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The US passed China with a supercomputer capable of as many calculations per second as 6.3 billion humans

For the first time in five years, the world’s fastest computer is no longer in China.<p>Yesterday (June 8), the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced the top speeds of its Summit supercomputing machine, which nearly laps the previous record-holder, China’s Sunway …

Artificial Intelligence

AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

Applying Brooks' Law to Lines of Communication and Team Size

In a Field Notes post from 2014, LeadingAgile consultant Andrew Fuqua considers Brooks' Law in the context of the Theory of Constraints. Brooks' Law …

Before Investing in Artificial Intelligence, You Should Know These 4 Things | Inc.com

IPsoft is, in many ways, an unusual entrant into the crowded, but burgeoning, artificial intelligence industry. First of all, it is not a startup, but a 20-year-old company and its leader isn't some millennial savant, but a fashionable former NYU professor named Chetan Dube. It bills its cognitive …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Find Missing Link to Make Computers That Mimic the Brain

The key to a new era of computer.<p>Computer scientists have long tried to figure out just how to make machines mimic the incredible efficiency of the …

Artificial Intelligence

This Technology Can Determine If You're Gay Or Straight From A Photo

Advancing technology has always been a controversial topic of discussion and today it’s about to get even more heated.<p>It’s all in the facial …

Artificial Intelligence

Volkswagen is finally putting an electric Microbus into production

Version of 2017 concept car will appear by 2022<p>A staple of coastal California’s towns, the Volkswagen Microbus will be reincarnated as an electric vehicle. VW announced that it will build a version of its I.D. Buzz concept bus, which it hopes to begin selling by 2022.<p>Unveiled earlier this year the …

Meet the Company That’s Using Face Recognition to Reshape China’s Tech Scene - MIT Technology Review

In China, face recognition is transforming many aspects of daily life. Employees at e-commerce giant Alibaba in Shenzhen can show their faces to …

Watch This Video Of Obama–It’s The Future Of Fake News

In a new paper from University of Washington, researchers demonstrate using neural networks to generate realistic-looking video footage of Obama. Is this the fake news of the future?<p>The pervasiveness of fake news during the 2016 election—and its possible impact on the results—has prompted social …

Artificial Intelligence, Explained

From personal assistants like Siri, to movie suggestions on Netflix, artificial intelligence (NYSE:AI) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in everyday …

Watch This Adorable Robot Write Poems on the Beach

’Poet on the Shore’ takes input from its surroundings and uses it to generate ephemeral poetry in the sand.<p>We live in a world that is populated with increasingly sophisticated technologies. Although our tech is often labeled as 'smart,' we still treat these objects as, well, <i>things</i> that are separate …

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Machine Learning

The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.

The Seven Network paid a reported $150,000 for the interview which Joyce and Campion are putting into a trust fund for Sebastian, who was born in …

Income Tax

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for fresh curry leaves

Whenever I see a big bunch of fresh curry leaves, I buy them. If they’re not on your supermarket shelves (they’re sometimes there, but often not), you’ll find them in most Indian or south-east Asian grocers. They freeze well, so don’t worry about buying too many, not least because most recipes …

Recipes

Illinois robotic innovation spreads its wings: BTN LiveBIG

A trio of researchers at the University of Illinois has developed a robot that flies.<p>It also resembles a bat.<p>That’s right: a flying robot bat.<p>In …

The Bipedal "Cassie" Robot Walks Like a Human

Forget drone package delivery. The robotic courier of the future may arrive by land. This week, Agility Robotics, a spinoff of Oregon State …

Robotics

Actors, teachers, therapists – think your job is safe from artificial intelligence? Think again

In the battle for the 21st century workplace, computers are winning. And the odds of us puny humans making a comeback are not very good.<p>A January 2017 report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that roughly half of today’s work activities could be automated by 2055, give or take 20 years. …

Artificial Intelligence

The makers of Vespa designed a cute robot to carry your stuff

Grocery runs never looked so futuristic<p>Robots are coming! Especially robots that carry and deliver stuff, like the Starship delivery bot or these ridiculous motorized suitcases. A new bot is about to join those aspirational ranks, and it’s made by Piaggio — the same company that created the Vespa …

Humans can now move complex robot arms just by thinking

Most robotic arm systems required a very complex and very invasive brain implant… until now. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new system that requires only a sexy helmet and a bit of thinking, paving the way to truly mind-controlled robotic tools.<p>“This is the first time in …

Eight things you need to do right now to protect yourself online

1. Use unique passwords for all your accounts<p><b>What:</b> Stop kidding yourself that you only re-use passwords on accounts that don’t matter, or that you have an unbreakable password scheme that no one else can guess. Every single thing with a password needs to have a unique password, shared with nothing …

Information Systems

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

Back Pain

Quick, Draw!

Can a neural network learn to recognize doodling? Help teach it by adding your drawings to the world’s largest doodling data set, shared publicly to …

Machine Learning

Two of Silicon Valley's stars were harassed over their opposition to Trump

Following the results of this week’s presidential election, there has been a rise in reports of violence and harassment related to the election of Donald Trump as the country's next president. Earlier today, <i>Silicon Valley</i> stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch took to Twitter to report that …

How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was everywhere, virtually speaking at least, a million slick strands of cheesy spaghetti clogging up social media like a vast hipster hairball.<p>Those who claim a longer familiarity with …

Italian Food

Piccolissimo joins the ranks of ultra-tiny flying robots

Big robots like Spot may be great for carrying things or trotting out onto stages, but just as much sophisticated engineering goes into creating tiny ones as well — and this little flyer from the University of Pennsylvania is one the tiniest yet.<p>It’s called Piccolissimo, both Italian for smallest …

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