Alex Prevoteau

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Why is this job not handled by a machine yet?

Whenever I tell people I work in artificial intelligence, they often feel compelled to take up the mantle of human workers the world over. The exact argument tends to vary, but it generally boils down to some form of “Machines can’t do the work of people because they bring a ‘human touch point’ …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

WAT - Cassandra: Row level consistency #$@&%*!

Nov 23, 2016 by Lars, #cassandra #WAT #inconsistency #timestamp tie<p><b>TL;DR</b> Cassandra <b>is not</b> row level consistent!!!<p>We published a blog post about some …

Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale

Though PC and console VR are the sexier formats we’re all excited about, is mobile where VR will really scale in the near term? This is a question I’ve been posing to investors and innovators for an upcoming research report.<p>For example, despite impending HMD commoditization, IDC projects 2 million …

Augmented Reality

Make America Informed Again

The way to greatness requires us to look forwards, not backwards.<p><i>“Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my</i> …

Six Crucial Ingredients to Develop Awesome Messaging

In working with dozens of startups, messaging is one of the most challenging things to tackle.<p>Creating a core story that explains what a startup …

How To Accept Over-Engineering For What It Really Is

The devil is in the details (or in the lack of it)<p>Discussions are a fundamental part of software development, they are a necessary friction to …

Yarn: A new package manager for JavaScript

In the JavaScript community, engineers share hundreds of thousands of pieces of code so we can avoid rewriting basic components, libraries, or …

Practical VR Design – Virtual Reality Pop

<b>Preamble:</b> my work heavily skews towards untethered / mobile platforms, and practical applications rather than entertainment, so this cheat sheet will …

A Harvard psychologist reveals why you're not achieving your goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning

It seems like we hear about a new breakthrough using machine learning nearly every day, but it's not easy. In order to fine-tune algorithms that recognize and predict patterns in data, you need to feed them massive amounts of already-tagged information to test and learn from. For researchers, …

Adobe and Berkeley's new smart editing tool will blow your mind

Over the years, Adobe’s excellent software has firmly established the company as one of the most influential sources of innovation in image manipulation and it seems the Photoshop-maker intends to keep things this way.<p>The company has partnered up with researchers from the University of Berkeley to …

Tutorials

berkeley-doc-summarizer

The Berkeley Document Summarizer is a learning-based single-document summarization system. It compresses source document text based on constraints …

The strange, rare medical condition that leads people to insist they don’t actually exist

Cotard’s Syndrome—in which a person can believe that they’re dead, that their organs are rotting, or that they don’t exist—was first identified by the French neurologist Jules Cotard more than a century ago, in 1882. But the condition is so rare that it’s still far from fully understood.<p>Though it’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is one of those tech terms that seems to inevitably conjure up images (and jokes) of computer overlords running sci-fi dystopias — or, more recently, robots taking over human jobs.<p>But AI is already here: It's powering your voice-activated digital personal assistants and Web …

Introducing the Realm Mobile Platform: Realtime Sync Plus Fully Open Source Database

Introducing the Realm Mobile Platform: Build offline-first, reactive mobile experiences with simple data sync.

Occipital launches $500 dev kit to turn your iPhone into a room-scale tracked VR headset

For iOS or Mac users interested in VR, there isn’t a lot you can do right now without migrating to the dark sides of Android or Windows.<p>Occipital is aiming to get people on the iOS platform access to some more cool VR opportunities. Today, the company opened up a $500 development kit today that …

4 things I learned designing user interfaces for VR at Disney

James Hsu on the importance of feedback, why you shouldn't ignore print design, and more.The post 4 things I learned designing user interfaces for VR …

UX Design

How to Get a Job In Deep Learning

If you’re a software engineer (or someone who’s learning the craft), chances are that you’ve heard about deep learning (which we’ll sometimes …

4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence

The field of artificial intelligence got its start at a conference at Dartmouth in 1956. Optimism ran high and it was believed that machines would be able to do the work of humans within 20 years. Alas, it was not to be. By the 1970’s, funding dried up and the technology entered the period known as …

Elon Musk says the future of AI is in linking it to our brains

Following the accidental explosion at SpaceX on Sept. 1, company founder Elon Musk has been relatively quiet. But an interview posted this week gives …

Why building a start-up is probably your most sensible career path : Naturejobs Blog

Your PhD has given you the perfect tool set to start a high-tech company, and it’s nothing to do with your technical skill, says Mark Hammond.<p>In …

Startups

Reverse Network Effects: Why Today’s Social Networks Can Fail As They Grow Larger

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Sangeet Paul Choudary. Sangeet Paul Choudary<p>Network effects are the holy grail for Internet startups looking for venture-scale …

Mobile Home Gains Permanence Through Carefully Planned Design

Mobile homes don’t really offer that sense of comfort and coziness that permanent houses do. However, every once in a while we come a confident and …

ReSpeaker turns anything into an Amazon Echo

I mean anything<p>This morning when I woke up to the sound of the alarm I set on my Amazon Echo last night, I thought to myself "I wish more of my gadgets worked by me yelling things at them." Luckily, a few minutes later I was reading a PR email from SeeedStudio about its new product ReSpeaker which …

A Real-Time Valuation Application For Startups & Exit-Seekers

There are fewer topics more cloaked in mystery, black magic and aspiration than valuation. People regularly speak of inflated valuations—or insane valuations—but it is difficult to know what anchors the numbers.<p>You may know a few consultants that specialize in valuations in your industry. Or know a …

I Botched a Perl 6 Release And Now a Robot Is Taking My Job - Perl 6 Party

2016-08-20 | 2231 words | Automating your release cycle<p><i>Deconfusion note: if you're just a regular Perl 6 user, you likely use and only ever heard of</i> …

Software Development

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