Nicolas Abib

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Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ feel the consequences of changing the world

Silicon Valley’s culture of disruption leaves victims. Now those who have suffered at the tech sector’s hands are beginning to push back<p>So Travis Kalanick finally took a one-way cab. The ejection of the founder of Uber as its chief executive last week was that rarest of Silicon Valley events: …

A famous venture capitalist predicts big banks will fall first to artificial intelligence

Wall Street will be one of the first and largest industries to be automated by artificial intelligence, predicts Kai-Fu Lee, China’s most famous venture capitalist and former Microsoft and Google executive. Lenders, money managers, and analysts—any jobs that involve crunching numbers to estimate a …

Artificial Intelligence

Gene Editing: The Next Step In Self-Evolution?

With humans on the cusp self-evolution, a new report emphasizes the need for a societal conversation that we’re not likely to have.<p>Last week, two …

Instagram tests shoppable photo tags

Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window. That’s why today it will start showing shoppable tags on photos from 20 retail brands like Kate Spade and JackThreads to iOS users in the US.<p>The retailers tag products in their photos, which are …

eCommerce

Tesla's plan for world domination, and more in the week that was

Tesla is known for producing some of the world's best electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has even bigger plans for the company: world domination. Musk's new masterplan will grow the company to produce trucks and buses while using battery technology and solar infrastructure to transition the world …

The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

Internet of Things

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

Medicine

Scientists in race to test CRISPR gene-editing technique on cancer

A novel gene-editing technique with potential to revolutionize cancer treatment has scientists in a race to test it on humans.<p>As the scientific …

3 Things That Pokémon Go Says About the Future of Technology

It is hard to think of another app that has reached such high levels of awareness only a little over a week after its release. <i>Pokémon Go</i> is all the …

Mixed Reality

Marc Andreessen Predicts 2 Types of Jobs in the Future. Which One Will You Have?

A free learning site just raised $30 million more to help people go from consuming to creating.<p>Marc Andreessen is famously quoted as saying, "The spread of computers and the internet will put jobs in two categories: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to …

Computer Science

An Obama official says the biggest threat from AI is that we won’t invest enough in it

In 2014, the Pew Research Center asked a panel of 1,896 experts if artificial intelligence would destroy more jobs than it created within a decade. The answer, including responses from Google’s chief economist and MIT computer scientists, was definitive: they have no idea (pdf). The group came down …

Artificial Intelligence

This robot has ‘eyes’ that can see dying plants before farmers can

By the time a farmer knows their crops are dying, it's often too late. Caterpillars or viruses have preyed on their tomato and spinach plants. And the crops are gone.<p>A new robotic system, called Prospera, aims to save these plants. Using a network of cameras and sensors, it immediately detects …

Uber to become accessible inside hundreds of apps in China

Uber today announced it will enable a wide range of apps in China to embed the ability to grab an Uber ride. This could make Uber ubiquitous in China …

3 Common Rookie Email Marketing Mistakes

As a B2B marketer, I create a lot of marketing emails, and I receive a lot too. So I’ve pretty much seen the good, the bad and the downright ugly of …

Why Salespeople Need to Develop “Machine Intelligence”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on quite a run, from Google’s AlphaGo, which earlier this year defeated Go world champion Lee Sedol four games to one, to Amazon’s Echo, the voice-activated digital assistant.<p>The trend is heating up the sales field as well, enabling entirely new ways of selling. …

Artificial Intelligence

Remarkable New CRISPR System Targets RNA, Rather Than DNA

The future of genetic modification lies in CRISPR. This gene-editing technique, remarkable as much for its simplicity as for its effectiveness, …

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce – Chris Messina – Medium

Nearly a year ago today, I wrote a post inventorying the forebears to what I believe has become the dominant trend of consumer computing apps in …

BotList

Co-Founder Onchatbot.com - Onchatbot builds NLP driven chatbots for businesses.<p>I help brands build chatbots at Recime.io! Connect with me at …

Chatbots

The Race For AI: Google, Twitter, Intel, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

Corporate giants like Google, IBM, Yahoo, Intel, Apple and Salesforce are competing in the race to acquire private AI companies, with Ford, Samsung, …

A Charge of Bots — The Tech World As We Know It Is About To Be Rewritten

The Tech World As We Know It Is About To Be Rewritten.<p>I had a sharp moment of clarity in the summer of 2007. After standing in line for four hours at …

The Future of Conversational UI Belongs to Hybrid Interfaces

2016 is the year of everything conversational. Messaging apps are taking over the world and app store rankings with incredible retention and …

Chatbots

Bots, the next frontier

“YOU are a developer and you’ve just spent two weeks writing this amazing app. What is your dream? Your dream is to get it in front of every iPhone …

Apps

Nvidia is interacting with hundreds of deep-learning startups

Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang said that deep-learning artificial intelligence has become a new computing platform, and the company is dealing with hundreds of startups in the space that plan to take advantage of the platform.<p>Speaking at the GPUTech conference in San Jose, California, Huang …

Deep Learning

There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service

<i>Originally published:</i> <i>There Is a FinTech Startup for Almost Any Bank Service</i><p>FinTech companies around the world have now reached the potential of …

Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

Microsoft hopes Cortana will lead an army of chatbots to victory

If <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>'s latest cover story didn't make obvious enough, the hour or so Microsoft dedicated to it on stage at its Build developer conference should have cleared up any doubts: Cortana as a big part of the company's future. Microsoft wants the AI assistant to do everything, but …

Chatbots

Microsoft's mobile OS isn't Windows -- it's Cortana

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn't mention Windows Mobile once during the opening-day Build developer conference keynote yesterday, nor did any of the other executives who took the stage. But that doesn't mean the company lacks a mobile strategy: The presentation offered a bold look at how …

We will all have personal robot assistants within the next decade

You decide to confide in your robotic assistant, who asks you a series of questions about what's most important to you: Nearby schools, bars, or parks? A price range? A home for two or seven?<p>After some back-and-forth, it tells you your affordable dream home is two miles away from a reputable public …

There are now 229 unicorn startups, with $175B in funding and $1.3T valuation

Tales of the tech unicorn’s impending demise might be somewhat exaggerated. Spoke Intelligence and VB Profiles released a report recently that counted more than 208 of the mythical creatures, not to mention an additional 21 of the even more rarely spotted decacorns — startups with a valuation in …