Lisa Reid

10 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 28 Following | @lareid | Lead innovation initiatives for clients and run the Digital Natives lab at WPP’s Red Fuse. Mother of a tiger and dragon in NYC.

Google Taught A.I. How to Program More A.I.

Researchers at Google accomplished a feat that had been largely restricted to the realm of science-fiction dystopias: enabling artificial …

These AI learn by competing against each other, and it looks ridiculous

Researchers at Elon Musk's startup, OpenAI, think they have discovered the most efficient way to train artificial neural networks: have them compete …

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How. - MIT Technology Review

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

The Challenge to Keep the World's Smartphones Charging

Smartphones have been adopted by the billions worldwide in no small part because they are wireless. But they're not entirely so. They still use wires to draw electricity -- whether from a coal-fired power plant hundreds of miles away or a rooftop solar panel.<p>While delivering the next billion …

Prototype blockchain electric vehicle charging and billing system

BlockCharge is a working prototype for a seamless electricity vehicle charging system that uses blockchain technology. It aims to be a worldwide …

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface launches cryptocurrency firm

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah has co-founded a cryptocurrency firm and hopes to raise $30 million during its initial coin offering, according to a CNBC report Wednesday.<p>Killah's firm, Cream Capital, apparently takes its name from Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 classic song "C.R.E.A.M." But instead of …

Why Chinese Are Diverting Their Consumer Loans to Real Estate

BEIJING—China’s government hoped more household borrowing would help the economy become more consumer-oriented. But instead of shopping, many Chinese are spending the money on real estate, undermining Beijing’s efforts to cool that market.<p>Chinese banks, encouraged by policymakers, have recently …

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies - MIT Technology Review

The people of Sweden are breaking up with cash. The number of banknotes and coins in circulation has fallen to its lowest level in three decades. …

Slack CEO: How We’ll Use AI to Reduce Information Overload - MIT Technology Review

More than six million people use Slack every day as a hub and platform for communicating and sharing information with their coworkers. The San …

What Skills Will You Need to Be Employable in 2030?

Whatever your take on automation’s impact on labor, we can all surely agree that future work will require, well, future skills. Because when robots …