Vito Giovannetti

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AI-driven animations will make your digital avatars come to life

Even with the assistance of automated animation features in modern game-development engines, bringing on-screen avatars to life can be an arduous and time-consuming task. However, a recent string of advancements in AI could soon help drastically reduce the number of hours needed to create realistic …

Machine Learning

Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan

When visiting the website for a local restaurant or other small business, you'll likely see Google Maps embedded to show the location. Developers of such sites were recently thrown for a loop, however, when Google announced new, more expensive pricing and demanded a credit card and Google Cloud …

Apps

A Bike Saved LeBron James. Now, He’s Giving Them to All His Students

It’s just one initiative at the heart of his new school designed for at-risk kids<p>Although he’s leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles, LeBron James has made yet another investment to his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The basketball superstar, in conjunction with the Akron school board, launched the I Promise …

Lebron James

The 3 next steps in conversational AI

Conversational AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence focused on producing natural and seamless conversations between humans and computers. We’ve seen several amazing advances on this front in recent years, with significant improvements in automatic speech recognition (ASR), text to speech …

Artificial Intelligence

Space is open for business

For 50 years, space innovation meant scaling Apollo-era technologies into ever larger, more durable satellites parked above their terrestrial clients in geosynchronous orbit. Exotic space-ready parts, militarized defenses and layered redundancies ballooned into multi-billion-dollar systems designed …

Entrepreneurship

The Family That Doesn't Feel Pain

Their genes could lead to treatment options for people with chronic pain.<p>When Letizia Marsili was six years old, she loved to climb anything in sight, from tree branches to light poles. One day while climbing a pole, she pierced her chest with a nail jutting out of the wood. Instead of screaming in …

Pain

Study links frequent gadget use to increased ADHD symptoms in teens

It’s no secret that the number of hours teens spend on electronic devices has some impact on their well-being. What scientists disagree on, however, is just how much.<p>The latest study, published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i>, has linked Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder …

Mental Health

New hope for world's rarest feline with discovery of two Scottish wildcat kittens

The world's rarest cat has received an unexpected population boost after two orphaned kittens were discovered in Scotland.<p>Just 35 Scottish wildcats were thought to remain in the wild in Britain, and the sub-species is in danger of dying out because the animals often breed with feral domesticated …

Wildlife

Wildlife Experts Weigh in on Japan's Obsession With Smuggled Pet Otters

They make bad pets, anyway.<p>Look, we all know otters are cute as heck, with their big eyes and sharp little teeth. But just because an animal is cute</b> …

Wildlife

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott on Love, Making It Work, and the Kardashian Curse

She’s a billionaire business mogul. He’s the most electric rapper in the game. How did they come together? How do they make it work? And can they survive the Kardashian Curse? Mark Anthony Green sits down with the world’s most powerhouse power couple.<p><b>It's Kylie, from the jump,</b> who controls the …

Kylie Jenner

NEXT Canada CEO Sheldon Levy wants to kickstart innovation in health care

Sheldon Levy is thinking about the future of health care.<p>Best known for his transformative tenure as president of Ryerson University, Levy has for …

Startups

Google researchers create AI that maps the brain’s neurons

Mapping the structure of biological networks in the nervous system — a field of study known as connectomics — is computationally intensive. The human brain contains around 86 billion neurons networked through 100 trillion synapses, and imaging a single cubic millimeter of tissue can generate more …

Machine Learning

The mind-blowing world of location-based VR

Step into the mind-blowing world of location-based VR<p>Creative storytelling and future-forward tech come together for untethered, fully immersive …

Virtual Reality

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

Cancer immunotherapy 'could be safer' with natural killer cells

Scientists have developed an immunotherapy that uses immune cells cultured from stem cells instead of cells that are taken from patients to seek and …

Learn Python with Visual Studio

In the Stack Overflow Developer Survey for 2018, Python sits comfortably in the first place as the most wanted programming language, with JavaScript …

Chinese firm claims its laser rifle burns clothes and skin up to 800m away

A Chinese firm wants to arm the country’s police forces with a whole new kind of weapon for the battlefield: an assault rifle that fires lasers and can burn your clothes and skin from up to 800m away. Oh, and those lasers are silent, invisible, and can pass through glass windows too.<p>The rifle (not …

Mapping the Brain with Data Science

Researchers are using big data and artificial intelligence to map neural networks in the brain. The new technology could help to better understand …

I Fell in Love With Marketing After It Helped My Startup Get $800,000 in New Revenue

Here's why every entrepreneur needs to care about marketing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I believe in marketing because $800,000 in revenue suddenly fell into the lap of one of my startups on a Wednesday afternoon several years ago.<p>At the time, the business was a …

Marketing

Watch Disney’s amazingly agile robotic stunt double in action

Disney’s Imagineers have moved way past slightly terrifying animatronic presidents of the United States and even the awe-inspiring wonders of Toy Story Land. Now they’ve created a real-life, autonomous robot stunt double.<p>While it sounds like a plot line from a reboot of <i>The Rocketeer</i>, as TechCrunch …

Why we explored an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing – a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. …

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There?

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.<p><b>TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May</b> breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, …

Smart Cities

The Most Beautiful Towns in the United States That Feel International

Destinations like the South of France, Marrakech, and Patagonia sit at the top of many travel bucket lists. And while all of those places definitely …

23 Cute and Simple DIY Home Crafts

These tutorials will show you how to make some cute stuff, which are so easy to make and look so sweet.<p>These easy for making decorations are great …

Influencer Marketing Is Going Mainstream With Facebook’s Upcoming Tool

The world’s largest social network just sent a clear signal that the future of advertising on its platform is in influencer marketing.<p>Facebook’s …

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

We are a big step closer to sci-fi like floating video hologram displays

<b>The cinema dream of the hologram promised in Star Wars, Iron Man, and Minority Report is being chased hard by numerous developers – among them</b> …

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Introducing Amazon API Gateway Private Endpoints | Amazon Web Services

One of the biggest trends in application development today is the use of APIs to power the backend technologies supporting a product. Increasingly, …

Impact investing just got bigly - MaRS

You may have missed it in the avalanche of news about the Ontario election, the G7 preview of Love Actually 2, and the U.S.-North Korea summit, but …