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Three Signs Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Need a business barometer? Look for these three indications that your business idea really is a "can't miss."<p>"Following your heart" will only get you so far in business. Most entrepreneurs open a business in an area they're passionate about, but the chance of failure is high. In the U.S., the …

Business Strategy

Bill Gates: Skip the Page Turners This Summer and Read These 5 Provocative Titles Instead

Skip the usual mysteries and romances and feed your brain with these big idea books, Gates recommends.<p>Bill Gates is known not only for his voracious appetite for books, but also for his eclectic taste. The billionaire founder and philanthropist has recommended everything from young adult romances, …

Books

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Self-improvement

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously …

Cancer

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

Cancer

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

The Brain

10 Promising AI Applications in Health Care

There’s a lot of excitement right now about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to change health care. And many AI technologies are cropping up to help people streamline administrative and clinical health care processes. According to venture capital firm Rock Health, 121 health AI and machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's top AI scientists: We're entering phase two

Some of Google’s top scientists today discussed the future of artificial intelligence and the message was one of tempered expectations – something we hadn’t seen much of at the Google I/O event.<p>The field of artificial intelligence exists in two states which, upon first glance, appear diametrically …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's deep learning system aims to tame electronic health records

Google is using a deep learning system to navigate electronic health records without the data wrangling.<p>Google is betting that its deep learning …

Machine Learning

How Health Care Changes When Algorithms Start Making Diagnoses

Imagine that the next time you see your doctor, she says you have a life-threatening disease. The catch? A computer has performed your diagnosis, which is too complex for humans to understand entirely. What your doctor can explain, however, is that the computer is almost always right.<p>If this sounds …

Machine Learning

Cancer treatment could see people heal themselves, researchers say

Dr. Shashi Gujar describes the new melanoma immunotherapy treatment he's researching with the old adage: give a man a fish and he eats for a day; …

Cancer

Cancer Cells Can Go Mysteriously Dormant For Years, And Scientists Are Beginning to Understand Why

We were wrong about cancer's uncontrollable growth.<p>Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this …

Cancer

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

Hiking

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

Docker for DataScience — Part 1: As a Data Scientist or Data Engineer, do you need to start using Docker?

This blog was originally published at The AI Journal<p>If you are a Data Scientist, a Data Analyst or a Data Engineer, this post is about helping you …

Data Science

This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

Scientists not only dated the oldest monumental sculpture in the world, but also discovered a new face on the idol.<p>Scientists discovered a strange, tall, humanoid wooden figure under four meters of peat in a Russian bog. The figure, dubbed the Shirgir Idol (after the bog where it was found), is …

Archaeology

How Artificial Intelligence outsmarts current patent search tools and will change the patent world

Patents are complicated publications that contain many data elements that are essential for describing the invention disclosed and how the patent’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Stochastic Weight Averaging — a New Way to Get State of the Art Results in Deep Learning

In this article, I will discuss two interesting recent papers that provide an easy way to improve performance of any given neural network by using a …

Deep Learning

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

Health service chief calls for affordable access to CAR-T, which modifies immune system to destroy cancer cells<p>The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable …

Cancer

Dynamical Systems and Their Steady States

<i>guest post by Maru Sarazola</i>Now that we know how to use decorated cospans to represent open networks, the Applied Category Theory Seminar has turned …

Mathematics

The Annotated Transformer

The Transformer from “Attention is All You Need” has been on a lot of people’s minds over the last year. Besides producing major improvements in …

Regularizing Deep Networks by Modeling and Predicting Label Structure. (arXiv:1804.02009v1 [cs.CV])

We construct custom regularization functions for use in supervised training of deep neural networks. Our technique is applicable when the …

Deep Learning

Data2Vis: Automatic Generation of Data Visualizations Using Sequence-to-Sequence Recurrent Neural…

Data2Vis: Automatic Generation of Data Visualizations Using Sequence-to-Sequence Recurrent Neural NetworksA collection of random examples generated …

Deep Learning

Jayadev Athreya's Favorite Theorem

The University of Washington mathematician talks trees, lattices and a plucky constant that seems to show up everywhere

Mathematics

RESOURCE: Creating Web APIs with Python and Flask

The Programming Historian has published Patrick Smyth’s (CUNY) new tutorial on creating web APIs. The guide aims to teach users how to make their …

The Stanford Natural Language Processing Group

This talk is part of the NLP Seminar Series.<p>Deep Sequence Models: Context Representation, Regularization, and Application to Language.<p><b>Adji Bousso</b> …

20 Ways to Make Black Beans the Star of Your Meal

You'll almost never find our kitchens without a can or two of black beans stocked in the pantry. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many …

Cooking

Rethinking–or Remembering–Generalization in Neural Networks

Rethinking Generalization: the Google paper<p>Last year, ICLR 2017, a very interesting paper came out of Google claiming that<p>Which basically asks, why …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …