<p>The greatest challenge companies face is rolling out new tech while also making sure …

Royal Mail

The most influential religion you’ve never heard of

The folk who run our big tech companies are an odd lot.For one thing, they’re super-wealthy and, as F Scott Fitzgerald warned us, the very rich “are …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

6 Amazing Structures Built by Surprising Creatures

Without a blueprint to speak of, organisms big and small can build air-conditioning systems, massive walls, and even islands.<p>Life on Earth is constantly shaped by our ever-changing planet. Mountain ranges and sea barriers cut species off from one another, causing new species to emerge or older ones …

This 30-year-old concept can help you like your job more

Nearly three decades later, this concept is still as relevant as ever.<p>Here are a few ways flow could help you like your job more.<p>Flow could stop you from concentrating on the clock<p>Many members of the workforce are self-identified clock-watchers, and their days feel much longer than they are because …

Self-awareness

How deepfake porn is killing our trust in tech

Months after fake "celebrity porn" reared its head online, there's a bad-tech aftertaste. Clearly our sense of truth is morphing, with clever dickies …

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Personal Finance

Scientists Discover that Everything — from Rocks to Molecules — Is Conscious

Tweet<p><b>Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe,</b> …

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’

In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.<p>While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

Internet

It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame.

What if the scourge of false news on the internet is not the result of Russian operatives or partisan zealots or computer-controlled bots? What if the main problem is us?<p>People are the principal culprits, according to a new study examining the flow of stories on Twitter. And people, the study’s …

Journalism

Is Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams the New Black Mirror?

The author Philip K. Dick sounded alarm bells about alternate realms and the dehumanizing effects of technological advancement decades before anyone …

Science Fiction

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

The Internet of Disaster

Tech, hypervigilance and the national PTSD<p>As of this writing, <b>Irma</b>, a hurricane of unimaginable and historic proportions, is bearing down on South Florida. But you already know that.<p>Surely you’ve heard by now—online, on TV, or maybe both while you were looking at a screen in an elevator, cab, or …

Social Media

Searching for Civility

A Google Memo and the Summer of Hate<p>While much of the world gripped armchairs in white-knuckled horror as nuclear tensions escalated between the U.S. and North Korea, last week <b>Silicon Valley</b> was melting down over an incendiary Google Memo.<p>After an engineer named <b>James Damore</b> argued that biology …

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site <b></b>Wander lets you search based on your …

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Singularity

Cognitive scientist explains why perceiving a false reality is beneficial

There are many wrong ways to sense the world around you, and one of them is the best way to ensure your survival. Amanda Gefter of <i>Quanta Magazine</i> …