Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Why Should You Learn Artificial Intelligence Like A Maniac? - Yogesh Malik


    It looks as if a day cannot go by without a new story warning that artificial intelligence is coming for our jobs or artificial intelligence will change the face of humanity. If you want to be part of this radical transformation you do not need to wait for your professor/manager/mentor to tell you to learn artificial intelligence. It is the skill of the century. This article broadly touches why one should learn artificial intelligence and different methods and learning frameworks that I have personally applied to my learning.

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  • What the next 20 years will mean for jobs- and how to prepare - WEF


    The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let's take a quick look at the present - and something once considered paradoxical. We're already living in an age of a lot of robots - and a lot of jobs. As the number of robots at work has reached record levels, it's worth noting that in 2018 the global unemployment level fell to 5.2%, according to a report last month - the lowest level in 38 years. In other words, high tech and high employment don't have to be mutually exclusive. We're living the proof of that today. Given this synchronicity between employment and tech, I believe there are reasons to be hopeful that jobs will become more accessible, more flexible and more liberating over the next two decades.

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  • How to Set Goals That You Can Actually Complete - Ravi Shankar Rajan


    Psychologist John Lee Dumas doesn't mince words when it comes to the idea of setting goals. Dumas says so many people see goal-setting as a roadblock: "They say, 'I don't know how to choose the goal I'm going to focus on because there are so many things and so many choices. How do I decide or know if I'm working on the RIGHT goal?'"
    The key, he says, is to follow a process that helps define your goal in a concrete way and guides you toward taking the steps to make it a reality.

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  • The best way to stay fit changes as you age - Quartz


    The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide.

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  • Why I Want to Escape the Rat Race - Mathew Kent


    Lately I've been fascinated with the habits and routines of elite performers. I've been reading about them in books like Daily Rituals by Mason Curry, Tools of Titans, and Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss, and Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. As you'd expect, there are probably as many different paths to success as there are people on Earth. One piece of good news is that you can succeed your way, even if no one has done it that way before. But despite all the variation that exists, there are themes that often pop up. One of them is the importance of forming a daily routine:

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  • "Alexa, play some music" isn't the only time Amazon is listening to you - Jason Voiovich


    At this point, it's fair to argue that we've given up our "privacy" for all manner of technological benefits and services. True, but up to this point those technologies operated on your explicit command. No one forces you to use Google Maps. No one forces you to share personal details on Facebook. No one forces you to buy from Amazon.
    But voice is different.
    Voice is a form of biometric data - something that is uniquely yours. Additionally, voice technology invades your privacy in an insidious way, always listening, always recording, and always learning more. You can see why organizations want voice analysis so desperately. It's finally able to break into your "inner self" versus relying on your opinions or waiting for your command.
    Voice technology is the ultimate behavioral study that you didn't realize was happening.

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  • How India will consume in 2030: 10 mega trends - WEF


    The Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Markets, a project in collaboration with Bain & Company, focuses on the emerging markets that comprise more than 40% of the world's population. After studying China in 2017, for 2018 it turned its attention to India.
    India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. By 2030, it is on course to witness a 4x growth in consumer spend. It will remain one of the youngest nations on the planet and will be home to more than one billion internet users. The new Indian consumer will be richer and more willing to spend, and unlike her predecessors, she will have very specific preferences.
    The following 10 mega trends for India in 2030 can help businesses and policy leaders envision the India of the future.

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  • How To Go Public with your Personal Brand - Aqi Camagong


    To establish your personal brand you need to go public. What does going public mean? Much like how a publicly traded company needs to bring in more shares to improve their company, you're going to need the adoration of the people you serve in order to validate your brand.
    Going public is the point where you establish that you're this and this is what you want to be known for. How do you go about going public with your personal brand?

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  • 34 Quick Tips to Turbo-Charge your Productivity in 2019 - Danny Forest


    A few weeks ago, a friend approached me because he felt he wasn't being as productive as he should. While I had written about productivity many times in the past, I didn't want to point him to the many articles I had written on the subject.
    As a result, I brainstormed a collection of quick tips to help him increase his productivity dramatically in a very short period of time. I walked him through the list and he immediately managed to implement a lot of these quick tips.

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  • 3 Steps To Finding The All-Important '20 Percent' That Will Skyrocket Your Business's Success - Jaleh Bisharat


    It's an inconvenient truth. There's a lot of work happening out there that doesn't drive business-changing results. Think of everything you did over the past year. How much of it significantly moved the needle? If there's one thing I've learned over my long career as an executive at companies like Amazon, OpenTable, and Upwork, it's that the 80-20 rule applies to business. In other words, 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the initiatives.
    So why don't more people focus maniacally on the 20 percent?
    Well, we like to be busy - and even show other people how fast we're moving.

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