Category: Artificial Intelligence

Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report

Recode 2018 Code Conference, Mary Meeker | May 30, 2018
At the 2018 Code Conference, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker released 294 slides in rapid succession, covering everything from smartphone behavior in the U.S. to tech company competition in China.

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The Moment of Exponential Impact with AI

IBM at Viva Technology 2018, Ginni Rometty | May 25, 2018
Data and AI will absolutely reorder technology and business, according to IBM’s Ginni Rometty. “This is a moment of great consequence—a moment that actually happens every 25 years,” said Rometty. “Like every great moment in history, there will be a great positives and great challenges.” At France’s Viva Technology 2018, Rometty describes how exponential learning will give companies the ultimate competitive advantage. “This is a wonderful moment of exponential impact on business and society,” concluded Rometty.

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The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

University of Washington News, Sarah McQuate | May 15, 2018
Engineers at the University of Washington have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and slightly larger than a real fly. Powered by a laser beam, the RoboFly uses a tiny onboard circuit that converts the laser energy into enough electricity to operate its wings. This might be one small flap for a robot, but it’s one giant leap for robot-kind.

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Uber: The Amazon of Transportation

CBS This Morning  |  May 8, 2018
At the Elevate Summit, Uber unveiled a flying taxi prototype that its new subsidiary, UberAir plans to have operational in Dallas and Los Angeles by 2023. The flying taxis will fly at speeds of 150 to 250 miles an hour at reach a height of 2,000 feet. UberAir plans to build Skyports, which will facilitate up to 200 taxi landings an hour.

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