Alex Sabia

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‘My déjà vu is so bad I can’t tell what’s real’

When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story.<p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling …

The powerful way that 'normalisation' shapes our world

Our perception of what is 'normal' can transform over time – and this can be a force of good and ill.<p>“My campaign is not going to let Donald Trump try to normalise himself,” vowed Hilary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent in the US presidential race, during her election campaign. There were …

Why even the best feedback can bring out the worst in us

Our minds have many cunning strategies for shunning feedback – but there are ways to avoid these traps, say psychologists Robert Nash and Naomi Winstone.<p>There’s a curious thing about people. All of us are driven in some way or another to achieve – we want to run faster, be more creative, win more …

Programmers are confessing their coding sins to protest a broken job interview process

“Whiteboard” interviews are widely hated. They also discriminate against people who are already underrepresented in the field.<p>David Heinemeier …

Python as a Declarative Programming Language

If you look at the programming languages benchmarks game, Python is one of the slowest commonly used programming languages out there. Typical …

A Super Smash Bros-playing AI has taught itself how to stomp professional players

In a crowded convention center in San Jose, Calif., this past January during the Genesis 4 Super Smash Bros. tournament, away from the main competitive stage, a small group of gamers gathered around a clunky, four-year-old HP laptop. Amidst the onlookers, a professional player called Gravy was …

Artificial Intelligence

Alan Turing Predicts Machine Learning And The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Jobs

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include Alan Turing anticipating today’s deep learning by intelligent machines and concerns about the impact of AI on jobs, Clifford Stoll anticipating Mark Zuckerberg, and establishing the FCC and NPR.<p><b>February 20, 1947</b><p>Alan Turing gives a talk at …

Artificial Intelligence

The 1 Incredibly Detailed Job Interview Question Elon Musk Always Asks

The billionaire entrepreneur wants to see how you talk about your real-world experiences.<p>If you're prepping for a job interview with Elon Musk, you'd better have your life story perfectly queued up.<p>CNBC reported that at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, the SpaceX and Tesla founder …

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

Stanford University

Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous+ achieves record 2.28-second 0-60 mph and 10.5-sec 1/4 mile in new Motor Trend tests

With the introduction of the P100D with Ludicrous mode, Tesla’s Model S officially became a ’10-second-car’ with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds. But the company kept improving on the software and was able to shave just over a tenth of a second with a software upgrade that has been …

The secret to living a meaningful life

Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.<p>Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and …

Humans fold as AI comes up aces in poker competition

Now computers can bluff.<p>This should be a terrifying thought, but it’s a breakthrough moment, watched by thousands of people across 151 countries on …

Artificial Intelligence

The AI that learns our habits and knows when people cheat

Detecting online crime typically means knowing what to look for. Artificial intelligence that spots hidden patterns can do it better – and even step in when behaviour gets out of hand.<p>For people who play the video game Counter Strike online, it's hard enough watching your back at the best of times. …

Machine Learning

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

Why millennials are choosing strange baby names

Unusual and truly unique names are becoming far more common – and the trend reflects some profound shifts in our culture.<p>Parents may agonise over the name of their latest arrival – but rarely do they expect the decision to end up in a court. Over the last few years, however, judges across the world …

Why bees could be the secret to superhuman intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.<p>Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret to this superhuman intelligence? Bees.<p>Rosenberg runs a Silicon Valley …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind AI training is now free to all

Google is to release a maze-like AI platform to the general public<p>Google's artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has announced that it is …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk's OpenAI and Google's DeepMind release their AI playgrounds to everyone

Artificial intelligence developed by the likes of Google's DeepMind and Elon Musk's OpenAI is taught within the confines of game worlds – including …

Artificial Intelligence

New MIT technique reveals the basis for machine-learning systems’ hidden decisions

A Stanford School of Medicine machine-learning method for automatically analyzing images of cancerous tissues and predicting patient survival was …

Machine Learning

Why billionaires have more sons

The chances of giving birth to a boy or a girl are not always 50:50, with mysterious factors determining the sex of your unborn child.<p>Throughout history, couples have gone to extraordinary lengths to choose the sex of their child. In the middle ages, women believed they could swing the odds of …

Do men and women really have different personalities?

Personality profiles appear to reveal consistent (if subtle) differences between men and women – but are they meaningful? Christian Jarrett untangles a knotty and controversial question.<p>It’s been said that men and women are so unlike each other, it’s as if they’re from different planets – a claim …

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer, but it grew to the large list you see today. After …

Programming

Our IQs have never been higher – but it hasn’t made us smart

We tend to assume that our intelligence is simply a matter of nature and nurture – but as the celebrated psychologist James Flynn explains to BBC Future, many other factors can stunt or boost your IQ, right down to the person you choose to marry.<p>James Flynn is worried about leaving the world to …

Could We Soon Be Living in a Metamaterial World?

Simply put, metamaterials are materials that behave according to their structure, rather than their base material composition. By manipulating their …

We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else

One of the most common pieces of advice you'll get as a startup is this:<p><b>Only hire the best.</b> The quality of the people that work at your company will …

Hack This: Become a Command Line Assassin

One of your operating system's most powerful tools is more accessible than you think.<p>No matter what kind of cluttered, icon-littered hellscape your filesystem happens to be, take heart that your computer provides a pristine alternate reality in the form of its command line interface. Essentially, …

Five ways to encourage generosity

How do charities encourage us to part with our cash? As Claudia Hammond finds, there are some proven ways to appeal to people’s better natures.<p><b>1) Don’t rely on cliched pictures</b><p>In a typical appeal after an earthquake we often see a family standing sadly in front of their wrecked home while they wait …

The woman who is allergic to water

Rachel’s rare condition means that a bath is agony; even her own tears will scorch her face. How can the human body reject life’s most basic necessity?<p>Rachel wakes up – and drinks a kind of poison that feels like a glass of stinging nettles. As it slips downs her throat, she can feel it blistering …

Java Coding Interview Questions - Part 3

This is part-3 of the coding interview questions. You may refer the complete list here :<p>Java Coding Interview Questions – Part 1<p>Java Coding Interview …