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Are computer chips on the verge of a quantum leap?

Are computer chips on the verge of a quantum leap? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Tiny transistors are the building blocks of modern computers, but scientists say quantum computing could be the future.
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The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data. Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, neural networks, internet of things, smart cities, cryptocurrencies, automated consensus...
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Cryptocurrency - Still a Long Journey Ahead

Cryptocurrency -  Still a Long Journey Ahead | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin explained what still needs to be done in order for cryptocurrencies to overtake existing financial systems.
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Pax Crypto: Russia Proposes First Multinational Cryptocurrency, Expert Blog

Pax Crypto: Russia Proposes First Multinational Cryptocurrency, Expert Blog | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
From Genghis Khan to cryptocurrencies: Russia wants to change the global trade with Blockchain and cryptocurrencies and make a str... | News | Cointelegraph
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Telegram $500 Mln Pre-ICO Aims To Be Largest Ever

Telegram $500 Mln Pre-ICO Aims To Be Largest Ever | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Telegram plans to raise $500 mln in a record-breaking pre-ICO to fund its new Blockchain platform TON. | News | Cointelegraph
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China Aims To Enable Half Of All New Cars With AI By 2020 - NDTV CarAndBike

China Aims To Enable Half Of All New Cars With AI By 2020 - NDTV CarAndBike | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
China aims to implement artificial intelligence technology in at least half of all its new cars by 2020 and cover 90 percent of its big cities and highways with a wireless network that can support smart vehicles.
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It’s going to be a Happy New Year for Artificial intelligence and robotics experts in 2018

It’s going to be a Happy New Year for Artificial intelligence and robotics experts in 2018 | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Human resource and search experts estimate a 50-60% higher demand for AI and robotics professionals in 2018 even as machines take over repetitive manual work.
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Banks of Future Will Face Digitally-Empowered Customers

Banks of Future Will Face Digitally-Empowered Customers | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
How will the traditional banks adapt to a new Blockchain-based economy? | News | Cointelegraph
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Exclusive: Telegram to Release Blockchain Platform, Native Cryptocurrency

Exclusive: Telegram to Release Blockchain Platform, Native Cryptocurrency | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Telegram is about to launch their own cryptocurrency and Blockchain network, according to sources.
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The AI chip startup explosion is already here

The AI chip startup explosion is already here | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
All eyes may have been on Nvidia this year as its stock exploded higher thanks to an enormous amount of demand across all fronts: gaming, an increased..
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Blockchain: Shifting From Internet of Information to Internet of Value

Blockchain: Shifting From Internet of Information to Internet of Value | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
There is a growing trend of Blockchain implementation in the social media industry. This development is changing how the public approaches an ecosystem.
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Bitcoin Could Make Banks Extinct, Israel PM Netanyahu Says

Bitcoin Could Make Banks Extinct, Israel PM Netanyahu Says | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes banks are going the way of the dinosaur, and bitcoin may be the meteor that brings about its extinction
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The future is here – AlphaZero learns chess

The future is here – AlphaZero learns chess | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Imagine this: you tell a computer system how the pieces move — nothing more. Then you tell it to learn to play the game. And a day later — yes, just 24 hours — it has figured it out to the level that beats the strongest programs in the world convincingly! DeepMind, the company that recently created the strongest Go program in the world, turned its attention to chess, and came up with this spectacular result.
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Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Investors have lifted Bitcoin past $13,000, likening it to gold as a place to store money. Early followers who hoped for a faster, cheaper way to pay for things are looking elsewhere.
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Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry

Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Amazon has casually unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software.
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The paper has an exaggerated title and singles out Amazon for an evolution that is in reality common to *all * the big cloud providers. But yes, IA is now distributed as a set of mini services usable by any cloud-native application. 

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Twitter Reacts to 'Black Tuesday'

Twitter Reacts to 'Black Tuesday' | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrency markets took a hammering on Tuesday, amid calls of #hodl on social media. | News | Cointelegraph
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Choose your blockchain consortium and know your peers - Blockchain Unleashed: IBM Blockchain Blog

Choose your blockchain consortium and know your peers - Blockchain Unleashed: IBM Blockchain Blog | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
When creating your blockchain network, it's important to know the roles of everyone involved. Here's what's involved in creating your blockchain consortium.
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[1801.00631] Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal

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Is #DeepLearning hitting a wall? Read this excellent paper on the limits of current #IA by @GaryMarcus https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.00631  However, the role of #language in human cognition is not stressed enough! #IEML

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Brazilian Government Plans to Process Petitions and Write Laws on Ethereum

Brazilian Government Plans to Process Petitions and Write Laws on Ethereum | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The Brazilian government is seeking to move popular petitions, an inefficient electoral system of the country, onto the Ethereum n... | News | Cointelegraph
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ICOs Raised $4 Bln in 2017, What 2018 Has in Store

ICOs Raised $4 Bln in 2017, What 2018 Has in Store | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In 2017 ICOs raised less than 2% of global IPO proceed but almost 40 times more than year ago | News | Cointelegraph
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How the Blockchain is Redefining Trust | Backchannel

How the Blockchain is Redefining Trust | Backchannel | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
For decades, we've turned to institutions to vouch for people we don't know—but thanks to the blockchain, that's all changing.
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Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency

Israel Government Considering National Cryptocurrency | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Israel is considering the creation of a national cryptocurrency “digital shekel,” according to local news sources.

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ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds

ICO to Build Next Generation AI Raises $36 Million in 60 Seconds | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Startup aims to revolutionize AI market, raises tens of millions of dollars in under a minute.

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The Blockchain Economy: A beginner’s guide to institutional cryptoeconomics

Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts are from the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, the world’s first social science research centre into the economics, politics, sociology, and law of…
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Waves, Ethereum and Deloitte creating new self-regulatory body for ICOs

Waves, Ethereum and Deloitte creating new self-regulatory body for ICOs | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Custom blockchain platform Waves announced today it is creating a self-regulatory body that will provide reporting, legal, tax and accounting, KYC and busi
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Blockchain Governance: Programming Our Future – Fred Ehrsam – Medium

Blockchain Governance: Programming Our Future – Fred Ehrsam – Medium | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
This post describes why blockchain governance design is one of the most important problems out there, its critical components, current approaches, potential future approaches, and concludes with…
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Transformer: A Novel Neural Network Architecture for Language Understanding

Transformer: A Novel Neural Network Architecture for Language Understanding | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Posted by Jakob Uszkoreit, Software Engineer, Natural Language Understanding Neural networks, in particular recurrent neural networks
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Top 15 Python Libraries for Data Science in 2017 – ActiveWizards: machine learning company – Medium

Top 15 Python Libraries for Data Science in 2017 – ActiveWizards: machine learning company – Medium | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
As Python has gained a lot of traction in the recent years in Data Science industry, I wanted to outline some of its most useful libraries for data scientists and engineers, based on recent…
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