Eduardo Pedreño

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The wrong way to do AI: A big rollout

IBM Watson’s 2011 debut stunned the world by defeating some of Jeopardy’s finest champions. Seven years later, Watson’s greatest achievement is, err, still that Jeopardy win oh so many years ago.<p>The Watson launch was a mass market striptease that had the world in awe of the potential of AI. It …

Google Glass

The list of countries that will benefit from the AI revolution could be exceedingly short

Here’s a comprehensive list of the countries that venture capitalist and former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee says are well-positioned to embrace a future powered by artificial intelligence:<p>United States<br>• China<p>Every other economy should brace for trouble ahead, Lee says in an interview with …

Artificial Intelligence

Why the Web 3.0 Matters and you should know about it

<b>Humble beginnings</b><p><i>There’s plenty of buzz around the web 3.0 and the sweeping changes it will bring to the industry, but few people actually know why</i> …

Apple Continues To Dominate The Smartphone Profit Pool

Investors and analysts tend to be concerned that Apple’s iPhone lags Google’s Android smartphones substantially in unit market share. While any product needs to sell enough to be viable, the other side of the equation is the device’s profitability. It is incumbent on the company that holds the …

Profit

Blockchain: The New Technology of Trust | Need to Know | OZY

Chapter 01 What is Blockchain?<p>Chapter 01<p>What is Blockchain?<p>01<p>Blockchain technology was originally developed as part of the digital currency Bitcoin. …

Report: Artificial intelligence is creating jobs, generating economic gains

New study from Deloitte shows that early adopters of cognitive technologies are positive about their current and future role.<p>Early adopters of …

Artificial Intelligence

Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review

Opaque and potentially biased mathematical models are remaking our lives—and neither the companies responsible for developing them nor the government …

Artificial Intelligence

Automation replaced 800,000 workers… then created 3.5 million new jobs

These days, it’s tough to avoid newspaper headlines warning that artificial intelligence is coming for your job. The problem is that, often, the only thing these oversimplifications get right is that there is in fact an important connection between automation and work. What’s surprising is how many …

What the hell is happening to cryptocurrency valuations?

The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies just surpassed $100 billion. The vast majority of these gains have come in just the last few months — on April 1st the total market cap was just over $25 billion — representing a 300 percent increase in value in just over 60 days.<p>While some of these …

Cryptocurrency

One very basic job in sneaker manufacturing is testing the limits of automation

If you’ve ever bought a pair of new, unlaced sneakers you know what it’s like to lace them yourself. It requires carefully wriggling the plastic-cased end of the lace up and through the tiny holes in the shoe’s upper from the inside. Sometimes there are two layers to navigate: the cushioned textile …

Ver cómo opera un almacén con 100 robots es la forma más increíble de entender lo que nos depara el futuro

<b>"Los robots sustituirán a los humanos"</b>. No sé cuántas veces hemos escuchado esta afirmación en los últimos meses, pero cuando vemos cómo funciona una …

A Modern Guide to Social Media Content Marketing, Part 4: Facebook

<i>This is the fourth installment in a five-part series of articles focusing on best practices to up your content marketing game on the “big four” of</i> …

Marketing

The Future of Machine Learning in Finance

What is the future of machine learning in finance? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Shubham Agrawal <b>on</b> Quora:<p>Machine learning has already helped a lot to solve complex problems in the …

Machine Learning

Why Is Innovation So F*cking Difficult?

A Hypothetical Startup Story<p><i>(based on many, many real accounts)</i><p>You’re an engineer. Let’s say you’re charismatic enough to have the persuasion skills …

Nobel Prize

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Big Data

Energy is the new new internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead.<p>This …

Innovation

Which Types of Facebook Posts Get the Most Likes, Comments, and Shares? [Infographic]

Consumers interact most with very short Facebook posts, according to recent research from BuzzSumo.<p>The report was based on an analysis of data from …

12 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Milwaukee enters the trending smart city initiative

The city of Milwaukee has plans to join the emerging group of smart cities across the country, and the city has been working with a group of local companies to create a framework to make this happen.<p>“We’re not starting from scratch,” says Erick Shambarger, director of the city’s Environmental …

Energy Efficiency

Google launches App Maker

Google today announced the launch of App Maker, the newest entry in the low-code, drag-and-drop app building market. Like its competitors from Microsoft and numerous startups, App Maker promises to make it easy for anybody to quickly develop basic apps that serve a very specific purpose inside an …

Apps

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president<p>Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s …

Fake News

Industrial Analytics Based On Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

• McKinsey Global Institute predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate up to $11T in value to the global economy by 2025.<br>• 69% of decision makers believe Industrial Analytics will be crucial for business success in 2020, with 15% considering it crucial today.<br>• Predictive and prescriptive …

Big Data

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

All right, don’t panic, but <i>computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now</i>. Well, that’s kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there <i>is</i> a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Google’s AI …

Language

What does a President-elect Trump mean for Silicon Valley? Nothing very good.

Donald J. Trump is now the President-elect of the United States after one of the most surreal and unlikely campaign victories in American history.<p>Stock markets are already reacting negatively to the reality of a President Trump and the dollar is also falling.<p>The short-term prospects for the tech …

Donald Trump