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How Silicon Valley is teaching language to machines

The dream of building computers or robots that communicate like humans has been with us for many decades now. And if market trends and investment levels are any guide, it’s something we would really like to have. MarketsandMarkets says the natural language processing (NLP) industry will be worth …

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

A neuroscientist explains how 'Pokémon Go' is messing with your brain

You know, those little neuron groups that make you experience pleasure and positive reinforcement? They're the reason drugs are so addictive and junk food makes us feel so good.<p>They're also the reason some Pokémon Go players have quit their jobs, broken into homes, and fallen off cliffs while …

The World's Largest Uncut Diamond Heads To Public Auction

Lesedi La Rona, an uncut diamond that weighs 1,109 carats, will be auctioned off this evening in a public auction at Sotheby’s (bid) in London.<p>The …

Coding snobs are not helping our children prepare for the future

Earlier this week, Carmen Fariña, the chancellor of America’s largest school system, announced that the ambitious plan to bring computer science education to New York City’s 1.1 million public school students would expand in September to include elementary schools. The goal is to give all the …

Computer Science

Tech companies really want to put computers in your eyeballs

Samsung, Google, and Sony are filing a flurry of patents to claim your eyeballs. The race is on to stake out the prime real estate on your face and prevent competitors from getting there first. Since 2001, the three companies have filed almost 50 US patent applications related to smart contacts, …

University of Illinois

First Click: Robots will make it even harder for poor countries to get rich

The problem is that if robot labor is cheaper and more reliable than human labor, why bother with the latter? The payback period for industrial robots (the time it takes for their extra costs to be paid off) is falling sharply. For a welding robot to be used in a Chinese factory, for example, the …

Economics

Six million dollar man's bionic eye becomes reality

<i>The latest version of the telescopic contact lens, compared to a quarter (for scale). (Image Credit: Eric Tremblay and Joe Ford / EPFL)</i><p>Other vital improvements include giving the lens more oxygen permeability by putting in minuscule air channels approximately 0.1 mm wide to allow oxygen to flow …

Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence<p>Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2016

The machines will keep getting smarter, but they're not taking over the world just yet.<p>Comb through headlines pertaining to artificial intelligence over the past 12 months and you'll see the pendulum of conversation around <i>the machines</i> swing from gushing optimism to doomsday scenarios and back again.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

‘Appocalypse,’ Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI

Shaunak Khire Contributor<p>Shaunak Khire is co-founder of a stealth ML/AI startup that can analyze, write and output insights autonomously. He also is a partner at the MaghaCGI30 social impact index fund. Previously he was the co-founder of an adtech startup and has served on the global board of the …

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

professionals

The 20 best business books of 2015

From a biography of Elon Musk to a look inside Google's management structure and an introduction to behavioral economics, we've picked our favorite business books of 2015.

Tattoo prototype turns body art into a fitness tracker

Tattoos that marry art with technology are nothing new at this point. We've seen Motorola show off a tattoo designed to unlock your smartphone and …

How to expand your Macbook storage without taking up any extra space [Deals]

Having a backup drive is key to anyone with a laptop, but lugging around an extra hard drive can take the convenience out of portable computing. Plugging into the computer adds steps to the process of getting started with work, but one Macbook slot in particular — the SD card port — can be used to …

35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

How to stop hackers from stealing your information on public Wi-Fi

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes.<p>Just a couple of years ago, strangers …

How to Make Money Like a Millionaire

These millionaires have figured out the keys to financial success<p>A seven-figure nest egg may feel far off, but these millionaires—and millionaires in …

Real Estate

Which Cloud Drive is the Best?

For those who are… shall we say, <i>less technologically inclined</i>, the entire notion of “the cloud” is a tough one to grasp. It’s a word that’s bandied …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

BB King was that rare thing – a game-changer who was also beloved

The blues legend, who has died aged 89, pioneered a style – and did so with a grace that made him a hero to fans and musicians alike<p>Very few 20th-century musicians were able to combine the roles of game-changing, creative, innovative virtuoso and beloved popular entertainer. Within this tiny elite …

Guitar

iPhone Magnetic Portable Wireless Charging Case (video)

A new wireless charging case has been launched this week by Rubix for the iPhone that allows you to keep your smartphone topped up using magnet …

Helping Children Understand Wealth Before You Pass It On To Them

Ask any parent what he or she really wants; most will tell you that it’s for their children to grow up happy, fulfilled and financially independent. Yet it says something that Bill Gates, currently worth $81 billion, announced his intention to leave each of his children only about $10 million; and …

Retirement

Sesame is one of the cheapest smart locks you can buy

Sesame won't be the first, but it's one of the most affordable<p>Like competitors August and first-generation Lockitron, the Sesame lock is designed to fit on top of deadbolts to remotely lock and unlock your door using Bluetooth and a small motor. It’s a dead simple idea, but also one that’s proven …

Home Automation

Princeton Is Teaching a Free Online Course About Bitcoin

And yes, the world’s first-ever cryptocurrency textbook is part of it.<p>​It's probably safe to bet that there are lots of people out there who use Bitcoin, but who don't really know how it works. And really, why would you? There are primers and forums and news stories out there, sure, but the …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …