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How I missed my Clementine.”

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3 weeks ago on August 21st, 2014 | J | 550 notes

A Computer Recently Passed The Turing Test. This Is A Really Big Deal, But Not For The Reason You Think.

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By Timothy Tuttle, Founder & CEO of Expect Labs 

For centuries, the four-minute mile was the height of athletic achievement. Roger Bannister turned that apex on its head in 1954 when he completed the mile in three minutes and 59.4 seconds. Similarly, the Turing Test has been the high-water mark in the artificial intelligence community for the past six decades. The latest development occurred on June 8th, when a chatbot disguised as a 13-year-old Ukrainian teen passed the test. 33% of judges were shocked to learn that this quirky guy named Eugene Goostman had a heart not made of gold, but computer code.

Another artificially intelligent program has entered the scene, leaving many computer scientists scratching their heads about its implications. Some were hung up on the technicalities of Goostman’s achievements, claiming that the event was too calculated to merit a passing grade. This analysis misses the mark. Today’s systems are intelligent, intricate, and overflowing with more advanced computing power than ever before. As a result, we now need to decide if Turing’s age-old assessment is still a useful barometer of a machine’s intelligence. 

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 14 notes
startupvitamins:

Start out by making 100 users really happy, rather than a lot more users only a little happy. -Paul Buchheit

startupvitamins:

Start out by making 100 users really happy, rather than a lot more users only a little happy. -Paul Buchheit

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 44 notes
djkrohnbcd:

My daughter Bella in a few years.. no joke. Watch out PDX!! @LmSolava

djkrohnbcd:

My daughter Bella in a few years.. no joke. Watch out PDX!! @LmSolava

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 28 notes
Perhaps the real revelation from OkCupid’s testing is that its findings suggest that even bad matches could come together as happily as good matches. This implies that for the one in five relationships that reportedly started online, all that angst-ridden form-filling and hand wringing about profile pictures was not necessary.

Why OkCupid sending users on bad dates was a good idea

The customer as lab rat is a common startup tactic

(via theweekmagazine)
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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 28 notes
Uber is efficiency with elegance on top. That’s why I buy an iPhone instead of an average cell phone, why I go to a nice restaurant and pay a little bit more. It’s for the experience.
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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 47 notes
blackmixcom:

The biggest mistake we could make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves! #entrepreneurs #startups #business #marketing #branding

blackmixcom:

The biggest mistake we could make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves! #entrepreneurs #startups #business #marketing #branding

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 217 notes
salixj:

Israelis design artificial cells that make things
Cell network mimics protein synthesis and communication of real cells, could one day be used to make products

By Andrew Tobin August 19, 2014, 3:40 pm 
Israeli scientists have created an artificial network of cells that act like the real thing, even performing life’s most basic process — protein synthesis.
The network is made up of cell-like compartments etched onto a biochip and connected by hair-like tubes. Within each pseudo-cell, the scientists put a synthetic cell genome and the protein-translating machinery of E. coli bacteria minus its DNA. They then sat back and watched it manufacture proteins.

Recently published in the journal Science, the findings could deepen understanding of basic biological processes and lead to practical applications, like synthesizing proteins for a wide variety of products from fuel to medications, the scientists say.

“The two-gene pattern we designed is a simple example of a cell network, but after proving the concept, we can now move forward to more complicated gene networks,” said Eyal Karzbrun, a materials and interfaces doctoral student at the Weizmann Institute of Science. “One goal is to eventually design DNA content similar to a real genome that can be placed in the compartments.”

Read more: Israelis design artificial cells that make things | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-design-artificial-cells-that-make-things/#ixzz3AqfiPTZB 
(via Israelis design artificial cells that make things | The Times of Israel)

salixj:

Israelis design artificial cells that make things

Cell network mimics protein synthesis and communication of real cells, could one day be used to make products

August 19, 2014, 3:40 pm

Israeli scientists have created an artificial network of cells that act like the real thing, even performing life’s most basic process — protein synthesis.

The network is made up of cell-like compartments etched onto a biochip and connected by hair-like tubes. Within each pseudo-cell, the scientists put a synthetic cell genome and the protein-translating machinery of E. coli bacteria minus its DNA. They then sat back and watched it manufacture proteins.

Recently published in the journal Science, the findings could deepen understanding of basic biological processes and lead to practical applications, like synthesizing proteins for a wide variety of products from fuel to medications, the scientists say.

“The two-gene pattern we designed is a simple example of a cell network, but after proving the concept, we can now move forward to more complicated gene networks,” said Eyal Karzbrun, a materials and interfaces doctoral student at the Weizmann Institute of Science. “One goal is to eventually design DNA content similar to a real genome that can be placed in the compartments.”

Read more: Israelis design artificial cells that make things | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-design-artificial-cells-that-make-things/#ixzz3AqfiPTZB

(via Israelis design artificial cells that make things | The Times of Israel)

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 53 notes
Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are-not what other people want you to be.
Mark Cuban (via mattantwest)
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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 308 notes
mahayanasfeirblog:

Be bold & Don’t give up ✔️👊 #startups #businessconsulting #entrepreneurs #lifestyledesign #boldness #fact #focus #fierceness #dreambig #bossy  (at Mahayana Sfeir Consulting👠)

mahayanasfeirblog:

Be bold & Don’t give up ✔️👊 #startups #businessconsulting #entrepreneurs #lifestyledesign #boldness #fact #focus #fierceness #dreambig #bossy (at Mahayana Sfeir Consulting👠)

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 733 notes

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HERE FOR THIS

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"I’m better at life than you."

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 211,412 notes
The point of life is getting shit done and being happy.
Kanye West, GQ Magazine (via kimkanyekimye)
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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 36,640 notes

asian:

So I have been bombed with messages asking me what happened today so I guess I’ll shed some light in the situation with what I know.

So on August 18th, 2014, around 4pm EST, Pizza was deleted. soon afterwards, many followed and I think the total number is about 10-12 very big humour blogs being…

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3 weeks ago on August 19th, 2014 | J | 863 notes
earthpornpics:

A photo I took on my drive through Jasper National Park. [OC] [5073x2506]

earthpornpics:

A photo I took on my drive through Jasper National Park. [OC] [5073x2506]

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