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Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

How to solve 90% of NLP problems: a step-by-step guide

<b>This post is accompanied by</b> <b>an interactive notebook</b> <b>demonstrating and applying all these techniques. Feel free to run the code and follow along!</b><p>Step 1: …

The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society

Today Microsoft is releasing a new book, <i>The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society.</i> The two of us have written the foreword …

Xi's bookshelf illustrates goal of developing AI powerhouse

Two books on President Xi Jinping's shelf drew public attention from both home and abroad immediately after they were seen in the video of Xi's New …

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

Competing On AI: The New 'New Science Of Winning'

Data is eating the world, one buzzword at a time.<p>In 2017, <i>The Economist</i> declared in “Data is Giving Rise to a New Economy”: “Data are to this century what oil was to the last one—a driver of growth and change.” And IDC estimated that by 2025 we will create 163 trillion gigabytes of data, ten times …

8 Best Trekking Trips Around The World

These trekking trips are not for the faint-hearted nor for the narrow-minded. A great trail is bound to make you look at more than the map and these …

Trekking

Say goodbye to packaging: Netherlands company uses lasers to brand North Carolina sweet potatoes | UNC

A leader in sweet potatoes<p>SWEDEN AND NORTH CAROLINA — Fifty thousand acres. That’s about how much North Carolina farmland is devoted to sweet potato …

A manager at a $6 billion quant fund gives the best intro to cryptocurrencies we've heard

Patrick O'Shaughnessy vividly recalls the week he was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies.<p>O'Shaughnessy, a manager at his family's $6 billion quant asset manager of the same name, was chatting with one of his analysts over lunch at the beginning of this year about what they did over the …

Speech to text transcription in 40 lines of Bash

Ever wanted to build an app that takes audio input from users? There are tons of benefits for integrating audio into an app— from simply transcribing …

These are the most promising cryptocurrencies right now

<i>This article was updated Feb. 7, 2018, to reflect new figures in cryptocurrency values.</i><p>It’s the age of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s value soared …

Cheat Sheet of Machine Learning and Python (and Math) Cheat Sheets

<i>If you like this article, check out another by Robbie:</i><i><br>My Curated List of AI and Machine Learning Resources</i><p>There are many facets to Machine Learning. …

Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology

The technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin is one of the internet's most promising new developments. Here's how businesses can use it to …

Blockchain

How to profit from the blockchain tech stack

If someone came to you in 1992 and said, “Hey, there’s this thing called the Internet. Let me explain how billions and billions of dollars of value are going to be created in entirely new business models,” how would you have reacted? Well, maybe not, YOU, but most people?<p>The state of the blockchain …

Blockchain

Everything You Should Know About Blockchain

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “What Is Blockchain and Why Should I Care?“</i><p>If you’ve been skimming the financial news over the past few months, you may have noticed the word “blockchain” touted as the wave of the future. You may have even clicked on a story or two — but still been …

C3 IoT updates platform, adds AI, machine learning tools, more AWS integration

The core theme of the C3 IoT release is to bring data scientists and application developers together in one platform and workflow. C3 IoT has more …

FinTech

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

Why big data and algorithms won’t improve business strategy

… for most companies.<p>Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about algorithmic business and how big data will improve business strategy. For …

Anna Victoria's 9-Move HIIT Workout Will Tone Your Entire Body

In this video, Anna Victoria guides you through three different HIIT circuits for the lower body, upper body, and core in just six minutes. Watch as …

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Scientific consensus

Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree*: …

Andreessen Horowitz Partner: Cloud Will Go Away

<b>Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge</b><p>While a good chunk of the world’s enterprises have yet to start leveraging cloud services in a meaningful way, …

The Amazon Echo Was Just The Beginning Of Alexa's Voice-First Revolution

<i>Why does Amazon’s Alexa team need 1000 people? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Brian Roemmele, Alchemist & Metaphysician, on Quora:</b><p><i>“</i><b>We’ve been working behind the scenes for the last four</b> …

A new surgery can give legally blind people 20/20 vision

A small study conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit, and the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in India was published in the journal Ophthalmology. The research included 20 patients who had surgery …

If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?

We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?<p>Harambe, a gorilla, was described as “smart,” “curious,” “courageous,” “magnificent.” But it wasn’t until last spring that Harambe became famous, too. On May 28th, a human boy, also curious and …

How to Make Your Company Machine Learning Ready

In recent years, there has been a staggering surge in interest in intelligent systems as applied to everything from customer support to curing cancer. Simply sprinkling the term “AI” into startup pitch decks seems to increase the likelihood of getting access to funding. The media continuously …

Walmart and IBM Are Partnering to Put Chinese Pork on a Blockchain

A decade ago in the United States, a deadly strain of E. coli in tainted spinach ripped through 26 states, killing three people and sickening more …