Kiran Brahma

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19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read | Inc.com

What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading. …

Bill Gates

How to Spot a Machine Learning Opportunity, Even If You Aren’t a Data Scientist

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a niche subfield of computer science. Tech giants have been using AI for years: Machine learning algorithms power Amazon product recommendations, Google Maps, and the content that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter display in social media feeds. But William …

With Revolutionary Battery Tech, We Can Shift Global Energy To Renewables, Says Bill Joy

Inventor and investor Bill Joy describes a breakthrough technology that can speed the de-carbonization of the planet.<p>Bill Joy was a cofounder of Sun Microsystems, famous for his essay in Wired magazine in 2000, “Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us.” An investor and inventor, he is a board member at …

Clean Energy

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Google's plan to best Amazon rests on one piece of software

TensorFlow makes it much easier for the company's engineers to translate new approaches to artificial intelligence into practical code, improving services such as search and the accuracy of speech recognition.<p>But just months after TensorFlow was released to Google's army of coders, the company also …

Machine Learning

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

Learn machine learning concepts in this 10-course bundle (​ZDNet Academy)

Explore a new tech frontier for under $40.<p>In addition to powerful statistical analysis, machine learning has made it possible for computers to …

SoftBank's Son Chases Boyhood Dreams With $100 Billion Fund

When Masayoshi Son was a boy growing up on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, he kept a notebook to scribble down new inventions he hoped to create …

If You Want to Glimpse the Power of AI, Play These Games

Google made one thing abundantly clear at this week's big I/O developer conference: It is an AI-first company now. The brass spent hours explaining …

You Don't Need To Be A Data Scientist To Implement AI With Bonsai

Bonsai, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berkeley, California, aims to democratize AI by making the technology accessible to business decision makers. It is abstracting the complexity involved in implementing frameworks such as TensorFlow and MXNet.<p>Bonsai[/caption]<p>Democratizing AI – This …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber Fares Will Soon Be Based On How Much Uber Thinks You’re Willing To Pay

If you’ve ever hailed an Uber ride and thought afterward that you paid a lot less than you should have, those days may soon be over. The company’s …

Inside Google's AI Rewrite: Building Machine Learning into Everything

PCMag spent a day at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are finding their way into …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Why Germany Still Has So Many Middle-Class Manufacturing Jobs

Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany. These firms, which I call “Hidden Champions,” are part of what makes German economic growth more inclusive: by my calculations, they have created 1.5 million new jobs; have grown …

Didi Chuxing Is Now Worth $50 Billion

A new influx of funding pushed up the company's valuation and gave Didi more cash to build out its worldwide expansion.<p>Earlier this month, Didi …

Report finds Uber is cheating customers on pricing

A small review of 165 Uber rides reveals the company’s upfront pricing scheme may be overcharging customers. Harry Campbell, founder of the popular newsletter “The Ride Share Guy,” conducted the test and found there was a discrepancy between what riders were paying and the fares drivers were …

Artificial intelligence prevails at predicting Supreme Court decisions

“See you in the Supreme Court!” President Donald Trump tweeted last week, responding to lower court holds on his national security policies. But is …

Artificial Intelligence

What Industry Leaders Are Doing With Their Data

Data can be your secret weapon, but using it effectively is much more about processes and people than about tools.<p>When Netflix invested in producing …

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. The average U.S. household participates in 29 different loyalty programs, according to the 2015 Colloquy Loyalty Census. The result is a maze of point systems and redemption options, with …

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

SAN FRANCISCO — What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone’s job — perhaps your own?<p>Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, the machines need teachers. Now, some companies are taking the first steps, deploying …

Artificial Intelligence

The Complete Beginners' Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Ten years ago, if you mentioned the term “artificial intelligence” in a boardroom there’s a good chance you would have been laughed at. For most people it would bring to mind sentient, sci-fi machines such as 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL or Star Trek’s Data.<p>Today it is one of the hottest buzzwords …

Artificial Intelligence

The Four Statistical Concepts Every Online Marketer Should Know

Analytics is a big part of online marketing and therefore, it’s essential to have a good understanding of how to interpret numbers.In this post, I’m …

Internet Marketing

Google Data Studio: 3 Easy Steps To Your Website Analytics

Have you ever wondered what percentage of your website visitors are returning, how long they stay on your website or what pages they look at while …

5 little-known ways you can improve your LinkedIn profile

Even a complete profile with a well-composed list of accomplishments, a professional headshot and numerous recommendations can be improved upon.<p>There are a number of ways to creatively improve your LinkedIn profile, with five notable tips being:<p>1. Create a public profile badge<p>Searching for profiles …

3 dashboards marketers can use to measure their efforts

How many business tools do you have open in your web browser?<p>Whether you work for a small business or a nonprofit organization, you probably have …

The Demise Of Tilt: A Bargain For Airbnb, A Classic Loss For Investors Like Andreessen Horowitz

In 2015, social payments company Tilt was worth $375 million. Less than two years later, it had lost over 95% of its value and was sold for a pittance. What happened?<p>At its height in early 2015, social payments startup Tilt had the makings of the next Facebook—and dude, it was going to be …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

How Uber allegedly manages to manipulate fares to charge passengers more and pay drivers less

Are we both being played by the app?<p>Uber can't catch a break. If the ride-hailing app isn't being inundated with accusations of its drivers sexually assaulting passengers, then its former employees are making claims about sexual harassment and gender bias in the workplace. And now there's this: …

Why Uber Won’t Fire Its CEO | Backchannel

<b>As the calamities amass at Uber,</b> many people — including me — have called for new leadership. Usually, the job of hiring and firing a CEO falls to a …

Silicon Valley

Is Snap Really A $20-Billion-Plus Company?

Snap's penetration across the age groups is poor, obstructing it from its growth potential.<p>Snapchat app requires high-bandwidth internet connection, …

Investing