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21 June 2016
5 min read
Issue 14 This week we check in on Twitter’s machine learning plans, ask if deep learning is magic or just math, celebrate the latest net neutrality ruling, and share some videos to watch. Plus, what we’re reading and a few things for you to try at home.  Not a subscriber? Join the Emergent...
14 June 2016
5 min read
Issue 13 This week we check in on Larry Page’s flying-car project, get a primer in AI, ML, and Deep Learning, take a look at all the Apple WWDC news, and check out the Vive VR headset. Plus, what we’re reading and a few things for you to try at home. Not a subscriber? Join the Emergent...
7 June 2016
5 min read
Issue 12 This week we recap Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report, and check in on Facebook’s latest AI project. Prepare to be shocked by Elon Musk’s wildest ideas yet (spoiler: you live in a video game, and we’re going to Mars!), and a researcher used a neural network to...
24 May 2016
4 min read
Issue 11 Google’s annual I/O conference was all about the future of AI, researchers unveiled a Hyperloop prototype, and VR goes IMAX. Plus, we share a few surprising discoveries, projects to try at home, and our top reads from the past week. Google Bets Big on AI at I/O You Might Have Heard:...
17 May 2016
6 min read
Issue 10 In this issue we meet Siri’s sister Viv, learn how Amazon is equipping their delivery drones with computer vision, what Google is doing to own the smart home market and makeaugmented reality ubiquitous, how VR will change how you experience concerts, and we top things off with a collection...
10 May 2016
5 min read
Issue 9 In this issue we look at Facebook’s internal A.I. platform, how companies not named FB can gain access to these same tool, why you shouldn’t write-off chatbots, how to get your first look at the Oculus Rift, and what the hit HBO show ‘Silicon Valley’ is doing now. A.I....
14 April 2016
2 min read
Artificial intelligence is set to hit the mainstream, thanks to improved machine learning tools, cheaper processing power, and a steep decline in the cost of cloud storage. As a result, firms are piling into the AI market, and pushing the pace of AI development across a range of fields. “Given...
13 April 2016
< 1 min read
Last week SpaceX, the Elon Musk space company, successfully landed their Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship for the first time last week. The rocket landed vertically on a barge floating in choppy waters out in the Atlantic Ocean. Bloomberg calls the landing a “moon walk” moment for the...
11 April 2016
< 1 min read
You might have heard: Google unveiled their new machine learning platform to “pour ML all over the cloud.” The moves makes TensorFlow available to developers to do machine learning in the cloud with their own data. Machine learning is developing fast, and “what will distinguish the...
7 April 2016
< 1 min read
“An entirely new way of interacting with our world is emerging,” writes Matt Turck from FirstMark Capital. “The Internet of Things is about the transformation of any physical object into a digital data product.” The 2016 Internet of Things is occurring in five areas: the connected...