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Should This Exist – Affectiva
What if your computer had an “emotion chip” – AI that could read the expression on your face (or the tone in your voice) and know how you’re feeling? This is the question Rana El-Kaliouby asked when she built an AI tool that examines every micro-muscle in the human face to detect universal emotions – happiness, fear, grief, disgust. Through her company Affectiva, Rana wants to make technology more human. But in the wrong hands, could this emotion-reading engine take advantage of us at our most vulnerable moments? What might happen?
artificialintelligence  emotions 
3 days ago
Masters of Scale — hosted by Reid Hoffman
Danny Meyer,
Shake Shack
Leadership  culture  hospitality 
3 days ago
The complicated truth about China's social credit system | WIRED UK
China's social credit system isn't a world first but when it's complete it will be unique. The system isn't just as simple as everyone being given a score though
privacy  china  datamining  Wired 
3 days ago
What's the purpose of humanity if machines can learn ingenuity? | WIRED UK
Flashes of inspiration are considered a human gift that drives innovation – but the monopoly is over. AI can be programmed to invent and refine ideas and connections. What's next?
Creativity  artificialintelligence  wired 
3 days ago
How to hack your face to dodge the rise of facial recognition tech | WIRED UK
Use of facial recognition tech is on the rise, but how do you get away from it? 3D-printed face masks, makeup, infrared lights, and complex patterns are being used to dodge its all-seeing eye
privacy  wired 
3 days ago
Can a Person Learn While Sleeping? - WSJ
A growing number of neuroscientists believe that sleep not only helps cement memories, but is actually a time to learn something new
sleep  learning  Neuroscience  wsj 
3 days ago
Behold the Glitzy Splendor of New York's Hudson Yards - CityLab
With super-tall glass towers, a luxury mall, and a ’grammable urban spectacle, Hudson Yards is very much a development of its time.
3 days ago
Annapurna and Megan Ellison Are Still Betting on Artists - The Atlantic
Annapurna Pictures—the company behind If Beale Street Could Talk and Sorry to Bother You—is being scrutinized for the reported unprofitability of its films. But its quandary reflects broader problems in Hollywood.
filmmaking  Hollywood  atlantic 
3 days ago
2019 Emerging Tech Trends – Amy Webb – Medium
With so much uncertainty all around, FTI answers: What are the most important emerging tech trends that are most likely to impact business, governing and society in the near-future?
report  trends  2019 
7 days ago
Could robots make us better humans? | Technology | The Guardian
Machines can already write music and beat us at games like chess and Go. But the rise of artificial intelligence should inspire hope as well as fear, says Marcus du Sautoy
artificialintelligence  guardian 
15 days ago
Research: What happens when you get off Facebook for four weeks? - Recode
There are a lot of consequences to giving up Facebook — and many of them are positive.
facebook  Psychology  behavior 
15 days ago
How will AI change our lives? Experts can’t agree — and that could be a problem. - Vox
In two new books, 45 AI experts grapple with a field on the verge of something big, and possibly scary.
18 days ago
How to Be a Stoic | The New Yorker
Born nearly two thousand years before Darwin and Freud, Epictetus seems to have anticipated a way out of their prisons.
philosophy  newyorker 
19 days ago
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019, curated by Bill Gates - MIT Technology Review
We asked Gates to choose this year’s list of inventions that will change the world for the better.
Technology  2019  techreview  mit  billgates 
19 days ago
You can’t benchmark culture
Your company’s ideal behavioral strengths are unique, and shouldn’t be borrowed or copied — not even from a high-performance enterprise.
culture  Strategy  Leadership 
23 days ago
The Religion of Workism Is Making Americans Miserable - The Atlantic
For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver.
economics  work  religion  atlantic 
23 days ago
It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town - The New York Times
Amazon may not call it home. But the city, by design and because of its allure, is increasingly a magnet for coders and companies.
newyork  Entrepreneurship  startups  economics  nytimes 
23 days ago
We've admired the pioneering work of Wim Hof for years now from afar. This January however we got an opportunity to spend four days with him in the mountains of Poland. We didn't know what to expect. We had no idea that Wim was at a place in his life where he wanted to push his findings to the next level....we had no clue that we were his experiments in proving just how powerful the mind is.
24 days ago
Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction
How Do We Read in a Digital World?

