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Explore ONE's Interactive Response Tracker

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4 mentions4 days ago
Find out what money, health care workers and other support has been pledged--and delivered--for the Ebola crisis by countries and private donors so far.

Three Key Steps for Boosting Mobile Money in Nigeria

2 mentions4 days ago
As the largest among the fast-growing economies of Africa, Nigeria is a promising market for mobile financial services. More than 80 percent of adults have access to a mobile phone and a sizeable number (64 percent) own their phones. In addition, there are now more than 20 licensed ...

You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

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19 mentions4 days ago
Mark Twain once said: “The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Although future events have unique circumstances, they typically follow familiar past patterns. Today, data scientists can predict everything from disease outbreaks to mortality to riots. It’s no surprise, then, that companies trying to hear the ...

What we read about deep learning is just the tip of the iceberg

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16 mentions4 days ago
Company-wide access to Gigaom Research, analyst briefings or inquiries, Gigaom Event tickets & much more. The artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning is white hot right now, as we have noted numerous times before. It’s powering many of the advances in computer vision, voice recognition and text ...

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

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7 mentions4 days ago
One September day in 2008, Leonard Shlain found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by ...

Does It Pay to Feed Your Employees? (Infographic)

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4 mentions4 days ago
There's no such thing as a free lunch. But, providing food for employees could lead to payoffs down the line. If you're thinking about offering perks for employees, this bonus could help employees in more ways than one. A new study by business-lunch delivery service EAT Club shows ...

Peering Into The Minds Of The 4.3 Billion Unconnected

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2 mentions4 days ago
Editor’s note: Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs ClubInternet, a “connecting the unconnected” startup. In a recent column on TechCrunch, I wrote about the mental challenges faced by the world’s offline population of 4.3 billion when trying to use the Internet for the first time. After all,

Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence

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4 mentions4 days ago
Stanford University has invited leading thinkers from several institutions to begin a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence on every aspect of how people work, live, and play. This effort, called the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) is the ...

Fail Festival 2014: Failure Happens and Flowers Grow From It

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2 mentions5 days ago
At a typical development meeting, the person responsible for an epic fail would slip into a trapdoor and be consumed by sharks with freakin’ lasers. Yet at Fail Festival 2014, work-related failures from the spectacular to the personal, were proudly shared in laughter with more than 300 international ...

The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality

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5 mentions4 days ago
Of the many attractions offered by my hometown, a west coast peninsula famed for its deep natural harbor, perhaps the most striking is that you never have to leave the house. With nothing more technologically advanced than a phone, you can arrange to have delivered to your doorstep,

Out now: Understanding the World, The Atlas of Infographics

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3 mentions5 days ago
Taschen’s new large format book on infographics has been out in the U.S. for a few days. The luxurious volume, by Sandra Rendgen and editor Julius Wiedemann, follows the same format as the Information Graphics volume published in 2012. The new book includes 280 contemporary and vintage visualizations,

Humans 2.0: Seeing Ourselves Anew in ‘Algorithmic Cascades of Data’

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4 mentions5 days ago
Sensors are cheap and abundant. They’re already in our devices, and soon enough, many of us may elect to carry sensors in and on our bodies, and embed them in our homes, offices, and cities. This terrifies people, Jason Silva says in a new video. Who hasn’t heard ...

The Graphic Continuum

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1 mentions6 days ago
How many different graph types exist? How do they relate to one another? That and more in this great resource. How many different graph types exist? How do they relate to one another? Can you use the same graphic type for different types of data? These are the ...

Skinny Puppy demands $666,000 in royalties from U.S. government for using their music in Guantanamo torture

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Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy have invoiced the U.S. government $666,000 in royalties after learning their music was used as a torture device at Guantánamo Bay: "We sent them an invoice for our musical services considering they had gone ahead and used our music without our knowledge and ...

The new seven wonders: Defining the top technological marvels of the contemporary age.

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3 mentions1 week ago
The seven wonders of classical antiquity were architectural marvels, triumphs of human ego and raw power. The great achievements of today, however, are made possible by systems, infrastructure, and technologies that are invisible. Check back every week for a new wonder of the modern world. When the ...

MicroMappers: Towards Next Generation Humanitarian Technology

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2 mentions7 days ago
The MicroMappers platform has come a long way and still has a ways to go. Our vision for MicroMappers is simple: combine human computing (smart crowd-sourcing) with machine computing (artificial intelligence) to filter, fuse and map a variety of different data types such as text, photo, video and ...

