nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week March 13 to 19
IAN SAMPLE - THE GUARDIAN
Developed by Google’s AI company, DeepMind, the program has taken on a range of different tasks and performed almost as well as a human. Crucially, and uniquely, the AI does not forget how it solved past problems, and uses the knowledge to tackle new ones.
GEV BALYAN - THE NEXT WEB
Armenia was once the center of IT innovation for the USSR. A turbulent history has stifled the economy, but things are starting to look up for the Caucasus republic.
ROEY TZEZANA - FUTURISM
By 2030, Google will have that World Brain in existence, and it will look after all of us. And that’s quite possibly both the best and worst thing that could happen to humanity.
NANETTE BYRNES - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.
DANIEL TERDIMAN - FAST COMPANY
Igor Mordatch, a visiting researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence nonprofit founded by Elon Musk and Y Combinator president Sam Altman, is been developing a system where chatbots can actually speak amongst themselves, in their own language.
STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE
Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on invisible technology by Levi's & Google, Intel & car industry, pathnet... and much more. Enjoy!