Wired’s top 20 list of techies they think will change the future

MICROSOFT WILL BUILD computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple’s. Robots will 3-D-print cool shoes that are personalized just for you. (And you’ll get them in just a few short days.) Neural networks will take over medical diagnostics, and Continue reading Wired’s top 20 list of techies they think will change the future

Virtual Reality at the gym—fly and dive your way to fitness

Johannes Scholl’s startup, Munich-based Icaros GmbH, has developed a VR exercise machine that delivers a core workout by making it seem like users are flying and deep-ocean diving. About 200 gyms and entertainment centers from London to Tokyo have installed the $10,000 Continue reading Virtual Reality at the gym—fly and dive your way to fitness

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: “In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO”

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“In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO,” Ma said in a speech over the weekend at an entrepreneurship conference in central China. And he warned of dark times ahead Continue reading Alibaba’s Jack Ma: “In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO”

Chamath Palihapitiya leads $10 million investment in Groq—Google AI spinout

Some key creators of and internal Google AI  project — the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU — recently left to team up with Chamath Palihapitiya, of Palo Alto-based Social Capital, to create. Groq now has eight of the first 10 people Continue reading Chamath Palihapitiya leads $10 million investment in Groq—Google AI spinout

A.I.’s big secret—No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do

AI’s underlying  technology, known as deep learning, has proved very powerful at solving problems in recent years, and it has been widely deployed for tasks like image captioning, voice recognition, and language translation. There is now hope that the same techniques Continue reading A.I.’s big secret—No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do

Cities get smarter with apps like Waze and Instagram

In just the past few years, mayors and other officials in cities across the country have begun to draw on the reams of data at their disposal—about income, burglaries, traffic, fires, illnesses, parking citations and more—to tackle many of the Continue reading Cities get smarter with apps like Waze and Instagram

“25 years before self-driving cars take off in America” says early Uber investor Bill Gurley

  Venture capitalist Bill Gurley thinks it will be more than 25 years before themajority of rides in any major American city are performed by autonomousvehicles with no steering wheel. “We have created a society where you can sue anybody Continue reading “25 years before self-driving cars take off in America” says early Uber investor Bill Gurley

The Alchemist’s recurring dream

Editor’s note to aspiring global Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: In the world’s best selling novel by a living author, The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho’s tells the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago on the road to find the meaning of life. Along Continue reading The Alchemist’s recurring dream