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At least 30 from MIT named to 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 lists

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Forbes' sixth annual 30 Under 30 list calls itself "the most definitive gathering of today's leading young change-makers and innovators" who are not yet 30 years old. As in past years, the MIT community is well-represented throughout. At least 30 MITers are spread among the 600 names and 20 diverse categories in this year's list. The MIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni named to the 2017 Forbes' 30 Under 30 are listed below with the category for which they were recognized in parentheses. "Based in Botswana, where 22 percent of the population has HIV, Young 1ove has developed a curriculum that has reached over 35,000 students in more than 360 schools."


17 Audacious Predictions For 2017

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"Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming" -- David Bowie Like all new year's traditions, my unveiling of The Crystal Ball (tm) at Forbes comes when the slate is clean, the resolutions are resolved, the possibilities seem... possible. Of course, the sobering reality is that 12 months from now, I'll look back at this list of predictions with a mix of wonder at how many came close to the mark and how many woefully missed. For an idea of how that worked last year, you can look at my review of 2016: Recapping Last Year's Predictions: Trumped! As 2017 kicks off, we all want to know what will happen. Like most of you, I have no secret formula.


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Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource covering actively traded sectors announces this week's additions to its membership global stock directories in technology, mining, energy, biotech and marijuana/hemp. The biggest addition is an entire new section to the Tech Stocks lists featuring Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotics companies. Robotics have been with us for some time now - assisting with simple chores (like the Roomba vacuum) all the way though space flight and to police bomb squad and military uses. Some names in our list will be recognizable as having been in the tech sector for some time and robotics/AI is just another branch for them - companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook that have become an everyday part of our lives. Also included are assembly-line robotics companies and companies making robotic parts, all the way to makers of machine vision technologies and automotive intelligence tech.


How Stanford Built a Humanoid Submarine Robot to Explore a 17th-Century Shipwreck

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

Back in April, Stanford University professor Oussama Khatib led a team of researchers on an underwater archaeological expedition, 30 kilometers off the southern coast of France, to La Lune, King Louis XIV's sunken 17th-century flagship. Rather than dive to the site of the wreck 100 meters below the surface, which is a very bad idea for almost everyone, Khatib's team brought along a custom-made humanoid submarine robot called Ocean One. In this month's issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, the Stanford researchers describe in detail how they designed and built the robot, a hybrid between a humanoid and an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and also how they managed to send it down to the resting place of La Lune, where it used its three-fingered hands to retrieve a vase. Most ocean-ready ROVs are boxy little submarines that might have an arm on them if you're lucky, but they're not really designed for the kind of fine manipulation that underwater archaeology demands. You could send down a human diver instead, but once you get past about 40 meters, things start to get both complicated and dangerous.


BLOG: Can Oil, Gas Really Benefit from Artificial Intelligence?

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It will take time, but AI could offer oil and gas companies a new way of maintaining their competitive edge. The capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) technology have grown in recent years. But further development is needed before AI's benefits can be fully reaped, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. The Journal reported that AI is appearing in people's everyday lives. But many companies lack the data, problems that just the expense of creating an AI system, and lack of people capable of building such systems.


Deep Thinking about AI in Communications

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the latest technologies seen as a mechanism for helping make communications better. The rising interest in bots, personal digital assistants -- Siri (Apple), Cortana (Microsoft), Alexa (Amazon), Monica (Cisco), Assistant (Google) -- sentiment analysis, and IBM Watson-based real-time advice and task handling all portend a future in which computer-facilitated communication is and will more pervasively become part of our daily lives and personal workflow routines. But what is AI, and does it really differ from other types of programming? I am delighted that Eric Krapf, GM of Enterprise Connect, has invited me to co-moderate a session on AI and its emerging importance in communications at Enterprise Connect 2017 in Orlando this March. In this Summit on the Lawn session, "Cognitive & Contextual -- Can AI Disrupt Enterprise Collaboration?," we will discuss this topic and its potential impact with those in the industry who are making this technology a reality.


