LAST WEEK THE FCC voted on the fate of net neutrality. In rolling back the 2015 rules that banned internet service providers from prioritizing certain internet traffic over others, it will be the difference between a free and open online experience, and one where corporations dictate what you can see, and how fast you can see it.
A DAY before the FCC voted to rescind “net neutrality” regulations designed to ensure that internet-service providers do nothing to favour some types of online content over others, Ajit Pai, its chairman, tweeted a short video reassuring Americans.
With 2017 almost in the record books, it’s worth a review of the main topics as well as what we learned from them.
THE 20TH CENTURY gave birth to the Nuclear Age as the power of the atom was harnessed and unleashed. Today, we are on the cusp of an equally momentous and irrevocable breakthrough.
IN AN AGE of nonstop breaches and hacks, getting a handle on your own digital security matters more than ever.
Announcing Alexa for Business at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas last week, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels described a future where technology and digital access is defined by human centricity, and said it starts with voice, the most natural way of interacting.
AMAZON ECHO AND Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come along in years.
“WE USED to be so dismissed,” says Jeremy Stoppelman, the boss of Yelp, an online-review site which has waged a six-year-long battle against Google over how the online giant ranks its search results.
“Alexa, start my conference call.” “Alexa, turn off the lights in the office at 7 p.m.” “Alexa, schedule this room for 1 p.m.”
BERT BRAUTIGAM IS sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google’s phone AI or Amazon’s Alexa.
MY ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagramaccounts, a portmanteau of my last name and the word “esoteric,” which seems to suit my AI friend especially well.