John Vigilante

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One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Exercise

When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him

Running a startup had worn him down, and he was prone to periods of melancholy<p>To Kuyda, every suggestion seemed inadequate<p>Kuyda found herself rereading the endless text messages her friend had sent her<p>There had to be a reevaluation of death and sorrow<p>It seemed to Kuyda that people were more honest …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

IBM Rocks The Cloud: Purists Moan But Customers Love Big Blue's $15.8-Billion Cloud Business

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — Infuriating …

Customers

IBM has just achieved an 'impossible' step in quantum computing

The company has simulated a quantum computer with 56 qubits on a classical computer<p>In the race to build a working quantum computer, IBM has just …

Quantum Computing

What fuelled Python's rise to become the fastest-growing programming language?

The explosive growth in interest in Python is being driven by one particular field.<p>Python's status as the fastest-growing programming language is …

IBM's quantum computer conducts record breaking chemistry simulation

IBM yesterday announced its researchers had taken the next step toward providing a viable quantum computing solution to understanding the universe. The company’s scientists used a seven-qubit processor to conduct a successful simulation of a beryllium-hydride molecule, the largest ever performed on …

Quantum Computing

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Three ideas about time that will bend your mind - Science News - ABC News

According to some of the latest physics, time isn't exactly what we think it is. In fact, it may not even exist at all!<p>When our best scientific …

Researchers Show How Simple Stickers Could Trick Self-Driving Cars

A team of researchers from four American universities has provided a troubling preview of how self-driving cars could be tricked into making …

How Walking Can Set Your Mental Well-Being in the Right Direction

5 Ways Walking Can Help You Navigate Self-Care for Your Mind.<p>Taking a walk is a simple yet powerful way to strengthen physical fitness. But as much …

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

Recipes

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

Nuclear Energy

Rude Doctors, Rude Nurses, Rude Patients

Just how much rudeness is there in the hospital, and who bears the brunt of it?<p>A few weeks ago I wrote about a study that looked at what happens to medical teams when parents are rude to doctors. In these studies of simulated patient emergencies, doctors and nurses working in the neonatal intensive …

Medical School

How IBM plans to be the "undisputed leader" of the next cloud phase

The tech giant is busy building its relationships with developers ahead of the "innovation" phase of the cloud era.<p>After a decade of Amazon Web …

Living a lie: We deceive ourselves to better deceive others

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>New research provides the first evidence for a theory first put forward in the 1970s<p>Matthew Hutson<p>April 9, 2017 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>People mislead themselves all day long. We tell ourselves we’re smarter and better looking than …

Useful JS functions you aren't using

I learned Javascript the hard way: I stumbled into web development and kept on stumbling my way through the stack until I could program competently. …

5 Reasons Your Team Needs Storytelling Skills

Leaders across disciplines are investing in tools and training to increase storytelling skills among their employees. Here's why narrative intelligence should be top of your company's list of competencies.<p>When each month brings news of great leaps forward in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, …

Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Prey Every Year

It has long been suspected that spiders are one of the most important groups of predators of insects. Zoologists at the University of Basel and Lund …

Why What's Going On Inside IBM's Big, New IoT Center Could Deeply Change Our Lives

Most of the tech hype at the big SXSW conference this week is definitely anything and everything around virtual reality, but Internet of Things has crept into today’s chatter among attendees-in-the-know given reports that the Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform, Evrything, just secured …

Internet of Things

Mall of America Gets an IBM Watson-powered Bot For Holiday Shopping

IBM today announced the launch of a pilot program to deploy its artificial intelligence inside Mall of America.<p>Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. …

The female mathematician behind John Glenn’s space adventures paid the late astronaut a sweet tribute

John Glenn, the first American astronaut to successfully orbit Earth back in 1962, sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 95. The woman whose …

Ice ages have been linked to the Earth’s wobbly orbit – so when is the next one?

Over the last two and a half million years the Earth has undergone more than 50 major ice ages, each having a profound effect on our planet’s …

How To Get Really Rich In Life

<i>“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholem Aleichem</i><p>There are 7.5 billion people on …

Motivation

Day Trader Makes $94,119.54 in 3 Months

Image credit<p>With a mere 10% or less of day traders profiting in the market, a successful day trader can be hard to find. Day trading is the simple act of buying shares of stocks with the intention of selling them for a higher price within a few hours. This type of trading is exceptionally …

Trading

This woman with Down syndrome started her own business — and her product is delicious

Collette Divitto may have Down syndrome, but she isn’t letting her disability stop her from running a successful business.<p>Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Collettey’s Cookies is the product of a lot of hard work and determination. Divitto’s specialty, a cinnamon chocolate chip cookie, was perfected …

These Are the Best Retirement Withdrawal Strategies

Your withdrawal strategy makes a huge difference in how much money you'll have in retirement.<p>Many retirees will use <i>systematic withdrawals</i> from an …