Could we one day slow, or even rewind, ageing?

  Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one’s thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial. Different versions of these myths appear on every continent – even Alexander the Great’s conquests are sometimes...

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How an AI caddie could improve your golf game

Stamford, Conn.-based Arccos Golf Wednesday launched a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) caddie for golf, saying the platform will help golfers of all skill levels achieve lower scores with the power of data-driven decisions. Dubbed Arccos Caddie, the platform is powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform...

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Microsoft’s big data solves golf’s mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

If the Arccos Caddie app can solve the mystery of the golf swing with big data, perhaps big data can solve other world problems, too. That's why Microsoft featured this app at Build 2017, to show off the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service. According...

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Speak computer? These programming languages are in high demand

  "Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people...

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You’ve heard about it, but do you understand? Everything you need to know about machine learning

  Learning to learn In 1959, Arthur Samuel, a pioneer in the field of machine learning (ML) defined it as the “field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed”. ML can be understood as computational methods that use experience to improve performance...

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Why having a good memory could mean you get bored of things faster

  Memory could be the key to how quickly we get tired of certain experiences, such as listening to music or eating certain foods. “People with larger working memory capacities actually encode information more deeply,” says Noelle Nelson, lead author of the study in the Journal of...

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These are Europe’s most innovative universities

Europe’s top tech hubs tend to radiate from massive capital cities like London, Berlin and Paris. But the heart of European innovation isn’t a major metropolis –it’s a small city in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders. That’s the conclusion of Reuters’ second annual ranking of...

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It’s make or break time for artificial intelligence. Here’s how we can make it work

  Artificial Intelligence is the next technological frontier, and it has the potential to make or break the world order. The AI revolution could pull the “bottom billion” out of poverty and transform dysfunctional institutions, or it could entrench injustice and increase inequality. The outcome will...

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Data scientists compete to create cancer-detection algorithms

Data scientists are using machine learning to tackle lung cancer detection. Beginning in January, nearly 10,000 data scientists around the world competed in the Data Science Bowl to develop the most effective algorithm to help medical professionals detect lung cancer earlier and with better accuracy. In...

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Which deep learning network is best for you?

In “Big data – a road map for smarter data,” I describe a set of machine learning architectures that will provide advanced capabilities to include image, handwriting, video, and speech recognition, natural language processing and object recognition. There is no perfect deep learning network that...

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