Weekly#272

  • Facebook is now labeling political ads…Political advertisers will also need to register with Facebook by “confirming their identity and location.
  • Netflix is now worth more than Comcast. 150 B USD
  • Snap is launching an accelerator to try and invest in the next big media business
  • Slideshare: 4 Facts Every Exec Must Know About A.I. Automation
  • Sony: Next PlayStation is at least three years off
  • Solar To Surpass Wind In 18 Months, Become Fourth Largest Energy Capacity In The World
  • China is exporting facial recognition software to Africa, expanding its vast database
  • All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years
  • “…More than 23.4 million people will open the Starbucks app to pay for their coffee or tea at least once every six months in 2018, according to eMarketer, which just edges out Apple Pay’s 22 million biannual users. Google Pay trails in third place, with 11.1 million people using the service to pay once every six months…” QZ
  • Why Germans pay cash for almost everything
  • Scientists discovered massive hidden canyons in Antarctica that could spell bad news for the rest of the planet
  • Building Uber’s Future in France
  • “…If the United States wants to capitalize on the opportunities created by AI, companies, and policymakers need to think critically about how to encourage workers to invest in new skills and become lifelong learners...” The Hill
  • “…Intel collaborates with Novartis on the use of deep neural networks (DNN) to accelerate high content screening – a key element of early drug discovery. The collaboration team cut time to train image analysis models from 11 hours to 31 minutes – an improvement of greater than 20 times…”
  • Path Math: How AI Can Find a Way Around Pathologist Shortagetesting an AI microscope that could help address the pathologist shortage. The GPU-powered device automatically scans and analyzes blood smears and other biological samples to detect problems.
  • Microsoft is creating an oracle for catching biased AI algorithms
  • Bioprinting is the next medical revolution
  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018
  • Facebook trained its AI using 3.5 billion Instagram images
  • Gartner: Global business value from AI will reach $1.2 trillion by the end of 2018