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5 Disruptions to Marketing, Part 5: Artificial Intelligence (2018 Update)

Whew! This is the final part 5 of a five-part series, providing an update on the 5 Disruptions to Marketing as 2018 marches forward. If you have not …

Artificial Intelligence

How to calculate how many calories you genuinely need (you might be pleasantly surprised!)

Go onto fitness Instagram and you’re bombarded by influencers telling you how much better their gains are now they’re eating more.<p>They look …

Fitness

The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

For hundreds of years, there was an immutable law of physics that was never challenged: that in any reaction occurring in the Universe, mass was conserved. That no matter what you put in, what reacted, and what came out, the sum of what you began with and the sum of what you ended with would be …

Physics

How to buy Ripple

While all cryptocurrencies are a little different from one another, Ripple stands apart with its backing by major banks. That’s lead to some …

Cryptocurrency

Will neglect drive Yorkshire to a Catalan-style revolt?

England’s most substantial province should be on a par with Scotland, yet devolution remains a distant dream<p>The week before Christmas there was a minor explosion over South Yorkshire. By a majority of 85%, the people of Barnsley and Doncaster voted “Shexit”. In a twin-town referendum, they chose to …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

Language

An MIT professor says this 1996 logic puzzle may be the hardest brain teaser on the internet

Are you itching to test your smarts? You've come to the right place. The Harvard Business Review may have published this logic puzzle back in 1996, but people are still scratching their heads over it today. (If you prefer numbers over words, find the missing one in this puzzle.)<p>Mathematician …

Mathematics

darktable Brings Its Free, Open Source Lightroom Alternative to Windows

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there’s some good news: the free and open …

3 Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying Over Bitcoin

It's time to forget about bitcoin! These virtual currencies have much more to offer over the long run.<p>It may be hard to believe, but it's the truth: …

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

Google’s Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak

Creating convincing artificial speech is a hot pursuit right now, with Google arguably in the lead. The company may have leapt ahead again with the announcement today of Tacotron 2, a new method for training a neural network to produce realistic speech from text that requires almost no grammatical …

Signal Processing

How to break a CAPTCHA system in 15 minutes with Machine Learning

Let’s hack the world’s most popular Wordpress CAPTCHA Plug-in<p>Everyone hates CAPTCHAs — those annoying images that contain text you have to type in …

The Best DIY Videos of the Year

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Scientists identify precisely what makes a poem pleasing

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? According to scientists studying poetry, it can’t hurt.<p>A New York University study published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (paywall) on Nov. 30, sought the secret to effective poetry. Psychologists asked 400 American adults …

William Shakespeare

If You Pointed a Camera Into Space, How Far Could You See?

Let's suppose you had a gigantic zoom lens — so big that you could effectively zoom as far as you wanted to frame any object. If you pointed it into …

Docker Doubles Down On Legacy Applications

When most people think of Docker, they think of microservices, 12-factor applications, cloud-native architecture, and all things new. When Docker became a household name back in 2013, those were the architectures that they were targeting. Fast forward to DockerCon in 2016 and Docker, for the first …

DevOps

So, You Want to Join a Startup

<b>Jeff Bussgang,</b> a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many startups that there’s more than one way into that world. You don’t have to have a technical background. Excellent communication skills and a high …

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? An ability to answer the question simply, clearly, and consistently can be …

Project Management

The Next Billion Dollar Startups: Where Are They Now? (Volume 2)

Since Forbes launched its annual Next Billion Dollar Startups List in 2015 (produced with TrueBridge Capital Partners), it’s been difficult to keep up. Of the 50 companies we’ve profiled in the past two years, nearly half have reached valuations of at least $1.0 billion or exited through an IPO or …

Venture Capital

How I started with learning AI in the last 2 months

Everyone is very busy these days. There is just so much going on with our personal and professional lives. On top of it, lo and behold, something …

Rackspace Is Buying This Rival to Expand Cloud Computing Options

In a sign of continued consolidation in the IT services market, Rackspace is buying Datapipe, a competitor that also offers business customers …

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual assistants, or how it’s taking all the jobs (debatable), but not a good explanation of what …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Reasons Salespeople Don’t Close the Deal

Pretend that you’re an experienced buyer who has met with hundreds of business-to-business salespeople. What percentage of them would you say are excellent, good, average, or poor?<p>According to a new study of more than 230 buyers, 12% of salespeople are excellent, 23% good, 38% average, and 27% poor.<p>…

Watching artificial intelligence teach itself how to walk is weirdly captivating

Do you remember the adorable scene in <i>Bambi</i> where Thumper the rabbit teaches Disney’s lovable deer how to walk? Well, computer scientists from the …

The fastest growing job requirement for freelancers barely existed a year ago

Virtual reality, which has moved from science fiction to product with breathtaking speed, is now among the most sought-after abilities among freelancers<p>It tops other tech skills on a list of the fastest growing skills in the last year compiled by Upwork, a job site that matches freelancers with …

GIS

How I Built a Fully Functional Deep Learning Neural Network Chatbot Platform (NLU Engine) In Under…

For the last year or so I have been working on a number of Artificial Intelligence programs, covering computer vision and natural linguistics among …

Machine Learning
Satya Nadella

Cloud Wars: While Major Cloud Vendors Form Strategic Alliances, Why Does Oracle Stand Alone?

As the Cloud Wars intensify due to surging acceptance of cloud computing among business decision-makers, all but one of the major cloud vendors are forming strategic alliances to win the hearts, minds, and wallets of corporate buyers.<p>And if it is true that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then …

Satya Nadella

New interactive periodic table shows how each element influences daily life

How do gallium and tantalum influence your daily life? Quite a bit, it turns out. Gallium is a component of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, while …

Google's plan to best Amazon rests on one piece of software

TensorFlow makes it much easier for the company's engineers to translate new approaches to artificial intelligence into practical code, improving services such as search and the accuracy of speech recognition.<p>But just months after TensorFlow was released to Google's army of coders, the company also …

Artificial Intelligence