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‘Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression’ | Harvard Gazette -
‘Search until you find a passion and go all out to excel in its expression’ | Harvard Gazette
For E.O. Wilson, wonders never cease - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors via @Prismatic
Microrobots Work Together to Build with Metal, Glass and Electronic Components
Google AI that solves reCAPTCHAs is now cracking address numbers in Street View
Text Analytics Market Worth $4.90 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets -
14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World
Big Data is the new Artificial Intelligence
These Sites Tell Which Of Your Accounts Have Been Hacked -
Next up: computable world models based on real-time Big Data mining and the semantic markup of facts.
Brain Computer Interfacing Introduction | Artificial intelligence and natural language processing | Cambridge University Press -
Brain Computer Interfacing Introduction | Artificial intelligence and natural language processing | Cambridge University Press
"The idea of interfacing minds with machines has long captured the human imagination. Recent advances in neuroscience and engineering are making this a reality, opening the door to restoring and potentially augmenting human physical and mental capabilities. Medical applications such as cochlear implants for the deaf and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease are becoming increasingly commonplace. Brain- computer interfaces (BCIs) (also known as brain- machine interfaces or BMIs) are now being explored in applications as diverse as security, lie detection, alertness monitoring, telepresence, gaming, education, art, and human augmentation. This introduction to the field is designed as a textbook for upper- level undergraduate and first year graduate courses in neural engineering or brain- computer interfacing for students from a wide range of disciplines. It can also be used for self- study and as a reference by neuroscientists, computer scientists, engineers, and medical... more... - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
IPCC report: How to fight global warming while saving money - -
"While containing global warming will require substantial investment in cleaner sources of energy, much can be accomplished through energy efficiency, a new United Nations report says. More efficient cars, buildings, and appliances will play a crucial role in curbing the effects of global warming, the report found." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Semantic Technologies for Historical Research: A Survey | -
"During the nineties of the last century, historians and computer scientists created together a research agenda around the life cycle of historical information. It comprised the tasks of creation, design, enrichment, editing, retrieval, analysis and presentation of historical information with help of information technology. They also identified a number of problems and challenges in this field, some of them closely related to semantics and meaning. In this survey paper we revisit the joint work of historians and computer scientists in the use of Semantic Web methods and technologies in historical research. We analyse to what extent newly emerging web technologies help in solving open problems on the agenda of historians, and we describe open challenges and possible lines of research pushing further a still young, but promising, historical Semantic Web." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
ReVerb - Open Information Extraction Software -
"ReVerb is a program that automatically identifies and extracts binary relationships from English sentences. ReVerb is designed for Web-scale information extraction, where the target relations cannot be specified in advance and speed is important." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Gilster: Better tools needed for online content discovery | Computers | -
Climate Change Countdown | On Point with Tom Ashbrook -
Evernote CEO: Apps will become obsolete - Fortune Tech -
"Session length shrinks each time we move to a smaller, faster, more convenient computing system. We went from desktop computers to laptops, and then to smartphones and tablets, and now to wearables and connected devices. We use desktop computers, or laptops, for two to three hours, and we use smartphones for two or three minutes at a time, 50 times a day. On computers with long session lengths it makes sense to use powerful software with files and databases. On phones, it makes more sense to use apps for our two-minute interactions." - Sean McBride
"But when we move to wearables, session length will drop from two minutes to two seconds, Libin said. The challenge will be figuring out how to make someone productive for one second at a time, 1,000 times a day. Apps are irrelevant in the world of wearables, because "when any given interaction is a second long, you definitely don't have time to think about apps," Libin said. "It has to be more of a service."" - Sean McBride
I just read something where the average interaction on a phone is 80 seconds. I imagine wearables will be task specific, a combination of context and learning, reactive, so it doesn't mean apps are dead, they will just do what they are good at doing. - Todd Hoff
Perhaps specialized apps will merge seamlessly into AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) distributed throughout every nook and cranny of one's environment (including wearable computers). - Sean McBride
Countries with the Highest / Lowest Average IQ | Statistic Brain -
9 charts that explain the history of global wealth via @Prismatic
cluster; UFOs, ETs, CIA, DARPA, DIA, FTD, Lockheed Martin, ONI, NASA, NSA
Predictions made by Ray Kurzweil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
quote; Larry Page; Most businesses fail because they miss the future.
# cultural/ideological * 1. archetypes 2. assumptions 3. belief systems 4. beliefs 5. conditioning 6. indoctrination 7. priesthoods 8. programming 9. propaganda systems 10. scripts 11. symbol systems 12. systems
This stuff can be graphed in considerable detail and with considerable precision. - Sean McBride
A Survey on Pre-processing Techniques for Text Mining | J. Vyas | Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering -
"Text mining is the process of obtaining interesting patterns or knowledge from text documents. The most often used type of data in the WWW is text. Text mining is used to extract interesting knowledge from unstructured text data. Pre-processing is a very important phase in the text mining process. Text mining framework includes two components, text refining and knowledge distillation. This paper is about pre-processing for text mining in English and Gujarati language. There is very less work done for text mining in Gujarati language. It is very challenging task as Gujarati is very rich in morphology, it gives rise to a very large number of word forms and feature spaces. Some pre-processing techniques in Gujarati are introduced in this paper." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Moving forward, we will be converting all the unstructured data in the world to structured data.
Google Alerts+Gmail search operators -- awesome.
It's great to see that Google Alerts seems to be under development again -- please keep pushing it forward.
Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts • The Register -
""Virus Shield", an app that briefly shot to the top of the charts on Google Play, has turned out to be a complete fake and has therefore been pulled by Google. The scam, turned up by Android Police, is as simple as a con-man could wish for: the app includes almost no functionality whatever, yet it was briefly a chart-topper on Google Play, something that at $US3.99 for the download." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Friendfeed: Future of Smart News
Discussion about Zite, Flipboard, Prismatic and other personalized smart news aggregators. - Sean McBride
The new Prismatic format has made it much less useful for me. - Todd Hoff
How? - Sean McBride
One line per topic means I can't scan as much information as before in the same time. - Todd Hoff
You are viewing it on the Web? - Sean McBride
So you've heard of it? - Todd Hoff
One of my complaints is that I would like to be able to quickly scan titles only, without the summary text (or possibly without graphics as well). - Sean McBride
It looks pretty much like everything else now. The text is wasted space and increases latency. - Todd Hoff
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TimesMachine - Browse The New York Times Archive - -
Useful: TimesMachine + JTA Archive -- there is a need to flesh out and organize these resources. - Sean McBride
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