Shikhar Kesarwani

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Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.

A quiet revolution is taking place. In contrast to much of the press coverage of artificial intelligence, this revolution is not about the ascendance of a sentient android army. Rather, it is characterized by a steady increase in the automation of traditionally human-based decision processes …

Machine Learning

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

In AI, radiology finds a new ally

Reading a chest X-ray is tough. So much so that even radiologists get it right only around 70-80% of the time. What if they got help from ‘machine …

Microsoft bets big on cognitive services in artificial intelligence race

In a race to dominate the artificial intelligence (AI) space, Microsoft is bringing the power of AI to users and organisations through ‘Microsoft …

'I definitely personally hope centralized exchanges burn in hell:' Ethereum founder blasts the most powerful players in crypto

Vitalik Buterin, the 24-year-old founder of the cryptocurrency Ethereum, had some choice words for centralized crypto exchanges.<p>"I definitely personally hope centralized exchanges burn in hell as much as possible," Buterin said speaking to TechCrunch.<p>When bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, was …

Cryptocurrency

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

<b>Would you put on an exoskeleton that meant you could run for an entire day without getting tired?</b><p>What about one that would allow you to stay on your feet longer at work?<p>The technology to give people superhuman strength is currently being developed but the ethical questions about whether we should …

7 Things I Learned in Business School That Aren't True in 2018

Entrepreneurship becomes a lot harder when you're trying to follow obsolete rules.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. That is pretty much a universal truth. But it becomes exponentially harder when you operate under false assumptions, outdated conventions, and myths.<p>I graduated with my MBA in 1997 and …

Trump slaps China with $50 billion in tariffs, Beijing immediately hits back, report says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump just imposed tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products — from X-ray tubes to incinerators. And Beijing is striking back by targeting U.S. soybeans, beef, seafood and other products.<p>The punch-and-counterpunch announced Friday in Washington and Beijing moved the …

Europe's GDPR Is Killing Email Marketing, to the Disappointment of No One

For the past month or so, inboxes the world over have been awash with emails about updated privacy policies and new permissions required by the …

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I don't really …

Relationships

How Many of the 4 Essential Entrepreneurial Traits Do You Have?

Successful entrepreneurs can have different backgrounds or strategies, but many share these four traits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What makes someone an entrepreneur? Some think entrepreneurs are born, others believe successful entrepreneurship comes from years of …

Entrepreneurship

His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It's Valued at $1.7 Billion.

The founder and CEO of Squarespace on launching a dream and the importance of giving back.<p>In 2003, Anthony Casalena’s parents gave him a $30,000 loan to help get his business idea up and running. Fast-forward to 2018 and it would appear that Casalena is more than able to pay that loan back. The …

Squarespace

Meet the 26-year-old ex-Googler who got $133 million for a cryptocurrency startup that could replace money completely

Today, Nader Al-Naji is the CEO of Basis — a hot cryptocurrency startup, with grand ambitions to replace regular money, and which recently took in a $133 million investment round from firms including GV (formerly Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.<p>The origins of Basis, however, go back to …

New Grads Should Follow PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's 5-Step Success Model

I’ve been speaking recently on the topic of communication skills to advance a person’s career. In my presentations I talk about Indra Nooyi’s “5 C’s” model of leadership. She presented it publicly several years ago, but it’s more relevant today than ever. When I speak about the model, it resonates …

Communication Skills

How exercise tells the brain to curb appetite

When we exercise, our bodies become hot and we start to feel flushed. But something else happens: our appetites decrease after the workout. …

38 lessons that will help you write a good business email

I had to write emails every day for 4 years in a high-pressured sales environment. During that time I screwed up a lot. I let my emotions show in …

China is building a vast civilian surveillance network — here are 10 ways it could be feeding its creepy 'social credit system'

China is setting up a vast surveillance system that tracks every single one of its 1.4 billion citizens — from using facial recognition to name and shame jaywalkers, to forcing people to download apps that can access all the photos on their smartphones.<p>The growth of China's surveillance technology …

Social Media

Ask Ethan: How Big Will The Universe Get?

Our Universe, as we observe it today, is a vast, enormous place, full of stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and vast cosmic voids in between them. As time goes on, gravitation will continue to pull these large concentrations of matter towards one another, but the expansion of the Universe works …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Microsoft now offers AI courses as a skill for your CV

Here’s something every tech company agrees on: the world needs more AI engineers. Microsoft is the latest firm to try to answer this demand, and this week, it launched a new course on its tech accreditation scheme (known as the Microsoft Professional Program) dedicated to artificial …

13 Simple Ways To Make People Love Talking To You

There are more subtle skills than just being a good listener.

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

Google is using its dominance in search to hit Amazon where it hurts

People shop on Google. But they buy on Amazon. Google wants to change that.<p>The search giant is rolling out a program to make it easier to find products online—and take a cut of the resulting sales. As part of the new effort, US retailers will be able to list their products on Google platforms …

The 14 Best Ways to Burn Fat Fast

Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health or simply slim down for summer, burning off excess fat can be quite challenging.<p>In addition to …

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

Python is the Perfect Tool for any Problem

Reflection is always a helpful (and sometimes entertaining ) exercise. For nostalgia’s sake — if one can be nostalgic for something 2 years old— I …

Sleep Position Meanings Can Reveal A Creepy Amount About Your Personality

Whether you're into cuddling, solo sleeping, or snoozing on your side, back, or stomach, sleep position meanings can reveal a creepy amount about …