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Stay away from these 5 foods before bed for better sleep (and long-term health)

The whole eating-before-bed thing is a delicate dance. Overindulging can lead to a restless night; but if you go to bed with your stomach growling, …

iA Writer's new duospaced font is great for drafts, and it's free

If, like me, you write a whole lot on your computer – be that letters, articles, blog posts, prose, or poetry – you’ll know that it’s important to use a good text editor that helps you word good. Finding a legible font to go with it doesn’t hurt, either.<p>To that end, it’s worth trying the new …

Typography

Can tech replace painkillers?

Jennifer Kain Kilgore was 17 when she had her first car accident. A high school senior, she was driving with her mother and aunt for a college visit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., when their car -- stopped on the highway in a line of traffic -- was rear-ended by another driver …

How tapering off opioids can help people with chronic pain

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last year, when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established new guidelines on prescribing opioids, it recommended that long-term opioid users be weaned or tapered off pain pills. A study published this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine bolsters this idea, …

Enterprise Chatbot Solutions With AI and Voice-Activation Are the Future

Enterprise chatbots solutions are changing the way we communicate and interact.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While enterprise chatbots have been on center stage for quite some time, a new wave of AI-assisted services is being introduced, changing the way we …

Chatbots

New ResearchKit update allows developers to upload patients' genetic data

The module was created by genetic testing company 23andMe<p>Genetic testing company 23andMe has created a new tool to help researchers using Apple’s ResearchKit integrate genetic information. Soon, ResearchKit developers can use the new module to upload the genetic data of participants who have had …

To Truly Fake Intelligence, Chatbots Need To Be Able To Change Your Mind

To achieve social intelligence, AI needs to be able to be persuasive, argues researcher.<p>Could you ever imagine yourself in a heated argument with a chatbot? Like, really passionate, deeply reasoned position-taking—argument, counterargument, countercounterargument, countercountercounterargument. …

AI And Chatbots Are Transforming The Customer Experience

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dramatically changing business, and chatbots, fueled by AI, are becoming a viable customer service channel. The best ones deliver a customer experience (CX) in which customers cannot tell if they are communicating with a human or a computer. AI has come a long way in …

Artificial Intelligence

How chatbots are learning

We caught up with Giles Colborne, co-founder and CEO of cxpartners. One of the world’s leading independent experience design consultancies, Colborne …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

Stanford University

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

MNML: a Free iOS UI Kit for Sketch, PS and XD

I know it's not Friday yet but how about a freebie packed UI patterns, UI components, customizable illustrations, icons, symbols and more. On top of …

Voicebots didn’t outshine chatbots. Microsoft, Amazon, and others did

There’s been quite a fervor over voicebots lately, especially as we lead into next week’s MobileBeat 2017 conference on AI, messaging, and personalization. AI has taken center stage, seemingly nudging chatbots out of the limelight even though we all started using them last year.<p>There’s no nail in …

Chatbots

Incredible Real-World Applications Prove the IoT Is Here to Stay

Industrial accidents? Air pollution?Actionable change is already occurring on the business application side of the IoT.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has its fans and skeptics, both of whom present their cases as to why it will or won’t …

Internet of Things

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges.<p>I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, …

Teaching machines to understand – and summarize – text

We humans are swamped with text. It’s not just news and other timely information: Regular people are drowning in legal documents. The problem is so …

Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing?

We’re almost halfway into 2017 (I know, can you believe it’s end of June already?) and one of the big themes emerging so far is the rise of the AI-powered digital assistants. Rapid improvements in key underlying technologies — voice recognition and natural language processing – are making these …

Artificial Intelligence

Is it unethical to design robots to resemble humans?

• <b>How should society treat realistic AI?</b> For example, is it okay to stab a realistic-looking robot? As an object without awareness, the stabbing would seemingly be a victimless display of abhorrent behavior. But while the action causes no direct impact on another person, its very existence may cross …

Robotics

Google's Eric Schmidt: We need critical thinking now more than ever

The Alphabet boss says the world is entering an age of abundance, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning<p>Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (Google’s parent company), is optimistic about the future. “We’re entering what I call the age of abundance,” he says. “And during …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning with JavaScript : Part 1

And you thought it wasn’t easy<p><i>This is Part 1 of the ongoing series</i> Machine Learning with JavaScript<i>. Here’s</i> Part 2.<p>JAVASCRIPT?! Shouldn’t I be using …

Machine Learning

Five Steps To Becoming a Successful Artist on Spotify

Spotify has been building out its resources to help musicians who are uncertain about streaming find more success. How to use them to your advantage.<p>From the look of things, streaming is shaping up to be the savior that the music industry has been clamoring for since the early 2000s. But is it …

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

5 Copywriting Tips for UX Designers

When Jeff Gothelf, a UX designer, decided to change two simple texts requiring users to sign up, he was trying out something he had read from a …

Apple Just Joined Tech's Great Race to Democratize AI

Apple’s iMac updates and new HomePod speaker drew most of the attention at the company’s World Wide Developers keynote. But tucked away in the middle …

Futurist David Brin: Get ready for the ‘first robotic empathy crisis’

Science fiction author and astrophysicist David Brin believes humans have a range of options to consider when it comes to preventing artificially intelligent entities from one day ruling over us like monarchs or foreign invaders.<p>Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and regulation are key, but so is …

Artificial Intelligence

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

How to create the ‘perfect’ AI-driven bot

Imagine the perfect personal assistant.<p>This partner would understand your needs — often before you’ve even expressed them — and know exactly how to deliver what you’re asking for. They would make helpful suggestions without becoming intrusive, and keep you from missing appointments and …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco is considering a once unthinkable measure to offset the threat of job-killing robots

There is a growing evidence that robots and artificial intelligence could displace huge swaths of the American workforce in the next couple of decades, much sooner than the "50 to 100 more years away" timeline that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects.<p>In San Francisco, where robots …

San Francisco

What Is Online Marketing? The Definitive Guide To Internet Visibility

Today, with nearly half the world’s population wired to the internet, the ever-increasing connectivity has created global shifts in strategic thinking and positioning, disrupting industry after industry, sector after sector. Seemingly, with each passing day, some new technological tool emerges that …

Marketing