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Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry

Amazon has casually unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software.<p>At its AWS conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, the …

Machine Learning

What's next for the human race?

Even science can’t predict the future. Or can it? Jim Al-Khalili explores the science of the future, delving into transport, medicine, …

Habitats

Spin: The Quantum Property That Should Have Been Impossible

In the early 1920s, physicists were first working out the mysteries of the quantum Universe. Particles sometimes behaved as waves, with indeterminate positions, momenta, energies, and other properties. There was an inherent uncertainty to a great many properties that we could measure, and …

Quantum Physics

Uh, This Flat Earther's Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable

61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with …

Space Exploration

21 Strange Jobs Humans Will Probably Have in the Future | Inc.com

Robots are coming for our jobs. We've heard it before, and to a varying degree, it's true. Business consultant group Cognizant predicts in its book "What to do when machines do everything" that over the next 10 to 15 years, 12% of jobs in the U.S. will be replaced by automation.<p>However, all is not …

Artificial Intelligence

The non-techie’s guide to machine learning

You find yourself at another startup meetup, leaning against the bar and sipping away at your drink. <i>Tonight’s the night</i>, you think to yourself.</i> …

Counterpoint: The case against an AI god

<i>We’d previously written an opinion piece titled “The case for an artificially intelligent god.” This is our counterpoint to that.</i><p>It’s a strange time to be a technology journalist. Somehow artificial intelligence has grown from buzzword to a religion, literally. For tech enthusiasts, it can often be …

Singularity

Germany bans children's 'smart' watches over surveillance concerns

Germany’s telecoms regulator has banned ​the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws.<p>The Federal Network Agency said it had already taken action against several firms that sell the watches online …

Smartwatches

Fantastic ML apps and how to build them

Building efficient machine learning applications is not a simple task. The typical engineering process is an iteration of data wrangling, feature generation, model selection, hyperparameter tuning and evaluation. The amount of possible variations of input features, algorithms and parameters makes …

Machine Learning

The 6 Simple Steps Elon Musk Uses to Solve Any Problem

You learned these steps in elementary school, but do you ever actually use them?<p>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>There were all sorts of fascinating tidbits in Neil Strauss's fantastic <i>Rolling Stone</i> feature on Elon Musk -- hints about the Tesla Truck, the man behind the genius and more.<p>But for …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Smarter Font IdentificationIdentifying a font just got a little...

Smarter Font IdentificationIdentifying a font just got a little easier today. The WhatTheFont mobile app has been redesigned and relaunched with …

Machine Learning

I’m an atheist, but I had to walk away from the toxic side of online atheism

When I was invited to discuss atheism on “The O’Reilly Factor” four years ago, I initially wanted to turn it down. However, I ultimately realized it was a chance to show Fox News viewers a different side of atheism on a network where atheists are usually talked about rather than with.<p>It was …

Religion

What the Hell Is a Quantum Computer and How Excited Should I Be?

They will never sit on your desk, and they will most certainly never fit in your pocket. Today, they’re fragile, and need to be kept at temperatures …

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Thinks We're Living in the Matrix. If He's Right, It's a Good Thing | Inc.com

Elon Musk thinks it's almost certain that we're living in some version of <i>The Matrix.</i> In fact, he believes that there's a "one in billions chance" that reality as we know it is <b>not</b> a computer simulation.<p>No, really. You read that right.<p>"The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation I …

Singularity

Samsung thinks iPhone owners need to 'grow up' and get a Galaxy

Samsung and Apple will always throw shade at one another, but the former has always been a bit more on the nose about it. Samsung's commercials have …

Galaxy Note

Initialize and Define an Object with a Variable as a Key in One Line!

ECMAScript 6 brought us some wonderful features and helped alleviate some Javascript pains. One particular pain I wrestled with for a long time deals …

Introducing a Programming Language so Simple, It “Fits on a T-shirt”

Blockstream is introducing Simplicity, a new programming language for blockchain-based smart contracts, intended for inclusion in Blockstream’s …

Programming Languages

Stephen Hawking’s terrifying warning about AI robots

<b>Artificial intelligence is quite likely to ‘replace humans altogether’, Stephen Hawking has warned (again).</b><p>Human development of robots and computers …

Git: Everything the pros need to know

Git is an easy to use open source tool for team collaboration, though developers primarily use it to manage source code. Get details about this Linus …

3 smart strategies geniuses like Albert Einstein and Elon Musk use to learn anything faster

In a world that includes the theory of relativity, the plays of Shakespeare, and a worldwide web of instantly connected supercomputers, it's not difficult to come up with people who might have the authority to talk about how to learn hard things quickly.<p>Thankfully, the geniuses behind just these …

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

Evaluation strategy

Unlike Haskell, PureScript is strictly evaluated.<p>As the evaluation strategy matches JavaScript, interoperability with existing code is trivial - a …

30-minute Python Web Scraper

I’ve been meaning to create a web scraper using Python and Selenium for a while now, but never gotten around to it. A few nights ago, I decided to …

Watching This Neural Network Render Truly Photorealistic Faces Is Creepy and Mesmerizing

In 2015, Google released DeepDream, a bonkers, art-generating neural net users put to work rendering everything from disturbing dog collages to even …

We’re closer then ever to understanding how matter interacts on the tiniest scale

It’s been a big few weeks for physics. First, in what is probably the announcement of the year, we managed to see the birth of a black hole in real …

The 20 Best Visual Studio Code Extensions for Front End Developers

Great tooling can help developers write faster, cleaner, and more consistent code. A few months ago, I asked front end developers here at Shopify …

Here's what a world powered by quantum computers will look like

Beyond Science Fiction<p>In 1935, Albert Einstein famously collaborated with physicists Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen on a paper designed to …

Meet the High Schooler Shaking Up Artificial Intelligence

Since its founding by Elon Musk and others nearly two years ago, nonprofit research lab OpenAI has published dozens of research papers. One posted …