Mika Kozma

214 Added | 4 Magazines | 6 Likes | 4 Following | 5 Followers | @mikakozma | Keep up with Mika Kozma on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mika Kozma”

The 3 Tricks That Made AlphaGo Zero Work

There were many advances in Deep Learning and AI in 2017, but few generated as much publicity and interest as DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero. This program …

Deep Learning

The web is dying, but mesh networks will save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Meet the AI startup that wants to make a digital copy of every person in the world

“Oben,” in German means “above,” or to be on top. That, in a nutshell, is also the vision Nikhil Jain has for the AI startup ObEN, of which he’s CEO …

Why 2018 could be the year for Europe's next $100bn tech firm

Thriving technology ecosystems need three key elements: an abundance of great entrepreneurs; talented teams to support them; and investors covering …

Microsoft releases quantum computing development kit preview

At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in September, Microsoft let it be known it was going to be a player in the future of quantum computing, and today the company took another step toward that goal when it released a preview of its quantum computing development kit.<p>The kit includes all of the pieces …

Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

Cryptocurrency

Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents

When you open a Google doc or a spreadsheet, you get a blank spreadsheet and some documentation as to what you can do with it — and that’s pretty much where we’ve been for quite some time.<p>But two MIT graduates, coming in from Microsoft and Google, have built up a team that for the past three years …

Atomic, a startup studio backed by Peter Thiel, ups its ambitions

Atomic isn’t a household brand, but Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen know it fairly intimately. The two billionaire investors, along with the venture firm Felicis Ventures, were among the earliest investors in the four-year-old, San Francisco-based startup studio, which closed its debut fund with …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Deep Learning

This Planned Electric Three-Wheeler Looks Fantastic And Has A Novel Solution For Charging

I get emails about concepts and proposals and grand automotive schemes all the time. It’s pretty rare that any of them actually come to fruition. But …

AI analyzes spacetime distortions 10 million times faster than current methods

A Fraction of a Second<p>Gravitational lensing is a curious phenomenon. Not only does it demonstrate properties associated with the invisible dark …

The quantum internet is just a decade away — here's what you need to know

The word "quantum" sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough elicits a positive response, in the case of a so-called quantum internet, people have a reason to be excited.<p>In the simplest of terms, a quantum …

Quantum Computing

This 23-year-old just closed her second fund — which is focused on aging — with $22 million

Laura Deming is not your typical venture capitalist. Then again, she isn’t typical in many ways.<p>For starters, the 23-year-old, New Zealand native was home schooled, developing along the way a love of math and physics and, perhaps most interestingly, the biology of aging. In fact, she became so …

Kinetica scores $50 million Series A for super-charged in-memory database solution

Kinetica’s roots as a company go back to a 2009 consulting project for U.S. intelligence services. When they couldn’t find a solution on the market to meet the strict demands of the army and NSA to track terrorists in real time, they decided to build one. Today, it’s an in-memory database solution …

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

Electric Vehicles

Coursera’s new skill search could do for learning what Netflix did for TV

Coursera has emerged as a formidable competitor in the online education space, racking up 24 million registered learners with access to 1,900 courses. But with that growth in volume comes new challenges. With so much content, it’s difficult for users to find the videos they need. Today, Coursera is …

Inside The R&D Lab Where Uber Is Building “The City Of The Future”

The Advanced Technologies Group Center in Pittsburgh, where Uber is building autonomous cars, is a gleaming white vision of the future.<p>Self-driving cars are no longer a far-flung prophecy; they’re descending upon our roads, dominating conversations about the future of mobility, and becoming a …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Filed Under Physics<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Get ready to have your mind …

Quantum Mechanics

6 Podcasts to Make You an Outstanding Entrepreneur in 2017

It's hard enough to be an entrepreneur, but armed with these podcasts you'll have a better chance at winning.<p>Though podcasting has been around for over a decade, 2016 was probably the year of the podcast, with so many great ones hitting high points, with more and more terrific luminaries joining …

Self-improvement

Graphic designer creates impeccably decorated sugar cookies

Los Angeles-based graphic designer Holly Fox combines her love of baking and design with these amazing iced sugar cookies.<p>You can see more of her …

10 Bad work habits entrepreneurs must avoid at all costs

Share79<p>Tweet<p>Share119<p>+115<p>Shares 213<p>“Success does not lie in results, but in efforts; being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that …

Self-improvement

The Truck Art Project brings art to the streets - CNN Style

Written by By Susannah Palk, CNN<p>You're unlikely to encounter many works of art while driving down a highway or crossing a busy street. But, in Spain, one artistic venture is hoping to change that.<p>With a fleet of specially painted vehicles, the Truck Art Project is bringing some of the country's …

CNN

Most Beautiful Streets in the World Every Traveler Must Visit Photos

Not all streets are created equal. Take the colorful Caminito that anchors Buenos Aires's La Boca neighborhood: It not only provides visitors with a vibrant photo op but also serves as a reminder of how the neighborhood was built in the 19th century. Streets, however, don't have to offer a history …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

BMW CEO: Electric cars are 'not enough' — they must be self-driving, too

BMW is making a bold push for electric cars, but CEO Harald Krueger said it's not enough to just go electric.<p>In a Monday interview with Automotive News, Krueger said the next addition to its electric i series car line, the iNext, will have self-driving capabilities.<p>"When the iNext is on the market, …

You Don't Need To Work At A Startup To Be An Entrepreneur

Have you been feeling an entrepreneurial spirit bubbling up from inside? Did you know that you don’t need to start your own company to be an entrepreneur? You can also be an entrepreneur while working for a large corporation. The only catch: It sometimes requires a few additional …

Entrepreneurship

What You Really Need to Know Before Joining a Startup

It’s the corporate equivalent of a midlife crisis, and here’s how it happens. You’re in your forties, a senior vice president at a big company, where …

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong<p>Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a …