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How Deep Learning Networks Can Use Virtual Worlds To Solve Real World Problems

Deep learning is a type of artificial intelligence that has been successfully applied in areas ranging from voice, image and text recognition to game playing, cybersecurity and emotion identification. Success in all of these fields is rooted in the ability of deep learning networks to extract …

Machine Learning

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

6 Things You Have to Know to Electrify Your Sales Pitch | Inc.com

When we're competing for new business, pitching a new venture, etc., most of us use PowerPoint, and most of us use it the way we want, or the way we are told to use it by our business culture.<p>But great public speakers who know how to persuade listeners also know that's there's a right way and a …

Public Speaking

12 bizarre moments in tech history revealed in archive video

A million minutes of archived video footage has revealed a strange and awkward new look at the history of technology.<p>Associated Press and British …

Flying Car

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

Is the Minerva Project the future of higher education?

Sultanna Krispil is not your typical college student.<p>Despite receiving excellent grades and serving as the president of her class at an art-focused …

Higher Education

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Opinion: How the Prime Meridian Changed the World

How Greenwich, England, became the earth's zero-degree longitude reference point<p><b>Some 250 years ago, a British astronomer published the first of a series of guidebooks that would ultimately establish Greenwich, England, as the world's zero-degree longitude location, the "prime meridian."</b><p>Nevil …

'Tom Was Lestat For Me': Authors Who Loved the Film Versions of Their Books

Authors are notorious for hating the movie adaptations of their work, but Philip K. Dick, Dennis Lehane, Anne Rice and others found themselves pleasantly surprised.<p>Warner Bros.<p><b>Movies That Quietly Spawned TV Shows</b><p>Last week, <i>Flavorwire</i> had a good laugh at the recently uncovered notes from the …