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7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

Leadership

Secrets (good and bad) no one is telling about motherhood

Way, way back in 2002 I wrote a book about the domino effect that occurs when women try to raise children, babies and toddlers in particular, and pursue full-time career simultaneously. The subtitle of the book (which has since been re-released as “The Two-Income Trap: Why Parents Are Choosing to …

Parenting

This is how to deal with passive aggressive people

We’ve all dealt with it. The subtle manipulations. Always angling to get what they want, but still looking like a little angel. Making you feel like …

Self-help

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

Critical perspectives on the Singularity from eminent computer scientist Ed Felten

Princeton's Ed Felten (previously) is one of America's preeminent computer scientists, having done turns as CTO of the FTC and deputy CTO of the …

Singularity

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

Artificial Intelligence

Happy holidays everyone! Excited to announce that #AlphaGo Movie will be available to watch on #Netflix from 1st January 2018! https://t.co/AlJhM9GuAa

The Great AI Paradox - MIT Technology Review

You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas.<p>1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other …

Researchers can fool machine-learning vision systems with a single, well-placed pixel

Three researchers from Kyushu University have published a paper describing a means of reliably fooling AI-based image classifiers with a single …

WATCH: 'The View' Censors Jesus's Name During Discussion About 10 Commandments

ABC is taking some heat after bleeping out Jesus’s name during a recent episode of “The View.”<p>The censorship of the Christian savior’s name came last …

Faith

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Deep Learning

Bill to cut off aid to Palestinians passed by US committee

WASHINGTON: A U.S. Senate committee approved a bill on Thursday that would cut off $300 million in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority …

Palestinian Authority

Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here’s How to Move It Forward.

Artificial Intelligence is colossally hyped these days, but the dirty little secret is that it still has a long, long way to go. Sure, A.I. systems have mastered an array of games, from chess and Go to “Jeopardy” and poker, but the technology continues to struggle in the real world. Robots fall …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook pulls plug on language-inventing chatbots? THE TRUTH

Far be it from us to lecture journos on overreacting but cripes – calm downIf you thought artificial intelligence was already overhyped to death, …

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch, Create New Bacteria

Back in March, Scientists found the key to artificial life when they discovered they could create yeast from man-made DNA. In that experiment, the …

Bible says Canaanites were wiped out by Israelites but scientists just found their descendants living in Lebanon

It is a command that led the leading atheist Richard Dawkins to claim that the God of the Old Testament was “a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic …

Anthropology

Artificial intelligence is not as smart as you (or Elon Musk) think

In March 2016, DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, who at the time was the best human Go player in the world. It represented one of those defining technological moments like IBM’s Deep Blue beating chess champion Garry Kasparov, or even IBM Watson beating the world’s greatest <i>Jeopardy!</i> champions in …

Artificial Intelligence

Frighteningly accurate ‘mind reading’ AI reads brain scans to guess what you’re thinking

From medical applications like helping dermatologists diagnose skin cancer to teaching robots to get a better grip on the world around them, deep …

AI and machine learning will make everyone a musician

Music has always been at the cutting edge of technology so it’s no surprise that artificial intelligence and machine learning are pushing its …

Artificial Intelligence

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Can Create Faces Never Before Seen

When you’re an A.I. researcher at Google, even your days off are filled with neural nets. Mike Tyka is a Google scientist who recently helped create …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov – review

The grandmaster’s account of his 1997 battle with Deep Blue is both thrilling and thoughtful<p>Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, he was ranked world No 1. He is also a leading human rights activist and is probably close to the top …

AI is already beating us at our own game

Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac surgeons, lipreading …

Artificial Intelligence

Jehovah's Witness was attacked by husband who feared she was going to cancel Christmas

A Jehovah's Witness was attacked by her husband who feared she was going to cancel Christmas, a court has heard.<p>Jason Mortimore struck his wife Rachael in the face three times with a magazine before burning her Bible and other religious documents in a garden incinerator.<p>Mortimore, 46, admitted …

God

Apple's new mobile AI chip could create a new level of intelligence

Apple is reportedly working on a chip called the Apple Neural Engine, which would be dedicated to carrying out artificial intelligence (AI) …

Does a Spider Use Its Web Like You Use Your Smartphone?

The debate over whether an arachnid’s web is actually a part of its mind<p>Millions of years ago, a few spiders abandoned the kind of round webs that the word “spiderweb” calls to mind and started to focus on a new strategy. Before, they would wait for prey to become ensnared in their webs and then …

Google DeepMind is shifting its focus from board games to scientific breakthroughs

The research company announced over the weekend that one of its most celebrated research teams will stop focusing on board games and instead start putting their efforts into developing general algorithms that scientists can use to help solve real world problems.<p>These include:<p><b>finding new cures for</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Nothing will make you appreciate human intelligence like learning about how unbelievably challenging it is to try to create a computer as smart as we …