I don’t know the author, Matt Bencke, nor do I know a whole lot about his startup, Mighty AI (which provides training data for autonomous cars). But his story about battling a very bad cancer diagnosis—something he’s just getting started on, by the way—shook me pretty hard.
It takes a certain kind of bravery to write an essay like this and then share it publicly. It touches on things that every parent thinks about—but hopes more than anything they’ll never have to actually face.
All I really can say is that I wish only the best for Matt and his family.
If you’re one of those people who really believes that fashion is art, then this has to upset you. Plus, it will be very difficult to tell each other apart as we’re all walking around Whole Foods wearing the same outfits that Amazon recommended for us.
This is a good, in-depth look at emerging practices for improving the water supply using machine learning. For all the negative press about AI, the truth is there will also be some very positive effects if we are willing to invest in them.
Also, viewed in the light of yesterday’s announced Google-Walmart alliance, you might see a trend forming of Google getting a lot better at strategic partnerships in the name of taking on Amazon. It’s fascinating to watch these rivalries expand into retail, cloud, and everywhere but search and book sales.
1. And this is where the headline points, it detailed its custom Titan chip for ensuring security at the hardware level inside data centers. Gee, do you think there’s a battle going on among cloud providers to out-innovate each other at the chip level?
At this point, companies building mega data centers in small towns is really nothing new. What is worth discussing, however, is its $208 million in tax breaks. There are fine arguments on both sides of these agreements, but cities and states need to ensure they’re able (and willing) to make companies hold up their ends of the bargain.
Yesterday, it was data storage at the molecular level. Earlier this year, it was data storage in DNA. Makes you wonder what the technological, financial and cultural hurdles are to actually productize all this research.
To be honest, I don’t care too much about the BI space, but it is interesting to see Tableau—a few years ago flying high with massive revenue gains and soaring share prices—playing catch-up a bit. True data democratization might never happen, but usable NLP is a big step in the right direction.
It’s possible the author is missing some significant details here, but it is kind of amusing to think about how many case studies presented as unbridled successes might looks less shiny if you examined them closely or dug a little deeper.
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