Mads Pedersen

726 Added | 2 Magazines | 196 Likes | 15 Following | 23 Followers | @madspedersen | Digital Media Manager @ Grundfos. Flipping stories about business-driven development, creative use of digital media and technology, social business.

The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs 'hated this guy at Microsoft'

Former head of iOS, Scott Forstall, opens up about how Apple’s iconic device came from late CEO’s dislike for the husband of one of his wife’s friends<p>If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or …

Steve Jobs

Adobe and Stanford just taught AI to edit videos — with impressive results

Why it matters to you<p>Future Adobe video editors could make the process even faster, thanks to AI that still allows for creative input.<p>Just one minute …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

The Sci-Fi Guru Who Predicted Google Earth Explains Silicon Valley’s Latest Obsession

“Snow Crash” author Neal Stephenson talks to the Hive about the differences between augmented and virtual reality, how to create a convincing Metaverse, and why social media is driving us insane.<p>Way back in 1992, author <b>Neal Stephenson</b> published his breakthrough novel, <i>Snow Crash,</i> a cyberpunk …

Virtual Reality

Solar Pumping: A Cheaper and Cleaner Way to Access Groundwater

Many communities around the world have limited access to water. To reach deep groundwater reserves, diesel generated electricity is used in rural …

Energy

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing.<p>Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google’s most powerful …

Quantum Mechanics

Improve Your Astrophotography Focus With a Bahtinov Mask

Finding razor-sharp focus when shooting astrophotography can be hard – stars appear as point light sources, and there are no detailed surfaces to aid …

Photography

Netflix launches new 'interactive shows' that let viewers dictate the story

Netflix is putting a new spin on the old Gamebook genre.<p>Today the company announced that it’s launching an all-new interactive format that ultimately turns viewers into legitimate storytellers. In comparison to standard television, these so-called interactive shows put the viewers in charge, …

Netflix

Chatbox UX: Crafting a Valuable Conversation

All chatbots are not created equal. What separates a good chatbot from a bad one? A good chatbot helps users accomplish something more efficiently. A …

Chatbots

Microsoft’s new internal video hub, Microsoft Stream, is now generally available

Microsoft Stream, a video service that helps companies organize those boring training videos for their employees, is now generally available, the …

Microsoft

A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language

The Future of Language<p>A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a glimpse into the future of language.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Look Inside Spain’s Bizarre Baby Jumping Festival

This unorthodox baptism dates back to the 17th century and has roots in paganism.<p>Once a year in mid-June, devils run wild in the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia.<p>A blend of Catholic and pagan rituals meant to represent the triumph of good over evil, the festival of El Colacho dates back to …

Festivals

This Infinite Loop Timelapse Spins the Earth While the Stars Stay Still

If you point your camera at the sky and film, the stars will arc overhead. That’s because your camera is attached to a giant spinning orb called …

Earth Science

20 Sleek Material Design Frameworks For Web Designers

Join the<b> Material design trend</b> by using one of these 20 sleek <b>Material design frameworks</b> to build your websites on!Nowadays, the popularity of …

UI Design

Alphabet Just Sold Two Companies to a CEO Who Wants to Speed up the Singularity

Surprise Acquisition<p>This week, Japanese electronics and robotics giant SoftBank, the company behind the Pepper robot, announced its acquisition of …

Robots

CMOs are the next generation of CEOs — here's why

<i>Getty Images</i><p><i>By Sameer Kazi, CEO, Cheetah Digital</i><p>Just a few years ago, the idea of a marketer becoming CEO was pie-in-the-sky thinking. Today the jump is real. Dick’s Sporting Goods recently promoted CMO Lauren Hobart to company president, Kevin Hochman leapt from CMO to president at KFC, and former …

Marketing

Shopify’s Kit virtual shop assistant is now free for all merchants

Shopify is taking Kit, the virtual assistant it acquired last year and making it free to all members on its platform, as a basic part of their merchant services. That’s a big deal for the previously premium service, both in terms of how far it can reach, and in terms of what it can do for Shopify’s …

eCommerce

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

Intelligence

College Students Had An AI Teaching Assistant, And They Were None The Wiser

College & University

Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning

Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. …

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence can now use a person's image and audio to create fake videos

<b>London</b>: Oxford scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can create fake videos of a person by using their still image and …

Content Hacking With Your Competitor's Research

It’s amazing what you can learn by analyzing the strategies that are working for your competitors. Best of all, you can incorporate what you learn …

This designer uses Pantone swatches in the coolest way

If you've only gathered Pantone swatches to test out paints, you might want to take things up a notch and learn a thing or two about the versatility of the swatch from Andrea Antoni.<p>The Italian designer's Instagram is filled with beautiful photographs in which he cleverly uses Pantone swatches to …

Graphic Design

Google’s AI can now answer your emails for you

Wading through emails is currently one part tedium, two parts frustration, and a generous pinch of masochism. Until Google makes a captcha program …

Google quietly debuts Chatbase, a chatbot analytics platform

Just ahead of Google’s I/O event kicking off later today, some details have leaked out about a new service that Google is launching for developers that are building chatbots. TechCrunch has learned that Google has developed a new service called Chatbase, which provides analytics and suggestions for …

Chatbots

Google's speech recognition error rate is now under 5%

It's no secret that one of Google's strengths in recent years has been voice recognition. In my own experience, my Google Home picks up what I am …

Did You Lose Traffic After Migrating To HTTPS? Here's How To Fix That.

• <i>Should you move your website from HTTP to HTTPS?</i>• <i><br>Is it worth moving an information site like a</i> blog <i>to HTTPS?</i><p>These were some of the questions we all …

SEO

Here’s The Unofficial Silicon Valley Explainer On Artificial Intelligence

Andreessen Horowitz partner Frank Chen is here to tell you that anyone can utilize the technology, not just members of the “priesthood.”<p>I’m willing to bet you didn’t know that artificial intelligence can help sort cucumbers.<p>It can, and in fact it does. And while AI has gotten massive amounts of …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple isn't working on a car — it's working on something much bigger

Apple is behaving in a really strange way regarding the mythical "Apple Car." After hiring 1,000 people to work on a secret program called Project Titan, which many believed to be the development of a car, the company laid off hundreds of them late last year. Observers interpreted that as one of …

Apple

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …