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These 10 AI applications are poised to have the greatest impact in healthcare

If you have doubt that artificial intelligence is going to play a role in healthcare’s continued development, think again.<p>A new report from …

Health Care

An Introduction to APIs For the Uninitiated

If you have arrived at the Nordic APIs blog there is good chance you have some inkling of what an API is and why you might need one. However, for the …

Software Development

Are you building your startup for you?

It’s easy to get lost in the Silicon Valley sauce. I know because I’ve been there.<p><i>Startups are sexy</i> and we’re surrounded by news of big rounds of …

Startups

Yahoo is shutting down the news app it bought from a 17-year-old Brit for a reported $30 million

Yahoo is planning to shut down its News Digest app at the end of June after launching it less than three years ago.<p>In a News Digest app update, Yahoo said: "We will not be creating any new digests as of June 30, 2017. We've loved serving you guys all these years."<p>Rolled out in January 2014, News …

Advertising

Mobile payment revolution in India: Landscape and opportunities

The global payment market remains one of the most active technology markets in terms of disruption, interest, and investment. Given a decade of …

FinTech

Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

To have oil equipment operating efficiently and reliably is demanding, expensive, and requires performing these tasks:<p>Monitor the equipment on a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Tesla replaces head of Autopilot with OpenAI's neural net researcher

Reddit Email Comments<p>Tesla has replaced its Vice President of Autopilot Software Chris Lattner with Andrej Karpathy who will serve as the company’s …

Machine Learning

SpaceX Sets Up a 'Weekend Doubleheader' of Droneship Landings

SpaceX will attempt to launch and land two Falcon 9 rockets this weekend on either sides of America, setting up the the tightest launch schedule in …

SpaceX

CarPlay in iOS 11: Lane guidance, interface tweaks, and more

When iOS 11 for iPhone ships later this fall, CarPlay users will gain new features like lane guidance in Apple Maps, new route recommendations, and other new features. Below we’ll take a look at some of the new changes coming to CarPlay in iOS 11.<p>iOS 11 brings lane guidance to Apple Maps for iPhone …

iOS

Supply Chain Evidence Mounts for Advanced 3D Sensing Abilities Coming to iPhone 8

Ahead of the iPhone 8's predicted September announcement date, supply chain reports over the past few days have indicated a ramp up of 3D sensing components that are predicted to be destined for augmented reality and biometric security applications in 2017's high-end iPhone 8. In a research note by …

Apple

How Autonomous Vehicles Could Improve Road Safety

There has been significant discussion around the kind of environment that will facilitate the roll-out of autonomous vehicles. For instance, might …

Transportation

The End of Car Ownership

Ride sharing and self-driving vehicles will redefine our relationship with cars. Auto makers and startups are already gearing up for the change.<p>By<p>Tim Higgins<p>Tim Higgins<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@timkhiggins<p>tim.higgins@wsj.com<p>Cars are going to undergo a lot of changes in the coming years.<p>One …

Transportation

Machine Learning: Past, Present and Future by Tom Dietterich

BigML Chief Scientist, Professor Tom Dietterich gave the opening keynote at the recent 2ML event held in Madrid, Spain. The event was jointly …

Machine Learning

Why Nvidia and AMD continue to ride the cryptocurrency mining wave

Shares of GPU makers Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) have gotten a shot in the arm recently thanks to a resurgence in the …

Cryptocurrency

The Undeniable Power of Data Visualization and Infographics

Data visualization, or presenting data sets in a visually-appealing way, is becoming quite the rage in today’s data-driven world.<p>Data is collected …

Infographics

The Holo app is a tease of what's to come with AR on the iPhone

Get ready to fill the digital version of your world with lots of weird stuff<p>The most exciting thing about Apple’s recent announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC, to me, was ARKit. The idea that augmented reality is going to be baked into the mobile operating system means all sorts of weird stuff is on the …

Augmented Reality

Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook's mission

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last dozen years making sure you know what your friends' babies look like and what your high school friends think about politics.<p>And, of course, transforming media and politics by presenting news and opinion -- true and fake -- to billions of people around the …

Facebook

Imagination Tech up for sale after bruising Apple fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies, the British firm that lost 70 percent of its value after being ditched by its biggest customer Apple, put itself up for sale on Thursday in a disappointing end to a once-great European tech success story.<p>Founded in 1985 and listed in 1994, Imagination …

Apple

In the General AI Challenge, Teams Compete for $5 Million

<i>This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of</i> IEEE Spectrum <i>or the IEEE.</i><p>We owe the …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says 80% of the world's data is where the 'real gold' is

IBM is one of few institutional companies that are constantly reinventing themselves, and CEO Ginni Rometty said that the technology giant found its …

Women in Tech

The Crazy VR Goggles in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Are Not a Prop but a Real Prototype

HBO’s show <i>Silicon Valley</i> entertains with tales of the pervasive startup culture of California’s San Francisco Bay Area. While virtual reality has …

Silicon Valley

Learning to Reason with Neural Module Networks

Jacob Andreas Jun 20, 2017<p>(Joint work with Ronghang Hu, Marcus Rohrbach, Trevor Darrell, Dan Klein and Kate Saenko.)<p>Suppose we’re building a …

Machine Learning

Sphero's new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home

Sphero is mainly known for its connected toys, and, of course, <i>Star Wars'</i> BB-8 Droid (which it also turned into a very popular gadget). But the company has also been working on grander plans all the while. Today, Sphero announced that it's spinning off its advanced robotics division into a new …

Robots

DeepMind is expanding its Streams health app as the UK data regulator continues its investigation

DeepMind is due to start rolling out its controversial Streams healthcare app to another UK hospital.<p>Dominic King, clinician scientist and clinical lead at Google DeepMind, said at the CogX conference in London on Wednesday that DeepMind is now working with Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset, which …

Health Care

Apple Pencil vs. Surface Pen: What's the difference?

Well, obviously the Apple Pencil is for the iPad Pro, while the Surface Pen is for the Microsoft Surface tablets. But how do their specs and features …

Tablets

The Moves Tech Giants Just Made That Should Terrify Hollywood

Blink and you missed it, but the already fuzzy line between media and tech just disappeared.<p>It happened at some point over the past seven days, a …

Digital Media

Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo

Every tech and toy company, from Apple to Hasbro, has an educational coding offering these days. Sony’s Koov kit has been kicking around Japan for a while now, and should be pretty familiar to anyone who’s spent time with Lego’s educational initiatives — it’s a set of blocks, sensors, motors and …

Robotics

Tobii Pro extends eye-tracking to non-game VR applications

Tobii has popularized its eye-tracking technology by enabling gamers to control computer games with their eyes. And today, the company’s sister division Tobii Pro is extending that technology to track eye movements in virtual reality headsets.<p>Tobii Pro has integrated its eye-tracking technology …

Virtual Reality

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and that he built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours …

CEOs