The Pollyannish Assumption

Moderating user-generated content is hard: it is easier, though, with a realistic understanding that the Internet reflects humanity — it is capable of both good and evil.

Apple at Its Best

Apple’s original competitive advantage — the integration of hardware and software — is more durable than disruption theory would suggest.

Google’s Search for the Sweet Spot

Google’s hardware event shows the company’s commitment both to devices and to artificial intelligence; just doing what you are good at, though, is not always enough.

Box and Google Cloud Vision, An Interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie

Box has made a deal to offer Google’s Vision AI services to its customers; is there space to be the intermediary between technology providers and end users? Box CEO Aaron Levie answers those questions and more.

Boring Google

Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.

The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence

What is artificial intelligence? Is it really any different than technology? In my estimation machine learning is truly something new, and the effects on society will be significant.

OpenAI Universe and DeepMind Lab, Amazon Go

OpenAI and DeepMind released broadly similar products that speak to their different approaches, but what is most interesting from a business perspective are products like Amazon Go.