A Worm's Mind In A Lego Body

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Take the connectome of a worm and transplant it as software in a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot - what happens next? It is a deep and long standing philosophical question. Are we just the sum of our neural networks. Of course, if you work in AI you take ...

Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map

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1 mentions6 days ago
In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Scientists develop artificial skin that can feel rain and the touch of a hand

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5 mentions5 days ago
The prosthetic hand equipped with the proposed prosthetic skin is used just like an actual hand to cuddle a baby doll. The prosthetic skin shows soft mechanical properties, multimodal sensing capabilities, and warmth corresponding to that of human body.Kim et al. There have been dramatic leaps in developing ...

Could Drugs Heal A Broken Heart?

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1 mentions1 week ago
Love and heartache have always been inexorably tied. Recall the paranoid, lust-dizzy characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream or the tortured, memory-deprived lovers in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Wouldn’t it be nice if a pill could take away the pain of a breakup? Researchers are looking ...

The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

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6 mentions1 week ago
The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments recognize the benefit of connecting inert devices to the internet. In an all-new report from BI Intelligence, we examine what is currently driving growth in the Internet of Things and how various sectors ...

A Geometric bee house Design for Garden & Walls

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2 mentions1 week ago
Meet our new bee brick family. Designed and made by us in our Cornish studio the bee brick is an innovative new product which can be used in construction but which can also be placed in your garden as a free standing unit, looking stylish whilst also providing ...

Keys to saving our endangered bees may be just lying along the roadside

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4 mentions1 week ago
In 1938, the entomologist Edith Patch predicted that by the beginning of this century, the federal government would find it necessary to protect bees and other pollinating insects by planting “insect gardens” across the country, and that “entomologists will be as much or more concerned with the conservation ...

Digital ethics and the future of humans in a connected world

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Digital ethics and the future of humans in a connected worldGerd Leonhard is a well-known Futurist and Author of 5 books, a highly influential Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Advisor, the Founder of ...

Meet Generate Capital, a new way to fund energy projects

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
Company-wide access to Gigaom Research, analyst briefings or inquiries, Gigaom Event tickets & much more. By now, most of us know the story of how Silicon Valley’s love affair with “cleantech” didn’t turn out so well. As of the end of 2014, most VCs no longer do energy ...

How Sensors That Test Our Stress Could Revolutionize Product Design

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Your Lawyer May Soon Be an Algorithm

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1 mentions3 weeks ago
Lawyers are the latest to find themselves in the firing line of robots—or artificially intelligent algorithms, at any rate. The robotic revolution has been predicted to spread its techno-tendrils far and wide in the job market, and a recent repo​rt by UK consultancy firm Jomati Consultants suggests that ...

Printing Circuitry for Bionic Implants

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
With new “inks” containing semiconductors, researchers have been able to print LEDs for the first time. 3-D printing allows many things to be custom-made, but its usefulness is limited by the range of compatible materials and the available techniques for fabrication. A 3-D printer can already make a ...

Intel futurist: 'imagination is the undeveloped skill' (Wired UK)

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
Brian David Johnson was the first futurist to work at Intel. It takes around 10-15 years to design,build and deploy a new chip, he tells the audience at WIRED Retail, which is why Intel needssomeone who can look 10-15 years into the future and tell them whatthe world ...

Steven Pinker: ‘Twitter can hone your skills as a writer’

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Yes, absolutely. I inherited it from my father. They can be beautiful, interesting and make life easier. But I don’t have everything. They have to do something for me in my life and their advantages have to outweigh the disadvantages. No, why should it? I get this question ...

Scientists Demonstrate Brain-to-Brain Communication

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt? Communicating directly with the brain could help scientists better understand how it encodes information. Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains. The ...

Wireless Data Could Travel Twice as Fast Using a New Circuit

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer. A relatively simple circuit invented by researchers at the University of Texas could let smartphones and other wireless devices send and receive data twice as fast as they ...

How Technology Is Changing Media

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Every BuzzFeed post and video is designed for sharing, which explains why BuzzFeed’s traffic is at the forefront of the shift to social. Social is on a serious growth path, and millennials are the driving force behind it. They rely on social sites for both news and entertainment ...

Mass Extinctions: What Humans Can Learn from the Past

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From the space rock that killed the dinosaurs to the supervolcanoes that wiped out nearly 90 percent of the world's species, mass extinctions have occurred a handful of times throughout Earth's history. And if humans aren't careful, the planet may be due for another one. "It's the ultimate ...

First passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 311 mph

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3 mentions1 month ago
The maglev trains have been tested before between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki but now members of the public have been allowed on board for the first time. The 27-mile trip went by in a flash for the 100 passengers as the train, which “floats” above tracks ...

