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A beginner's guide to AI: Computer vision and image recognition

<i>This is the second story in our continuing series covering the basics of artificial intelligence. While it isn’t necessary to read the first article, which covers neural networks, doing so may add to your understanding of the topics covered in this one.</i><p>Teaching a computer how to ‘see’ is no small …

Artificial Intelligence

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

New app, Killi, lets advertisers pay users for their data

A Toronto-based ad-technology entrepreneur is rolling out a novel response to 2018’s grand struggle for data privacy: a platform that pays consumers to share their information.<p>Freckle IOT Inc., which helps brands assess the effectiveness of the components of ad campaigns so they can more …

GDPR

Airbnb is encouraging tourists to visit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico suffered the worst natural disaster in its history in September last year, when Hurricane Maria tore through the island, causing devastation that's still affecting its inhabitants. But it remains one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, and Airbnb wants to help it back on …

These $2,000 devices designed to mine Ethereum are selling out — and critics say they could weaken faith in cryptocurrency altogether

So far, the device of choice to mine the ethereum cryptocurrency has been the traditional computer graphics card.<p>That could soon change when specialized devices commonly known as "ASICs" are introduced in July, which are much more efficient at mining cryptocurrencies than graphics cards.<p>Currently, …

This new vacation rental site pulls together listings from across the internet

Searching for the perfect beach bungalow for your vacation? No need to exacerbate your carpal tunnel syndrome, because finding a vacation rental is about to get easier.<p>A new platform called VacationRenter.com pulls together rental listings from across the web, including sites like VRBO, …

Hospitality

Deep learning with synthetic data will democratize the tech industry

The visual data sets of images and videos amassed by the most powerful tech companies have been a competitive advantage, a moat that keeps the advances of machine learning out of reach from many. This advantage will be overturned by the advent of synthetic data.<p>The world’s most valuable technology …

10 most effective social media tools for PR pros

Some technology really does make things easier.<p>With social media management tools, you can use automation to share your content and the content of …

Coinbase announces Venture Fund for early stage blockchain startups

Coinbase is launching a venture fund to help early stage blockchain startups flourish. The company’s President and COO Asiff Hirji announced this on CNBC on Thursday.<p>We’re going to invest off our balance sheet into crypto companies,” Hirji said. “We will invest in companies that are in the space …

Venture Capital

AI Just Took a Big Step Towards Becoming More Human

They're now capable of training themselves.<p>In recent months, researchers at OpenAI have been focusing on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Create your own AI-powered voice assistant with Matrix Voice

The Matrix Voice development board is a Raspberry Pi add-on you can use to build your own voice assistant. I got my hands on a review unit to see if someone who is “code illiterate” could make something out of it.<p>Some people have an affinity for programming and development. I’m not one of them. …

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

• Machine learning patents grew at a 34% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017, the third-fastest growing category of all patents granted.<br>• International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B by 2021.<br>• Deloitte Global predicts …

Machine Learning

Why Switzerland is Becoming a “Crypto Nation” with a Flourishing ICO Market: Expert Take

<i>In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional</i> …

Outdoorsy, the ‘Airbnb of RVs,’ rolls up $25 million in fresh funding

According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: There are fewer than 100,000 commercially owned vehicles available from …

Startups

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

10 Types of Innovation | Larry Keeley | SingularityU South Africa Summit

Forget Ethereum: Here Are 8 Intriguing Cryptocurrencies You Should Follow

The North Face Geodome 4 Tent

Leveraging the strength of the geodesic dome, the North Face Geodome 4 Tent is a roomy shelter able to handle tough conditions. It sleeps four and …

Plus Hus

Whether it's an office, guest house, or a new abode, Plus Hus gives you 320 square feet to do with what you like. The simple rectangular structure is …

10 questions to ask yourself when you don't know what to do with your life

Civil Rights Legend Rosa Parks on the Meaning of Life

“We are here on earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.”<p><i>“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately,”</i> Seneca counseled two millennia ago as he contemplated the shortness of life and urged us to live wide rather than …

Creative Whack Pack

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 4 Exercises To Boost Your Creativity

We can’t choose to turn creativity on or off, but we can do our best to help our brains get unstuck.<p>Steve Jobs famously said that creativity is just connecting things. But anyone facing a creative block knows it’s a lot harder than grabbing ideas out of thin air.<p>Creativity is a complex process. …

Creativity

Blackstone reportedly in talks to buy majority stake in key Thomson Reuters unit

U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to buy an approximate 55 percent stake in the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters for more than $17 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.<p>Thomson Reuters' board, the sources said, is expected to meet …

HQ Trivia scraps $20 minimum requirement to withdraw prizes

Got a few bucks sitting in HQ Trivia limbo these past couple of months? You'll be happy to hear this, then: the app no longer requires a minimum balance for withdrawal. You can get your prize money no matter how small it is, so you don't have to endlessly try to win again and again just to be able …

Want to get in on the pot stock and bitcoin frenzy? Here’s how to make a sensible decision

The second-worst stock market environment for the sensible investor is what we're seeing today – a grab-fest of buying based on the fear of missing out.<p>The worst of the worst market conditions are crashes like we most recently saw in 2008-09. A lot of people were scarred by that downturn and have …

Bitcoin Is Losing Ground -- Here's the Coin That Could Take Its Place

A major payment-processing company is ditching bitcoin, but seems very interested in a certain alternative.<p>It has been a quiet day in the …

Top Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018 | Investopedia

The more blockchain-based startups there are, the more difficult it can be to separate out the ones that truly stand out. Essentially, every startup …

Rogue Amoeba launches Farrago, a polished soundboard app for Mac

Rogue Amoeba is known for making quality audio tools for macOS, and its latest release Farrago continues that effort. Farrago is a super polished soundboard app for Mac created for podcasters and theater techs.<p>Farrago provides the best way to quickly play sound bites, audio effects, and music clips …