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How to Get a Job in AI or Machine Learning

Credit: Phonlamai Photos/Shutterstock<p>Computer scientist Arthur Samuel is rumored to have said that machine learning is an aspect of his field that …

A new gene engineering method could allow us to grow organs for transplants

A Chemical Approach<p>Making an organism’s genome — its entire genetic structure, from scratch — is already possible, but so far it’s only been …

New gene editing tech promises to be even better than CRISPR

Just when we were getting used to the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing revolution, a new “fourth-generation” DNA base editor has come along — offering a new …

Biologists beat back death in fruit flies. Humans next?

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have figured out a way to extend the life of female fruit flies by 20 percent by …

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

<b>A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.</b><p>They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise.<p>And they hope it would avoid the "heartbreak" of leaving any of the cancer behind.<p>Tests, published in …

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FDA Vows Modernization to Keep Up With Biotech Advances

A week after its landmark approval of the first treatment that works by genetically altering a patient’s cells, the U.S. health regulator vowed to …

How do muscles work?

Muscles move our bodies. To do so, they contract, which then generates movement.<p>Muscles allow us to consciously move our limbs, jump in the air, and …

How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it's difficult

Scientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair.<p>Known as nanomaterials or nanoparticles, some could …

Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp

Become a Data Scientist with Python!<p>Are you ready to start your path to becoming a Data Scientist!<p>This comprehensive course will be your guide to …

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

Ice shelves float on the sea, extending from the coast, and are fed by slow-flowing glaciers from the land.<p>They act as giant brakes, preventing …

Gut Bacteria May Be Linked to Mood, Behavior in Healthy Humans

Interactions between gut bacteria and the brain may play an important role in human health and behavior.<p>In a new study, researchers at the University …

A heartless sea creature could help us figure out why humans can't regenerate limbs

Starlet sea anemones are great at rebranding.<p>Once a heart cell, always a heart cell: Human cells don’t get to make career changes. But life doesn’t work that way for the starlet sea anemone. Cut one into five, six, or even seven pieces, and the cells rearrange until each cut piece becomes a tiny …

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Extremely detailed images of living cells can now be taken over time

Advanced microscope technology now lets us view objects at the nanoscale, meaning, when it comes to biology, we can see details of living cells that were never possible before. But doing that comes with a few requirements that have been fairly limiting. For instance, you have to be able to pack a …

The secret to a healthy life? Big data

It’s an exciting time to be in medicine. Thanks to scientific advances, many more of us are living longer. We’ve seen exciting developments in areas …

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

Ray Kurzweil, father of the singularity, on brand trust, how AI can help advertisers & technology aiding human evolution

As advertisers wake up to the capabilities that artificial intelligence (AI) can offer them in their roles, not least in helping them understand …

Tiny 'micro drop' chemical reactors are helping to revolutionise scientific experiments

Science is getting smaller. From two-dimensional new materials to nano-robots, many of the latest advances are being made at scales impossible to see …

A Team Cured Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects

A Cure for Diabetes<p>A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics …

Samsung rolls out updated Smart Switch website to lure iPhone users

Samsung wants to make it even more effortless to ditch your old smartphone and switch to one of its new Galaxy handsets. To this end, the company is rolling out a redesign to its Smart Switch website.<p>The transfer app enables users to freely move content from their old phone to any recent Galaxy …

Fast, Precise Cancer Care Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

Of all the cancers in the world, lung cancer is the deadliest. This year, the National Cancer Institute estimates it will kill 150,000 people, …

Canada has a chance to monopolize the artificial intelligence industry

<i>John Kelleher is a partner at McKinsey & Co. and the co-chair of Next Canada. Laura McGee is an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. and co-founder of #GoSponsorHer.</i><p>John Kelleher is a partner at McKinsey & Co. and the co-chair of Next Canada. Laura McGee is an engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. …

Why chatbots will never completely take over for humans

What an unexpected twist in the tale of bots.<p>A McKinsey write-up says the bots are stumbling. Google’s Igor Markov warns that AI could turn into the plague. Yet some of the world’s largest companies have recruited tens of thousands of workers to build AI and chatbots. There’s this supposed <i>coming</i> …

This startup wants to regenerate the heart and brain to keep people healthier for longer

A company that wants to regenerate the heart and brain could change the way we treat people who have had a heart attack or Parkinson's disease.<p>BlueRock Therapeutics is the creation of pharma giant Bayer and Versant Ventures, which set out create a next-generation regenerative-medicine company. …

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The Difference Between AI and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning used to be heard when the topic was Big Data Analytics – and maybe in some sci-fi movies- before; …

Quantum Computing Might Be Here Sooner Than You Think

It’s a sunny Tuesday morning in late March at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center. The ­corridor from the reception area follows the long, curving …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

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The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Talking about artificial intelligence is in season for Europe’s corporate executives. Just don’t mention its shortcomings.<p>The C-suite is eager to …

Artificial Intelligence

Doug Liman Goes VR With ‘Invisible’: “I Thought People Could Do Better”

To gain some insight into the career and ambition of director and producer Doug Liman—a multifaceted, endlessly inquisitive artist—take a look at his …

Chatbots VS Humans: Who Will Win the War?

Despite the rise of chatbots in e-commerce and customer service, no AI can completely replace human interactions in such areas. Users often have very complex questions with nuanced queries which may change across areas and cultures.<p>For a basic shopping experience, a chatbot may be able to guide …