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Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

SAN FRANCISCO — Their complaints flow on Reddit forums, on video game message boards, on private Facebook pages and across Twitter. They argue for everything from male separatism to an end to gender diversity efforts.<p>Silicon Valley has for years accommodated a fringe element of men who say women …

Silicon Valley

While investment firms ponder ICOs, this team is barreling ahead with a $100 million ICO fund

Most investors are trying to get a handle on initial coin offerings, which have begun racing through the tech ecosystem like a fire, veering off in multiple directions and causing excitement and confusion and some degree of terror as they grow in number.<p>In the simplest terms, the offerings enable …

Если в команде все – герои, то они масштабируются сами»: IT-бизнесмен Александр Ланда о работе в последнем стартапе Andreessen Horowitz

Александр Ланда – топ-менеджер и IT-предприниматель с 20-летним стажем. В 19 лет эмигрировал из Киева в США в статусе беженца с $300 в кармане. А …

The Second-Timers: Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight - "Never Stop Hiring Reps"

<b>One of the most popular posts we did on SaaStr in the past 12 months was “What The Second Time SaaS CEOs Are All Doing.”</b> What folks who are on their …

Startups

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

AI and Bitcoin Are Driving the Next Big Hedge Fund Wave

Jeffrey Tarrant is a Wall Street guy. He spent the last thirty years investing in new hedge funds. As the founder and CEO of a firm called Protege …

Spotlight: Next Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>For a look at the methodology behind our Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, take a look here.</b><p><b>GoFundMe</b><p><b>Founders</b>: Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester<b>(Pictured:CEO Rob Solomon)</b><p><b>Equity raised</b>: Atleast $300 million<p><b>Estimated 2016 revenue</b>: $100million<p><b>What it does</b>: Runs the world’s largest and most successful …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley is right—our jobs are already disappearing

Stephen Hawking says that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the “rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative, or supervisory roles remaining.”<p>Sam Hinkie, the …

Silicon Valley

AI’s open source model is closed, inadequate, and outdated

Kumar Srivastava Contributor<p>Kumar Srivastava is a vice president of product and strategy at BNY Mellon.<p>Artificial Intelligence is big. And getting bigger. Enterprises that have experience with machine learning are looking to graduate to Artificial Intelligence based technologies.<p>Enterprises that …

Artificial Intelligence

A leaked report shows how much money publishers make from platforms like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat

The report, from premium publisher trade body Digital Content Next (DCN), claims that the (mean) average premium publisher generated $7.7 million in revenue from distributing their content on third-party platforms in the first half of 2016 — equivalent to around 14% of their overall revenues in the …

Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, +0.09% or Facebook FB, -0.49% had a couple of options:</b> …

Startups

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.<p>A …

Blockchain

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

Here Are 21 Signs Your Company Has Made It

Starting up your own company is just the beginning of an incredible journey.<p>Is starting your own company worth it? Definitely!<p>Usually, it doesn't work. More startups fail than succeed. Only a small percentage of startups will become unicorns--the rest will be donkeys.<p>But when you do achieve …

Startups

2 Artificial Intelligence Uses You Need to Know About (And 3 Companies to Invest In)

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The artificial intelligence (AI) market is expected to balloon to $36.8 billion by 2025, up from just $644 million last year.<p>AI, like other tech segments, can seem like a hazy idea that offers lots of opportunities, but not much clarity on where to begin investing.So to …

Hadoop Is Falling | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Three years ago, looking beyond Hadoop was insanity, and there was little else that could come close according to many in the media. However, the …

New Report: Revealing The Secrets Of AI Or Killing Machine Learning?

Like it or not, robots and AIs already make a lot of decisions about our lives, and that’s only likely to increase in the future.<p>Computer algorithms have been used for decades for credit scoring and insurance assessments among many other things. Often this process had been shrouded in secrecy – to …

Machine Learning

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

Why an AI firm is busy smashing thousands of windows

Breaking glass, barking dogs and crying babies – to computers it's all just noise. But a new wave of artificial intelligence is being taught how to listen in.<p>In a sound-proofed hangar on an RAF airbase just north of Cambridge, UK, Chris Mitchell and his colleagues are busy using sledgehammers to …

Artificial Intelligence

This Startup Pays Real People to Answer Questions to Build Better AI

To set up effective artificial intelligence software, a company needs a lot of data. But what happens if you don't have that kind of specific …

Does the iPhone still matter? Huawei, not Apple, now drives the mobile conversation

Cupertino is a victim of its own success and is fully responsible for creating the Chinese Android monster.<p>Anniversaries are opportunities to reflect …

The Robot Rampage

Donald Trump tends to present the labor market as a zero-sum game: companies have shifted production to China and other emerging markets. He’s going …

On bots, language and making technology disappear

Elizabeth McGuane Contributor<p>Elizabeth McGuane is lead content designer at Intercom.<p>There’s a new buzzword in computer design circles every year. This year, the buzzword is without question <i>bots.</i><p>As with anything we build, we give bots names. It’s something most of us don’t even question. They come …

CES 2017: Robots steal show at this year's event

LAS VEGAS —The one, coolest thing from this year's 2017 CES is an easy pick — those amazing robots.<p>We saw robots to make your morning coffee, pour candy, fold your clothes, turn on and off your lights, project a movie on the wall, handle your daily chores and most impressively, look just like a …

Artificial intelligence is the future, and Canada can seize it

Jordan Jacobs and Tomi Poutanen are co-founders and co-CEOs of Layer 6 AI. Richard Zemel is a machine learning professor at the University of Toronto. Geoffrey Hinton is a University of Toronto professor emeritus and VP engineering fellow at Google. Ed Clark is a former TD Bank CEO and is business …

How To Write Your Very First Powerful Artificial Intelligence /s

Such clever, many intelligent, very human.<p>I know, you’re insanely busy so let’s keep this tutorial short and neat.<p>What the hell is machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Yes, Your Company Needs a Chief AI Officer. Here's Why.

Artificial intelligence, or AI, seems to be the most buzzed-about topic in technology lately.<p>It’s helping display the right ads within your social …