Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
A follow-up to The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence, then an explanation of what just happened with ISPs and privacy, and a review of the winners and losers.
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 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.
AWS seems to have a dominant position in enterprise computing, but Google is trying to change the rules to favor their inherent strengths.
A reminder that the bubble problem applies to everyone, while Twitter is losing a key exec. Then, the riddle of Assistants on premium Android, and three Snapchat updates.
The history of technology is of two distinct eras: information technology enhanced existing business. The Internet revolution is destroying them.
A deep dive into Google I/O: why the overall keynote was a good sign for Google, and then a review of specific announcements.
Some follow-up on Snapchat, where it fits alongside Facebook Messenger and iMessage, then a discussion of where all the “bot” talk is coming from. Then, Microsoft jumped all in on bots: what does it mean, and what should they do next.
The reason why AlphaGo is such a big deal is, I suspect, related to why it is that Google is selling Boston Dynamics.