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MIT taught a neural network how to show its work

MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group yesterday unveiled a neural network capable of explaining its reasoning. It’s the latest attack on the black box problem, and a new tool for combating biased AI.<p>Dubbed the Transparency by Design Network (TbD-net), MIT’s latest …

Artificial Intelligence

7 ways to make yourself indispensable to your boss

Being a good employee is one thing. You show up on time and complete tasks successfully, and are generally pleasant to work with. Your performance …

The Workplace

To cripple AI, hackers are turning data against itself

A neural network looks at a picture of a turtle and sees a rifle. A self-driving car blows past a stop sign because a carefully crafted sticker …

Machine Learning

I Studied Mentally Strong People for 15 Years and Discovered They All Had This One Thing in Common

As a psychotherapist, I've always been interested in things like resilience, perseverance, and self-discipline. But after losing my mother, husband, and father-in-law in just a few short years, my interest in mental strength became personal. I set out on a quest to learn about mentally strong …

Self-help

This $25 dash cam might be your best car accessory purchase yet

Dash cams have become practically invaluable tools to have on the road. In the event of an accident or an altercation with another driver, a dash cam …

Technology

Auckland researchers make world-first discovery into artificial intelligence

In a world first, AUT researchers have developed an artificial intelligence model, which can predict a person's choices before they have even made up …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

Illustration by Justin Metz<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.<p>Over the …

Want to Keep Your Career on Track? Avoid These 7 Common Leadership Blind Spots

It's time to shed light on the leader's most common blind spots. We have enough to worry about with what we can see, let alone what we can't.<p>There are plenty of traps for leaders in today's workplace, whether it's unspoken rules that lead to a toxic culture, or behaviors that make Millennials want …

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

Do You Know The Difference Between Data Analytics And AI Machine Learning?

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry has been leading the headlines consistently, and for good reason. It has already transformed industries across the globe, and companies are racing to understand how to integrate this emerging technology.<p>Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. The …

Machine Learning

Want Your Employees to Follow You? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Trust

Employees want and need to trust your leadership.<p>People respect you. But do they trust you--and should they? That's the question anyone should be asking, but especially those of us who are mentoring others in a quest to build future leaders. So ask yourself this question: What did you do today to …

Quantum Computing and Deep Learning. How Soon? How Fast?

Google's Grand Plan To Make AI Accessible To Developers And Businesses

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Google’s annual user conference, Cloud Next 2018. The company made several announcements that make machine learning and artificial intelligence accessible to both developers and businesses.<p>One of the first announcements came in the form of Cloud AutoML, …

Machine Learning

Three Rules For Successfully Leading Other Leaders

Many of us get to manage others at some point. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to manage leaders who manage others. This adds a different dynamic.<p>When presented with this opportunity, leaders shouldn’t assume that the ranks will blindly follow them given their placement on the org chart. Sure, you’ve …

Why Being Nice at Work Can Backfire Badly, According to Psychology

If you've ever been the office sweetheart, you know exceptional kindness can be met with nastiness. Here's why.<p>Ask anyone whom they prefer to work with, nice guys or bullies, and you'll get a fast and certain reply -- just about everyone says they prefer to share an office with kindhearted …

Consciousness: How we’re solving a mystery bigger than our minds

TWENTY years ago this week, two young men sat in a smoky bar in Bremen, northern Germany. Neuroscientist Christof Koch and philosopher David Chalmers …

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way (Warning: Once You Do You Can't Un-See It)

Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them.<p>Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world. These are social memes that are utterly simplistic but …

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games

Neural networks have garnered all the headlines, but a much more powerful approach is waiting in the wings.<p>With all the excitement over neural …

Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. The History of AI<p>The field of artificial intelligence (AI) officially started in 1956, launched by a small but now-famous DARPA-sponsored summer …

When Is It Important for an Algorithm to Explain Itself?

Many efforts to apply machine learning get stuck due to concerns about the “black box” — that is, the lack of transparency around why a system does what it does. Sometimes this is because people want to understand <i>why</i> some prediction was made before they take life-altering actions, as when a …

Who Is The Servant Leader Really Serving?

The CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, has been described by the outgoing chairman, Howard Schultz, as a true servant leader, but what is servant leadership and who does Schultz anticipate Johnson will serve?<p>Most of our understanding of leadership is connected to ideas of hierarchy, power, orders, …

Five Signs Your Work Culture Is Toxic

Dread. Anxiety. Boredom. Fear. Anger.<p>If these words describe your feelings about your job, you just might be in a toxic work culture.<p>While you may think you have a dream job, if the culture is toxic, it can turn into a nightmare very quickly. This is because toxic work cultures negatively impact …

How To Create Your Leadership User's Manual

I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.”<p>The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected that this kind of …

Self-awareness

7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

TED Talks

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

The Amazing Ways Verizon Uses AI And Machine Learning To Improve Performance

Verizon’s FIOS fiber optic broadband keeps millions of US homes online. However, monitoring stability and reacting to faults and outages which affect customer experience takes huge amounts of resources.<p>Until recently, Verizon primarily relied on customer feedback to understand when the speed and …

Machine Learning

MIT researchers have figured out a way to see through walls and we’re terrified

A team of scientists at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has managed to develop technology capable of tracking …