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A Crash Course in Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is solving problems that seemed well beyond our reach just a few years back. Using deep learning, the fastest growing segment of AI, computers are now able to learn and recognize patterns from data that were considered too complex for expert written software. Today, …

Machine Learning

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Machine Learning

A little-known token may be fueling Bitcoin's rise. Critics say it's a scam.

Bitcoin has been on a run. Despite its recent dip, the cryptocurrency has impressed skeptics and believers alike in its monumental rise in value …

One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin's price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it's good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world's foremost …

Cryptocurrency

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the fact they procrastinate -- especially when they put off things they actually enjoy doing or, more …

Procrastination

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not just Millennials. As a Gen-Xer myself, I fully admit that being connected 24/7 to …

Leadership

In Just 3 Words, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership | Inc.com

Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published a new letter to shareholders, in which he refers to the company's timeline as "Day 1," allowing Amazon to continually move forward.<p>What does Day 2 look like?<p>"Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed …

Leadership

Ten Ways Great Coaches Overcome Resistance To Change

“I just don’t know how to make this coaching stick” said a frustrated leader to me. He’s an executive coaching client and he is trying to coach a direct report to change his behavior.<p>His tone of voice reminded me of the frustration I had felt too often, when I was just not getting through to an …

Leadership

10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

5 killer productivity hacks: How to work faster and finish early every day

Between meetings, deadlines that require quick turnaround, more meetings, hitting your goals (and even more meetings) it's easy to feel like you're …

Time Management
Viruses

Public Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh at the Riverside Church, New York

September 25, 2001<p>My Dear friends, I would like to tell you how I practice when I get angry. During the war in Vietnam, there was a lot of injustice, …

Meditation

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

4 Old Fashioned Work Practices You Need to Get Rid Of Now

If you want to usher in the future of work, start by nuking these terrible work practices.<p>Want to adapt to the future of work? Start by canning these 5 outdated workplace practices.<p><b>1. Hierarchy</b><p>What was good for the Industrial Age is completely obsolete in today's relationship economy, yet most …

The Workplace

Google's Insane Approach to Management Could Transform Your Company | Inc.com

I'm a big fan of Laszlo Bock, head of Google's people operations (a more adept way of saying he's the HR boss) for over 62,000 "Googlers," as they are affectionately known.<p>Bock wrote the magnificent <i>Work Rules!</i>, which has quickly become one of my go-to secret weapons on leadership and HR innovation, …

Home Depot

Turning The Lights On Inside Of Amazon Web Services

In the real world, we recognize how difficult moving is. Some people stay in a home five years longer than they should have just to avoid having to pack and unpack all their stuff.<p>Yet, when it comes to migrating parts of your business to the cloud or another new environment, companies underestimate …

Cloud Computing

How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

I always hated statistics. I mean really, really, <i>really</i> hated it.<p>Recently though, I've had a change of heart about the subject. In response, I find statistics changing my mind, or at least changing my perspective.<p>Let me explain.<p>When I was an undergraduate physics major, lab classes were mandatory. …

Physics

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

Artificial Intelligence

This Country Is Testing the Tech Behind Bitcoin for Real Estate Transactions

Sweden is conducting tests to put the country’s land registry system on blockchain, the underlying technology supporting the digital currency …

Blockchain

Download Dozens of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever

Coursera, one of the best sources of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), is shutting down their old platform on June 30, and removing dozens of …

How this VC went from Google to a must-read blogger in one of the hottest spaces in tech

Every day, the head of planning at ThredUp, the used clothes marketplace startup, looks for customers who buy a mix of <i>both</i> women's and kids' clothes.<p>It's because data has proven those customers are likely to spend more even without getting discount offers. ThredUp gives them different types of …

Warby Parker

6 Essential Stretches to Reduce Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching …

Meet Microsoft's 'planet scale' NoSQL database

Given the strength of SQL Server in business, you might be surprised to learn that Microsoft has spent the last five years building a distributed …

Databases

Robert Reich: Wealth inequality is even more devastating than income inequality

Two thirds of Americans now live paycheck to paycheck. This isn’t sustainable, warns the former secretary of labor<p>Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That’s because you have to have enough savings from income to begin to accumulate wealth – buying a house or …

Retirement

The One Quality That Defines a Truly Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> <i>questions</i> …

Leadership

Finally, CSS In JavaScript! Meet CSSX

JavaScript is a wonderful language. It’s rich, it’s dynamic, and it’s so tightly coupled to the web nowadays. The concept of writing everything in …

JavaScript

5 open source home automation tools

With the Internet of Things rapidly expanding the number of connected devices in our homes, finding open source solutions for controlling them is …

Home Automation