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As machine learning evolves, we need to update the definition of ‘data scientist’

In the early days of machine learning, hiring good statisticians was the key challenge for AI projects. Now, machine learning has evolved from its early focus on statistics to more emphasis on computation. As the process of building algorithms has become simpler and the applications for AI …

Machine Learning

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Tesla

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

Four Years of Practical Data Science with R

Four years ago today authors Nina Zumel and John Mount received our author’s copies of Practical Data Science with R!It has its imitators, but it …

Data Science

Commentary: The Need to Focus on Advanced Manufacturing | STEM Solutions | US News

It's estimated that 2 million manufacturing positions are expected to go unfulfilled due to a gap in skilled labor. Timothy D. Easley/AP<p>Every company …

Every spacesuit NASA astronauts have worn — and the new models that may revolutionize how they explore the solar system

May 4 is International Space Day: the world's small homage to and celebration of the final frontier.<p>But that frontier is wildly inaccessible, and downright deadly, to any plucky human without a good spacesuit.<p>For nearly six decades, NASA and private companies have met the call to protect …

Space Exploration

Maybe Nobody Wants Your Space Internet

In the early 2000s, Greg Wyler, former founder of a semiconductor company, was laying fiber in Africa. He wanted to do something that mattered. …

Cars Might Fly (When Pigs Do)

What is it with Silicon Valley and flying cars?<p>Perhaps it's a result of having an economy largely based on Popular Mechanics …

Tesla's newest rival has highlighted a big problem that no one is talking about

Tesla has been selling an all-electric luxury SUV, the Model X, since 2015. The vehicle has done relatively well in the market, helping Tesla to deliver a record 100,000 vehicles in total for 2017.<p>The Model X is also a potential profit-driver for profitless Tesla: it can sell for upwards of …

Tesla

Guess Who's Not Coming To America? International Students

International students are America’s “golden goose.” They provide billions of dollars to the U.S. economy every year, subsidize the education of U.S. students and are a key source of talent that help make American tech companies the envy of the world. So why is the Trump administration trying to …

College & University

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Rolls-Royce sets its sights on self-repairing jet engines

At this year's Singapore Airshow, Rolls-Royce launched IntelligentEngine, a new initiative aimed at developing intelligent aircraft engines that are …

USAF Eyeing New Props and Upgraded Engines To Breathe Extra Life Into Old C-130Hs

The upgrades could expand the capabilities of the aging airlifters and save the service millions in maintenance and fuel costs.<p>USAF<p>After nearly a …

Samsung Reveals 'The Wall,' a Massive 146-Inch Video Wall

Pricing and availability won't be released until March, but Samsung says The Wall is a consumer product, not a prototype or proof-of-concept …

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It

This is the future.<p>People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many …

Renewable Energy

Four Things About Artificial Intelligence That Marketers Need to Keep In Mind In 2018

Farewell 2017, a year in which marketing technology really took off and where both consumers and marketers alike started to experience the potential of artificial intelligence in our daily personal and professional lives. Thanks to our new voice-operated companions Alexa and Siri, and advanced …

Artificial Intelligence

AI and Deep Learning in 2017 – A Year in Review

The year is coming to an end. I did not write nearly as much as I had planned to. But I’m hoping to change that next year, with more tutorials around …

Machine Learning

Residential Energy Storage Systems Ready for Prime Time

Commercial energy storage took off in 2017 and residential energy storage systems could be next.<p>Energy storage for the residential solar market has …

IDEO.org has designed cards to 'spark creativity and collaboration'

IDEO.org, the nonprofit sister branch of global design firm IDEO, has created a pack of 32 cards to "spark creativity and collaboration."<p>The deck is …

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. …

11 most read Deep Learning Articles from Analytics Vidhya in 2017

Introduction<p>This is that time of year, when you reflect on the year gone by. 2017 has been a year of growth for us at Analytics Vidhya. By any means …

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

Artificial Intelligence

The World's E-Waste Is Piling Up at an Alarming Rate, Says New Report

Nine Great Pyramids of Giza in one year.<p>The world is making progress on addressing the environmental problems that are plastic waste and plastic …

Software engineers transform auto industry, running cars on code as much as fuel - IEEE Software Magazine

<b>By Lori Cameron</b><p>As automakers prepare for the next generation of motoring, they find themselves in the midst of a fundamental shift in the way those …

Energy Efficiency

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

On the information bottleneck theory of deep learning

On the information bottleneck theory of deep learning Anonymous et al., <i>ICLR’18 submission</i>Last week we looked at the Information bottleneck theory of …

Deep Learning

It’s time to solve deep learning’s productivity problem

Deep learning is fueling breakthroughs in everything from consumer mobile apps to image recognition. Yet running deep learning-based AI models poses many challenges. One of the most difficult roadblocks is the time it takes to train the models.<p>The need to crunch lots of data and the computational …

Machine Learning

We need designers, not scientists, to show us how to change the world, says Babette Porcelijn

Designers have the power to solve the world's problems, but it may mean creating more systems and less stuff, says Dutch designer and …