Mathieu Badimon

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Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

Bill Gates

AI, radiology and the future of work

RADIOLOGISTS, say the pessimists, will be first against the wall when the machines take over. Analysing medical images is a natural fit for “deep …

LeBron James' Childhood Friend Romeo Travis Talks Lakers Move, Balling Abroad

On June 26, Romeo Travis sent out a public service announcement via Instagram.<p>Earlier that day, James Harden was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Travis was upset about the choice, and he let everybody know it. In the photo he posted, Travis wore a LeBron James Cavaliers jersey, the orange …

Basketball

The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken — here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000 mistakes over and over again'

• <b>Phil Libin, a longtime entrepreneur and the founder of Evernote, thinks the technology industry isn't doing a good job of promoting innovation.</b>• <b><br>He's</b> …

The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation

In her new book, Vanessa Siddle Walker reveals how African American educators became the ‘hidden provocateurs’ who spearheaded the push for racial justice in education.<p>For 25 years, the Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker has studied and written about the segregated schooling of black …

Black History

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?<p>Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still …

Creativity

The Importance of Eating Together

Family dinners build relationships, and help kids do better in school.<p>After my mother passed away and my brother went to study in New Zealand, the first thing that really felt different was the dinner table. My father and I began eating separately. We went out to dinners with our friends, ate …

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘The idea of free information is extremely dangerous’

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian who has written two bestsellers: <i>Sapiens</i>, which examined the course of early human history, and <i>Homo Deus</i>, which speculated on where we might be heading as a post-human species. His new book, <i>21 Lessons for the 21st Century</i>, is an exploration of the …

Fake News

Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

“I lose sleep at night on this.”<p>Imagine you’re the president of a European country. You’re slated to take in 50,000 refugees from the Middle East this year. Most of them are very religious, while most of your population is very secular. You want to integrate the newcomers seamlessly, minimizing the …

Artificial Intelligence

Creekfront Bridgehampton contemporary from 1975 asks $5.695M

It’s right on a creek—which is great for paddle boarding or kayaking<p>A ’70s contemporary in Bridgehampton sited on a creek has just come on the market for $5,695,000 under Saunders Real Estate agent, Marc Heskell.<p>In 2003, the 4,350-square-foot home was renovated and in 2008, it was expanded. Inside, …

Real Estate

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Paul Manafort

Why Google defined a new discipline to help humans make decisions

Machine-learning systems are only as smart as their training data. So Google formalized the marshaling of hard and soft sciences that go into its decisions.<p>Cassie Kozyrkov is Google’s first-ever chief decision officer. She has already trained 17,000 Googlers to make better decisions by augmenting …

Machine Learning

new funeral center by hofmandujardin rethinks the way we say goodbye

<b>hofmandujardin rethinks the way we say goodbye to our loved ones with the design of a new funeral center.</b> following a personal experience, <b>the</b> …

Funerals

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

The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

In the early 1800s, a talented German punchcutter by the name of Justus Enrich Walbaum created a typeface that signaled modernity. A departure from the Blackletter fonts that were common in German books at that time, Walbaum designed a “warm and stylish” Roman typeface that would become a favorite …

Typography

Neural Networks or Deep Learning in Natural Language Processing

In last article I talked about challenges in natural language processing.<p><b>Deep Learning</b> is a branch of Machine Learning. It is just a fancy name for …

The Knight Foundation awards 5 grants to make art more accessible through tech

Hey, Alexa, tell me about the exhibition at the Smithsonian Design Museum?<p>Between keeping up with your podcasts, liking everyone’s pics on social media, and staying up to date on premium television, it’s hard to make time for the arts. Tech companies are starting to realize that and are making apps …

What makes a dachshund the perfect muse? The long history of sausage dogs in art

My muse is a seven-year-old chocolate and tan sausage dog. I was captivated by Teena when she was a pup: ears that moved like a tiny elephant’s, a seal-jolting head and platypus feet pitter-pattering along, trying to get hold of my laces. Before we met I made sculptures called Prayers for Sausage …

Art

Transforming Health Care from the Ground Up

The U.S. health care system desperately needs reform to rein in costs, improve quality, and expand access. Federal policy changes are essential, of course; however, top-down solutions alone cannot fix a wasteful and misdirected system. The industry also needs transformation from the bottom up, by …

Health Care

Why is Pablo Picasso still popular?

CULTURE SEE<p>This year, it seems Pablo Picasso, one of the most popular artists of the 20th century and father of Cubism, has been everywhere. In …

Kids Are Master Manipulators. So Use Game Theory Against Them

Kids are master manipulators. They play up their charms, pit adults against one another, and engage in loud, public wailing. So it’s your job to keep …

An Astronomer Explains Black Holes at 5 Levels of Difficulty

You probably know the basics when it comes to black holes: A lot of mass squished into not a lot of volume makes for an entity so prodigiously dense, …

Black Holes

How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco

On the windy afternoon of March 17, 2017, I opened my mailbox and saw a white envelope from the San Francisco Unified School District. The envelope …

Education

To Regain Consumers’ Trust, Marketers Need Transparent Data Practices

It’s a good time to be a consumer. New digital business models have flipped the customer-brand relationship on its head. No longer do consumers need to do their own background research on a product or company to find what they are looking for. Instead, brands come to us. There are more options and …

Casa Terra / Bernardes Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Casa Terra arises from the intercalation of parallel walls made of pigmented concrete that are …

A 1940s home gets a modern update with reclaimed materials

Australian studio Porter Architects has sensitively restored and updated a 1940s dwelling in Lake Wendouree, Australia into a modern and light-filled …

Stockton's young mayor has bold turnaround plan: Basic income and stipends for potential shooters

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs says that for way too long, his city has been known for headlines about bankruptcy, violent crime and the housing collapse.<p>In the future, he wants it to be known as a place willing to test bold solutions.<p>Bold, and a little controversial.<p>Tubbs, a Stockton native and …

Income Inequality

These gorgeous tiny art studios are surrounded by New England forest

New York-based Fiedler Marciano Architecture has unveiled a pair of gorgeous artist studios set on 450 acres of idyllic forested landscape. Created …

The Untold Story Of Microsoft’s Surface Hub

A man with a dream. A company in flux. A secret factory outside Portland. And a hyper-ambitious gambit to reimagine how meetings happen.<p><b>Jeff Han’s fingers are dancing across an expansive, wall-mounted touch screen.</b> Planet Earth spins in front of him in computer-generated form; he grabs it with both …