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Cloud Animator helps you create amazing visual presentations

popsci shop<p>Get a one-year subscription now for $19.<p>Online presentations are a great way to pitch your product and engage with potential clients. But in today’s world, bullet points and 3D graphs aren’t going to cut it. Cloud Animator Advanced is an online platform that helps you create slick visual …

A Short History Of Bitcoin And Crypto Currency Everyone Should Read

Bitcoin hit news headlines this week as the price of one unit of the cryptocurrency passed $11,500 for the first time.<p>Although it’s often referred to as new, Bitcoin has existed since 2009 and the technology it is built on has roots going back even further. In fact if you had invested just $1,000 …

Cryptocurrency

The CEO of a simulation startup backed with $500 million thinks we're going to start living 'multiversal lives'

Improbable cofounder and CEO Herman Narula said on Thursday that he expects us to start living multiversal lives we cannot yet imagine.<p>The Cambridge-educated tech entrepreneur said at the Wired Live event that artificial realities built on the distributed computing systems that Improbable is …

Gaming Industry

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Still confused about bitcoin? Don't know what cryptocurrency is? Can't figure out why anyone would want to make a chain out of blocks? You've come to …

Cryptocurrency

Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet - Revolutionizing Education

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. UNESCO estimates that the world will need 1.6 million more teachers globally, a number set to double by 2030. Enter Elon Musk.<p>Musk is famous for being the face of such organizations as …

Carnegie Mellon University

Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and economics and, with the right incentives, Ethereum can replace things like credit card networks and even …

The Future of Productivity: AI and Machine Learning

Industry experts explain how AI will change the way we work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The productivity and project management market is booming, and it’s continuing to evolve in new and exciting ways. I wanted to know what the future of artificial intelligence in …

Artificial Intelligence

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Understanding quantum computers: The basics<p>Theoretical physics for people without PhDs. Here's what you need to know about quantum computer systems so you can belly-up ...<p>Tristan Greene<p>Check out these 5 wild and wacky quantum computer facts for cool people<p>Quantum computers …

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Ray Kurzweil: There's a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm in Our Brains

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems are, no doubt, considerably advanced. There are now intelligent machine learning algorithms capable of …

5 steps to prepare your company for the AI revolution

For all the excitement around artificial intelligence and other automation technologies, we’ve only seen a fraction of the opportunities automation will create. With all the change still to come, it’s worth considering now the role these technologies will play in your company’s future.<p>The practical …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI and IoT must work together

As artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) become more commonplace, it is both useful and important to understand how these two important trends work together to benefit specialists and the average person alike.<p>How can AI control and potentially improve the rollout of IoT?<p>For …

Artificial Intelligence

Frighteningly accurate ‘mind reading’ AI reads brain scans to guess what you’re thinking

From medical applications like helping dermatologists diagnose skin cancer to teaching robots to get a better grip on the world around them, deep …

Machine Learning

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Experts Weigh in on AI and the Singularity

AI Visionaries<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing so fast that there are new developments in the field almost every week. The tendrils of AI …

Singularity

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We need to shift from teaching how to answer questions to learning how to ask them.<p>Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher …

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Bringing Mobile Apps to Life Through Motion

If you look ten years back, the use of animation and motion in user interfaces was considered a crime rather than a best practice. It was associated …

This cutting edge AI startup from Finland is challenging tech giants and universities alike

When asking around to find the coolest startups in Helsinki, Curious AI was put forward. The company does not disappoint – even its approach to being a startup is unique.<p>Curious AI is a research-based company founded 2015 as a spin-off from Aalto's Deep Learning Research Group. While conventional …

Machine Learning

The rise of robotics and AI (infographic)

March 3, 2017<p>by<p>Tags:<p>Artificial intelligenceRoboticsVirtual Reality<p><b>No longer the domain of science fiction, robotics and artificial intelligence are</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Gaming hasn’t changed since the 90s, Magic Leap says mixed reality can fix that

It will pull experiences out of the TV and into your home<p>Video games have been stuck. Stuck since 1996 and the release of <i>Super Mario 64</i>, Graeme Devine told a gathering at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas this week.<p>"When <i>Super Mario 64</i> came out it changed the game industry," said Devine, who is the chief …

Engineers at $4 billion Magic Leap are 'scrambling' ahead of a big board meeting next week

For years, Magic Leap has promised to release a set of smart glasses that overlays computer graphics on the real world, a technology usually referred to in Silicon Valley as "augmented reality."<p>Ahead of a board meeting planned for next week, Magic Leap's "whole engineering group is scrambling" to …

Augmented Reality

How To Build A Data Science Team

Businesses today need to do more than merely acknowledge big data. They need to embrace data and analytics and make them an integral part of their …

Why it's Time to Dip Your Toes into Artificial Intelligence

One of the biggest opportunities for business is to utilize AI, yet most don't understand the importance of a human's role in adopting this new technology.<p>The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first introduced at a Dartmouth college conference in 1956. At the time, AI founder, Herbert …

Why was the winter for venture capital funding so short?

Mark Suster Contributor<p>Mark Suster is the managing partner at Upfront Ventures, the leading Los Angeles-based venture firm.<p>It was only a year ago that many in the Venture Capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them. Yet as …

The Hottest American Cities for New Businesses in 2017

San Francisco and New York might still be the kings of venture capital, but startup activity is heating up in unexpected parts of the U.S.<p>If you want to keep a close eye on the most promising startup hubs in 2017, it wouldn't hurt to look south.<p>That's because the Sun Belt--the region of the U.S. …

Abu Dhabi's government is going to invest $10 billion in the world's largest VC fund

Japanese tech giant SoftBank announced last October that it planned to create a new $100 billion (£81 billion) VC fund in London. The fund is reportedly set to close in January.<p>When the fund was announced, SoftBank said it will be made up with $45 billion (£37 billion) from Saudi Arabia via the …

Venture Capital

A top futurist predicts the largest internet company of 2030 will be an online school

According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet.<p>It's not just because the technology will be that sophisticated, Frey says, but because the company responsible for it will be the largest of its kind.<p>"I've been predicting …

Artificial Intelligence

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

The Pokémon Go influence on new tech

Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook, but still to a magnitude that will be felt through all industries in the coming years. To many, it looks like a very simple game that incorporates a few unique and compelling …