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Building AI Is Hard—So Facebook Is Building AI That Builds AI

“…companies like Google and Facebook pay top dollar for some really smart people. Only a few hundred souls on Earth have the talent and the training needed to really push the state-of-the-art [AI] forward, and paying for these top minds is a lot like paying for an NFL quarterback. That’s a bottleneck in the continued progress […]

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How Microsoft Gets Back into Mainstream Popularity

The HoloLens may propel Microsoft back to the ‘Cool’ kid on the block.    The HoloLens has the potential to “fly off the shelves” in tandem to Windows 10. Ever since I saw the movie Blue Thunder, I wanted my own Heads-up display (HUD).   Here are a few suggestions for implementation: Must Have’s ‘Priced to sell’: […]

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New PhD program pioneers ‘Big Data’ solutions

UDMessenger – Our Students – Big Data. OUR STUDENTS | The University of Delaware’s new PhD program in Financial Services Analytics (FSAN) has gotten off to a strong start. “I love how UD was able to merge finance, data mining, statistics and other areas to create the FSAN program,” said Leonardo De La Rosa Angarita, a […]

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Thin Pen Device Covertly Answers Questions

Todays Scuttlebot: Smart Shoes and the Top Social Network Among Teens – NYTimes.com. A random thought regarding this article and word association:  A ‘pen’ can have two modes, and a built in Bluetooth transmitter for communication to and from your smartphone. The initial mode of the thin ‘pen’ like device allows the person/student to read […]

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Greece, Prosperity, and Taxes: The World will Come to See You.

I am on vacation in Athens, Greece.  Every food bill I received, and gifts from shops had around a 25% tax rate which, the people explained to me ‘nicely’, goes to the government.  It seems that people are very odds with the huge unemployment, high taxes, and forcing illegal immigrants out of the country.  I […]

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Today, an AI Application Can Take Action on Your Behalf: Good or Bad?

A neat idea, is if you give permission to a user for a specific action, an AI voice/text recognition programs could: If your tagged ‘best friend’ texts you, let’s go out tonight, and your work calendar setup for parameters 8 AM to 7 PM, and both you and your ‘best friend’ are tagged as liking […]

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Higher Education Falters: College and University Structure Radically Altered

I was reading an article from the New York Times this morning, thinking about a news piece I heard on the radio regarding Education innovation, in combination with dropping my little brother off at his college campus dorm the other night, and instantly a quote from Moneyball appeared in my mind regarding the way Universities […]

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