Posts Tagged ‘google‘

Driverless cars: open letter to Tesla and Google (via TechCrunch)

“Rough roads ahead”, John Thuma wrote last week on TechCrunch in his open letter to Google and Tesla on driverless vehicles: “We’re about to enter a hybrid world where there will be human-controlled vehicles and algorithm-controlled vehicles on the road at the same time.” Read

Gerd Leonhard’s comments on Google vs. European Commission (Politico)

Read “Why Margrethe Vestager may ultimately lose to Google” and Gerd Leonhard’s comment:  article published on Politico a few days ago: “Google has a more dominant position than you would ever imagine in the last 50 years,” says Gerd Leonhard, a futurist and CEO of The

Google Firestarters 18: Mobile UX is Eating the World – Neil Perkins

Neil Perkin`s article about last week’s event: Mobile UX is Eating the World’ http://buff.ly/1PM6f6f Find more posts and details about and from Neil Perkins on his LinkedIn Profile , blog or  website. Neil Perkins is the founder of Only Dead Fish, a digital and media consultancy that specialises in applying strategic

D-Wave Will Be Amazing Once We Know What To Ask It

D-Wave is a very exciting project, but the implications are fuzzy. “D-Wave claims that its 512-qubit D-Wave Two computer is the most advanced quantum computer in the world,” according to The Register. That sounds awesome, but what does it mean? What are the practical applications

Can anything curb the dominance of the internet’s big guns?

The internet companies bargain hard to ensure that the new rules will not destroy their business, and the regulators and spies meet them there – it’s inconceivable that a regulator would tell Google that it must change its search business so fundamentally that it had

Google Cabs And Uber Bots in the app-based economy

…As he describes it, working “below the API” is a dead end. Uber drivers, Amazon Mechanical Turk workers, 99design contestants, TaskRabbit taskers and HomeJoy cleaners are all targets for further automation. Software is the business of building models of systems that can be executed, optimized

The Military-Industrial-Googleplex is Creating Artificial Intelligence

One needs to understand why Hawking, Musk and many other AI experts are truly frightened about the potential uncontrollability of machine-learning and artificial intelligence as it relates to warfare. At the simplest level, Google’s DeepMind researchers are experimenting with what happens when programmers do not