Merry Christmas. Or Chanukah. Or Kwanzaa. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you got a year-end bonus -- because the robots are coming for your job.Read More
We stood staring at the painting on the wall of the fancy gallery. We were both a bit flummoxed. Finally, my friend said, “I’m trying to avoid the whole, ‘My eight-year old could have done that’ thing.”Read More
“Self-driving cars are coming but most people don’t want one,” wrote MediaPost writer Chuck Martin back in March, citing a study of people 15 to 90 years old. Two weeks later, he followed it up with the final demographic: 63% of kids aged 8 to 18 “would prefer to do the driving rather than letting the vehicle handle the task.”Read More
It’s been called the “elephant graph”: starting low at the tail on the left, gradually rising up to the top of the elephant’s head, sliding down his face and then back up as if he were raising his nose proudly.Read More
A month ago, Apple invested a billion dollars in Chinese ride-sharing business Didi Chuxing. Not an AI play. Not a chatbot play. Not a wearable, VR, music or a telecommunications play. Chinese ride-sharing. Which begged the question: “Um, why?”Read More
It has begun.
A week ago, the venerable law firm BakerHostetler announced a new hire, Ross. Ross is joining the bankruptcy department of the 100-year-old firm.
I’m at the counter and I’ve just ordered my coffee. “That’ll be five bucks,” says the lady at the register. I hold my credit card to the machine for a second or two, it beeps, and I turn to go.Read More
The Los Angeles Times said, “The results are in and history has been made… [This development] brings to a close the era of board games as benchmarks in computing.”Read More
I think we need a new word for “future.” When I hear people talking about “the future,” I usually make a couple of baseless assumptions: It’s in my lifetime, but far enough away that I don’t really have to worry about it. Maybe 20 or 30 years. Maybe more.Read More
“The chips are down for Moore’s Law,” read the headline in last month’s Nature. Finally, the semiconductor industry was going to admit “what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved,” and the party will be over. After 50 years of riding an exponential wave, we’re maxing out on our ability to double the number of transistors on a chip.Read More