Richard Craib believes that some of the best stock pickers aren’t on Wall Street. The former hedge funder came to the realization that tech’s machine learning experts may be able to build better predictive models than those with finance backgrounds. Craib carried this thesis forward when he launched Numer.ai last year, a crowdsourced hedge fund. The startup hopes to attract the… Read More Go to Source
Author: Katie Roof
Finding telltale mutations in tumors and targeting those cancers with precisely selected drugs is the newest front in the war on cancer. Now researchers just have to figure out why it doesn’t work for everyone.
Let it Die, the new PlayStation 4 brawler by Grasshopper Manufacture, might be brilliant. Or it might be terrible. We’re not sure. The post Gory, Ridiculous Let It Die Defies All Explanation appeared first on WIRED.
America’s dependence on technology and web-based communication has forever changed the way government functions at every level. But it’s not only highly sensitive data and intellectual property that government officials must keep secure; America’s access to drinking water, electricity, transportation networks and countless other types of critical infrastructure are at risk… Read More Go to Source
Author: Charles Harrington
Eight camera rigs with two eyeballs each. Crazy 3-D mapping. A unique production truck. Meet the future of live VR. The post The NFL’s New VR Highlights Take Football to a Whole New Level appeared first on WIRED.
The tech behind the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Microsoft’s Project Evo is at the heart of a three-way rivalry that will define the industry for years. The post Tech’s Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room appeared first on WIRED.
We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. For some of us, this is a bug: Machines should not be empathetic outside of their rigid point of view. For others, it is a feature: They should be freed of human bias. But in the middle, there is the view they will be objective. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Read More Go to Source
Author: Kristian Hammond