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Machine Learning Is Everywhere, But What Is It Exactly?

From Google’s language translation app to autonomous cars, machine learninghas become a key ingredient in multiple areas of our lives—but what exactly is it?

In the simplest sense, machine learning is a method of computer data analysis that learns from its own experience. Once a machine learning algorithm learns what specific patterns look like, it can apply the knowledge on a vast scale.

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How Blockchain Is Reinventing Your News Feed

The decline of the print press is well documented as the internet and the power of online news sources have forever changed the way we consume news. To put things in perspective, recall the sale of the San Diego Union-Tribunein 2015 for the stunning price of $50 million — effectively a purchase of the paper’s real estate holding – a whopping decline from the paper’s estimated $1 billion value in 2004.

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Musician Taryn Southern on composing her new album entirely with AI

How artificial intelligence simplifies music production for solo artists.

If you heard Taryn Southern’s new single “Break Free” on the radio, you’d probably just keep driving or grocery shopping, or doing whatever you do in places that still have radios playing. The song is a big, moody ballad — the kind that might play during the climax of a Steven Spielberg movie.

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Microsoft Launches Coco Framework for Blockchain-based Businesses

Technology firm Microsoft has launched its Coco Framework to help solve the issues confronted by businesses that are adopting the Blockchain technology in their operations. The solution specifically aims to resolve the issues that appear when Blockchain is used in a consortium environment.

According to Microsoft Azure chief technology officer (CTO), Mark Russinovich, their solution can resolve the Blockchain issues in business applications because of its ‘trusted execution environment’ (TEE) that is secured by silicon.

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How Machine Learning Enhances The Value Of Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is already revolutionizing domains such as manufacturing, automobiles and healthcare. But the real value of IIoT will be realized only when Machine Learning (ML) is applied to the sensor data. This article attempts to highlight how ML augments IIoT solutions by bringing intelligent insights.

Cloud computing has been the biggest enabler of connected devices and enterprise IoT.

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HERE’S HOW BOSCH TEACHES CARS TO SEE USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A car needs to be able to see its environment before it can drive itself. Don’t let pareidolia fool you; its eyes aren’t headlights. They are made out of metal, glass, and plastic parts, and they rely on an enormous amount of computing power to remain open. Without them, the car’s brain isn’t able to make the right decision at the right time.

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A sketchy Satoshi has popped up to promote his new blockchain

Last night, The Verge and at least three other outlets received an email from someone claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of bitcoin. The email we received was brief and to the point: “I met with the SEC yesterday. I am ready to talk.”

The individual declined to give his legal name, but said recent leaks had forced him to speak to the press, even as he intended to remain anonymous.

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Understanding blockchain technology, bitcoins and the rise of cryptocurrency

For the past several weeks, you’ve likely heard some of the following terms if you’ve paid attention to the world of finance: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. But what do they mean? And why is cryptocurrency suddenly so hot?

First, we’ll explain the blockchain basics.

As society become increasingly digital, financial services providers are looking to offer customers the same services to which they’re accustomed, but in a more efficient, secure, and cost effective way.

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Blockchain Tech Will Power Future Real Estate Market

They say that there are two things that lead to divorce – having an affair and buying a new home. Real estate transactions are notoriously tedious and painstaking, and much of the headache is caused by a lack of technological advancement.

Listings and sales are still done much in the same way as they were a century ago, with property agents, listing services, and transactions having barely even digitized while other essential industries have globalized and democratized.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers.

The San Francisco-based company has already gotten $27 million in funding, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Commerce Ministry of Government of India sets up task force on Artificial Intelligence

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a Task Force chaired by V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras to explore possibilities to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for development across various fields.

The ‘task force on AI for India’s Economic Transformation’ will submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government, industry and research institutions, an official statement said.

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Researchers Make Surprising Discovery About How Neurons Talk to Each Other

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered the mechanism by which neurons keep up with the demands of repeatedly sending signals to other neurons. The new findings, made in fruit flies and mice, challenge the existing dogma about how neurons that release the chemical signal dopamine communicate, and may have important implications for many dopamine-related diseases, including schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and addiction.

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AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.

When one builds devices out of nanomaterials, they don’t always behave like they would for a bulk material,” Thimsen said. “One of the things that changes dramatically is the way in which these electrons move through material, called the electron transport mechanism, but it’s not well understood how that happens.”

Thimsen and his team based the model on an unusual theory that every nanoparticle in a network is a node that is connected to every other node, not only its immediate neighbors.

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Amazon bots are helping bring the ‘United States Postal Service’ back from oblivion

The United States Postal Service is not exactly bouncing back from oblivion these days, but it’s worth noting that there’s been a slight bump in one area.

For the low-margin Shipping and Packages division, there was an 11 percent increase in revenue over last quarter. In general, these items — small packages that come to your mailbox but not snail mail letters — have kept the USPS from sinking like a ship.

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NIOSH’s Research Agenda Includes Nano Developments

On August 10, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report entitled National Occupational Research Agenda:  Second Decade in Review | 2006-2016.  The report outlines the progress and impact made in addressing occupational safety and health research needs over the second decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). 

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Google researchers made an algorithm to delete watermarks from photos

Researchers at Google have found a vulnerability in the way watermarks are used by stock imagery sites like Adobe Stock that makes it possible to remove the opaque stamp used to protect copyright.

The consistent nature in which the watermarks are placed on photos can be exploited using an algorithm trained to recognize and automatically remove watermarks.

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