Digitization has changed the way readers experience literature — and examine themselves.
24 days ago
Urban Organics Wants to Fix Food | Outside Online
Inside a repurposed Twin Cities brewery, a massive aquaponics operation is ready to provide a locavore's dream: fresh produce and fish, raised indoors every month of the year
food  futureoffood  agriculture  futureofagriculture 
29 days ago
Facebook’s 15th anniversary: Facebook’s path to 2.3 billion users - Recode
From dorm room to global dominance, Facebook’s path to 2.3 billion users.
facebook  history 
6 weeks ago
2019 Super Bowl: How Tom Brady, Bill Belichick built Patriots' dynasty |
After yet another Super Bowl title for the Patriots, their sixth since 2002, it's easy to forget how their run of success began. These are the origin stories of football's marquee dynasty—from Robert Kraft's humble beginning to the rise of Brady and Belichick to the surprising stars of Super Bowl LIII.
nfl  football  teambuilding  teamwork  Leadership 
6 weeks ago
The Dunning-Kruger effect, and how to fight it, explained by psychologist David Dunning - Vox
An expert on human blind spots gives advice on how to think

How to fight the Dunning-Kruger effect, explained by psychologist David Dunning.
bias  Psychology  thinking 
6 weeks ago
Users are buying and selling Instagram accounts for their follower counts - Vox
There’s a black market for Instagram accounts

For sale: Instagram account, lightly used

In violation of the app’s terms of service, users are spending thousands of dollars buying accounts for their follower counts.
instagram  marketing 
6 weeks ago
7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab
It turns out that you can teach yourself to be more innovative after all.
lessons  harvard  Innovation  FastCompany 
7 weeks ago
Lithium is powering today's technology—at what price?
As demand soars for powerful batteries, Bolivia dreams of striking it rich by tapping its huge lithium deposit. But will its people benefit?
environment  nationalgeographic 
7 weeks ago
Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying. - The New York Times
The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.
microbiome  brain  behavior  nytimes 
7 weeks ago
Pew: Social media overtook print newspapers as a news source in 2018
It’s official: More people get news from social media than newspapers
socialmedia  pew  FastCompany 
7 weeks ago
The American public is already worried about AI catastrophe - Vox
A new report suggests that we expect big advances in software capabilities — and we’re nervous.
artificialintelligence  report 
7 weeks ago
The Hunt for Planet Nine
What will it take to find the biggest missing object in our solar system?
7 weeks ago
StarCraft is a deep, complicated war strategy game. Google’s AlphaStar AI crushed it. - Vox
DeepMind has conquered chess and Go and moved on to complex real-time games. Now it’s beating pro gamers 10-1.
artificialintelligence  gaming  videogames 
7 weeks ago
The heroes of the Thai cave rescue
Inside The Near-Impossible Thai Cave Rescue

The inside story of an improbable team of divers, a near-impossible plan and the rescue of 12 boys from a Thai cave
7 weeks ago
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says venture capital funding destroys startups - Recode
Fried says tech startups are addicted to raising and spending money, and the VC funding cycle is to blame.
Entrepreneurship  startups  funding  fundraising  venturecapital 
7 weeks ago
AI Predictions You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2019
Despite all the information available about artificial intelligence — and the efforts business leaders are making to come to terms with this technology — there are still some takeaways you should consider this year. Gain additional insights with PwC’s 2019 AI Predictions.
artificialintelligence  2019 
7 weeks ago
If you want to tackle big problems, try thinking like a bee |
Honey bees can show us the power to be found in thinking small, says beekeeper Marianne Gee.
Creativity  problemsolving  ted 
7 weeks ago
Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something? All you need is 20 hours |
Writer Josh Kaufman shares his own tried-and-tested technique to learn a new skill by putting in just 45 minutes a day for a month.
learning  ted 
7 weeks ago
2 words that can help check your assumptions about people |
Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller.
hiring  bias  ted 
7 weeks ago
VIDEO | The future of jeans: Inside the Levi’s innovation lab bringing denim into 2019 | Fast Company
How does Levi’s leverage technology to make tomorrow’s jeans designs? Take a look here.
jeans  clothing  FastCompany 
7 weeks ago
The best Super Bowl ads: an ad exec explains what makes them successful - Vox
Super Bowl ads cost $5 million on average, but some brands still miss the mark.
superbowl  advertising  marketing 
7 weeks ago
Who will be the first Netflix for video games?
Streaming games is a more complicated process than streaming video, since it adds user input to the mix.
streaming  videogames  gaming  engadget 
8 weeks ago
AI is better at bluffing than professional gamblers
AI and ML systems are turning the professional gambling world on its head.
artificialintelligence  engadget  gambling 
8 weeks ago
Lessons in creative problem solving from MLK
Wisdom from Martin Luther King Jr. can do more than just motivate and inspire. His words hold meaning for anyone trying to reach a goal.
lessons  Creativity  FastCompany 
8 weeks ago
Why are airports still so bad?
Why the airport of the future still doesn’t exist

