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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018: Loro Piana's Cloud-Like "The Gift of Kings" Exhibition: 590 panels of the world's finest wool make for a jubilant, immersive experience

by Alessandro De Toni<p>In conjunction with Art Basel Hong Kong, Loro Piana—one of the world’s most prestigious cashmere and luxury fabric manufacturers—pays homage to its most renowned material known as The Gift of Kings. It's quite a bold name but it represents an incredibly fine, feather-light and …

One Minute Art History: Centuries of Artistic Styles Get Packed Into a Short Experimental Animation

From Cao Shu, a new media artist at the China Academy of Art, comes an experimental animation called "One Minute Art History." This work has been …

Read A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, a Hilarious & Informative Collection of Early Modern English Slang (1785)

A deep appreciation for profanity may rate high as a mark of a sophistication and authenticity. Cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker has made the …

Animation Brings to Life “Man as Industrial Palace,” the 1926 Lithograph Depicting the Human Body as a Modern Factory

In 1926, Fritz Kahn, a German gynecologist and anatomy textbook author, produced a lithograph called <i>Der Mensch als Industriepalast (Man as Industrial</i> …

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

This Is How the World Will Shop by 2025

We asked the world's leading e-commerce technology providers to help us predict the future of online, in-store, and automated shopping.<p>PCMag reviews …

eCommerce

This startup raised $50 million to sell brand-less products online for $3

A new startup is making a bet that you don't care as much about the brands you consume as you think.<p>Brandless, pitching itself as the "Procter & Gamble for millennials," offers a host of essential consumer items for a single low price of $3. Instead of a big logo emblazoned on a product, the actual …

Who's Who: The 6 Top Thinkers In AI And Machine Learning

Every day it seems we are hearing of new advances made by AIs thanks to Machine Learning, from improving healthcare to beating us at poker, it is often easy to forget that, behind every successful robot, there’s a clever human.<p>The swift pace of change we are seeing today is due to a concerted …

Artificial Intelligence

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it

This is what Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, suggested in a speech at the company's Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday.<p>"I think big data is so powerful that nation states will fight over how much data matters," he told attendees.<p>"He who has the data can do the …

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

2017: The Age of AI in Advertising

Thanks to the growth of the internet and rapid advancement of technology, the advertising world has seen incredible innovation and change.<p>This year, …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

Baidu’s Andrew Ng and Singularity’s Neil Jacobstein say this time, the hype about artificial intelligence is real<p>Artificial intelligence is shaping up as the next industrial revolution, poised to rapidly reinvent business, the global economy and how people work and interact with each other.<p>Andrew …

Artificial Intelligence

The Secret of Story Telling

Consumer touch points are opportunities to communicate. Walk in your customer's shoes and think about where they interact with your brand.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Brand Buzz: 3 Breakthrough Secrets for Building a Winning Brand by Adrienne Weiss and Greg Weiss.</i><p>On the south side of Chicago in …

Marketing

30 Lessons Leonardo da Vinci Has Taught Me About Photography, Art, and Life

Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate ‘autodictat’ (someone who taught himself everything).<p>Download<p>To read this on the go, you can download the files …

AI will make life meaningless, Elon Musk warns

Tech billionaire Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence could be catastrophic for humanity who are set to become a cyborg race which will have to …

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Brands Leverage IoT as an Additional Revenue Stream?

To hear some marketers tell it, the novelty of collecting data from IoT devices has worn off, and brands may soon look to connected devices to create …

Advertising

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

IBM Is Bringing in Watson to Conquer The Internet of Things

Watson—IBM’s cognitive computing service that plays <i>Jeopardy</i>, assists doctors in diagnosing patients, and helps financial service professionals …

Toward the IoT - A framework for data analytics on digital device networks - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Troy, N.Y. – The Internet of Things promises to improve our lives by connecting sensors in the objects that surround us – buildings, appliances, …

There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020

By 2020, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed globally — that's more than 4 devices for every human on earth.<p>The Internet of Things first came to us on PCs. Then it moved to smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and TVs.<p>But now it's coming to all of our everyday devices …

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent …

Samsung invests in internet of things identity management platform Evrythng

Samsung and Evrythng, the U.K.-based outfit that is trying to build an identity management layer for the internet of things, have revealed a …

The top 20 Internet of Things companies right now

When you think of smartphones, you automatically think of… Apple. When you think of social networks you automatically think of… Facebook. And when …

5 IoT cybersecurity predictions for the coming year

The past year has marked a dark time in cybersecurity globally. 2016 started off with @DotGov hackers doxxing thousands of U.S. federal employees; proceeded to the Anonymous breach of the Philippine Commission on Elections exposing personal identification information on every voter in the entire …

San Francisco

Internet of Things: CIOs are getting ready for the next big revolution

What steps should your organisation take to be ready for the Internet of Things?<p>CIOs have woken up to the power of the Internet of Things …

Vespa's new robot will carry your groceries

Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new.<p>The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian …

Robotics

Google’s Virtual Reality Short Film Earns an Academy Award Nomination

Google is now competing with the Ryan Goslings and Emma Stones of Hollywood.<p>Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named Pearl, an …

Advertising Industry

MIT's New AI System: How It Learns By Surfing The Internet

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently presented their new artificially intelligent system that can fill the information …