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Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Japanese insurance company to replace 34 claim staff with IBM Watson Explorer in January for $1.7M up front, $128K/year, saving $1.1M /year in employee salaries   —  Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce …
Jan 3, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates to lead $1B 20-year duration fund to fight climate change in energy, transport, agriculture, other industries; directors include Ma, Doerr, Khosla   —  Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.
Dec 11, 2016, 10:00 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Leaked slides from an invitation-only event on December 6 reveal Apple's LiDAR and AI research efforts, including more efficient neural networks   —  Apple has long been secretive about the research done within its Cupertino, California, labs.  It's easy to understand why.
Dec 7, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Domino's begins delivering pizza by drone to customers within a 1.5 km radius of one store in New Zealand, in partnership with drone company Flirtey   —  It's a brave new world—for pizza.  —  For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino's pizza is now just a short drone delivery away.
Nov 17, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Researchers fool many AI facial recognition systems with printed paper eyeglass frames   —  Your face is quickly becoming a key to the digital world.  Computers, phones, and even online stores are starting to use your face as a password.  But new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows …
Nov 11, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Alibaba's Ant Financial launches Alipay Everywhere app in Shanghai that allows users to find and order a specific service or task from strangers nearby   —  Last year Alipay, the Alibaba-affiliated payments app, released an April Fool's prank video.  It touted a fictional feature …
Oct 1, 2016, 7:05 AMIn context
Ian Kar / Quartz:
Venmo and PayPal to add in-store payments that use NFC to their mobile apps in the first half of 2017   —  Venmo, the adored millennial app that lets friends send money to each other, wants people to start using it to pay for purchases in stores.  —  Venmo and its parent company, PayPal …
Sep 8, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
Quartz:
Sources: Facebook letting go of entire Trending Topics editorial staff, consisting of 15-18 workers contracted through a third party   —  Facebook will no longer employ humans to write descriptions for items in its Trending section, which attracted controversy over allegations of political bias in May.
Aug 26, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Postmates has failed to make Uber-for-anything cheap, passes the expense to customers in fees that often don't match the “estimate”   —  In late June, Shawn Cook had a cold and needed some cough medicine.  The mobile game developer turned to on-demand delivery startup Postmates …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Startups can't explain what they do because they're addicted to meaningless jargon   —  Internet startup culture has evolved and matured over the past five years, and there's no better example of this than the RISE conference happening this week in Hong Kong.
Jun 6, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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