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Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Alphabet's DeepMind partners with Unity to accelerate machine learning by building virtual environments to develop and test AI algorithms   —  Intelligent design versus evolution isn't just a divide in people's worldviews.  It's also been a divide in the artificial intelligence community.
Sep 26, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
A look at new Microsoft video conferencing and meeting tech, including a feature, available now, that lets participants blur the background of their location   —  Microsoft let me sit in on the rehearsal for its futuristic “meetings of the future” demo in Orlando.  Here's what I learned.
Sep 24, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Profile of Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, which is focused on underrepresented founders and is launching a $36M fund for black women founders   —  Backstage in the greenroom of the podcast festival where she's scheduled to appear, Arlan Hamilton is quietly singing the lyrics to Janet Jackson's “Control.”
Sep 13, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Google says it's decided to discontinue its email app Inbox, which focused on simplicity, by the end of next March   —  Back in 2014, the folks at Google responsible for Gmail did something unexpected: They introduced a new email app.  On the back end, Inbox was the same thing as Gmail, and worked with your existing Gmail address.
Sep 12, 2018, 2:21 PMIn context
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company:
Snap just lost its chief strategy officer   —  In an SEC filing, the company said its chief strategy officer, Imran Khan, will be stepping down.  On the Form 8-K, Snap revealed: … As the filing states, Khan is apparently not leaving Snap over any disagreements with the company.
Sep 10, 2018, 6:55 AMIn context
Alex Pasternack / Fast Company:
Facebook says Joseph Chancellor, a psychology researcher tied to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, has left the company, but declines to say when or why he left   —  A Facebook psychology researcher who previously helped harvest millions of Facebook users' profiles for the controversial Trump …
Sep 6, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Alex Pasternack / Fast Company:
Data analytics firm Crimson Hexagon, which was suspended from Facebook after allegations of using user data for surveillance, says it's regained firehose access   —  Crimson Hexagon, a Boston data analytics company, raised some eyebrows last week when it announced that its access to the firehose …
Aug 22, 2018, 2:16 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As it refreshes its brand, a look at the past, present, and future of Evernote, which started in 2002 and has 225M registered users worldwide   —  “Why the hell are we here today?”  —  Chris O'Neill, Evernote's CEO, is addressing an audience made up of the company's employees in a tent pitched …
Aug 14, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Anki unveils Vector home robot that can detect your face, answer questions, and play games, shipping in October for $249.99, says it has sold 1.5M robots   —  If there's a robot uprising anytime soon, it seems unlikely to start in our living rooms.  Robotic vacuums like Roomba sell well because they are so handy.
Aug 9, 2018, 6:10 AMIn context
Robert Safian / Fast Company:
Profile of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on how his character has been central to the company's evolution and his plan to get the music industry dependent on Spotify   —  Daniel Ek [Photo: Tim Richardson; Set designer: Lauren Bahr at Kate Ryan Inc,; groomer: Alex LaMarsh]
Aug 7, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context

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