Neil Pearce

27 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Following | 14 Followers | @neiljpearce | Keep up with Neil Pearce 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 “Neil Pearce”

It Begins: U.K. Insurance Company Offers Discount for Letting Your Tesla Drive Itself

It pays to let the robots take over.<p>Auto insurers are starting to offer discounts for drivers who enable the autonomous options on their vehicles. The latest is Britain's largest motor insurer, Direct Line. According to Reuters it is now offering a 5 percent discount for turning on those features …

The Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know

Professor who summarized the impact of technology on society 30 years ago seems prescient now, in the age of smartphones and social media<p>Three decades ago, a historian wrote six laws to explain society’s unease with the power and pervasiveness of technology. Though based on historical examples …

Social Media

HUMANS OF THE NEAR FUTURE

en_GB<p>article<p>Humans of the near future – discussing cyborgs, body enhancing, biohacking, transhumanism, cryonics, and what men and women are likely to …

Google Brain chief: Deep learning takes at least 100,000 examples

While the current class of deep learning techniques is helping fuel the AI wave, one of the frequently cited drawbacks is that they require a lot of data to work. But how much is enough data?<p>“I would say pretty much any business that has tens or hundreds of thousands of customer interactions has …

5 Breakthrough Medical Technologies So Crazy They Sound Like Science Fiction

Astounding innovations in medical technology are constantly being researched and developed. From machine learning AI that can predict patient lifespan to devices that can turn your skin cells into any organ — behind laboratory doors lie a breadth of ideas which can expand the limits of medicine and …

GE opens up on how its move to the AWS public cloud is progressing

The multi-national conglomerate claims to have migrated more than 2,000 apps to the AWS cloud, as its digital transformation efforts continue apace

Breaking: Scientists Create An Artificial Womb

A new $15 billion project is set to utterly transform our world

Going All In: A $15 Billion Project<p>To advance research and development on artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and the Internet of Things, …

Quantum Computing

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…<p>I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

Alphabet's AI Rocks, but Google Assistant Needs a Personality

Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google Assistant gets raves for its AI. Activated by a mere squeeze of the Pixel 2 phone, Google Assistant translates between …

Google Assistant

Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Google, which has had to claw its way back into cloud relevance in the shadows of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, suddenly finds itself …

MIT Researchers Designed An AI That Deduces A Food's Ingredients From Its Photo

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Amazing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in your daily life

Share79<p>Tweet<p>Share95<p>+17<p>Shares 181<p>Artificial Intelligence is radically changing the way we think of technology. It is progressing rapidly, with key …

Artificial Intelligence

Password guru who told the world to make them complicated admits: I got it completely wrong

It has become the bane of many office workers’ existences: being forced to use complicated and difficult-to-remember passwords laden with random numbers and symbols.<p>But the man who originally came up with the rules on safe passwords has admitted that his guidance was totally wrong, 14 years after …

Why Facebook should pay us a basic income | Financial Times

The idea of guaranteeing a basic income for everybody has many obvious flaws but one overwhelming virtue. It enshrines the principle that every …

Universal Basic Income

Brain Augmentation: How Scientists Are Working to Create Cyborg Humans with Super Intelligence

For most people, the idea of brain augmentation remains in the realms of science fiction. However, for scientists across the globe, it is fast …

Legal robots deployed in China to help decide thousands of cases

'Legal robots' have been deployed on thousands of cases in China to help decide sentencing.<p>The robots - which are about three feet tall and have heads shaped like toasters - review documents and identify problems with cases.<p>They also advise on sentencing, and can generate arrest warrants and …

JPMorgan develops robot to execute trades | Financial Times

JPMorgan will soon be using a first-of-its-kind robot to execute trades across its global equities algorithms business, after a European trial of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t get complacent about Amazon’s Robots: be optimistic instead!

In an article for the <i>Technology Liberation Front</i>, Adam Thierer of George Mason University becomes the latest academic to reassure us that AI and …

The Best DevOps is NoOps

How’s the monitoring going on the servers? Do we have a memory leak? Have you installed the latest security patches? Let’s launch another staging …

DevOps

Cryptocurrency miners are hiring Boeing 747s to deliver GPUs

Time is critical, says Ethereum miner Genesis Mining

How to Ditch the Inter-Office Email and Communicate Better

If you are still using email or the speakerphone at work to communicate with your coworkers or employees, it’s time to change. In fact, if you're not …

The digital native is a myth

The younger generation uses technology in the same ways as older people — and is no better at multitasking.<p>Some people put the cut-off at 1984, but …

New houses will have Alexa and Wi-Fi built into the walls

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit organization that certifies Wi-Fi enabled products, is ready to usher in a new era of the smart …

21st Century Human Podcast – Episode 3

DoorDash's fleet of autonomous robots will start delivering food in California this week

In the future, self-driving vehicles might not be the only autonomous machines we see driving around, as more companies start experimenting with …