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Infrastructure 3.0: Building blocks for the AI revolution

By any measure, we’ve entered the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The confluence of massive data, cheap storage, elastic compute, and algorithmic advances, particularly in deep learning, has given rise to applications that previously were confined to the pages of science …

Machine Learning

This Inquisitive AI Will Kick Your Butt at Battleship - MIT Technology Review

A remarkably inquisitive artificial-intelligence system developed by a team of researchers at NYU has learned to play a game similar to Battleship …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft unveils AI-powered platform ‘Azure Databricks’ for developers

To help increase developers' productivity and simplify app development, Microsoft has announced new data platform technologies and cross-platform …

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Stream Processing With Apache Flink

If in your mind, "Apache Flink" and "streaming programming" does not have a strong link, then you probably haven't been following news recently. …

Big Data

Regional Sustainability at the District Level

For millennia, philosophers have been debating the ideal size and structure of a political entity to ensure effective governance. In Plato’s Laws, …

Why we launched DeepMind Ethics & Society

Ethics

Splice Machine database travels full circle to predictive application platform

As Splice Machine launches its managed service in the AWS marketplace, it is seeking to go higher up the value chain from database to solution …

Americans Train With NATO Not Far From Russian Drills in the Baltics

PABRADE, Lithuania — Artillery shells whizzed overhead as a group of American soldiers made their way through rugged terrain just 10 miles from neighboring Belarus.<p>Some on foot and others in Humvees, the members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team fired at targets and cleared bunkers and …

War

Cycle.js: A Unified Theory of Everything for JavaScript

<i>Nick Johnstone on what makes Cycle special, the two-year long ‘weekend project’, great community engagement, and the future of programming.</i><p>How did …

JavaScript

Five years after its launch, website building platform Strikingly raises $6M Series A

Half a decade after it was founded, website building platform Strikingly finally decided it’s time to raise a Series A. The Y Combinator alum announced that it has closed a $6 million round from investors including CAS Holding, Infinity Venture Partners, Sinovation Ventures, former Y Combinator …

[1706.05585] Accelerating Innovation Through Analogy Mining

Computer Science > Computation and Language<p>Title: Accelerating Innovation Through Analogy Mining<p>Abstract: The availability of large idea repositories …

What Is AWS Glue?

AWS Glue is a fully managed ETL (extract, transform, and load) service that makes it simple and cost-effective to categorize your data, clean it, …

Goldman Sachs is Wall Street’s biggest unicorn herder

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has said that his bank is a technology company. More specifically, he could say that Goldman is a technology venture capital firm.<p>For the past five years, the Wall Street bank has been the biggest investor in tech startups of any Fortune 500 company outside the …

Investing

The Enduring Legacy of Zork - MIT Technology Review

In 1977, four recent MIT graduates who’d met at MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science used the lab’s PDP-10 mainframe to develop a computer game that …

RPGs

Turns out drinking beer could help you think clearly

Drinking beer boosts your creativity by inspiring more “Eureka” moments, a study found.<p>Researchers say “mild intoxication” helped drinkers relax and …

The Brain

Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA - MIT Technology Review

In what appears to be the first successful hack of a software program using DNA, researchers say malware they incorporated into a genetic molecule …

DNA

Episode 1 | Brain City | The Brain with David Eagleman

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Neurology

Introduction

This is a PyTorch implementation of research paper Deal or No Deal? End-to-End Learning for Negotiation Dialogues developed by Facebook AI …

Deep Learning

JavaScript Gets an Onramp to Lambda Serverless with the Open Source Architect Tool

The JavaScript Foundation sees a future where servers will be irrelevant to JavaScript developers, who could, instead, simply use clouds to process …

Cloud Computing

50 hours of nature sounds to bring you joy and awe

<b>BBC Earth has launched five 10-hour "visual soundscape" videos after research finds that nature footage boosts bliss.</b><p>There has been so much research …

Nature

The Rivers of the U.S., Collected Into a Nifty Subway Map

A designer who spent his youth floating on rafts has conjured up a delightful transit guide to America’s waterways.<p>If any modern-day Huckleberry Finns and Jims wanted to navigate the mighty rivers of America, they’d do well to take along this delightfully crafted guide to waterways that looks like …

How to Use the Kafka Streams API

Whenever we hear the word "Kafka," all we think about it as a messaging system with a publisher-subscriber model that we use for our streaming …

Big Data

Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year

<i>Roblox</i> has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and immediately publish them across all supported platforms. In September 2015, Roblox Corporation was happy …

Game Development

Yandex open sources CatBoost, a gradient boosting machine learning library

Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex. Today, the Russian search giant — which, like its US counterpart Google, has extended into a myriad of other business lines, from …

Machine Learning

On The Road To Transformation Who's The Right Partner?

The path to business transformation is not easy. How do you find the right partner to help get your brand there?<p>Technology is rapidly changing business as we know it, bringing opportunity, but also tremendous challenge, to brands --innovate or risk fading away. And the pains many of these brands …

Innovation

Taking the pulse of enterprise IoT

A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to understand.<p><b>The past</b> …

Internet of Things