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How to Learn Machine Learning in 10 Days

<b>By Sebastian Raschka, Michigan State University.</b><p><b>Editor's note:</b> This standout answer was from a question posed to author Sebastian Raschka during his …

Machine Learning

The Unnecessary Fragmentation of Design Jobs

Photo by Sanwal DeenHey there, tech designer person. Have you noticed the increasing number of vague specializations we’ve invented for …

UX Design

Why Doesn't Antimatter Anti-Gravitate?

Why aren’t there any particles that fall upwards in the gravitational field of Earth? It would be so handy – If I had to move the couch, rather than waiting for the husband to flex his muscles, I’d tie an anti-gravitating weight to it and the couch would just float to the other side of the …

Physics

Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions

Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks to an ambitious New Zealand startup.<p>The company, which has the eerie name of Soul Machines, has created a virtual chatbot …

Researchers break efficiency record for consumer-friendly solar panels

Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, but consumer cells are notably less efficient. At best, silicon-based technology has a theoretical …

Clean Energy

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised $58 million to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the R-8) …

Augmented Reality

DARPA's Lifetime Learning Project Will Let A.I. Grow Up

DARPA is working on a new machine learning technology that could let a future artificial intelligence grow up, learning from its experiences over the …

Artificial Intelligence

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

Wells Fargo activates cardless withdrawals for all its ATMs

Wells Fargo's pilot trial for cardless withdrawals must have gone well, because the bank is rolling out the feature to all of its 13,000 ATMs across the country. The company debuted the feature in select ATMs earlier this year. Starting on March 27th, though, you can withdraw cash from any of the …

Finance

Apple acquisition hints at deep automation in iOS

You've had a number of built-in options to automate tasks on the Mac over the years, such as AppleScript and Automator, but you've had to turn to third-party apps like IFTTT to do similar things on iOS. You might not have to lean so much on outside help going forward, though. Apple has confirmed …

App Store

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Physics

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

New breakthrough gives AI a human memory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Unknown to many AI’s are amnesiacs, they forget almost everything they’re taught, but now a new human like memory system …

Uncharted 4 Wins Game Of The Year At SXSW Awards

The winners for the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards have been announced.<p>Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End took home the coveted Game of the Year award, earning it because voters decided the game "exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres."<p>…

Gaming Industry

Scientists genetically modified ants using CRISPR to show how their societies evolved

CRISPR, the gene-editing tool that promises to cure disease, create superbabies, and breed designer animals, just led to a breakthrough in evolutionary biology research.<p>In a new study, researchers at Rockefeller University report that they successfully engineered the first genetically modified …

Biology

A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity

Sharon Glotzer has made a number of career-shifting discoveries, each one the kind “that completely changes the way you look at the world,” she said, …

Natural intelligence: 27-year-old is rising star in artificial intelligence field

Two-year-old DemandJump Inc. is one of the area’s hottest startups—and it had a 2016 that many startups would kill for.<p>Last year, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking calls for creation of world government to meet AI challenges - ExtremeTech

By on March 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In a book that’s become the darling …

Artificial Intelligence

"Building User Interfaces with Pure Functions and Function Composition in React"

If you’re reading this you’re probably familiar with the idea of functions. When to use and when to not use a function probably comes pretty natural …

JavaScript

Nintendo Switch’s infuriating data management almost ruins the experience

My save files want to be free<p>Despite all of the creative ideas poured into the Switch, or perhaps specifically because of them, the Switch’s design can sometimes feel like a mess. That’s a shame, because things like its effective-yet-boring UI are well-thought-out.<p>And I’m not talking about hardware …

Time I

How to partner with data to create insightful stories

Whether you’re a marketer trying to persuade people, a technologist building a startup, or an executive making business decisions, data is your partner. You can use it to make better decisions, and create insightful data stories inside and outside your company.<p>The first step is to accept your …

Machine Learning

Gravitational waves may defeat new theories of gravity | Ars Technica

New theories of gravity fail to handle gravitational waves’ impact on Milky Way.<p>Late in the 20th century, scientists discovered something amazing: …

Physics

Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

For obvious reasons, Google has a vested interest in reducing the time it takes to load websites and services. One method is reducing the file size of images on the internet, which they previously pulled off with the WebP format back in 2014, which shrunk photos by 10 percent. Their latest …

Climate Change

New Experiment Explores The Origin Of Probabilities In Quantum Physics

There’s a paper in the open-access <i>New Journal of Physics</i> this week with the hyper-technical title “Obtaining tight bounds on higher-order interferences with a 5-path interferometer”. While that might not sound like an inherently fascinating topic, and the end result isn’t all that shocking, it’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Google's DeepMind AI learns like a human to overcome 'catastrophic forgetting'

Forgetfulness is a major flaw in artificial intelligence, but researchers have just had a breakthrough in getting 'thinking' computer systems to remember.<p>Taking inspiration from neuroscience-based theories, Google’s DeepMind researchers have developed an AI that learns like a human.<p>Deep neural …

Google's new reCAPTCHA automatically tells you're not a bot

Over the years, Google has utilised a number of methods to distinguish between human and bots on the web. Its take on the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) test, known as reCAPTCHA, has required you to transcribe distorted words, confirm Street …

New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco.<p>App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends without having to worry about …

San Francisco

Here's why Microsoft's holographic genius thinks it can beat Apple and Google to win the next wave of computing

But to Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow and chief inventor of Microsoft's pioneering augmented reality headset HoloLens, that's underselling it.<p>Augmented reality and virtual reality technology will have a far bigger impact than smartphones ever did, Kipman told Business Insider in an …

Augmented Reality