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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

One of Amazon's fiercest rivals, VMware, is about to give in and join Amazon's cloud

That's when VMware is expected to announce it is partnering with Amazon to make VMware's software run more easily on Amazon's cloud, reports Fortune's Barb Darrow.<p>This will be a big about face for VMware, who sells its own cloud services and its own cloud software that competes with Amazon.<p>In …

The mobile wars are over

It’s time to call it: The mobile wars are over. The mobile market was once vibrant and variegated, a virtual coral reef of odd devices aimed at specific users. There was a phone with a 3D camera! There was one with a weird version of Android that catered to the security-conscious! There was one …

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to understand the world and respond intelligently to it. Google is already embracing these technologies for Android, but they’re poised to have bigger implications, touching everything from drones to medical …

Artificial Intelligence

Master AI & Achieve the Impossible with 10 Courses & 63.5 Hours of Training in Machine Learning

<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment …

Google's Image-Captioning AI Is Getting Scary Good

The machine knows more than just what's in a picture. It's learning to understand what those people and objects are doing.<p>Google has released the latest iteration of its machine learning system that figures out what's in an image and captions it, and it's better than ever. The company also made it …

Machine Learning

29 APIs That Startups Should Consider Before Building Any Fintech Product

<b>APIs</b> will become very important in Fintech. Earlier, APIs were built for networks which were slower and far more expensive. Also, they were designed …

They set out to sell an AI bot and ended up plugging massive data loss

Image credit: Pixabay.They chanced upon a humongous problem while chasing another.Dipankar Sarkar and Akshaya Aron set out to build a bot with enough …

Everything just changed for Chinese companies

After a weekend at China's Central Economic Work Conference, Chinese officials have laid out details for what promises to be an excruciating reform period for its corporate sector.<p>"China will create conditions for execution of bankruptcy procedures based on market rules, and speed up trials of …

317 companies, $10B in funding, and 110K employees: Inside sales startups exploding

Inside sales is not a sexy topic. It doesn’t get a lot of press outside industry mags, and it’s not something you come home and excitedly tell your significant other about.<p>Unless you’re a venture capitalist, perhaps.<p>Because according to new analysis published by Spoke Intelligence, 317 inside sales …

Venture Capital

Will This Be an Apple Watch Christmas?

Whose artificial intelligence are you going to believe, Google’s or IBM’s?<p>The No. 1 most-talked about gift this holiday season, according to IBM …

This man has been tasked with turning Facebook into a best friend that can get you whatever you need

As humans, we think machines understand us. We type in a search term into Google or the name of a city into the weather app, and the information is displayed before us.<p>But, we're not really using what is considered "natural language."<p>It's the difference between searching for the weather in a city …

A partner at top Silicon Valley firm Formation 8 explains why the VC dream team just broke up

But following rumors of internal tension, the firm announced last week that it will break up, with the three cofounders — Palantir cofounder Joe Lonsdale, LG Electronics scion Brian Koo, and ex-Khosla Ventures general partner Jim Kim — parting ways to launch their own individual funds.<p>Although the …

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Top 5 arXiv Deep Learning Papers, Explained; R vs Python: head to head data analysis; 90+ Active Blogs on Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data …

mesos-elasticsearch

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The boss of a $100 million VC fund that's seen 820 pitches in the last year explains what's hot in tech right now

Belinky is the managing partner of Santander InnoVentures, the Spanish bank's $100 million (£66 million) fintech venture capital fund.<p>InnoVentures was launched last July to help Santander take advantage of the wave of innovative fintech startups that have sprung up since the financial crisis.<p>Since …

The world just got closer to a 'hypersonic space plane' that will transform 'the economics of space'

BAE Systems, the globetrotting defence and aeronautics giant, just bought 20% of the firm, and it's making a major investment in Reaction Engines' most promising ideas.<p>The idea is an unpiloted and reusable hypersonic space plane. It's called Sabre. Here's how Reaction Engines describes it:<p>A new …

Here's the dirty secret that's inflating the tech bubble

There are over 100 private companies valued at $1 billion or more.<p>This is leading a lot of people to say that we're in the middle of a big tech bubble.<p>But while those companies are richly valued, the public markets are being fairly rational — arguably even cruel — to technology companies.<p>As Sam …

How to Master Microlearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on May 9, 2015<p>The Fortune 500 and other cutting-edge companies are using microlearning to change the way they approach training and …

Panasonic develops most efficient solar panel ever with 22.5% sunlight conversion

We’ve reported a lot this year on the ever-dropping price of solar power technology, but the other incredibly cool thing happening is the steady …

I made a computer pretend to be a computer that’s pretending to be a human. Here’s what happened.

Like fingerprints and snowflakes, the way we speak is extremely unique. We all have our own way of typing, spelling, our choice in words, etc. What’s …

4 Signs That Silicon Valley's Tech Bubble Is Bursting

Bubbles are a great way to make money if you can get in as they’re blowing up and get out before they burst.<p>I should know since I was lucky enough to make money investing in the dot-com bubble — three companies in which I invested were sold for over $2 billion – thanks to lucky timing. But I also …

Venture Capital

'It's basically a bunch of autistic people wandering around' — Michael Lewis on Silicon Valley

"It's basically a bunch of autistic people wandering around," Lewis said on Bloomberg TV.<p>He was asked whether he would ever write another book about technology. He wrote The New New Thing, which covered the tech industry in the late '90s. Since then, his books have veered towards business or sports.<p>…

Apple has bought 2 artificial-intelligence companies in 4 days

Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought Perceptio, a company that makes image-recognition technology for smartphones, its second AI deal in four days.<p>Perceptio was developing "deep learning" technology for smartphones, that allowed phones to independently identify images without relying on external …

Warren Buffett and Jeremy Grantham have been warning us about this moment for years

Since the financial crisis, corporations have managed to deliver robust profit growth by offsetting the drag from weak sales growth with widening profit margins. These fatter profit margins came from cutting costs, which usually means getting more productivity out of fewer workers.<p>But with the …

FLIF is a New Free Lossless Image Format That Raises the Compression Bar

Every so often, a new image format comes to town and attempts to overthrow the established order of how images (and photos) are saved and shared. In …

Web Development

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

Track Down

The psychology behind successful Web design

As designers, we are user advocates first and foremost.<p>We need to understand what users want versus need before they ever encounter our designs. Once they do encounter it, they must first feel safe and comfortable. This sometimes contrasts with our desire to innovate – which is why we have to align …