May 10th, 2019

A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone

We’ve been wasting our processing power to train neural networks that are ten times too big Neural networks are the core software of deep learning. Even though they’re so widespread, however, they’re really poorly understood. Researchers [...]

The Future According to Uber

The Uber IPO is finally upon us, and it has proven divisive. The critics point to Uber’s billion-dollar losses and SEC filings so meager a Financial Times commentary called them “an outrage.” A Bloomberg column even [...]

Dancing with a machine: Bill T. Jones on AI and art

In early 2019, the Google Creative Lab partnered with Bill T. Jones, a pioneering choreographer, two-time Tony Award Winner, MacArthur Fellow, National Medal of the Arts Honoree, and artistic director and co-founder of the Bill T. [...]

Is the cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse?

I’ve been writing about the cybersecurity skills shortage for seven years and have become the “Chicken Little” of this topic. Now, we’ve all read about the number of cybersecurity job openings out there, but what is [...]

Mark Zuckerberg has never had a boss—and that’s made Facebook dangerous

There’s a telling anecdote in Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ recent New York Times op-ed arguing that it’s time to break up the social media giant. When Yahoo sought to buy Facebook for $1 billion back in [...]

Nest, the company, died at Google I/O 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Don’t be distracted by the shiny new “Nest” smart display that was just announced: Nest died at Google I/O 2019. “Google Nest” is the new reality now, where Nest is no longer a standalone [...]

Worldwide Telecommunications Services Market Prepares for 5G Impact, Says IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 10, 2019 – Worldwide spending on telecom services and pay TV services totaled $1,615 billion in 2018, an increase of 0.8% year over year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Worldwide [...]

Uber’s $9 billion IPO barely makes it into the top 10 of all time

This is expected to be a record year for initial public offerings, with analysts estimating more than $100 billion will be raised. Ride-hailing company Uber is likely to be one of the largest: Bloomberg says it [...]