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Analytics Weekly - Issue #30

Hi team 😃 Welcome to the last issue of 2018. The people, media and Twitter are sleeping right now so
Analytics Weekly - Issue #30
By Yury Molodtsov • Issue #30 • View online
Hi team 😃
Welcome to the last issue of 2018. The people, media and Twitter are sleeping right now so not much to share and discuss. Wishing you all the best for 2019 🎇

Geoffrey Hinton and Demis Hassabis: AGI is nowhere close to being a reality
iTunes and the Basis of Competition in the MP3 Player Market
Garry BUIDL Tan
Amazon is still driven by software eating the world. It also isn’t afraid to run non-software biz too. That makes Amazon the most dangerous to every other company on the planet: tech or not.

The other tech companies have boundaries, while Amazon does not. https://t.co/40uUcnr4yQ
4:22 PM - 23 Dec 2018
📘 Books Recommendation
There’s one book I wanted to recommend anyone interested in two topics: artificial intelligence and the differences in the US and China tech scenes.
Kai-Fu Lee was leading the Google efforts in China and knows the situation from within. According to him DeepMind’s success in learning go (an old Chinese chess-like game) was a ‘sputnik’ moment for China that is driving their efforts in AI.
Another interesting insight from the book is that the Chinese tech startups aren’t mission-focused — they are strictly market-focused and can do anything that would allow them to make money. The move fast and aren’t afraid to enter what we consider offline business: that’s why Didi (Chinese Uber) is buying gas stations and repair shops to build an impenetrable wall of competitive advantage that can’t be matched by just software.
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order: Kai-Fu Lee
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