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AI-powered robot finds common soap ingredient may combat malaria

Around half of the world's population is at risk of contracting malaria and it causes around half a million deaths each year. However, the parasites that cause malaria are becoming more resistant to the drugs we currently use to combat them, meaning the global malaria risk stands to increase if we …

Medicine

Microsoft’s new drawing bot is an AI artist

Microsoft today is unveiling new artificial intelligence technology that’s something of an artist – a “drawing bot.” The bot is capable of creating images from text descriptions of an object, but it also adds details to those images that weren’t included the text, indicating that the AI has a …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Grab the Monet and Gogh: The Google Arts & Culture app lets you take a selfie, then compares it to thousands of museum paintings.<p>Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google …

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

Awesome Web Design for Marvel Black Panther

Andriy Bata shared an awesome web design project for the upcoming Marvel movie Black Panther. There are so many cool things about this project but I …

This glowing charger makes the perfect stocking stuffer for any iPhone user on your list

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Shopping

How to Use A/B Testing and Personalization Best Together

If you ask most marketers, they will tell you that A/B testing and personalization are two completely different things. I respectfully disagree, and …

Marketing

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Every single day the world consumes more that 1.9 billion servings of their drinks including brands like Coca Cola (including Diet and Zero) as well as Fanta, …

Artificial Intelligence

Behr predicts In the Moment will be the hot new hue in 2018

In the Moment is more than a philosophy. It's the name of Behr's paint pick for 2018 Color of the Year.<p>The serene, blue-green color with a slightly gray cast represents the first time Behr has singled out a feature color from its annual list of 20 hot hues to watch.<p>And if you're thinking, "<i>2018?</i> …

Home Decorating

These body hackers have stepped straight out of sci-fi

Every transhuman has an origin story. For Rob Spence, 45, a shotgun accident at the age of nine left his right eye severely damaged. At 34, under his …

More artificial intelligence, fewer screens: the future of computing unfolds

Screen-free user experiences such as Amazon Echo and autonomous vehicles portend a future of computing without screens.<p>We are approaching the day …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung's 'AI-powered' washer is just trying to save you time

IFA 2017 isn't all about smartphones, smartwatches and cute droids. The event is also a chance for companies to showcase their latest innovations for home appliances. Samsung did its part this year with the WW8800M washer, which sports technology called QuickDrive that promises to complete a full …

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called <i>Single Fare</i>, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. …

Art

Rainbow Animals Roar Across Geometric Street Art Murals

Arlin Graff's polar bears and oversized hummingbirds take over urban centers.<p>Streaked with oversized bears whose faces and bodies deconstruct into a million chroma particles, towering building faces become metaphorical nature sanctuaries in the work of Arlin Graff. The Detroit and São Paulo-based …

Streetwear

London’s ‘smart street’ turns footsteps into energy

And lures you into shopping nearby with coupons on an app<p>You might think that tasking a stretch of sidewalk with generating electricity would be enough of a feat, but this kinetic pavement on London’s Bird Street is apparently supposed to save retail, too. The 107-square-foot section of Pavegen …

Robots need love too — Empathy Mapping for AI

Product people build things that serve some purpose and solve some problem. Unfortunately, when it comes to machine learning, most are forgetting …

Machine Learning

You Can Now Buy That Kickass Wonder Woman Poster You Fell in Love With Last Weekend

To celebrate the triumphant launch of the <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie last week, Poster Posse unleashed a whole gallery of excellent art tributes to Diana. But …

This Smartphone Case Doubles as an Espresso Machine

Mokase is the world’s first smartphone case that also serves users a warm shot of espresso whenever and wherever they want. It’s aimed at people who …

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong | Ars Technica

Let’s just say this neural network won’t make you fear the robot uprising.<p>At some point, we've all wondered about the incredibly strange names for …

Deep Learning

Smart and Beautiful Logo Design by Spoonlancer

Spoonlancer is a a freelance designer currently based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has a set of beautiful logo design projects on his Dribbble page that are …

The robotic brain surgeon will see you now: drill can perform complex procedures 50 times faster

Scientists have revealed a robotic drill that can cut the most sensitive brain surgery down from two hours to two and a half minutes.<p>The machine, developed at the University of Utah, is being hailed as a potential breakthrough in survival for brain patients as the reduced time they spend in surgery …

University of Utah

This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options. Design consultant firm IDEO’s Font Map helps you do exactly that, with an interactive tool that lets you browse through …

Machine Learning

Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand

We’ve all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot …

Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade' but is it tart enough?

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it’s simply water.<p>Researchers in Singapore say they have invented a “virtual lemonade”, using electrodes to mimic the flavor of the beverage and LED lights to imitate its color, that could one day allow people to digitally …

Lemonade

This Major Change Is Coming to Computer Design, Says Head of Amazon Alexa

Every few years, a big shift in how we interact with computers arrives. In the 1970s we swapped out punch cards for terminals, and then moved on to …

Facebook M is now becoming a digital butler

Facebook just moved even closer to the center of your digital ecosystem with the roll-out of a smarter, more connected version of its proprietary AI assistant, M.<p>Speaking at this week’s Facebook F8 conference, the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and head of Messenger, David Marcus, …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s AI-powered camera can blur photo backgrounds in real time

A bokeh effect without a dual-camera setup<p>Facebook is banking on the smartphone camera being the most influential and ubiquitous augmented reality platform in the future, and it’s spent a healthy chunk of its F8 developer conference showing the world what this will look like. While virtual game …

These Creative Photos Use Optical Illusions to Promote Pet Adoption

Photographer Amol Jadhav and art director/retoucher Pranav Bhide recently created something awesome for World For All Animal Care And Adoptions in …

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical.<p>Marcus, a best-selling author, entrepreneur and professor of psychology at NYU, has spent decades studying how …