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AI-driven moderation in social apps

July 4, 2017

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What could be better, right? Finally, a fine example of applied AI that doesn’t feel threatening! Instagram recently implemented this and sure, this sounds like a win-win: applying AI within a practical and useful context that aims to mitigate online meanness and negativity within the app’s social ethos. But why does it all sound too […]

The mesmerizing tech monopoly

June 4, 2017

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A recent post from The Verge, managed to surface one jaw-dropping perspective: By positioning themselves as the platforms on top of which information technology across every sector now runs, these titans of tech become the new centers of gravity for our economy, growing in size, scope, and influence while everyone else struggles not to fall […]

Is AI intelligent enough for business?

March 30, 2017

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An MIT Review article paints a sobering perspective on the current state of AI development as it pertains to business use. While the Google’s and Microsoft’s of Silicon Valley bask in an accelerated pace of tech development, life “outside its force field enclosed” boundaries is quite another story. One of the top researchers at Microsoft […]

Era of modern robotics

January 31, 2017

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The robots are taking over! Right. Well, I guess we need to somehow talk about this take-over without imposing our own crazy ideas about how the world should be run—oh wait .. n’er mind A TechReview post highlights the significance of the game of poker for  the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why a computer […]

Balancing life and work, one email at a time

January 2, 2017

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One of the most intriguing phenomena that’s managed to quietly grace the whimper-like onset of 2017 is happening in France: organizations with 50+ employees are now mandated by law “to negotiate the terms of sending work emails after hours, and define the rights of employees to ignore such communication.” You wanna talk work-life balance? So […]

Life with autonomous tech

October 28, 2016

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.. but experts Reuters talked to are more skeptical of its [Uber’s] move into freight What about you? Do you think Uber-owned Otto has what it takes to offer freight hauling services with autonomous trucks? A recent TechCrunch post offers an intriguing view into how autonomous tech is being incrementally embedded into an industry area like transport. Surely […]

Phone-as-a-Service: mobile’s final frontier?

October 3, 2016

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A colleague pinged me on a brow-raising post by Guardian on the what appears to be ‘silent war’ among manufacturers and smartphone players. Over what? Well, ultimately, YOUR attention. Nothing new to us, right? But what the article highlights as the proposed state of smartphone innovation reaching a final stagnation point is an intriguing area of discussion. Also, […]