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This Startup Correctly Predicted the Oscars, World Series, and Super Bowl. Here's What It's Doing Next:




Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die:


What impressed medical experts most was Google's ability to sift through data previously out of reach: notes buried in PDFs or scribbled on old charts. The neural net gobbled up all this unruly information ...


Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain:


Expenses for the fledgling outlet will be covered by a grant from Civil, whose sole investor, for now, is ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based blockchain software technology company founded by the Canadian entrepreneur ...


Bitcoin mining craze bypasses Oregon: Here's why:


One penny. Or, if you prefer, 0.000001 bitcoin. That tiny amount is the reason a cryptocurrency "mining" craze that upended small communities in Washington state has passed over Oregon. Oregon's ...


Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity: The Industries Containing This Year's Top Startups to Watch:




(Great Videos) - Inside Boston Dynamics, the secretive lab where unnerving, high-tech robots come to life:


It's never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. For nine years, the secretive firm -- which got its start with ...


Soooo Cool - TIME's Drones Issue: Go Behind the Cover:


To create the first TIME cover shot by a drone, we worked with Intel's Drone Light Show team, Astraeus Aerial Cinema Systems and L.A. Drones--plus 958 drones set to display a precise shade of red, and ...


New Deep-Learning System Can Train Robots to Learn Skills by Watching Humans:




Haven't you always wanted a puppy? Boston Dynamics says its stair-scaling robot dog will be sold in 2019:


The yellow robot dogs that so unsettled people in February by opening a door for one another can now easily walk up and down stairs on their own. Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert -- who founded the ...


Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Cells to Find Their Way:


Having the sense to take a shortcut, the most direct route from point A to point B, doesn't sound like a very impressive test of intelligence. Yet according to a new report appearing last week in Nature, ...


How the brilliance of blockchain overshadows Bitcoin:




How the brilliance of blockchain overshadows Bitcoin:




Top AI Thinkers: Human-Machine Collaboration Is Here:


Top AI thinkers including Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb, Primer CEO and founder Sean Gourley, and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, share their thoughts on the future of machine ...


AI Could Kill 2.5 Million Financial Jobs--And Save Banks $1 Trillion:


A new report paints a grim picture for financial services jobs. By Ainsley Harris https://www.fastcompany.com/40568069/ai-could-kill-2-5-million-financial-jobs-and-save-banks-1-trillion?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=05082018 ...


Microsoft to spend $25M on AI for disabilities:


CEO Satya Nadella is announcing the new "AI for Accessibility" effort at Microsoft's annual conference for software developers. The three-day Build conference kicks off Monday in Seattle. The five-year ...


Frontier AI: How far are we from artificial "general" intelligence, really?:


Some call it "strong" AI, others "real" AI, "true" AI or artificial "general" intelligence (AGI)... whatever the term (and important nuances), there are few questions of greater importance than whether ...


What Is Blockchain? Three Videos Explain the New Technology That Promises to Change Our World:




Google's New AI Head Jeff Dean Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI:


Google's CEO says AI will influence everything the company does, a strategy he dubs "AI First." Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company's software write music and ...


Watch Jordan Peele use AI to make Barack Obama deliver a PSA about fake news:


What does the future of fake news look like? No one really knows, but here's a little sampler from Jordan Peele and BuzzFeed, who teamed up to make the above PSA. Using some of the latest AI techniques, ...


AI Could Lead to Job Loss in Near Future, More Dire Consequences Further Off:


Laura Tyson, a prominent economist at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, said Friday that the Trump administration's recent tax overhaul will fuel the loss of jobs to artificial intelligence by increasing ...


How Blockchain Technology Could Make Zoning Work for People:


Picture this: A developer owns a plot of land in a gentrifying neighborhood. Under current zoning codes, and with current market incentives, the best bang they could get for their buck is to build high-rise ...


IBM Backs Blockchain Technology, Hails It as the Future of Digital Innovation:


The world's smallest computer, while limited in its functionality, is designed to help organizations incorporate blockchain platforms into their supply chain systems so as to make the verification of ...


Emmanuel Macron Talks to WIRED About France's AI Strategy:




This Start-Up Uses Human Swarm Intelligence to Develop AI That Can Predict the Future:




The FCC Should Use Blockchain to Manage Wireless Spectrum:


The technology at the heart of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin--blockchain--has captured the world's attention, much as the internet, peer-to-peer file transfers, apps, and the cloud did before it. Simply ...


12 Startups Utilizing Blockchain Technology in New Ways:




Emerging Technologies That Will Transform Experiences:


We're all aware of the immense impact that technology has had on the ways in which consumers interact with brands. Think about some early inventions--such as the telephone in 1876 and the television ...


Sierra Leone Becomes the First Country to Hold a Blockchain-Powered Presidential Election:




11 Times AI Beat Humans at Games, Art, Law and Everything in Between:




Firth's Tech: Can artificial intelligence kill us all? Most likely, yes.:


Yes. In fact, there is already a movie out about how this will happen: the 1984 Terminator movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The problem with the movie is that it includes time travel, which likely ...

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