People want it—but don’t understand it. If you had to pick a tech industry buzzword for 2016, “machine learning” would be a good choice. Every other company, it seems, is packing the phrase into their pitches, and it’s having an effect.
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“Science, the pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble.” So begins “Saving Science,” an incisive and deeply disturbing essay by Daniel Sarewitz at The New Atlantis. As evidence, Sarewitz, a professor at Arizona State University’s School for Future Innovation and Society, points to reams of mistaken or simply useless […]
When we started this decade, the Internet of Things was a basically a buzzword, talked about by a few, acted upon by fewer, a challenge to save for the future, like 2015 or 2020.
62% of enterprises will use AI technologies by 2018 Artificial intelligence has replaced big data this year as the most talked about new set of technologies. As with big data five years ago—behind the hype, the confusion generated by an ill-defined term, and the record funding by VC—we are starting to see emerging investments and practical […]
Bitcoin is the virtual currency that everyone is talking about. There are now 15.5 million Bitcoins in circulation. But it’s not the only option out there in the crypto-world. Like Bitcoin, there are coins available to be mined and, eventually, there can be multiple options to be traded on the open market and used to purchase goods and […]
Physicians are pretty good at detecting breast cancer. However, they certainly aren’t perfect. Human pathologists can accurately identify the disease with 96 percent accuracy by reviewing breast biopsy samples, without even coming in contact with the patient. That’s an extremely impressive rate, given that cancer misdiagnosis can occur up to 28 percent of the time, according to […]
After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look.
Hacking is most certainly a two way street. The developers behind Ethereum launched an assault on an anonymous hacker that stole at least $89 million through its network.
Intuition is alive and well in the era of data analytics. About a third of executives in a 2014 PwC survey reported relying first and foremost on the data for their last big business decision. The advice of their colleagues and good, old-fashioned gut instinct both played major roles.
In order for robots to navigate the world, they will need to be able to make reasonable assumptions about their surroundings and what could happen during a sequence of events. One way that humans learn these things is through sound. For infants, some studies suggest that poking and prodding objects is actually how they develop an intuitive […]