MyShake app recorded nearly 400 quakes this year

Daily Mail

Android app relies on smartphone's motion detectors to measure seismic waves MyShake is sensitive enough to pick up on quakes as small as magnitude 2.5 Since February launch, it has been downloaded by nearly 220,000 people In that time, it has recorded nearly 400 seismic events around the world The researchers say this could one day be used to send early warning alerts Android app relies on smartphone's motion detectors to measure seismic waves MyShake is sensitive enough to pick up on quakes as small as magnitude 2.5 In less than a year since its launch, earthquake-detection app MyShake has recorded nearly 400 seismic events. Meet Cameron, the adorable four-year-old who has created 9... Juno captures stunning image of one of Jupiter's'pearls':... Incredible video shows how just one tablespoon of olive oil... Giant'rivers in the sky' could cause more deadly floods and... Meet Cameron, the adorable four-year-old who has created 9... Juno captures stunning image of one of Jupiter's'pearls':... Incredible video shows how just one tablespoon of olive oil... Giant'rivers in the sky' could cause more deadly floods and... According to the team at the University of California, Berkeley, between 8,000 and 10,000 phones are active at any given time. This means they're on, lying on a horizontal surface, and connected to WiFi, allowing them to respond to seismic activity Caught on camera: Checkout line fight erupts over couponing Drag race ends in Lamborghini crashing into other cars Angry motorist challenges traffic warden over'illegal parking' Couponing mom attacked inside store for holding up the line'Scumbag unions': Chants outside Brighton rail station Feliks Zemdegs breaks Rubik's cube speed-solving world record Real-life Amazon Drone delivery begin trials with no human pilot Amir Khan's wife Faryal Makhdoom snapchats an'apology' 'We talked about life': Trump and Kanye discuss surprise meet Watch woman get dragged off jet by police in Detroit Impressive fireball lights up Spain's Costa del Sol night sky'We talked about life': Trump and Kanye discuss surprise meet Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, 69, dies suddenly after... Moment an extreme couponer is attacked by a furious customer... IBM to hire 25,000 more workers in the US in the next four... Kanye 2024: Rapper makes VIP trip to Trump Tower to meet... 'I can't feel anything Meg. I love you so much': Groom is... EXCLUSIVE: Amber Heard slams Johnny Depp in court after he... Female German minister REFUSES to wear a hijab during visit... Trump could be the new JFK says Bill Gates: Microsoft boss... Mother-of-two who let her paralyzed husband get eaten alive... 'I'm a goner': Audio transcripts reveal the desperate final... Shocking bodycam video shows car theft suspect shooting two...


33 unusual problems that can be solved with data science

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Automated translation, including translating one programming language into another one (for instance, SQL to Python - the converse is not possible) Spell checks, especially for people writing in multiple languages - lot's of progress to be made here, including automatically recognizing the language when you type, and stop trying to correct the same word every single time (some browsers have tried to change Ning to Nong hundreds of times, and I have no idea why after 50 failures they continue to try - I call this machine unlearning) Detection of earth-like planets - focus on planetary systems with many planets to increase odds of finding inhabitable planets, rather than stars and planets matching our Sun and Earth Distinguishing between noise and signal on millions of NASA pictures or videos, to identify patterns Customized, patient-specific medications and diets Predicting oil demand, oil reserves, oil price, impact of coal usage Predicting chances that a container in a port contains ...


Oil and gas sector to get boost from AI system

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Oil and gas exploration can get a boost from the efficient deployment of the artificially intelligent computer system, IBM Watson, a renowned data scientist has said. "Petroleum geology can be accelerated by training IBM Watson on historic data. Nearly every process currently driven by human expertise can be accelerated by its cognitive computing technology," Romeo Kienzler told Gulf Times in an exclusive interview. When asked how the cognitive technology that can think like a human can be used effectively in oil exploration in Qatar and the wider region instead of the conventional methods, IBM Watson's chief data scientist explained the system "can have a look at such vast amounts of structured and unstructured data in seconds which a human brain cannot process in an entire life time." In Qatar to take part in a recent event by Hamad Bin Khalifa University's Qatar Computer Research Institute, Kienzler pointed out that "whenever human expertise is involved in a process, the addition of a cognitive system as an adviser most likely will accelerate the process because information loss is prevented."


Nvidia's Blowout Earnings Point to a PC Gaming and Artificial Intelligence Boom

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