Snap is launching an accelerator to try and invest in the next big media business
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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
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“…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
“…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 Shortage…testing 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
Dropbox said it had more than 500 million registered users of both its free and paid services. (11.5 million paying users, the average revenue per paying user was $114.30, compared to $110.79 for the same period last year.
Nvidia…Sales of graphics-processing chips designed for use in data centers soared 71% year over year to $701 million
Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?
Why is AT&T trying to buy Time Warner? “…Simply put, AT&T is having a hard time retaining customers…They’re in a pricing war with Verizon; cellphone bills keep going down, which is great for us, but not great for the companies. They think, by buying Time Warner, they’ll be able to create new kinds of online video and also sell what’s known as targeted advertising. They’ll marry AT&T’s data with Time Warner’s content and sell ads at a higher rate.”
Twitter made more than $287 million from video ads last quarter.
Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a $26 billion merger