Iwansyah Putra

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A translation service that uses AI and humans has just raised $23 million

A translation company that uses artificial intelligence alongside human editors has raised $23 million from investors including <b>Microsoft</b> …

Silicon Valley’s founder factory

When I moved to San Francisco four years ago, I noticed something odd about the start-up founders I met: many of them resembled each other. Not just …

4 things I learned from building a startup outside Silicon Valley

Building a startup in Silicon Valley has its advantages: close proximity to investors, availability of talent, and an appetite for — and history of — innovation.<p>However, not every successful startup begins in Silicon Valley. It can be expensive to sustain company growth there, or the startup might …

A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digitizes your photos, sticks them onto a USB key or online, and sends them back.<p>He is proud of his business. …

Google's new AI-powered text-to-speech system sounds incredibly human-like

Google has developed a new text-to-speech (TTS) system called Tacotron 2 that the company claims is not only better than past systems of its type but …

NP-hard does not mean hard

When NP-hardness pops up on the internet, say because some silly blogger wants to write about video games, it’s often tempting to conclude that the …

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Genes &</i> …

Practical Reinforcement Learning

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community?<p><i>Would the technology industry be different?</i><p><i>Would we?</i><p><i>And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?</i><p>I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in …