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Want To Raise Brave Girls? Science Says Do This (Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i>.<p>Define courage, an exam paper once asked.<p>The examiners expected a long, fascinating intellectual essay.<p>One candidate wrote: "This is." And walked out.<p>The story might be apocryphal. Every time …

Paragliding

Programmatic vs Problematic

The horse has well and truly bolted, things will never be the same again. 'Winter has arrived' to the murky underbelly of online advertising.<p>Good …

'Dogs mirror owners' personalities'

<b>The idea that a dog takes on the personality of its owner has received scientific support.</b><p>Researchers in Austria say dogs can mirror the anxiety and negativity of owners.<p>And dogs that are relaxed and friendly can pass this on to humans, perhaps helping their owners cope with stress.<p>More than 100 …

Psychology

The forgotten army

5 things parents can do to boost a child's self-confidence

It's a thin line to walk. Help them too much and they won't learn for themselves, but don't help them enough and they might get themselves into actual trouble.<p>Child development experts Dr. Tovah Klein and Angela Hanscom shared their advice for navigating that balancing act and raising capable, …

Cambridge Blockchain raises $2 million to build out digital identity platform

The funds will be used to accelerate deployments of Cambridge Blockchain’s digital identity enterprise software for financial institutions. “We’re …

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Blockchain

Media startup Odyssey has slashed over 1/3 of its employees, less than a year after raising $25 million

This is a dramatic change for a company that board member Michael Lazerow described in April as being the most exciting company to him since he invested in BuzzFeed. (Lazerow sold his startup Buddy Media to Salesforce for $800 million.)<p>Odyssey has raised $32 million in total, and moved into a new …

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

Architecture

Why 2 Well-Known Tech Companies Are Making Significant AI Acquisitions

With the race for artificial intelligence (AI) shifting into high gear, companies are not only developing AI systems in-house, but are increasingly bringing start-ups into the fold to augment their efforts. Market intelligence firm CB Insights released its list of AI acquisitions over the last five …

Machine Learning

MIT’s new AI understands the hardest part of human language

Voice-based artificial intelligence assistants can understand human speech better than ever. But while AI can decipher our words and context to …

Artificial Intelligence

English football's elite clubs still don't get enough TV cash, says departing Liverpool chief Ian Ayre

Liverpool’s outgoing chief executive Ian Ayre says English football’s elite clubs are suffering in European competition because of an anomaly in how overseas TV revenue is allocated.<p>Ayre caused controversy in 2011 when he argued that the money received via overseas right packages – currently worth …

Soccer

AI Is About to Learn More Like Humans—with a Little Uncertainty

Neural networks are all the rage in Silicon Valley, infusing so many internet services with so many forms of artificial intelligence. But as good as …

Greenlight is a debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones

Greenlight, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based startup, is trying to solve a problem that any parent of an elementary or junior high school student can well understand: how to give kids money without worrying that they’ll lose it or spend it on something they shouldn’t.<p>It isn’t the first …

How real investors separate AI hype from reality

Artificial intelligence has captured public imagination, dominated media coverage, and driven furious volumes of investment and acquisition activity. In the midst of this hype cycle, spotting the difference between phony wannabes and true investments can be a challenge.<p>We interviewed seasoned VCs …

Artificial Intelligence

The Age of AI: What You Need to Know to Prepare for Synthetic Intelligence

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” – Ray Amara<p>It’s hard to know what …

It's time for some messy, democratic discussions about the future of AI

With a new set of principles for artificial intelligence, tech pioneers seem to be developing a conscience. Good – but the discussion must include more voices<p>Today in Washington DC, leading US and UK scientists are meeting to share dispatches from the frontiers of machine learning – an area of …

Artificial Intelligence

Ping's Bluetooth tracker has GPS and cellular connectivity, too

Bluetooth trackers are a godsend for forgetful people, but they have their limitations. If you’re out of range, there’s no other way to find the …

Connectivity

These 8 Toys Can Make Your Kids Smarter

As schools (and the Department of Education) encourage children to pursue in science, technology, engineering and math, the toy industry has been …

AI that knows you're sick before you do: IBM's five-year plan to remake healthcare

A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.<p>A chip …

Artificial Intelligence

How Google's Amazing AI Start-Up 'DeepMind' Is Making Our World A Smarter Place

DeepMind is a British AI startup which was relatively unknown until it was bought by Google for around $600 million in 2014. Since then DeepMind has continued to refine its neural-network driven technology which has broken new frontiers with machine learning, particularly deep learning.<p>Perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

Anti-Semitic hate crime at record high, says UK charity

<b>Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than a third last year, with recorded incidents now at record levels, charity figures suggest.</b><p>The Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism, recorded 1,309 incidents in 2016 - surpassing the previous high of 1,182 in …

United Kingdom

Are you a power part-timer? Why high-flyers are ditching the 9-5 for a more flexible working week

It was once a requirement of all high-flyers that they put in gruelling hours at the office - for senior executives home, as well as lunch, was for wimps. No longer: nearly three-quarters of a million men and women in the UK are ‘power part-timers’, earning over £40,000 each year working fewer than …

'90%' of advertisers are reviewing their programmatic ad contracts as they look for more transparency

The WFA interviewed 59 of its members, who represent global ad spend of more than $70 billion. Around 16% of their budgets are spent on programmatic advertising, up from 10% in 2014.<p>Transparency in the programmatic advertising market has become a hot topic in recent years, given concerns around …

How virtual reality is shaking up the music industry

<b>Imagine finding yourself on a futuristic stage with rock legends Queen as they blast out their greatest hit, Bohemian Rhapsody. A neon-rendered Freddie Mercury struts around you.</b><p>Well, now that fantasy experience can be a reality - albeit a virtual one.<p>Last year Queen collaborated with Google Play …

Virtual Reality

P&G Tells Digital to Clean Up, Lays Down New Rules for Agencies and Ad Tech to Get Paid

Procter & Gamble Co., the nation's and world's biggest advertiser, is laying down the law for digital media players and agencies in a five-point …

Zcash + Ethereum = ♥: Why Two Blockchains Are Evolving Together

The blockchain world can feel unfriendly and uncollaborative at times, with supporters of competing technologies often criticizing each other …

Silicon Valley super-rich head south to escape from a global apocalypse

At the Republican party convention in Cleveland last July, Trump donor Peter Thiel declared himself ‘“most of all, proud to be an American”. So it came as something of a surprise for New Zealanders to discover that the PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member had become an honorary Kiwi – …

New Zealand

Review: Putting Ledger's New Bitcoin Hardware to the Test

<i>Jameson Lopp is a software engineer at BitGo, creator of statoshi.info and founder of bitcoinsig.com.</i><p><i>In this guest review, Lopp puts the recently</i> …

Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team Up For Blockchain-IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) - the vast web of connected devices which is becoming a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure that …