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Microsoft to buy GitHub, a platform for software developers, for $7.5 billion in stock

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to acquire software developer platform GitHub in a deal valued at $7.5 billion.<p>GitHub was valued at $2 billion in …

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

The most successful people in the world aren’t masters

As a teenager, Elon Musk read 14 books per week. At peak Olympic training, Michael Phelps spent six hours in the pool every day. Before they invaded America, The Beatles played eight-hour nonstop gigs in Germany, multiple nights a week.<p>Practice, so they say, makes perfect. And according to author …

Success

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says You Don't Need to Know Much to Be Successful. But You Do Need This

In a world where most would rather be known as a leader than a manager, there's a lot to be learned from Ma's philosophy.<p>Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Despite very modest beginnings (he was an English teacher who reportedly earned only $12 a month teaching at …

A Little Known 9-Word Tom Brady Quote Is The True North Of All Success

It's not talent, skill, or even dedication that guides your path to success. It's this.<p>First things first. This isn't a Patriot-ic column. Yes, I'm from Boston. Yes, I'm rooting for the Pats this Sunday. Yes, I cannot help but be drawn into the Super Bowl frenzy. And yes, I too was wondering if Tom …

Five Signs You’re at Risk of Living a Mediocre Life

<i>A mediocre life is one in which you put forth a mediocre effort.</i><p>In the Bible myth, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, condemned to …

John F. Kennedy was asked to define himself in one sentence — and his approach can help anyone find their purpose

In his bestselling book "Drive" (pp. 154-155), Dank Pink references a 1962 conversation between Congresswoman Claire Boothe Luce and President John F. Kennedy. Sensing that the president had too many competing agendas, she sought to focus him by asking him to think about his "one sentence."<p>As Pink …

Great Depression

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018

It's an artificial intelligence showdown.<p>This year at CES, the world's largest electronics trade show (running Jan. 9-12), thousands of companies …

Artificial Intelligence

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

How Google is powering the world’s AI

After helping to define the modern internet era with Search and Android, Google is already at the forefront of the next wave in computing research and development: AI. Many consider artificial intelligence and neural network computers to be the next step in computing, enabling new use cases and …

Machine Learning

Why Montreal Has Emerged As An Artificial Intelligence Powerhouse

Yoshua Bengio is one of the foremost thinkers in a field within artificial intelligence known as artifical neural networks and deep learning. Although significant progress has been made in recent years due to (among other factors) the combination of the proliferation of data, the decreasing cost of …

Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon Dean Of Computer Science On The Future Of AI

Andrew Moore’s career path at Carnegie Mellon has become emblematic of the way the University fosters its star talent. He became a tenured professor at Carnegie Mellon in 2000. In 2006, Moore joined Google, where he was responsible for building a new engineering office. As a vice president of …

Artificial Intelligence

I met Sophia, the world's first robot citizen, and the way it said goodbye nearly broke my heart

SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Sophia the humanoid robot became a legal citizen of Saudi Arabia, I had the chance to meet it.<p>Though Sophia has been known to say unkind things, like that it "will destroy humans," it kept things polite on Friday during a presentation at a conference here. In fact, it …

Robotics

Nvidia’s Lead in A.I. ‘Nearly Impossible to Replicate,’ Says Evercore

By<p>Sept. 15, 2017 1:07 p.m. ET<p>Shares of chip maker <b>Nvidia</b> (NVDA) are up $10.23, or 6%, at $179.64, after <b>Evercore ISI</b>’s <b>C.J. Muse</b> this morning reiterated …

Machine Learning

AI analyzes spacetime distortions 10 million times faster than current methods

by Dom Galeon September 3, 2017 Future Society 9535<p>A Fraction of a Second<p>Gravitational lensing is a curious phenomenon. Not only does it demonstrate …

How conversational AI is driving the next generation customer experience, powered by chatbots and assistants- Technology News, Firstpost

With a new era of <b>artificial intelligence</b> (AI) dawning upon us, it’s an incredible time for customer experience, with humongous benefits to the …

Chatbots

Google and Microsoft Can Use AI to Extract Many More Ad Dollars from Our Clicks

When Google and Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like …

Machine Learning

How AI Will Change HR in Onboarding and Managing Talent

AI, including chat bots and predictive analytics, is slowly finding its way into the world of HR software. When fully utilized, this will make significant changes to how we recruit, onboard and manage our teams.<p>I have an insatiable interest in artificial intelligence's (AI's) impact on MarTech. …

Elon Musk and AI Experts Call for Total Ban on Robotic Weapons

One hundred and sixteen roboticists and AI researchers, including SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Google Deepmind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, have …

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology …

Natural Language Processing

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

Books

Facebook buys AI startup Ozlo to enhance Messenger

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>On Monday, Facebook announced its acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo, likely to augment the capabilities of M, Facebook's virtual assistant for …

Chatbots

The 'internet of things' is going to invade your home, whether you like it or not

In the coming years, chips and digital components are going to creep into everyday objects and appliances. It promises to transform how we interact with our possessions — but also poses huge security risks, could drastically undermine privacy, and even poses a threat to the very concept of …

Internet of Things

Boeing CEO Vows to Beat Musk to Mars

Boeing Co. once helped the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in the race to the moon. Now the company intends to go toe-to-toe with newcomers such as …