Ebrahim Alkandari

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The 6 Major Blockchain Trends For 2018 Outlined By Deloitte

While the mainstream viability of cryptocurrency remains in question, one of the technologies that has emerged in its wake is primed to do big things.<p>Blockchain continues to grow in popularity as people across multiple industries find new applications for it. Recently, Deloitte released a report …

Blockchain

What’s the Purpose of Companies in the Age of AI?

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and computer technology are causing us to think again about some really basic questions: what is a firm? What can firms do better than markets? And what are the distinctive qualities of firms in a world of smart contracts and AI?<p>While there has been a …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet Vector, Anki's mini home robot with a big personality

Someone's snoring.<p>I'm sitting in Anki's head office in San Francisco, trying to work out who's sawing logs. Turns out, it's coming from a palm-sized robot called Vector, sitting on a charging dock getting some shut-eye.<p>Anki is the company behind Cozmo, an AI-equipped toy robot that's sold over 1.5 …

Robotics

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

WhiteSmoke uses artificial intelligence to correct your writing errors

popsci shop<p>Produce perfect grammar, style, spelling, and punctuation<p>When you spend all day writing emails and reports, it’s easy to make typos. Unfortunately, it only takes one misplaced letter to cause serious embarrassment. WhiteSmoke is a top-rated app that uses intelligent algorithms to spot …

Fox AI predicts a movie's audience based on its trailer

Modern movie trailers are already cynical exercises in attention grabbing (such as the social media-friendly burst of imagery at the start of many clips), but they might be even more calculated in the future. Researchers at 20th Century Fox have produced a deep learning system that can predict who …

Trailers

What is Hadoop? How is Hadoop connected with the Cloud?

<b>What is Hadoop?</b><p>Hadoop is an open source framework that is ideally suitable for developing software apps and reliable, distributed, scalable computing. The Hadoop distributed computing is required to support the growth of voluminous data. It is also perfect for analyzing, storing, and processing big …

Ubiquitous Computing

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

A beginner's guide to AI: Neural networks

One of the more complex and misunderstood topics making headlines lately is artificial intelligence. People like Elon Musk warn that robots could one day destroy us all, while other experts claim that we’re on the brink of an AI winter and the technology is going nowhere. Making heads or tails of …

A beginner's guide to AI: Natural language processing

<i>Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This (currently) four part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, and</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Building an Arabic-Speaking Chatbot

Conversational applications with Arabic language support.<p>Chatbots are being used in almost every industry to enhance experiences. Allowing users to …

How Harley Davidson Is Using AI And Robots To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, where advanced digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and the internet of things interact with the physical world and will impact our daily lives, how we relate to one another and how we work, has the …

Artificial Intelligence

The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018

The problems facing America’s farmers in 2018 are as diverse as their crop varieties: Labor shortages. Soil health. Food spoilage. Trade wars. Lack of access to data on seed pricing, yield information, and even commodity forecasting.<p>The good news? There is a veritable army of technologists and …

7 tips to create awesome mobile app designs

Yelp is a good example of intuitive mobile interaction design. The app is very clean, with nice, big buttons that state their purpose. The buttons’ clear labels are easily understood by just about any user. Much more than that, the app uses some common mobile UI patterns, like the toolbar at the …

6 Tools to Help You Develop Fresh Content Ideas

One of the hardest things about content marketing is to come up with new and fresh content ideas that will resonate with your audience.When you have …

This App Makes Excel Easier To Use

As useful as Microsoft Excel is, it can be a complex tool. For those of us who want to get as much functionality out of the program as we can — …

Stand Out With These 4 Top Personal Branding Tools

Improve Your Personal Branding with These 4 Great ResourcesBuilding a loyal following is not difficult when you know which tools to use. Connecting …

Storytelling — the secret to designing empathetic products

We all grew up with stories. Whether we read them from books, saw them on TV or heard them from family, stories played a crucial role in our …

Storytelling

Are You Using The Most Effective Facebook Marketing Strategies for 2018?

If you’re reading this it’s likely you’re on Facebook (it's also highly likely your prospects and customers are on there as well). After all, there …

Marketing

The verdict: who has done better out of the Sánchez-Mkhitaryan deal?

Manchester United and Arsenal have traded attacking players – our writers discuss who has come out on top from the swap<p>The swap deal which saw Alexis Sánchez join Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal was finally confirmed on Monday after weeks of negotiations. The Chile forward …

Soccer

How to Design a Better Customer Experience

With the help of LEGO bricks, Stefan Thomke helps business executives discover how design principles can serve as building blocks to create a great …

7 cryptocurrencies to watch in 2018 if you’re on the hunt for the next bitcoin

A massive bubble? A passing fad? A scam?<p>Whatever the cynics out there want to call bitcoin, its BTCUSD, -1.67% insane rally continues to befuddle the …

Cryptocurrency

How to earn two top business credentials for less than $50

Are you sick of getting passed over for promotions and raises simply because you don't have an MBA? It's difficult to stand out with just an …

Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener calls

Streaming services like Spotify have turned playlists into one of the main ways to discover new music, but I’d argue that they’re missing some of the personality of traditional radio — the kind of radio where I knew not just the names of my favorite DJs, but also what kind of music they liked and …

Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

Facebook has always been about friends, but now it’s seeking a broader purpose. So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money. At its second Facebook Social Good Forum conference in New York City, the social network just unveiled a slew of new …

Shopify’s new Arrive app is your package tracking pal

I’m not sure the team at Shopify’s experimental Garage product development group knows this, but their latest app is basically made for me: It’s a package tracking tool called Arrive that consolidates all your consumer shopping shipments in one place and makes it easy to get updates on your status, …

Watching a Word Document transform into an Alexa skill is trippy as hell

For almost forty years, the default way people interacted with computers was by clicking or selecting a pre-defined input, using either a keyboard or a mouse. But now, in 2017, things are changing. There’s been a renaissance in chatbots, which have evolved from being a ‘toy’, to being used for …

New navigation app has an awesome feature I’ve always wanted in Google Maps

Google is constantly adding great new features to Google Maps, but there’s still plenty that it can’t do. For example, if you want to follow a friend …

Google Maps

99.co CEO Darius Cheung's Advice to Startups | The Peak Singapore - Your Guide to The Finer Things in Life

Long before phone software manufacturers realised just how much end-users valued privacy, Singaporean Darius Cheung was working on solutions that …

Tink Labs raises $125M to put its free-to-use smartphone in more hotel rooms worldwide

If you travel a lot, or even just a little, you’ll be sick of roaming bills, or frustrated by the inconvenience of the cheaper alternative: buying a local SIM and switching it with your regular one. Hong Kong-based Tink Labs believes it has a better solution, a designated mobile device in your …