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Industry News

Elon Musk Just Now Realizing That Self-Driving Cars are a ‘Hard Problem’

 Originally published in The Verge, July 5, 2021: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is finally admitting that he underestimated how difficult it is to develop a safe and reliable self-driving car. To which the entire engineering community rose up as one to say, “No duh.” Or at least that’s how it should have happened in a

Tencent Uses Facial Recognition to Ban Kids Gaming Past Bedtime

 Originally published in Bloomberg, July 8, 2021. In the latest bid to curb video-game addiction in China, tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has launched a facial recognition system to stop minors gaming into the night. The initiative will prevent...

The Human-Devoid AI-Powered Saildrone Surveyor Ship Just Made it to Hawaii From SF

 Originally published in The Register, July 9, 2021. A human-free autonomous boat known as the Saildrone Surveyor has successfully sailed from San Francisco to Hawaii to cross the Pacific Ocean while mapping the topography of the seabed,...

GitHub and OpenAI Launch a New AI Tool That Generates its Own Code

 Originally published in The Verge, June 29, 2021. GitHub and OpenAI have launched a technical preview of a new AI tool called Copilot, which lives inside the Visual Studio Code editor and autocompletes code snippets. Copilot does more...

Walmart’s AI is Getting Smarter About Grocery Delivery

 Originally published in TechCrunch, June 24, 2021. It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and...

LinkedIn’s Job-Matching AI Was Biased. The Company’s Solution? More AI

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, June 23, 2021. ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn—most of the world’s biggest job search sites use AI to match people with job openings. But the algorithms don’t always play fair. Years ago, LinkedIn...

South Florida Cops Used Facial Recognition in ‘Horrifying’ Scheme to Target Peaceful Protesters: Newspaper

 Originally published in Raw Story, June 26, 2021. During the George Floyd protests in South Florida, facial-recognition technology was deployed to identify protesters — who had committed no crimes – by the Broward County sheriff, and the...

8 Lessons from 20 Years of Hype Cycles

 Originally published in LinkedIn, Dec 7, 2016 As a VC at Icon Ventures and a twenty year veteran of productizing and marketing high tech for VMware, Netscape and others, I’ve always been fascinated by how new technologies...

Do Wide and Deep Networks Learn the Same Things?

 Originally published in Google AI Blog, May 4, 2021. A common practice to improve a neural network’s performance and tailor it to available computational resources is to adjust the architecture depth and width. Indeed, popular families of neural...

Remote-Control Robots and the Limits of AI

 Originally published in Wired.com, April 7, 2021. A growing number of robots are operated remotely, often by workers thousands of miles away. Could it be a job of the future? David Tejeda helps deliver food and drinks to...

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