After more than six decades, a better airport still eludes fliers–especially in the U.S. Here’s why.
design  airlines  fastcodesign 
8 weeks ago
How Fearless Organizations Succeed
Amy Edmondson describes three steps leaders can take to create psychological safety, the prerequisite for greater innovation and growth.
Leadership  Innovation  Psychology 
8 weeks ago
Nike’s auto-laced future | TechCrunch
Nike's Adapt BB shoe has utility for pros, but is also a lens into a connected future
nike  Innovation  techcrunch 
8 weeks ago
Amazon Ruined Online Shopping - The Atlantic
America’s largest internet store is so big, and so bewildering, that buyers often have no idea what they’re going to get.
amazon  shopping  atlantic 
8 weeks ago
The Age of Tech Is Over - The Atlantic
Big tech companies now trade at one of the smallest premiums in history.
economics  atlantic 
8 weeks ago
Most Americans don’t understand Facebook ad targeting - Vox
Facebook users don’t trust the company, but apparently they don’t know exactly why.
facebook  advertising  privacy  datamining 
8 weeks ago
The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let's Plan for It.
Maintaining growth on a finite planet is impossible. Here's how we stop it without making life miserable — and maybe even improving it.
9 weeks ago
The Art of Decision-Making | The New Yorker
Your life choices aren’t just about what you want to do; they’re about who you want to be.
decisionmaking  newyorker 
9 weeks ago
No boss? No thanks. Why managers are more important than ever. | Aeon Essays
Far from making them obsolete, the flatter business organisations of today need managers more than ever but in new ways
Management  aeonmagazine 
9 weeks ago
Ranking Every Type of Sushi by How Healthy It Is - MEL Magazine
Unagi? Hamachi? California rolls? Which provide the most of those sweet, sweet omega-3s?
food  Health  nutrition  sushi 
9 weeks ago
60 Minutes: Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence - CBS News
Scott Pelley reports on the developments in artificial intelligence brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee’s investments and China's effort to dominate the AI field
artificialintelligence  60minutes 
9 weeks ago
Strong and Weak Technologies – cdixon blog
But it’s strong technologies that end up defining new eras. What George Bernard Shaw said about people also applies to technologies:

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

Weak technologies adapt to the world as it currently exists. Strong technologies adapt the world to themselves. Progress depends on strong technologies. Your thumbs will learn.
Entrepreneurship  startups  Innovation 
9 weeks ago
The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Russia, Cuba and India | Technology | The Guardian
More than half of the world's population is now online, but that does not mean we all see the same thing. From being filtered by the government to being delivered by post, the internet can vary enormously depending on where you live. Here are four illustrated examples
internet  china  russia  cuba  india  guardian 
9 weeks ago
Unlock Your Brain’s True Potential With These Online Neuroscience Courses
Gain lifetime access to hours of relevant material for rewiring your mind.
brain  Neuroscience  courses  reference 
9 weeks ago
The Future of Medicine
How new technologies and ancient remedies are transforming health care
medicine  futureofmedicine  nationalgeographic  healthcare 
9 weeks ago
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