Mads Pedersen

736 Added | 2 Magazines | 207 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.

Facebook Messenger's AI powered virtual personal assistant M has arrived in the UK

Facebook is offering users of its Messenger chat app a helping hand with a personal assistant powered by AI.<p>M is the social network's virtual …

Facebook Messenger

Take a Free Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Design Thinking

Google DeepMind AI Declares Galactic War on StarCraft

Tic-tac-toe, checkers, chess, Go, poker. Artificial intelligence rolled over each of these games like a relentless tide. Now Google’s DeepMind is …

Artificial Intelligence

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution of data processing. The future of this technology promises …

Quantum Mechanics

With a Single Touch, This Chip Can Heal Organs

It works by changing DNA.<p>Researchers have developed a tiny chip that, when applied to an affected area, can regenerate and repair failing body …

Biology

"Adversarial perturbations" reliably trick AIs about what kind of road-sign they're seeing

An "adversarial perturbation" is a change to a physical object that is deliberately designed to fool a machine-learning system into mistaking it for …

Machine Learning

5 Fresh Examples of Customer Experience Innovation

Serena Williams is a fiercely competitive tennis champion. Her record is 39 Grand Slam titles. She shows an ability to serve aces at critical moments — a tennis serve the opponent doesn’t touch. She’s known for her aggressive play, a “high risk” style balanced in part by her serve, the greatest in …

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Hubble Space Telescope

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National Geographic's Photo Winners Will Put Your Snaps To Shame

The photography contest for the world’s most famous nature publication has once again come to a close. With that of course comes stunning imagery …

Photography

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 …

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 …

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 …

Water

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 …

Tutorials

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 …

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 …

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>…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 | Mental Floss

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