Xiaomi’s forthcoming IPO shows how the rules of business are changing

IN 1987, when Lei Jun was a computer-science student in Wuhan, on the banks of the Yangtze River, he read a book about Steve Jobs and vowed to emulate him. If all goes to plan, this summer Mr Lei will take a leap towards that dream with the flotation of his firm, Xiaomi, at a … Continue reading Xiaomi’s forthcoming IPO shows how the rules of business are changing

A machine has figured out Rubik’s Cube all by itself

Unlike chess moves, changes to a Rubik’s Cube are hard to evaluate, which is why deep-learning machines haven’t been able to solve the puzzle on their own. Until now. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv June 15, 2018 Yet another bastion of human skill and intelligence has fallen to the onslaught of the machines. A … Continue reading A machine has figured out Rubik’s Cube all by itself

Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Technology is starting to behave in intelligent and unpredictable ways that even its creators don’t understand. As machines increasingly shape global events, how can we regain control? The voice-activated gadget in the corner of your bedroom suddenly laughs maniacally, and sends a recording of your pillow talk to a colleague. The clip of Peppa Pig … Continue reading Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Hulu re-org sees departure of Content Chief Joel Stillerman, top SVPs

On the heels of Hulu’s news of its growing live TV business, which has now reached 800,000 subscribers, the streaming service today announced a major re-organization of it business focused on four strategic priorities, effective immediately. These include “the subscriber journey, technology & products, content and advertising,” says Hulu. The changes see three major execs … Continue reading Hulu re-org sees departure of Content Chief Joel Stillerman, top SVPs

Amazon hires team behind deep learning startup Orbeus

Amazon has hired nearly all of the people who worked at Orbeus, a small startup with technology for identifying items and people in photos and videos using deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence. Orbeus built an app for iOS and Android that could instantly tag photos, called PhotoTime, as well as the underlying Rekognition … Continue reading Amazon hires team behind deep learning startup Orbeus