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Scientists use machine learning algorithms to create a real-life Doodle God

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have taught computers to sift through the infinite possibilities of atoms in search of new materials. The computers use machine-learning to help scientists narrow their focus when combining atoms to create something entirely new.<p>This new research will …

Milky Way over Frosty Drew Observatory

The starry band of the Milky Way before dawn in early May. Add in a chorus of wildlife, and you have a stargazing experience to remember.<p>Scott …

A Physicist’s Crash Course in Unpeeling the Universe

<b>REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS</b><b><br>The Journey to Quantum Gravity</b><br>By Carlo Rovelli<br>Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Riverhead Books. $26.<p>Making theoretical physics accessible to the lay reader is no easy feat. The best popular science books welcome the novice while engaging …

2016 Internet Of Things (IOT), Big Data & Business Intelligence Update

• Sales and strategic planning teams see IoT as the most valuable.<br>• IoT advocates are 3X as likely to consider big data critical to the success of their initiatives & programs.<br>• Amazon and Cloudera are the highest ranked big data distributions followed by Hortonworks and Map/R.<br>• Apache Spark MLib is the …

Big Data

Google open sources image captioning model in TensorFlow

Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram. Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015. Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post and what pithy caption to give them.<p>Fortunately, with ample spare time, those who share my problem can …

Deep Learning

MIT Challenges The New York Times over Book on Famous Brain Patient

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology brain sciences department and, separately, a group of some 200 neuroscientists from around the world have …

Book Excerpts

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

Oregano-roast chicken with roast pepper and sourdough stuffing, and smoky aioli

Ever since I ate roast chicken with saffron aioli and roast potato wedges in Catalonia (yonks ago) variations on this theme has been one of my favourite Sunday lunches. This is a Mexican spin on the idea. As you’re making a stuffing and also an aioli, it’s fair enough to use a jarred paste. The …

Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Robotics Are High Priorities For Developers In 2016

• 56.4% of developers are building robotics apps today.<br>• 45% of developers say that Internet of Things (IoT) development is critical to their overall digital strategy.<br>• 27.4% of all developers are building apps in the cloud today.<br>• 24.7% are using machine learning for development projects.<p>These and many …

Internet of Things

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

iPhone 6s/Plus goes on sale in 36 more countries today, with a further 6 tomorrow

Apple’s rollout of the iPhone 6s/Plus beyond the dozen launch countries kicks off today, with customers in 36 more countries able to get their hands on the new devices. This follows Apple making SIM-free phones available in the USA.<p>The countries are Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, …

Create a spring loaded menu using UIScrollView and View Controller Containment

<b>Step 1: Create a new “Single View Application” project</b><p><b>Step 2: Background Image</b><br>Drag a UIImageView onto the main view controller and assign a …

iOS Programming

Why Learning JavaScript and CSS Won’t Make You the Best Web Designer

Looking at the headline, you might do a double-take and exclaim, “Say what?!?” “Are you kidding?”JavaScript and CSS are two of the foundations of web …

Cloud Machine Learning Wars: Amazon vs IBM Watson vs Microsoft Azure

<b>Model Selection</b><br>Amazon machine learning simply requires that the user select a target variable. Then the user chooses whether to learn with default …

Machine Learning

Tombone's Computer Vision Blog

DeepFakes: AI-powered deception machines<p>Driven by computer vision and deep learning techniques, a new wave of imaging attacks has recently emerged …

n07, Mar 4: Analytics/Data Science Salaries; Machine Learning Flaws; Strata Highlights

Features<p>US, Canada, and Australian analytics professionals are paid the most, with US/Canada Industry Data Science Managers earning on average $177K, …

Big Data

Google network learns to play Space Invaders in breakthrough for artificial intelligence

The DQN network learned how to play classic video games including Space Invaders and Breakout without programming<p>Artificial intelligence has taken a major step forward after Google created a network which learned to play a range of computer games on its own without being pre-programmed.<p>The Deep Q …

Machine Learning Gets Big Boost from Ultra-Efficient Convolutional Neural Network Accelerator

Posted by Doug Burger<i>(Editor’s Note: Doug Burger, a processor architect by training, is a Microsoft researcher focused on disrupting the very fabric</i> …

Machine Learning Goes Mainstream I: InboxVudu Prioritizes Your Email

Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning–the power to predict

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning provides Machine Learning as a Service (on Microsoft Azure) and allows you to make your own applications more …

ML Pipelines: A New High-Level API for MLlib

MLlib’s goal is to make practical machine learning (ML) scalable and easy. Besides new algorithms and performance improvements that we have seen in …

Data Science

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps

For most organizations, building a modern-day cloud application that rivals something as clean and fast as Uber or Facebook is, obviously, not an …

How to become a data scientist

It’s really good that you want to become Data scientist. Most of the people think that it is very difficult to become a Data scientist.<p>But, let me …

Data Science

Data science without statistics is possible, even desirable

Science

Candlestick.js beautiful stock charts in HTML5 canvas, free and open source

Searching the web for a nice tool to display stock charts left me with the conclusion I need to start this myself.<p>The other libraries for this were …

The factory of the 21st century

Africa, which has succeeded in joining certain global value chains, remains, nevertheless, a...<p>By 2030, some 19m people per day—or 7bn per year—will …

Middle East

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive

You know that scene in the film <i>Contact</i> where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic …