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Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

ARTICLE: IBM shows off Project Debater, artificial intelligence project designed to make coherent arguments as it processes vast data sets. It was a draw: Man-1; Machine-1. While the debate may seem like a stunt, it is an important demonstration of the ever-growing capabilities of artificial intelligence. SOURCE: The Guardian ...
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Want to feel like you have  more time? Ask yourself this question

Want to feel like you have more time? Ask yourself this question

ARTICLE: Consistently asking yourself a simple question: "Why is today different from other days?" will increase the number of memory units you record and will make you feel like we have more time. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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“Sleep inertia” is why you feel so groggy when you wake up

“Sleep inertia” is why you feel so groggy when you wake up

ARTICLE: If sleeping is meant to be restful, why do we feel so damn tired when we wake up? It's due to something called "sleep inertia" and is related to the amount of sleep we have had before waking up -- 8.5 hours is the recommended duration of sleep. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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How to become a "memory athlete" using an old strategy -- and bring about lasting changes in the brain

How to become a “memory athlete” using an old strategy — and bring about lasting changes in the brain

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Scientific studies suggest that an old memorisation technique known as “the method of loci” could, when taught systematically, improve memorisation capability of ordinary people to remarkable levels. Scans of the brain in these people showed changes that were similar to those seen in “memory athletes”. SOURCE: The Verge ...
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Why rich kids are so good at the marshmallow test

Why rich kids are so good at the marshmallow test

ARTICLE: The ability of young children to delay gratification has been considered an indicator of a high Emotional Quotient (EQ) and a surrogate marker for success in life. A recent study suggests that this trait is merely a product of overall socio-economic factors and has little power for predicting outcomes in the lives of children. SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
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Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

ARTICLE: Personality tests that promise to reveal our "True" or deep nature seem appealing yet, they are often poorly designed and, far from providing valuable insights, might actually lead to people being stuck in self-reinforcing and unproductive lines of thought. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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I have a right to believe whatever I want -- no, you don't

I have a right to believe whatever I want — no, you don’t

ARTICLE: Amidst our many freedoms, the right to believe in whatever we chose is ill advised. This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion. There is an ethic of believing, of acquiring, sustaining, and relinquishing beliefs - and that ethic both generates and limits our right to believe. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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Bizspeak is buzzkill: business jargon makes communication unclear

Bizspeak is buzzkill: business jargon makes communication unclear

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: If you are perplexed by the jargon used in business communications and feel that the words thrown around belong to another language, here's a list of the top items that should go into your education in bizspeak. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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Train yourself to be smarter: 12 useful mental models

Train yourself to be smarter: 12 useful mental models

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: “A mental model is an explanation of how something works. It is a concept, framework, or worldview that you carry around in your mind to help you interpret the world and understand the relationship between things. Mental models are deeply held beliefs about how the world works.” — James Clear This post contains an infographic which provides a detailed breakdown of mental models. It's a good starting point for those looking for an introduction to the topic. SOURCE: Medium ...
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Ditching Google Maps et al: the lost secrets of natural navigation

Ditching Google Maps et al: the lost secrets of natural navigation

ARTICLE: We had thousands of years of wanting to get from A to B in the most expedient way possible. But now we can get between places incredibly efficiently without actually noticing what we are doing. There are potentially 11 million pieces of information hitting our brain every second but our brain filters out 99.9% of it. Simply by being more attuned to this information, we can put together an almanac of tricks and tips that we’ve lost over the years. We can regain the “sixth sense”: our innate ability to scan the landscape and anticipate what might happen next. SOURCE: The Guardian ...
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