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Feb 4, 2017

How AI and machine learning tech can aid your startup strategy

Posted by in categories: business, internet, robotics/AI

Since the past 4–5 years, we have seen a change in the shopping behavior of users, both online as well as offline. It has resulted from user’s reviews and recommendations about the products ranging from fashion to home to technology, all thanks to social websites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and many other global as well as regional social sites. Social commerce is a term, coined by Yahoo in 2005, as a set of online shopping tools that take into account the user liking patterns, sharing reviews, information and advices on products, as per their usages, thus affecting the sales of those products.

There are two types of social commerce strategies — one is offsite where the e-retailer brings in the social angle from external social platforms, separate from their own websites, thus enhancing the sales and second is onsite social commerce platform where the website/platform uses its own channel to enhance sales based on content, context, and reviews etc. AI and ML Tech comes into play after these reviews and recommendations have been provided by the users and then placing the same in front of potential buyers for better decision making.

Artificial and machine learning technologies have been used by giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for more than a decade to enhance their platforms for better user experience which can now be seen to be mandatory adaptation for most of the internet based businesses, not only as it shows better ROI, but also open countless doors for future digital opportunities.

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Feb 4, 2017

What Was Our Universe Like Before the Big Bang?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists deal with the biggest questions, like “Why are we here?” “When did the universe begin?” and “How?” Another questions that bugs them, and likely has bugged you, is “What happened before the Big Bang?”

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Feb 4, 2017

An Anonymous group just took down a fifth of the dark web

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, law enforcement

Glad I wasn’t on TOR for a while.

Visitors to more than 10,000 Tor-based websites were met with an alarming announcement this morning: “Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked.” A group affiliating itself with Anonymous had compromised servers at Freedom Hosting II, a popular service for hosting websites accessible only through Tor. Roughly six hours after the initial announcement, all the sites hosted by the service are still offline.

In the message, the group offers to sell the compromised data back to Freedom Hosting II in exchange for 0.1 bitcoin, or just over $100, although it is unclear whether the offer is in earnest.

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Feb 4, 2017

Pioneering brain –scanning technology could allow scientists to read people’s minds

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, terrorism

More mind reading technology and this time they can tell us if the person scanned is thinking about murder.

Brain scans could soon read minds and single out potential criminals before they commit any crimes, researchers claim.

Other uses of functional magnetic resonance imaging could include lie detectors in courtrooms, and anti-terrorist screening.

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Feb 4, 2017

Navy Knifefish undersea drone finds mines in test

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

The Navy’s Knifefish underwater mine hunting drone recently helped identify and destroy a number of targets in a key test of the system’s development, service officials said.

During a recent assessment in Narragansett Bay, R.I., the 21-foot Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) used low-frequency broadband synthetic aperture sonar to find stealthy undersea mine targets, said Capt. Jon Rucker, program manager, Unmanned Maritime Systems, PEO LCS.

“We put eight targets down across a range. The vehicle went around to detect the targets,” Rucker explained.

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Feb 4, 2017

Are Humans the Next GMO?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

When I saw this article, I chuckled. Although the article zeros in on CRISPR, we could in some ways claim humans have already been altered by various stimulates over time especially as we look at steroids, botox to improve neuro & nerve ending activities, etc.

Humans continue to accomplish technological feats that change the world as we know it, often doing so in such fundamental ways that the previous generation scarcely recognizes the new society. Those of us in our late teens and early 20s will not be immune to this fate. We too will not recognize our planet, and it will be sooner than later.

For the past few decades, scientists have been toying with a piece of prokaryotic DNA that enables these single-celled organisms to defend themselves from viral invaders. CRISPR, as it is abbreviated, allows prokaryotes to remove the DNA that viruses insert into their genome, which, left unattended to, forces a hijacked cell to manufacture new viruses. CRISPR edits a cell’s DNA, cutting out sequences that do not belong. However, its potential goes beyond this function.

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Feb 4, 2017

Race is on among tech firms to build a computing ‘oracle’

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

For most people to understand Quantum and its importance and potential for various areas of our lives; means pushing away everything that you have known about technology & natural sciences (biology, geology, environmental, etc.). Those of us who have been doing research and development in quantum have had to rethink/ rewire our thoughts and ideas about what is possible and what is not possible in medicine, technology, etc.

Once you begin understanding this concept then you begin to understand more the impact and possibilities of a quantum enriched world.

In ancient times, it would have been called an oracle – a source of instant insight on the most perplexing problems. Now, scientists are closing in on making a device capable of such feats.

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Feb 4, 2017

Canadian researchers claim Chinese quantum network might not be hack proof after all

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics

1st before ever passing an opinion of a hypothesis or lab controlled concept; we need to see it proven against the China’s Network and then try it on Los Alamos Quantum Network. My guess, not going to be successful as it is Ottawa’s version & not everyone else’s so comes to question did they even design their test network correctly as China and Los Alamos both are showing that their versions are not hack proof. BTW — China is in phase 2 of their Quantum network; as previous tests were successful; and Los Alamos has been online since 2009 without any reported hacks.

Until, they prove successful against China’s network and Los Alamos; just another hyped up story without proof.

University of Ottawa physicists say they’ve found a way to partially replicate data from supposedly completely secure system.

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Feb 4, 2017

MI6 wants you to know that the real-life Q from James Bond is a woman

Posted by in category: futurism

She certainly is.

MI6 needs diversity.

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Feb 4, 2017

Scientific Experiments Show That DNA Begins as a Quantum Wave and Not as a Molecule

Posted by in categories: genetics, particle physics, quantum physics

Another example proving the importance of quantum is core to bio. Quantum is a core component in all things (bio, environmental, geo & minerals, vegetation, energy, etc.).

By Lance Schuttler, contributor for

One strand of DNA from one single cell contains enough information to clone an entire organism. Obviously, understanding DNA allows us to understand much about life and the universe around us. A deeper understanding of the new science tell us that DNA beings not as a molecule, but as a wave form. Even more interestingly, this wave form exists as a pattern within time and space and is coded throughout the entire universe.

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