NIKE Just Opened a Running Track Where You Can Race Against Your Digital Self

Every runner wants to beat their best time. So, who better to race against than yourself? Nike answers that question with its recently unveiled Nike Unlimited Stadium installation in Manila, Philippines, where runners race against a digital avatar of themselves that runs as fast as the regular human runner. Continue reading NIKE Just Opened a Running Track Where You Can Race Against Your Digital Self

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These Food Computers Use AI To Make “Climate Recipes” For The Best-Tasting Crops

Inside a shipping container-sized box at MIT Media Lab, crops of basil are growing in micro-climates designed by artificial intelligence. The first experiments, with controlled levels and duration of UV light, aim to grow a tastier version. As the mini-greenhouse generates roughly 3 million data points for each growth cycle of a single plant, the AI uses machine learning to analyze it and create new and better “climate recipes”–which can then be shared with anyone trying to grow food indoors. Continue reading These Food Computers Use AI To Make “Climate Recipes” For The Best-Tasting Crops

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6 Unique Tech Job Titles—And how to make sense of them

Would you like to be a Dream Alchemist? How about a Digital Overlord?

No, these are not character classes in “World of Warcraft.” These are real job titles held by real people who work in tech. The titles may seem a bit … well, out there, but they do jump out at you and cry for attention. They might also entice potential candidates who are looking for companies that love creative, innovative employees.

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