Ravin Kohli

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The Scariest Thing About Facebook Isn't Even How It Treats Your Data

Its power to influence users makes Facebook a tool for "mass population control," and Mark Zuckerberg's utopian goals only increase the danger.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's marathon date with Congress is over. It might as well never have happened.<p>For two days, Facebook's CEO stuck to his bland talking points, …

Social Media

Practice Your Multiplication With These Magic Squares Worksheets

Hone your skills with these 'magic' worksheets<p>A magic square is an arrangement of numbers in a grid where each number occurs only once yet the sum or …

Mathematics

Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Spearheading the sustainable energy movement. Attempting to solve rush hour traffic. Exploring the unknown regions of outer space. Responding to fans (and critics) on social media. To say billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is keeping busy would surely be an understatement.<p>Nevertheless, Musk took …

TED Talks

The "universal adversarial preturbation" undetectably alters images so AI can't recognize them

In a newly revised paper in <i>Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition</i>, a group of French and Swiss computer science researchers show that "a very small …

Machine Learning

I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the …

What America Stood For

"Where people are desperate, it is still America they count on, whether they love or scorn it, and America they blame when aid does not come."<p>After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November, a foreign ambassador accosted one of my deputies at the State Department, where …

33 Movies to Watch When Your Brain Is Completely Fried

There's a certain level of tiredness that overcomes all of us in the hours between coming home from work and going to bed. You're beat, sure, but not <i>quite</i> ready to pass out. This...

Entertainment

Motherfucking Website

Look at this shit. You can read it ... that is, if you can read, motherfucker. It makes sense. It has motherfucking hierarchy. It's using HTML5 tags …

Wild Parrots Raid India Poppy Fields To Get High On Opium

Polly wants something stronger than a cracker these days ― a lot stronger.<p>Wild parrots have been raiding poppy fields in India in order to get high on the flowers’ opium.<p>As can be seen in the video above, the dope-craving birds will sit perched on trees near the poppies until workers slip open the …

India

These AI bots created their own language to talk to each other

A next step in the development of artificial intelligence.<p>It is now table stakes for artificial intelligence algorithms to “learn” about the world around them. The next level: For AI bots to learn how to talk to each other — and develop their own shared language.<p>New research released last week by …

Artificial Intelligence

Using Machine Learning To Generate Human-Readable News Articles

<b>TL;DR Abstract</b> - I built ZombieWriter, a Ruby gem that will enable users to generate news articles by aggregating paragraphs from other sources. It …

Machine Learning

How to Hire Real Innovators (Not Fakers) | Inc.com

Companies that truly value innovation spend a lot of time searching for new hires that truly have the skills to develop and nurture new ideas consistently. For a while, companies like Google tried to weed out the innovators from the also-rans by asking people to solve difficult problems. These …

Innovation

Distill: An Interactive, Visual Journal for Machine Learning Research

The journal Distill launches today. In a nutshell, Distill is an interactive, visual journal for machine learning research.<p>The web has been around …

Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social …

Social Media

Perspective

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we’re trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It’s a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of …

Artificial Intelligence

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which white-collar jobs …

Obama Administration

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shows Liverpool FC how top clubs rotate successfully

"I don't understand it," an Manchester United FA Cup winner said in the Old Trafford press room. "With modern day science, players can handle two …

New technology is forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead

Imagine you have a close friend you frequently communicate with via text. One day, they suddenly die. You reel, you cry, you attend their funeral. Then you decide to pick up your phone and send them a message, just like old times.<p>“I miss you,” you type. A little response bubble appears at the …

Artificial intelligence makes shocking advance

Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually …

Artificial Intelligence

The AI Takeover Is Coming. Let’s Embrace It. | Backchannel

<b>On Tuesday,</b> the White House released a chilling report on AI and the economy. It began by positing that “it is to be expected that machines will …

We don’t understand how AI make most decisions, so now algorithms are explaining themselves

Self-awareness, or the ability to understand and explain oneself, is one of the largest divides between artificial and human intelligence. While we may not fully understand ourselves, we can offer up a rationale for our decisions in most cases. On the other hand, AI algorithms are usually only …

Artificial Intelligence

null | Inc.com

Earlier today, Yahoo belatedly admitted that a billion user accounts were hacked in 2013. Users, of course, should be filing lawsuits because by not warning everyone back then, Yahoo (and CEO Marissa Meyer) put their users at risk of future hacking.<p>But Yahoo's inability to keep its user accounts …

Information Systems

Why Google, Microsoft and Amazon Love the Sound of Your Voice

Amazon's Echo has made tangible the promise of an artificially intelligent personal assistant in every home. Those who own the voice-activated gadget …

Artificial Intelligence

Person of the year shouldn’t be Trump – it’s clearly Putin

From Brexit to the US election, Aleppo to post-truth, 2016 has seen the Kremlin chief’s dreams realised<p>Donald Trump should not have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. That’s not to make the schoolboy error of presuming the award to be a badge of moral approval: I know it merely …

Russia

Timelapse

<i>Timelapse is optimized for interactive exploration on desktop browsers. For the full interactive experience, view this page on desktop.</i><p>Timelapse is a …

MIT Develops A.I. That Can Predict Seconds Into the Future

A superhero who was able to see two seconds into the future wouldn’t be invincible, but she’d have a leg up on mere mortals. On Monday, the …

Artificial Intelligence

New neural-network algorithm learns directly from human instructions instead of examples

Conventional neural-network image-recognition algorithm trained to recognize human hair (left), compared to the more precise heuristically trained …

Machine Learning

25+ websites to find datasets for data science projects

Introduction<p>If there is <b>one</b> sentence, which summarizes the essence of learning data science, it is this:<p><i>The best way to learn data science is to apply</i> …