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Olay's A.I. Powered Skin Advisor Tool Tells You How Old Your Skin Is

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The beauty and skincare world is oversaturated, especially if you include all the affordable convenience store brands. If you're a shopper with a budget, you are likely mixing different products and blindly guessing which combinations will work – like a chemist without a periodic table.


How Science And Technology Have Changed The World Over The Past Five Years

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What are some cool things we can do now that we couldn't 5 years ago because of science?


Robot Cars and Fake Ethical Dilemmas

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Something feels dishonest about the moral panic over self-driving cars. It usually involves bizarre crash scenarios that would (probably) never happen in real life. Does it matter that the scenarios are artificial or unrealistic?


Will Robots Take Our Jobs? We May Be Overreacting

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In our fourth installment of the Bytes Chat, we convened a panel of economists to discuss the newly released NBER study on the impact of robots on jobs and wages. Bytes contributors Rob Seamans, associate professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, Bret Swanson, president of Entropy Economics, and Hal Singer, senior fellow at George Washington University's Institute of Public Policy were joined by special guest Marshall Steinbaum, senior economist and fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. The conversation has been edited slightly for readability.


AI Will Eclipse Hadoop, Says Forrester, So Cloudera Files For IPO As A Machine Learning Platform

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When you start a revolution, you need to go public before the next revolution starts. Hadoop used to be the "revolutionary" technology behind the "big data" revolution but it has now been buried deep by deep learning, at least as far as the tech hype is concerned. One Hadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, sensed the passing of the "revolution" baton early, and went public in 2014. "In a year or two we may look back at November 10, 2014 [the day it filed for IPO] as the beginning of the end of the Hadoop Bubble," I wrote in The End of the Hadoop Bubble?


China And California Deals Go Through Some Growing Pains, Ask Tesla, Quixey

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In a strong indication of the links in tech between China and Silicon Valley, social network giant Tencent has acquired a 5 percent stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla for $1.8 billion. The rationale behind the deal is potential collaboration on automated ride-sharing and delivery services as well as related information, entertainment and e-commerce content.



The Time Isaac Asimov Clowned On Chemistry

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April Fools' Day is the worst day on the Internet, so let's appreciate a hoax that's actually good. It's one of the best scientific jokes ever told: Isaac Asimov's masterful send-up of academic science writing.


Given How Technology Is Now Replacing Office Jobs, Why Is Emotional Intelligence Valued?

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Why does HR put so much emphasis on an employee's EQ, especially at a time when robots and AI are on the verge of replacing human workforce?