Today, in a world of bacon-wrapped crust and custom-modified Chevys with pizza warmers, being excited about pizza is just not as easy as it used to be. Zume Pizza founder Julia Collins and her Elon Musk-esque approach to pizza doesn’t care much for the rest of the pizza industry. In her mind, the pizzavations of the previous decades are irrelevant if the pies arrive soggy, cold and… Read More
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Say what you will, but IBM Watson is one resourceful supercomputer. We’ve previously seen the AI describe the contents of photos, predict the most popular toys during Christmas season and gauge your emotional state – all of that with an exceptional accuracy. Now IBM Watson has added yet another skill to its arsenal as it just learned how to make movie trailers. Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox trusted the supercomputer with the task to create the trailer for its upcoming sci-fi drama Morgan.. show all text
The head of the Chinese air force, Ma Xiaotian, stated that China is developing a new long-range bomber. "We are now developing a new generation of long-range bomber, and you'll see it in the future," Ma told the Global Times without elaborating. China has been ramping up research into advanced new military equipment, including submarines, aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles. Ma said the air force had entered into a "transformation" stage, changing its focus from quantity to qualit...
For good or ill, social media is now fair game for recruiters and HR departments when checking out job candidates. Still, it can be messy to Google-stalk potential hires and track down their various profiles. A Sydney-based startup, The Social Index, has built a tool that aims to streamline that process. From early 2015, the company has been building the platform and working with a few trusted businesses to really "push on it," founder Fiona McLean told Mashable. SEE ALSO: Twitter now lets sele. show all text
Congratulations to our book giveaway winner, Kenneth Collett! Join us for a Twitter discussion on Ken Robinson’s newest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education at 10am (U.S. Central/5pm European Central) on September 3, 2016. We will use the hashtag: #EFReads. Ken Robinson has long advocated that creativity in education is important, and schools need to be more creative. And, it is hard to find people that will disagree. Of course! Creativity is importan.. show all text
AMD’s recently-released Polaris GPUs and upcoming “Zen”-based processors are being made at the GlobalFoundries fab 8 plant in Malta, NY. Like IBM Power9 and Intel Kaby Lake, Zen uses 14nm process technology. Kaby Lake, released this week, is Intel’s third generation of processors to use the 14nm process, while AMD has just begun shipping 14nm production silicon (Polaris GPUs). Interestingly, we learned this week that GlobalFoundries is skipping the 10nm process. A statement from AMD said that .. show all text
The Anthrobotics Cluster seeks to start conversations (and answer questions) regarding some of the biggest topics in AI research. Here, Luis de Miranda, one of the founders, discusses anthrobots and the relationship between humans and machines.
The human ear is a miracle of mechanical evolution. It allows us to hear an astonishing range of sounds and to communicate and navigate in the world. It’s also easy to damage and difficult to repair. Hearing aids are still large, uncomfortable and as yet unable to deliver the rich and wonderful sounds we take for granted. Yet there may be a new way for us to replace damaged hearing from an unlikely source — the... read more
ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK: Contest ends September 9, 2016! Join us for a Twitter discussion on Pasi Sahlberg’s book, Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? at 10am (U.S. Central/5pm European Central) on October 1, 2016. We will use the hashtag: #EFReads. Finland has received a lot of attention lately for performing well in global rankings, particularly the PISA assessment. We selected this book because we were curious about the Finnish approach.. show all text