Hurdles ⇒ Innovation

… Typing Chinese characters is fiddly, voice-recognition services are more popular than in the West; they should improve faster as a result.

Why China’s AI push is worrying, August 8, 2017 at 10:42AM

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Machines:Horses::AI: Humans?

In the developed world they have been replaced with machines.

The irony is hard to miss: humans tamed horses and put them to work until they invented something that worked at greater speed and lower cost, which replaced them. Could humans one day make themselves obsolescent in the same way?

How the horse made history, August 4, 2017 at 01:53AM

Big data & price fixing cartels

… as pricing systems become ever more autonomous, aspiring monopolists like Mr Topkins eventually will not even need to speak to their competitors to fix prices.

Computers will do the colluding for them, either by using the same algorithm or learning from their interactions with other machines — all without leaving behind trails of incriminating emails or voicemails.

Policing the digital cartels, by David J Lynch in Financial Times Continue reading Big data & price fixing cartels