Ready, Set, Go! Meet Yuandong Tian: AI Maverick

Chinese AI talent in US – Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researcher Yuandong Tian Yuandong Tian loves to seize a challenge. When the ambitious young AI researcher joined Facebook in 2015, he came up with the “crazy idea” of building a Go program from scratch. Go is the world’s oldest and most complex strategic board game, and […]

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2017 1000 Plan Startup Contest – Silicon Valley Regional Competition

1000 Plan Startup Contest is going to hit Silicon Valley on June 10. As one of the most influential US-China startup events of the year, the 1000 Plan Startup Contest Silicon Valley Regional Competition will gather top-notch startups and renowned U.S.-China investors in defining the most trending technological innovations in the area. Backed by Oriza […]

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Trump Dismisses Global Warming; AI Seeks Solution

If Artificial Intelligence (AI) were running the US, it’s unlikely it would abandon the Paris Climate Agreement — rather it would continue working on the climate change challenges facing our planet. President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement was expected. Trump has repeatedly called global warming a “hoax,” and had […]

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Cool IJCNN Stuff from Alaska

From May 14 to 18, the 30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) was held in Anchorage, AK, USA. Continuing the long tradition, the conference is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), in cooperation with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS). This year, there were 621 papers accepted out of 933 […]

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Google I/O 2017: Integrating Everything with AI

Google CEO Sundar Pichai underlined the company’s important shift from Mobile First to AI First at the keynote speech of Google I/O on May 17 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Typically, Google uses its annual Google I/O Conference to unveil exciting new products and technologies. At the 10th Google I/O, held May […]

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Syncing Silicon Valley’s Chinese Labs

Every company needs a lab. Labs are where the company finds solutions and improves their product or service. And for tech companies, the lab means even more: that’s where new technology turns into real-world applications. As part of their global expansion plan, Chinese tech companies with high revenue streams are pumping money into research and […]

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Freeman Dyson: Heretical Thoughts About Science and Society

Freeman Dyson with dry wit and self-effacing good humor explains that by heretical he means ideas that go against prevailing dogmas, and that in his self-appointed role as heretic, he is unimpressed by conventional wisdom. Hosted by Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on November 1, 2005. Advertisements

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the Myth of Race

Uploaded on Jan 31, 2008 One of the leading authorities on race and science, Troy Duster discusses how the understanding of race is being reshaped by the genomics revolution. Sometimes unintentionally and sometimes not so innocently, genomics may be generating a new and more sophisticated racism, not so different from the eugenics-based and criminological racism […]

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Baby boomers

Baby boomers are people born during the demographic post–World War II baby boom approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 52 and 70 years old in 2016. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,[2] the term “baby boomer” is also used in a cultural context. Therefore, it is impossible to achieve […]

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trait theory

In psychology, trait theory (also called dispositional theory) is an approach to the study of human personality. Trait theorists are primarily interested in the measurement of traits, which can be defined as habitual patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion.[1]According to this perspective, traits are relatively stable over time, differ across individuals (e.g. some people are […]

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