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Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Inside Facebook's Applied Machine Learning Group and how AI became an integral part of company's strategy for the future   —  When asked to head Facebook's Applied Machine Learning group—to supercharge the world's biggest social network with an AI makeover—Joaquin Quiñonero Candela hesitated.
Feb 26, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Obama's tech teams are optimistic publicly but quietly fear for their programs' future after Trump inauguration; Matt Cutts in line to be interim head of USDS   —  The While House imported Silicon Valley's best to transform government.  Will Trump undo it all?
Jan 18, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Phil Schiller reflects on iPhone's launch, the debate around opening it up with the App Store, the importance of iPod in reaching non-Apple customers, more   —  A reporter there for the creation gets Apple's exclusive take on the “Jesus Phone"'s 10th birthday.  —  Why do a phone?
Jan 9, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Amazon's Alexa VP on the platform's future, the $2.5M Alexa Prize, concerns about poaching key AI talent from academia, new developer tools, privacy, more   —  Amazon's VP of Alexa talks about machine learning, chatbots, and whether industry is strip-mining AI talent from academia.
Dec 4, 2016, 11:05 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Apple execs Cue, Schiller, and Federighi as well as key Siri scientists Alex Acero and Tom Gruber explain Apple's secretive approach to AI and machine learning   —  On July 30, 2014, Siri had a brain transplant.  —  Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate …
Aug 24, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Inside Google's “ML Ninja” program for teaching its coders AI techniques as it looks to apply machine learning across the company's products   —  Carson Holgate is training to become a ninja.  —  Not in the martial arts—she's already done that.  Holgate, 26, holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Jun 23, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Pebble's $99 Core music-streaming keychain fitness tracker will integrate Amazon's Alexa   —  The keychain computer will have Amazon's assistant.  But Pebble first tested human concierges doing “anything that's legal” for users  —  Last week the smart watch company Pebble announced …
Jun 2, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
A look at the design process behind Pebble Core: an untethered music-streaming accessory with two programmable buttons, GPS, and optional cable-less charging   —  The Pebble Core lives on your keychain.  It plays music and tracks your run.  But it won't give you the time of day.
May 24, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
US government reigniting the crypto wars of the 90s as tech companies implement strong encryption by default post-Snowden   —  Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again?  —  The iPhone Crisis reignited a conflict that should have been settled in the 90s.  The loser is our national security.
Mar 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
An exclusive look behind the scenes at Google's autonomous car testing center   —  I have backed out of a lot of parking spaces in my life, but today is different.  As I adjust the mirrors, fasten the safety belt, turn on the ignition, and put the Lexus RX450h SUV in reverse …
Jan 14, 2016, 9:10 AMIn context

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