Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data

 In the second part of our “A Mathless Guide to Neural Networks,” we’ll take a look at why high-quality, labeled data is so important, where it comes from, how it’s used and what solutions our eager-to-learn machines can expect in the near-term future. Read More

How hateful alt-right trolls hijacked your timeline

You don't need to get attacked by a pro-Trump troll-bot horde to know that social media is a battleground for propaganda farms. It's pretty obvious, and miles of speculative digital ink has been spilled saying as much. An Oxford study this week is ge…

The very first question to answer when taking on new investors

 Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But before you decide the amount of money you raise and the type of investor you want on board, you must decide the kind of relationship you intend to have with your new partner. Read More

Tech’s 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion

 Tech’s most valuable players today crossed the $3 trillion aggregate market cap mark according to Google Finance data. It’s a feat that marks a new threshold for tech amidst the current boom. The current market rally is, in some ways, a technology rally. Let’s examine the number, how we got here and why it matters. Read More

The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns)

 It’s been said that augmented/virtual reality is the fourth wave of consumer technology, and that AR could become much bigger than VR. But AR itself is not one giant wave, it’s a set of four big ones: mobile AR software, mobile AR hardware, tethered smartglasses and standalone smartglasses. These four waves could drive AR to more than a billion users and $83 billion by 2021. Read More

Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat

 Today, for most of us, air travel consists of series of unfortunate lines, embarrassing checks, and obscure ticketing rules that leave us in a confined space where we’re uncomfortably attempting to open tiny packages without disturbing our neighbors.
The fact is, the market is begging for another option and they’re racing around the corner. Read More

New models for quality journalism from Wikitribune to crypto tokens

 The business of journalism is, simply put, experiencing an historic decline in paid advertising and circulation, leading to deep newsroom cutbacks that have harmed quality journalism at a time when quality journalism is needed most. Something needs to be done. Read More

It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally

 Broadly, the venture capital industry is thriving. But still, too often, women seeking funding are left out of the boom because of hidden biases, sexism and a general unawareness. Because of this — and recent reports of incredibly low-brow behavior among high-profile investors — it is more important than ever to understand where women founders stand when fundraising. Read More