A computer was asked to predict which start-ups would be successful. The results were astonishing

A computer was asked to predict which start-ups would be successful. The results were astonishing

In 2009, Ira Sager of Businessweek magazine set a challenge for Quid AI’s CEO Bob Goodson: programme a computer to pick 50 unheard of companies that are set to rock the world. The domain of picking “start-up winners” was – and largely still is –…

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How new IT operating models stave off digital disruption

Companies are facing a digital imperative to revamp business operations to better serve customers. To accommodate these shifts, CIOs are making sweeping organizational changes, adding new key roles, setting up innovation labs and tapping modern technologies to meet strategic mandates issued by their CEOs and…

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Scientists think they might soon be able to edit human memories

How Memories Work Researchers have recently discovered two different types of memory use completely different processes in the same nerves, opening the way for a new pharmaceutical solution for treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The find challenges earlier research that had suggested memories…

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Here’s why robots could be the future of finance

The year is 2030. You’re in a business school lecture hall, where just a handful of students are attending a finance class. The dismal turnout has nothing to with professorial style, school ranking or subject matter. Students simply aren’t enrolled, because there are no jobs…

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The hidden risk of blind trust in AI’s ‘black box’

Artificial intelligence is gaining traction in enterprises, with many large organizations exploring algorithms to automate business processes or building bots to field customer inquiries. But while some CIOs see self-learning software as a boon for achieving greater efficiencies, others are leery about entrusting too much…

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Researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need? AI research has…

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Machines could soon be able to understand and summarize text for you

We humans are swamped with text. It’s not just news and other timely information: Regular people are drowning in legal documents. The problem is so bad we mostly ignore it. Every time a person uses a store’s loyalty rewards card or connects to an online…

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A ‘robot pilot’ has landed a Boeing 737 in a simulator

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.” What if those words so familiar to air travelers weren’t spoken by a human pilot, but by a robot? The US military is developing technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to create machines capable of…

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This is when robots will start beating humans at every task

Don’t expect to see a human behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler by 2027. Or a set of human hands performing a delicate surgery by 2053. According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated…

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HTC unveils the U11, a gorgeous 5.5-inch flagship phone with Amazon Alexa support

Gut reaction: You won’t want to hide the HTC U11 in a protective case. HTC’s new flagship phone is just too stunning to conceal behind a chintzy polycarb shell. Imbued with HTC’s new “liquid” design aesthetic, the U11 has an impossibly glossy finish, evoking the…

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