At Carnegie Mellon University computers are running a program that analyze images to learn common sense. A computer program analyzes images 24 hours a day to try to learn common sense. The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand [...]
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Women are more likely to form social alliances and then manage threats from outsiders through social exclusion. In a lab at McMaster University in Ontario, researchers took 86 straight women and paired them off into groups of two—either with a friend or a stranger. There, a researcher told them they were about to take part in a study [...]
“People skills come down to how people interact with each other.” While being qualified for a certain job, having the ability to lead a team, or having extensive and highly developed technical skills are crucial to your professional success, it is also imperative that you have great soft skills – more commonly known as “people [...]
60% of people can’t go without WiFi access for more than a day. Addiction to the internet is real. In the United States, it is said to be more pervasive than alcoholism, and debate is raging over whether it should be officially classified as a mental illness.
Don’t be afraid to be weird (you probably are) — at least you’ll be remembered. Hedwig von Restorff, a German psychologist, made an important, though not very counterintuitive, discovery in the 1930′s: things that somehow stand out are remembered more easily than typical things. Suppose we read the following list to a group and then asked them to [...]
Whenever presented with a theory like Carl Jung’s theory of personality types (which Myers and Briggs formalized into a personality test) it’s important to remember that you are in possession of a unique set of neurons whose synapses fire in unique patterns that cannot easily be slotted into one of sixteen “types” from which one [...]
First-borns around the world, it turns out, have higher IQ’s. According to a new study “those born earlier perform better in school” and, it’s because of the parents. Parents simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend [...]
Futurist Thomas Frey: Our teenage years have always been a time of great awkwardness, super hormones, and bad decision-making. But lately these years have moved even further down the path of supreme weirdness.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, was arrested in 1977 for a traffic violation. We see entrepreneurs as successful, self-made men and women. We value their innovation and charitable endeavors. Yet we also associate plenty of negative characteristics with entrepreneurs,stereotyping them as selfish and out to make a profit at whatever cost.
Gender-based jobless rates change household dynamics. The European Union’s unemployment rate fell in June for the first time in more than two years — that is, until you consider that 10.9 percent of the union’s workforce is still jobless, and that number for countries that use the euro is 12.1 percent.