How Ushahidi’s BRCK will pave the way for education in Africa and beyond

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2 mentions1 month ago
Now that BRCK has launched, Ushahidi is turning its attention to where it will be best put to use — in schools. Photo: BRCK BRCK is best described as a “backup generator for the internet.” When it was announced, the idea of a rugged, rechargeable, mobile wifi device ...

The Myth Of AI

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To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves. The idea that computers are people has a long and storied history. It ...

A Wearable, Embedded Tattoo Concept, Designed to Make Life Easier

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2 mentions1 month ago
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with NewDealDesign, a design consultancy and the facilitators of Fitbit, and ask about the future of wearables, based on a recent piece produced by Fast Company, where NDD unveiled its concept for a digital tattoo that can be implanted under ...

10 Technologies That Could Change the World By 2022

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1 mentions1 month ago
The group surveyed the current state and progress of different technologies used in fields such as big data, high-performance computing, the Internet of Things, life sciences, nanotechnology, and robotics (many have been the topics for our special reports). The team also surveyed several thousand IEEE members about the ...

A Genome Testing Device That Looks as Cool as a Jambox

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12 mentions1 month ago
In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Don't swallow it: Six health myths you should ignore

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2 mentions1 month ago
This myth just won't go away, but the truth is no one even knows where it came from. And why pure water, not tea or juice?Read more Many parents are utterly convinced that eating sugary foods makes their kids bounce off the walls. They're wrongRead more There are ...

IBM's Watson Wants to Examine Your DNA

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Stephanie began as a PCMag reporter in May 2012. She moved to New York City from Frederick, Md., where she worked for four years as a multimedia reporter at the second-largest daily newspaper in Maryland. She interned at Baltimore magazine and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (in ...

Drones will soon give us first aid on demand

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12 mentions1 month ago
Nearly 400,000 heart attacks happen every year in the United States alone, and 88 percent of them happen at home — far from the lifesaving Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) devices common in many public spaces. In a heart attack, aid must be given in the first first five ...

Novel process could let consumers 3D-print metal parts for the first time

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3 mentions1 month ago
Prototype Selective Inhibition Sintering (SIS) metal machine (left) and block diagram of the machine (right) (credit: Torabi Payman et al./3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing) A novel 3D printing process called Selective Inhibition Sintering (SIS) promises to allow manufacturing of consumer 3D printers* that can print parts made of high-performance metals, which high-cost industrial 3D printers can already do. The new process, developed at the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies at USC, is based on existing low-cost inkjet printing technology. It differs from traditional research in powder sintering* (a process ...

Good News: The World Is More Democratic Than Ever

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2 mentions1 month ago
Gone are the days when the world was dominated by swaths of tyrannical regimes and dictatorial rule. According to empirical evidence gathered by Max Roser, an economist at Oxford University, the world is officially more democratic than ever before, with the majority of countries under democratic control. Just ...

Doctors Without Borders Is Experimenting With Delivery Drones To Battle An Epidemic

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15 mentions1 month ago
The tests took place in September, when executives the Silicon Valley drone startup traveled there at the invitation Doctors Without Borders staff, who are helping to battle a raging tuberculosis epidemic in the rural regions of the country. “We’re working in one of the biggest swamps in the ...

Meet The Startup That's Using Drones To Change The World

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6 mentions1 month ago
When Andreas Raptopoulos and his team got stuck in a 20-truck convoy completely marooned in mud while navigating between villages in Papua New Guinea, it was incredibly frustrating. It was also a validation of his work.Raptopoulos is the cofounder and CEO of a startup called Matternet, which makes ...

10 Cities Visualized By How Cleanly Their Streets Are Laid Out

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9 mentions1 month ago
London's streets run every which way, while Chicago is all north-south right angles. Can you find your city? Getting around London without a map or a GPS device is hard. The streets go off in all kinds of directions because the city grew organically with little central planning.

Protecting Africa's bees for world food security

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Scientists in a new, world-class laboratory in Kenya will work to protect Africa's bees and help farmers produce top-quality honey and wax for international markets. Located at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya, it will improve our understanding of these unique creatures ...

These Drones Will Fly Directly Into Tornadoes To Predict Future Storms

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6 mentions1 month ago
Some 70% of the time, tornado warnings are false alarms, and when a storm does hit, the average warning reaches victims only 12 minutes in advance. To help increase that lead time, and to make warnings more accurate, a group of researchers now plans to start flying drones ...

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