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April 2, 2017, 11:40 PM

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Siddhartha Mukherjee / New Yorker:
How deep learning algorithms can be used to augment doctors with diagnosis  —  In some trials, “deep learning” systems have outperformed human experts.  —  One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University's medical center with a grinding headache.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
JetSmarter, “Uber for private jets”, faces member pushback over perk changes, price increases, non-disparagement clause, as it struggles with its cost structure  —  Tim Martz made his fortune in broadcast radio, but even as a wealthy man, the price of chartering a private jet always stung a bit.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Industry insiders shed light on how pricing war between Amazon and Walmart is putting pressure on suppliers of consumer packaged goods  —  Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.  —  Last month, Walmart gathered some of America's biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk.
Benedict Evans:
Beyond obvious effects like better efficiency and safety, thoughts on the 2nd and 3rd-order consequences that electric and autonomous cars might have on society  —  There are two foundational technology changes rolling through the car industry at the moment; electric and autonomy.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Managing your training team is now a breeze  —  Clara is the head of Learning and Development (L&D) at Zylker Corp, and trains employees in domains like soft skills and leadership.

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