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Google’s AI builds its own AI child and it’s better than anything humans have made

Is this the beginning of the end for humanity?<p>Google’s AI-building AI actually went ahead and built a fully-functional AI child that, as it turns …

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Driverless Cars

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (experts on the topic), EQ is only the beginning.<p>Whereas EQ has an emphasis on …

Leadership

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Study Skills

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

This is crazy.<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human brain …

Artificial Intelligence

Chinese researchers announce designer baby breakthrough

Science has taken another step toward delivering the perfect newborn – or at least a bouncing baby free of certain genetic defects.<p>Chinese researchers used a genome editing technique called CRISPR to rid normal embryos of hereditary diseases that cause blood disorders and other ailments, according …

Genetics

The biggest mystery in AI right now is the ethics board that Google set up after buying DeepMind

Google set up the board at DeepMind's request after the cofounders of the £400 million research-intensive AI lab said they would only agree to the acquisition if Google promised to look into the ethics of the technology it was buying into.<p>Business Insider asked Google once again who is on its AI …

Artificial Intelligence

'People hope my book will be China's Star Wars': Liu Cixin on China's exploding sci-fi scene

The author of The Three-Body Problem explains how science fiction emerged from the Cultural Revolution’s shadow, with the potential to speak across cultures<p>When he was a schoolboy, Liu Cixin’s favourite book was Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. This might seem like a fairly …

Science Fiction

Here’s the Most Effective Way to Say No to Things You Don’t Want to Do

Being helpful is a nice thing and all, but it’s also <i>exhausting</i> — so much so, in fact, that research has shown that offering to help your co-workers …

Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

Singularity

Space Elevators: From Science Fiction to Reality

Organizations like NASA and SpaceX have pledged to send humans to Mars in the near future, and each has its own unique technology in development to …

Engineering

Volvo and Uber to deliver fully autonomous car this year

Better yet, when you call for an Uber and a self-driving car shows up, your ride is free.<p>Volvo and Uber are collaborating on a fully self-driving vehicle that should be in ride-sharing company's Pittsburgh fleet by the end of the year.<p>It's an announcement that blows Ford's claim, earlier this week, …

Autonomous Cars

Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

A while back I was helping a marketing department with Agile, and that’s a story for another day. This story starts with a comment from a VP who was …

Project Management

Employee Turnover Is A Leadership Problem

Dear Liz,<p>I could use your help with a situation I’m facing at work. I manage a Tech Support department of 22 technicians who help our customers using text, phone and email and they do a great job. However, I am constantly hiring and training because our turnover is extremely high. The reason for …

The Workplace

6 Leadership Lessons I Hope Millennials Will Consider (I Didn't, And It Cost Me)

Boy, I wish I knew about these before I hit 30. Live and learn.<p>While this article may resemble yet another listicle to hack your way to leadership glory, quite frankly, it has a personal testimony attached. They are laser accounts of how I reinvented myself as a leader.<p>I'm not tooting my own horn. …

Leadership

The Eastern Perspective on the Trinity

All too often, the Eastern perspective on the Trinity is mistakenly overlooked by Western society in the study of Church History. This is …

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

Quantum Mechanics

5 Ways Customer Journey Mapping Can Transform Your Business Right Now

Customer journey mapping is a technique that is growing in popularity, not only with customer experience (CX) professionals, but also within …

Customer Experience

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

How Syfy is Leading The Charge With Imagining Diverse Futures

Over the last couple of seasons of television, critics and audiences have begun to pay a considerable amount of attention to the role of women and …

Here’s What Happens When You Give Your Employees More Independence

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

Innovation

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase | Inc.com

All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors for our deserving customers. More than almost anything else in the animal kingdom, storytelling is in our DNA.<p>In fact, we …

Conspiracies

Big IT rising

An overview of Lean, Agile and DevOps<p>New Ways of Working<p>The lunch of big corporate IT is being stolen by smaller, nimbler companies. Big IT, with its …

Project Management

3tags.org

Our addiction to technology is like a drug high — but we can fix it

Erika Atold (a composite drawn from a series of recent interviews), a 32-year-old mother and legal secretary in Seattle, embraced the internet revolution compulsively.<p>As the owner of seven digital devices — desktop, laptop, two tablets, two phones and a watch — she was online about 140 hours a week.<p>…

University of Washington

So How Exactly Do We Get To Alpha Centauri?

The star system is 25 trillion miles away<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project, announced today by Yuri Milner, plans to use giant lasers to launch tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. While using laser cannons for spacecraft propulsion might sound like science fiction, previous research …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation