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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
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Q&A with Elon Musk and Sam Altman on the challenges and benefits of guiding AI research with OpenAI   —  How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over  —  Their new organization, OpenAI, wants to pursue the most advanced forms of artificial intelligence—and give the results to the public
Dec 11, 2015, 5:55 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
A profile of food delivery service DoorDash, used by one in three Silicon Valley households   —  DoorDash Wants to Own the Last Mile  —  The entire On Demand economy is fighting to ring your doorbell.  Why does this 3-year-old startup think it will win?  —  It's 11 am on a weekday, and the magic hour for lunch orders has begun.
Nov 11, 2015, 8:55 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
How Apple designs, prototypes, and tests Macintosh accessories inside its Input Design Lab   —  What I Saw Inside Apple's Top-Secret Input Lab  —  An exclusive look at how Macintosh accessories are prototyped and tested  —  Insiders call it Vallco Parkway.
Oct 13, 2015, 9:10 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
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.
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