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Product Management 2.0: Lessons from Google in Building AI Products in the Software 2.0 World

In November 2017, the Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Tesla wrote a post on Medium stating that neural networks “represent the beginning of a fundamental shift in how we write software.” Rather than coding rules line by line for each module, neural networks are trained on labeled data which they use to discern their […]

5 Under-the-Radar Feats of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has applications in a wide range of industries, but often the focus is on famous wins like AlphaGo or an exciting potential use still many years in the future. This leads many to say that AI is not delivering on its promises to revolutionize the human experience. We don’t yet have artificial general […]

Jobs, Morality and Getting a Seat: The Biggest AI Questions at SXSW

Since its inception in 1986 as a regional music festival, Austin’s South by Southwest — better known as SXSW — has ballooned into one of the country’s most celebrated events for technology, music and film. Just last year, its speakers included Christiane Amanpour, Elon Musk and Steven Spielberg. The buzz is already beginning for 2019. […]

Why Are Many Fears About AI Unfounded?

Secretary Robert O. Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which specializes in national security affairs and the future of warfare. Secretary Work previously served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for overseeing […]

How Wil AI Help Aerospace Continue to Innovate?

Dr. Greg Hyslop is the chief technology officer of The Boeing Company and senior vice president of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. Hyslop oversees Boeing’s technology vision, strategy and investment, and leads Boeing’s Engineering function of more than 56,000 engineers worldwide. His organization is an incubator for businesses that will define the future of urban, […]

What Are the Risks of Slowing AI Development?

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian former politician who was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, firstly from 2008 to 2009 when he was also Leader of the Opposition, and a second time from 2015 to 2018. He was the MP for […]

What Is the Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

Ted Colbert is the chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics at The Boeing Company. In this role, he oversees all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics for the world’s largest aerospace company. He also supports the growth of Boeing’s business through IT- and analytics-related […]

How Did Aspire Get Started?

Mohammed Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a vertically-integrated agriculture and food company that addresses global food sustainability by developing the most advanced insect farming technology in the world. Aspire was founded in 2014 after Mohammed led his team to win the largest business prize in the world—the prestigious US$1 million […]

Disruption Starts From Within

It’s 2013 and you’re in an industry that, since its very inception, has had the advantage of high demand – and it has gotten comfortable. Propped up on $100/barrel crude, mundane and great ideas alike flow through bureaucracies and often languish and die in the hot oilfield sun. Customers are yours for life. Your company […]

Why Does This Robot Face Creep Me Out?

In a 1970 issue of a little-known Japanese magazine called Energy, roboticist Masahiro Mori first coined the term “bukimi no tani”—literally, “the uncanny valley.” He explained that objects, such as robots or toys, become more endearing as they become more human-like. However, at a certain threshold of human likeness, the object turns creepy and off-putting. […]