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Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter

Explaining Deep Learning . . . in Eight Words<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> <b>We read about Deep Learning in the news a lot these days. What’s your least favorite</b> …

The Future Of Progressive Business Is Companies That Are Good, Not Just Doing Good

Responsible businesses today tout the idea of something called shared value—where profits, customers, and the environment all benefit from a company’s success. But is that enough?<p>These days, we have high expectations of what companies should be. It’s not enough that they make good products. They …

Sustainability

Neural networks: Artificial intelligence and our future

James Crowder Contributor<p>James Crowder is the chief engineer at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.<p>Imagine yourself a passenger in a futuristic self-driving car. Instead of programming its navigation system, the car interacts with you in a near-human way to understand your desired …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make You A Better Writer

Textio, a service that helps job recruiters by flagging both good and poor phrasing, now aims to be a real-time writing coach.<p>The best way to make your writing better is to show it to someone who knows the topic at least as well as you do. That someone can now be an artificial intelligence system …

Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

What The Apple Watch Could Be

What is the Apple Watch? The simple answer is Apple’s first smartwatch. In fact Apple calls it its “most personal device ever”. But early reviewers have wrestled with the <i>raison d’être</i> of the Apple Watch.<p>“Do you want another tiny computer in your life that you have to worry about and charge every …

Facebook isn’t a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data

Luxury is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. Such, at any rate, is the provocative argument put forward by Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist. Recently dubbed “the Varian rule”, it states that to predict the future, we just have to look at what rich people already have and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Phantom Cyber Lands $2.7M Seed Round To Automate Cybersecurity

Phantom Cyber, a cybersecurity startup with an ambitious idea, announced a $2.7M seed round with backing from some of the biggest names in computer security.<p>Investors include John W. Thompson, former CEO of Symantec, Thomas E. Noonan, former CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS) and John C. …

Why Corporate Cybersecurity Teams Are Going Anonymous

TruStar, a new service, wants the world’s top corporations to share hacker attack info with each other. Crazy or genius?<p>Paul Kurtz, a former cybersecurity advisor to Presidents Obama and Bush, is a successful entrepreneur. His company, CyberPoint, reportedly offers security consulting services to …

Surveillance-based manipulation: How Facebook or Google could tilt elections

From Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.<p>Bruce Schneier is a cryptographer and security expert who has …

Google Search

I know what you ate last supper: What home sensors will reveal about your life

Just what can you tell about a person by fitting their home with an smart electricity meter and a few simple sensors? Quite a lot it turns out.<p>IBM's …

Living Rooms

Inside the panopticon economy: The next internet revolution, privacy and you

The next evolution of the internet will embed sensors into nearly everything around us. Dealing with the privacy and security implications of that …

As the “quantified self” industry explodes, who will control the data -- us or them?

[<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>MyFitnessPal has just sold to UnderArmor, sales of Coke are down, and everything at CES was a wearable. Will data really make us less</i> …

Digital Health

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

The Internet killed privacy: Our liberation, and our capture, are within the same tool

Our historic respect for privacy has become victim to the national security state — and the Web makes it easy<p>It’s true that snooping has been with us from the earliest gossip grapevines linking our grass huts. And we’ve endured modern forms of surveillance such as wiretaps and bugs. But those …

Health app developers face their biggest obstacle: Privacy regulations

Mobile apps for health care have broken new ground in monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Next week, some of the most advanced will be highlighted at the SXSW Accelerator competition.<p>These apps have the potential to advance health care, especially in parts of the world where quality care is …

Digital Health

Young people going to increasing lengths to protect online privacy

Young people are reluctant to share intimate details of their lives with strangers online and are going to greater lengths to protect their privacy …

Data and Goliath: Four Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Digital Surveillance

If a policeman sits down within earshot, it's within your rights to move your conversation someplace else. If the FBI parks a van bristling with cameras outside your house, you are perfectly justified in closing your blinds.<p>Likewise, there are many ways we can protect our personal data and defend …

Google Joins Tech Giants to Call for Mass Surveillance Reform

Google, along with other tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, is calling on Congress to end the bulk collection of communications metadata by US government agencies like the NSA.<p>The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, made up of 10 major tech companies, is joining with …

Apple and the Self-Surveillance State

Like lots of people, I’m paying attention to the Apple Watch buzz, and doing some of my own speculation. Needless to say, I have no special expertise here. But what the heck; I might as well put my own thoughts out there.<p>So, here’s my pathetic version of a grand insight: wearables like the Apple …

Facebook Expands Suicide-Prevention Tools

The social network is rolling out more resources, advice, and support to people struggling with suicidal thoughts.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Mental Health

Facebook 'tracks all visitors, breaching EU law'

Exclusive: People without Facebook accounts, logged out users, and EU users who have explicitly opted out of tracking are all being tracked, report says<p>Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone who visits a page on its site even if the user does not have an account or has explicitly opted out of …

Privacy

Apple Watch: With great intimacy comes great responsibility

Here's how notifications work on the Apple Watch: When a new one comes in, the "taptic engine" — a linear actuator — literally taps you on the wrist …

The End of Trickle-Down Technology

One normally wouldn’t expect farmer psychology and technology to have much in common, but drawing unexpected connections is the mark of truly …

TAG Chief Says No One Could Produce a Smartwatch in Switzerland

Jean-Claude Biver, the head of the luxury holding company that owns watch brand TAG Heuer, said Tuesday that TAG will not use the "Swiss Made" label …

The pope: Stop swearing, get off your gadgets and talk to each other

Technically Incorrect: In a vigorous defense of the family to honor World Communications Day, Pope Francis offers the hope that humanity won't be dominated by technology.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As pontiffs go, Pope Francis isn't …

Why Clayton Christensen Worries About Apple

Clayton Christensen had a fascinating conversation with Horace Dediu recently on The Critical Path. Christensen talked about his new book, <i>How Will You Measure Your Life?,</i> co-authored with James Allworth and Karen Dillon. In his new book, Christensen takes the theories of innovation and uses those …

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Henry Blodget

Siri crushes Cortana, Google Now when it comes to foreign languages

[<b>Update 2/15/2015</b>: In response to comments left on this story, the individual query results for each language are now available here.]<p>The world of speech technology and personal voice assistants is picking up quickly and has an incredible amount of potential for future innovation. Siri isn’t the …

Language Learning

The iPhone Proves as Accurate at Measuring Activity as Fitness Wearables | MacTrast

If you’re looking to track your daily activity, you may not need to buy an expensive fitness tracker, as a new study from the University of …