Nick Tong

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How to build a deep learning model in 15 minutes – tech-at

<i>An open source framework for configuring, building, deploying and maintaining deep learning models in Python.</i><p>As Instacart has grown, we’ve learned a …

China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong.

HONG KONG — The pace of growth in China’s economy accelerated last year for the first time in seven years as exports, construction and consumer spending all climbed strongly.<p>At least, that’s what the government says.<p>In reality, the pace of growth in China’s economy is anybody’s guess. Various …

China

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit That Could Impact Its Business Model

The owner of the swank Palazzo apartment community in Los Angeles knew it had a problem when long-time residents complained about tourists …

155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit?

Since we started building bots at KeyReply more than two years ago, the industry has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard for companies and customers to figure out what’s really happening — so we hope to throw some light on this industry by creating a landscape of chatbot-related …

How to Train Your Robot: 4 Ways Startups Can Apply AI

Forward-thinking companies are rapidly learning that artificial intelligence produces real results for startups, marketers and customers.<p>Despite nationwide venture funding hitting a multiyear low, venture capital deployed to artificial intelligence startups has reached a record high.<p>Last year, VCs …

Technology could redefine the doctor-patient relationship

Advances in clinical uses of artificial intelligence (AI) could have two profound effects on the global medical workforce.<p>AI, which mimics cognitive functions such as learning and problem-solving, is already making inroads into the NHS. In north London it is piloting use of an app aimed at users of …

Artificial Intelligence

B2B wellbeing platform that improves the mental health of employees

Featured Clients<p>About Unmind<p>People Power<p>We believe mental wellbeing is integral to a successful workforce. If your staff aren’t thriving, then …

Mental Health

GuestToGuest Gets $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was more than …

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250 Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

<b>If you are a strong-armed</b> NFL quarterback who reads defenses like genre fiction, a movie star whose name alone can open a film in China, or a stock …

Artificial Intelligence

Three Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Anxiety

Mindfulness is one of the most effective ways of controlling anxiety. Here are three ways to apply this approach in your everyday life.

A Meditation for Exploring Your Distracted Mind

By learning to <i>allow</i> distractions—thoughts, feelings, impulses and sensations—to come and go in the mind, we cultivate a way of releasing ourselves …

What Constitutes "Healthy Anger"?

The history of psychologists’ understanding and recommendations regarding anger reflects the history of our culture’s ambivalence toward this highly …

Mindfulness Meditation for Managing BPD

In the past decade, more and more psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals have incorporated mindfulness meditation …

5 Techniques to Keep You Focused at Work

With focus, you can finish a task in half the time or less, reduce your margin of error. Here are some tips to help with work focus.<p>Surely Steve Jobs …

Productivity

The A.I. that writes better than you - watch your back!

<i>We speak with Parry Malm, CEO of Phrasee, the London-based marketing software company using Artificial Intelligence to generate marketing …

We thought the sharing economy was dead…

2016-06-09T11:10:45.000Z<p>By: David Keohane, Kadhim Shubber<p>Although, to be honest, we also thought it was a misnomer, so clearly we should be …

'There Was a Stranger in My Own House': Is the Sharing Economy Safe for Women?

Women and minorities appear more likely to experience violence and discrimination on platforms like Uber and Airbnb. How did the gig economy go so wrong?<p>When Shadi Petosky, a 41-year-old TV producer from Montana, tried to book an Airbnb rental in Minneapolis, she informed her host that she was a …

A sharing economy kitemark has been developed to take the danger out of platforms like Airbnb and Uber

Sharing Economy UK announced its "TrustSeal" kitemark on Thursday, saying that it is designed to increase trust for the sharing economy amongst businesses and consumers.<p>There have been a number of incidents that have taken place as a result of interactions facilitated by sharing economy …

Can Stuffstr become the Uber for stuff?

Recently, I wrote a post for GreenBiz where, among other things, I mused about the circular economy, touching on its generational aspects and also …

6 Baby Steps To Become A Data Ninja Entrepreneur

<b>By Dayna Sessa</b><p>If analyzing numbers makes you anxious, relax. A majority of the value you gain from data comes from things you already do as a savvy business person.<p>I waited eagerly for my daughter to turn six months old and sit independently so my husband and I could begin bringing her to a …

Machine learning algorithm cheat sheet

The suggestions offered in this algorithm cheat sheet are approximate rules-of-thumb. Some can be bent, and some can be flagrantly violated. This is …

The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal–Will It Survive?

Politicians talk big about supporting innovation, but as home-cooking startup Josephine discovered, the system isn’t designed that way.<p>Renee McGhee, a 59-year-old grandmother of nine, was at home recuperating from a bicycle accident when she opened her neighborhood newsletter and saw an …

World’s first kitemark for the sharing economy

Sharing Economy UK, the trade body representing and championing the UK’s sharing economy industry, today announces the ‘TrustSeal’ – the world’s …

Fitness for Geeks : Real Science, Great Nutrition and Good Health

Shares 12<p><i>Alex Yarde looks at stereotypes, fitness and healthier living for Geeks.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project …

Fitness

9 People Who Are Changing The Future Of Food

From the makers of cricket flour to a healthy soda alternative, these companies are worth watching.<p>The Soil Savant<p>A radical new approach to raising cattle helped fourth-generation rancher Cory Carman save her family’s land.<p>Twelve years ago, Carman Ranch, a 3,100-acre cattle-raising operation in …

Innovate UK launches £180,000 sharing economy startup competition

Innovate UK’s IC tomorrow programme has launched a competition that will see £180,000 awarded to a number of sharing economy startups.<p>Six small …

Advocating for a global strategy of ‘generosity through sharing’

<b>Only the ethic and practice of sharing can provide the necessary values-based policy framework for planetary rehabilitation – one that compels us to</b> …

How the Sharing Economy Is Affecting B2B Marketing

Back Camera<b>B2B Marketing & the Sharing Economy</b> The new sharing economy is affecting B2B marketing strategies in a significant way. We should strive …

Marketing