Sasha Merzliakov

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The Best Data Visualizations of the Year Are Absolutely Incredible

The winners of the inaugural Data Stories Competition, which highlights some of the most creative and fascinating scientific data visualizations of …

Data Visualization

Facebook says its new AI can understand text with 'near-human accuracy'

Facebook is using its latest AI project to get a lot smarter at understanding text. In fact, the social network says DeepText, its new "text …

Artificial Intelligence

GE’s Predix Design System

Our first design system at GE, created in 2012, was similar to many design systems you find on the Internet today. It was designed to appeal to and …

UI Design

Stop Misinterpreting Lean Product Design

I have a confession: I’ve never read Eric Ries’s book, Lean Startup. I own it, I’ve flipped through it, but I’ve never been one to obsessively track …

Crapbots: How Fake #AI and not-so-deep Learning Could Stunt the Bot Revolution

Yesterday I created a bot.<p>Not a very smart bot, and not a very useful bot. It doesn’t feature any artificial intelligence, and it won’t learn from any interations with visitors, chatters, or customers. But I am now officially a bot developer, sort of, thanks to Motion AI.<p>Earlier this month Facebook …

7 conversion optimization trends to stay ahead of the game

The ever-increasing competition on the web has forced marketers to be more creative in their content marketing endeavors than ever before in order to drive conversions. In fact, conversion optimization has now become a must. Conversion rate optimization is one of the most crucial aspects of …

Better Service, Faster: A Design Thinking Case Study

On February 14, 2014, Stanford students Elizabeth Woodson and Saul Gurdus drove a rented Winnebago to the San Mateo office of the Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC), where they greeted eight curious GGRC staff members.<p>GGRC provides services and financial support to people with developmental …

New Stanford research on telephone metadata programs.

The National Security Agency used the Patriot Act to justify its large-scale telephone metadata collection program until the relevant sections …

FindFace compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability<p>If the founders of a new face recognition app get their way, anonymity in public could soon be a thing of the past. FindFace, launched two months ago and currently taking Russia by …

Machine Perception

The world's first AI lawyer was just hired at a law firm

Lawyers can get a bad reputation for being slimy and conniving, but ROSS has neither of those qualities.<p>Ask ROSS to look up an obscure court ruling …

Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper

Computer vision is now a part of everyday life. Facebook recognizes faces in the photos you post to the popular social network. The Google Photos app …

Deep Learning

Google Has Open Sourced SyntaxNet, Its AI for Understanding Language

If you tell Siri to set an alarm for 5 am, she'll set an alarm for 5 am. But if you start asking her which prescription pain killer is least likely …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's Go Victory Is Just a Glimpse of How Powerful AI Will Be

An artificially intelligent Google machine just beat a human grandmaster at the game of Go, the 2,500-year-old contest of strategy and intellect …

Artificial Intelligence

Chip promises brain-like AI in your mobile devices

There's one big, glaring reason why you don't see neural networks in mobile devices right now: power. Many of these brain-like artificial intelligence systems depend on large, many-core graphics processors to work, which just isn't practical for a device meant for your hand or wrist. MIT has a …

Mobile Devices

A killer machine-learning algorithm guiding the U.S. drone program has killed thousands of innocent people according to some reports. What’s the truth?<p>A killer AI has gone on a rampage through Pakistan, slaughtering perhaps thousands of people. At least that’s the impression you’d get if you read …

Machine Learning

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

Machine learning is fuelling a cyber arms race

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer …

Innovation

Top 25 Non-Financial Blockchain Startups

Blockchain technology has been described as e-mail for money, but it has the potential to be so much more. According to Blythe Masters, blockchain …

Start A Fire

A Better Understanding of Consumer Psychology Will Earn You More Online Conversions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The conversion is the gold medal of online marketing. No matter how good you are at attracting traffic to your website or how good your products actually are, you’re still limited by the number of people who are willing to pay for those …

Design It Like Our Livelihoods Depend on It:

<i>8 Principles for creating on-demand platforms for better work futures</i><p><i>By Marina Gorbis and</i> <i>Devin Fidler</i><p><b>In the early days of digital technologies</b> we did …

Innovation

Real Engines Of Growth Have Nothing To Do With Growth Hacking

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling.</i><p>Imagine you’re a 17-year-old girl at a well-to-do high school in Los Angeles and you just discovered Snapchat. Until …

Let This Bot Generate Millions of Logos for Your Brand

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

Where should you go if you want reliable, detailed data on fragile states, land grabs or trade deals?<p>It’s easy to be a bit nostalgic for work pre-internet, when research could involve exploring the dusty confines of the British Library or the excitement of digging out an old tome from a government …

World Bank

Shelter Dogs Serve As ‘Ball Boys’ At Brazil Tennis Open

Four shelter dogs have recently taken the world of tennis by storm at the Brazil Open tournament. Trained for months, the pups served as “ball boys” …

Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image - MIT Technology Review

Here’s a tricky task. Pick a photograph from the Web at random. Now try to work out where it was taken using only the image itself. If the image …

This Comfy Shoe Doubles As A Footstep-Powered Wi-Fi Hotspot

New, flexible power harvesting technology has finally made it practical to harness the energy from your movements–enough to even charge your phone.<p>Each time you take a step, you waste around 20 watts of power–around 20 times more than it takes to run a typical smartphone. But even though …

10 1/2 CRO Mistakes and What We Can Learn From Them

landing pages and conversion rate optimization blog by pagewiz<p>Are You Committing One of These 10 1/2 CRO Mistakes?<p>By Ally Sabrowsky on February 17, …

Five UX Trends to Watch in 2016

F<b>rom smart devices and wearables to connected household products, vehicles, offices, and buildings of all kind, the Internet of Things (IoT) is far</b> …