Chris Septon

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AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

The 1 Principle Jeff Bezos and Amazon Follow to Fuel Incredible Growth | Inc.com

Jim Collins popularized the concept of the flywheel, but Jeff Bezos has taken it to an incredible extreme. (The Whole Foods purchase is just another spoke on an already huge wheel.)<p>The premise is simple. A flywheel is an incredibly heavy wheel that takes huge effort to push. Keep pushing and the …

eCommerce

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

Music Streaming Infancy

Music, like all art forms, isn’t universally appreciated at the same levels by everyone. Some people are passionate about discovering new music in …

Selena Gomez Nails Sleek Vacation Style With The Weeknd in Buenos Aires

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are living the luxurious life. Earlier this year, the young couple traveled to Italy with an action-packed itinerary that included museums, boat rides, and dinners out. Now they’re moving their whirlwind romance to South America. The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye) is on his …

Pied Piper’s Founders Lost Everything—And You Can Too

Experienced entrepreneurs know how well the HBO hit series <i>Silicon Valley</i> reflects the realities of entrepreneurial life. The Season Three finale …

Venture Capital

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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