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Breaking The Algorithm

Search engines can seem like magic. You have a question; the Internet has the answer. But not all search results are equal. Everything from your location to previous searches and your social media habits builds a little content bubble. A personalised corner of the World Wide Web has been curated just for you. A travel writer from Edinburgh may get ...

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Thousands Of Underground Gas Bubbles In Siberian Are Ready To Explode

Something strange is happening in Siberia. Since last summer, scientists have come across a number of patches of ground that are randomly rising up and wobbling like jelly under foot. At first, only 15 bubbles had been identified, but new research suggests there could be up to 7,000 dotted around the region. Siberian Times YouTube Poised to explode at any moment, they ...

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Apple Has Announced A Red iPhone 7 And It Looks Pretty Swish

Apple has announced a special edition red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to raise money for the fight against AIDS. The phone comes in a red aluminium finish and celebrates the firm’s 10 year partnership with RED and the Global Fund. Apple has released a number of (PRODUCT)RED devices and accessories in the past, including the iconic red iPod Nano. But ...

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From Science Fiction To Science Journals: How AI Is Reshaping Research

AI no longer belongs to the realm of science fiction. From voice recognition to self-driving cars and medical diagnosis, ‘artificial intelligence’ has, in just the last few years, woven its way into our lives at work and at home. Part of this step change is due to the evolution of AI from the domain of academic researchers and tech giants ...

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Apple Clips Lets You Make Social Videos On The Go

Apple has announced a new app for iPhone and iPad that lets users create “expressive” videos for social networks. With a toolkit including filters, speech bubbles and music, the Clips app will look familiar to anyone who already uses Snapchat or Instagram. But Apple will be hoping that a new feature called Live Titles will set it apart from the ...

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How Machine Learning Is Transforming Shopping As We Know It

In this digital age, we are starting to see great practical ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) can shake up the status quo. Take the recently launched ‘robot lawyer’ DoNotPay for example – an AI powered chatbot that gives free legal and immigration advice. Then there is the marketers’ mission to create a utopian, near-perfect experience for customers, with the ...

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'Google Earth' For Tumours Could Change Cancer Diagnostics And Drug Testing Forever

Think of a tumour like a rapidly growing city within a patient’s body. Doctors can scan the patient to locate the tumour, much like a satellite can scan the earth and map its cities. And scientists can get a sense of the tumour at ‘street level’ by looking at its communities of cells through tissue samples and gene-sequencing technology. But ...

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Decoding The Minds Of Hackers

When I became an officer with the US Army, I was expected to give orders. Ensuring I gave the right ones meant that I needed to question everything, and gather as much information as I could in order to come up with the best possible solution based on the information I had. This was the only way I could make ...

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A.I And Cognitive Computing: Key Opportunities And Challenges

The next big thing By all accounts, 2017 is set to be the year of A.I and cognitive computing. Forrester predicts that A.I will ‘drive the insights revolution in 2017’ and Gartner claims that A.I and machine learning have reached ‘a critical tipping point’. Indeed, Gartner goes so far as to predict that by 2020, 30% of web browsing will ...

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Turn To A Chatbot – Your Customer Service Companion

In this age of ever-changing tech, consumers want a quicker, easier and more personal experience when dealing with brands. Now, consumers are enjoying the fastest way to reach a brand the world has ever seen – chatbots. With iconic fashion magazine Vogue, popular pizza restaurant chain Pizza Express and even PG tips’ Monkey being turned into a chatbot, companies and ...

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