Create Content in Minutes

Get Started For Free

Potentially Interesting Links 27-October-2017

Personally Curated for Brian

A small town in Iceland created a"levitating" crosswalk to slow traffic

A small town in Iceland created a"levitating" crosswalk to slow traffic

Ísafjörður's city officials took a page from the centuries-old art of trompe-l'œil painting.

qz.com
Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects

Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects

Permanent jobs in academia are scarce, and someone needs to let PhD students know.

nature.com
AI Model Fundamentally Cracks CAPTCHAs, Scientists Say

AI Model Fundamentally Cracks CAPTCHAs, Scientists Say

The report says the model has defeated tests used to tell humans from bots. It uses reasoning to explain the jumbled letters.

npr.org
This Brand Strategy Can Make Your Startup Look Bigger Than It Is

This Brand Strategy Can Make Your Startup Look Bigger Than It Is

As a founding partner of Rock Health and seasoned consultant, Leslie Ziegler has helped brand dozens of startups. Here's what the success stories had in common.

firstround.com
The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective

When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality ...
Machine Learning text analysis for dating

gizmodo.com
Do you have the Learners Syndrome? – Hacker Noon

Do you have the Learners Syndrome? – Hacker Noon

Okay, that’s not really a thing. However, I’ve noticed a trend in behaviour starting to appear — especially in the world of technology

hackernoon.com
A new effect in electromagnetism discovered – 150 years later

A new effect in electromagnetism discovered – 150 years later

IBM Research team recently discovered a subtle hidden feature in electromagnetism—a previously unknown field confinement effect that we've named the "camelback effect" in a system of two lines of transverse dipoles.

phys.org
2016 Data Science Salary Survey

2016 Data Science Salary Survey

Results and analysis from O'Reilly's fourth annual survey of data science professionals.

oreilly.com
Mark Shuttleworth Reveals Why Ubuntu Dropped Unity

Mark Shuttleworth Reveals Why Ubuntu Dropped Unity

Mark Shuttleworth shares more details on why Ubuntu chose to drop Unity, a decision that took the Linux community by surprise back in April 2017.

omgubuntu.co.uk
The Four Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Too Many Startups Make with Data

The Four Cringe-Worthy Mistakes Too Many Startups Make with Data

HotelTonight's Chief Data and Strategy Officer talks about how startups should set up and mine their data to drive insights that actually make a difference.

firstround.com
There's An AI Revolution Underway And It's Happening In Canada

There's An AI Revolution Underway And It's Happening In Canada

If you think of the Canadian technology and innovation sector as a startup company, then Prime Minister Trudeau is the CEO, major universities and incubators are the R&D centers and AI is the business

forbes.com
Toronto's Vector Institute officially launched

Toronto's Vector Institute officially launched

With the creation of the Toronto-based Vector Institute, Ontario and Canada are choosing to lead in the booming field of artificial intelligence, said Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today.

utoronto.ca
Why Bill Gates says you need confidence at a young age to achieve success

Why Bill Gates says you need confidence at a young age to achieve success

Having self-confidence doesn't come easy.

cnbc.com
Opinion | How to Engage a Fanatic

Opinion | How to Engage a Fanatic

There are better ways than shouting back.

nytimes.com
It’s Not a Feature Problem—Avoiding Startup Tarpits

It’s Not a Feature Problem—Avoiding Startup Tarpits

Startup growth can be painfully slow. So slow that many entrepreneurs just give up and quit when their launch doesn’t go as expected. When…

hackernoon.com
Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn Raises $31 Million in E-Sports Token Sale - CoinDesk

Mark Cuban-Backed Unikrn Raises $31 Million in E-Sports Token Sale - CoinDesk

Unikrn, an e-sports betting site, has raised roughly $31 million in an initial coin offering, or ICO.

coindesk.com
Plastic synapses offer hardware alternative to neural networks

Plastic synapses offer hardware alternative to neural networks

Plastic man will have plastic brain, probably does feel pain.

arstechnica.com
After the end of the startup era

After the end of the startup era

A bit of a downer view about the future of startups now vs in the past 20 years.

techcrunch.com
How to beat the bookies by turning their odds against them

How to beat the bookies by turning their odds against them

Bookmakers use complex prediction models to set the odds of sporting outcomes in their favour – but a simple analysis of available odds can still give good returns

newscientist.com
Can new kinds of numbers be introduced in mathematics?

Can new kinds of numbers be introduced in mathematics?

The answer is Yes ...

quora.com