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Brace Yourself: Computers are About to Become Smarter Than You Ever Imagined

Yahoo’s popular photo sharing site Flickr just rolled out a very cool feature called “similarity search” that allows you to find pictures that are visually similar without you having to enter any text. The tool uses a neural network-based search engine to recognize similarities in images. For example, if you search for “dog,”[…] Read On

Why Monkeys Are More Self-Aware Than You Are

Every Friday on his way home from work, alone with his thoughts, Matt would replay the week’s frustrations over in his mind. He wasn’t even aware of it; the voices in his head just sort of took over. The chatter was practically deafening. And every Friday evening like clockwork, he[…] Read On

A Six-Step Program for Chronic Screw-Ups

Life can be remarkably forgiving of chronic screw-ups. I should know. Just ask my wife. She can tell you stories — um, on second thought, don’t get her started; she’s been in a good mood lately. I’ve screwed up jobs, investments, relationships, home repairs, major appliances – you name it, I’ve screwed[…] Read On