Mads Pedersen

707 Added | 2 Magazines | 187 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.

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Italy

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

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

Information Security

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 …

Privacy

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they created this new one

Silicon Valley is working on ways to change the way that we drive, eat, live, and now thanks to a new type of school, the way our children learn. The school is called AltSchool, and it's the brainchild of a former Google executive, Max Ventilla. The school merges traditional education with the type …

Education

The Best Photography Advice You Never Got

<b>If you’re anything like me, then you tend to learn things the hard way—through personal experience. I’ve learned that life will continue to present</b> …

Photography

Brands Using Facebook Lead Ads Can Now More Effectively Measure Offline Conversions

Facebook continues to take steps to better enable businesses to attribute conversions to the actions that drove them, online or offline, and its …

Marketing

ServiceNow launches machine learning, AI automation engine

The company is using technology from its DxContinuum acquisition to build an Intelligent Automation Engine that tailors models to each</b> …

Machine Learning

MailChimp Gives Away Its Marketing Automation Tools

MailChimp is giving away the goods.<p>Namely, its automated marketing email capabilities — previously only available at extra cost — are now being …

Digital Marketing

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

Robots

Is WebAssembly replacing JavaScript?

Will WebAssembly overtake JavaScript in Web Application coding needs?<p>Over the years, JavaScript has emerged as the go-to language for programmers who …

JavaScript

To Lead a More Fulfilling Life, Minimize Choice

Simplify your work and life for maximum mental well-being<p>In these complex days of sensory and information overload, I have become increasingly interested in how to simplify our work and life.<p>One way to simplify anything is to minimize choice (a la Barry Schwartz's Paradox of Choice). Designers …

Minimalism

Google's Project Sunroof expands to 7 million homes in Germany

Google’s Project Sunroof is launching in Germany today, extending the company’s solar estimator to 7 million homes. Project Sunroof is a simple tool …

Clean Energy

SEO & intelligent content: Discovery, connection and improved performance

Customer journeys have evolved significantly in their complexity, with the sheer amount of touch points possible exploding due to digital …

SEO

Speech-imitating algorithm can steal your voice in 60 seconds

Machine learning algorithm can mimic other peoples' voices or create new ones from scratch.<p>A Canadian start-up has developed a voice imitation …

Machine Learning

LinkedIn Launches Tools For Audience Targeting

LinkedIn has launched Matched Audiences, a suite of three targeting tools that aim to connect marketers with their audiences through site retargeting …

Marketing

With the release of Amazon Lex, AWS asks: Developers, can you build me a chatbot?

Now that Amazon Web Services has made public its Amazon Lex technology, which makes Alexa fetch another case of LaCroix from Amazon Prime at your …

Chatbots

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup.<p>This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be …

Augmented Reality

Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy

John Martinis has given himself just a few months to reach a milestone in the history of computing.<p>He’s leader of the Google research group working …

Quantum Mechanics

Today will be the first day the UK was powered without coal since the industrial revolution

The seismic shift in global energy production was powerfully in evidence today (April 21), when all electricity in the UK was produced for a 24-hour period without burning a single shovelful of coal—for the first time since the industrial revolution.<p>Britain led the world into industrialization in …

Renewable Energy

Creating Simple Rules for Complex Decisions

Machines can now beat humans at complex tasks that seem tailored to the strengths of the human mind, including poker, the game of Go, and visual recognition. Yet for many high-stakes decisions that are natural candidates for automated reasoning, like doctors diagnosing patients and judges setting …

Machine Learning

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i><p>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.<p>“I …

Agile Development

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

Medicine