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Joon Ian Wong / Quartz:
Netflix says its new AI-based video encoding, which matches the level of compression to scene content, delivers higher quality video over slow connections   —  Annoying pauses in your streaming movies are going to become less common, thanks to a new trick Netflix is rolling out.
Mar 2, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context
Josh Freedman / Quartz:
How locals' producing and selling of goods on Alibaba's eBay-like marketplace Taobao is helping to eliminate poverty in over 1,000 Chinese villages   —  Daiji township, a dusty collection of villages in China's central heartland plains, is an unlikely candidate to be one of the country's leading e-commerce hubs.
Feb 18, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates supports taxing the use of robots to slow the spread of automation and to finance other employment   —  Robots are taking human jobs.  But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies' use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.
Feb 17, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Pittsburgh mayor said last week that the relationship with Uber has been a “one-way street” as Uber expects carte blanche access to city amid self-driving tests   —  The honeymoon is over for Uber and Pittsburgh.  After bending over backward to accommodate the ride-sharing company's …
Feb 7, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
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

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