AI Bi-Weekly: 10 Things You Need to Know for September W 1–2

09/05 — Google Updates Its Street View Cameras with AI and Machine Learning Google just upgraded its street view camera for the first time in eight years, which will be used to capture images with higher resolution, sharper detail, and more vivid color. The company’s machine learning and AI capability can extract vendor information based on Street View’s […]

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Exploring the Limits of Parallelized Machine Learning

This week, Domino’s Chief Data Scientist, Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia, presented a webinar: Machine Learning at Scale with Amazon’s X1 Instance. If you missed the live webinar or would like to watch it again, you can find a recording below:   Listen in on this webinar to explore: Parallelized machine learning at scale; The […]

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Jeff Bezos Predicts the Limits to eCommerce–and the Huge Growth Potential for Amazon

US Census Bureau: E-commerce sales in 2016 accounted for 8.1 percent of total sales. E-commerce sales in 2015 accounted for 7.3 percent of total sales. Jeff Bezos in an interview with Charlie Rose, April 2, 1999: But you know, the predictions of the demise of physical retailing as a result of e-commerce are very, very premature […]

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Alexa, How Many of You Have Been Sold?

Business Insider: According to Statista’s estimates — based in part on earlier US sales data from CIRP — total Echo device sales have more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. The amount of “skills” third-party developers have built for Alexa, meanwhile, has risen by thousands within the span of a few months. And because Amazon ties the device […]

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The Rise of the ‘Tech’ Giants

Financial Times: [August 1, 2016] was something of a red-letter day for the tech industry. When the stock market closed, the five most valuable companies on the planet were, for the first time, technology concerns. And they all hailed from the West Coast of the US, whether the San Francisco Bay Area (Apple, Alphabet and […]

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Beyond Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google: Intelligent Assistants Landscape

VB: Ever since Apple’s Siri heralded the age of intelligent assistants (IAs) four years ago — followed by Microsoft, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook — pundits have complained that intelligent assistant technology isn’t living up to its promise… In 2015, the IA space introduced new features, functions, and integrations at an accelerated rate. As the general […]

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