There is a storm coming for artificial intelligence relating to the use of copyrighted materials for training. Just because something is “publicly accessible” doesn’t make it OK to use in deep learning model-training and it might be time for some deep-unlearning.
On 4th May 2023, a leaked memo from a Google employee declared that the company “has no moats” when it comes to AI (artificial intelligence). A moat, in business strategy circles at least, means a competitive advantage that you can use to protect your business model. It means different things Continue Reading
Google do a lot of good things. They host free webfonts to make the web a nicer place to be. Their cloudy PaaS service, Engine Yard, gets rave reviews. Their maps are better than anyone’s, their mobile OS is the most popular in the world, and their photo hosting offer is Continue Reading
Google are doing a lot of “10X innovation” right now. That is innovation that isn’t just incrementally better than the competition (like a 10% improvement) but a moon-shot, 10-times improvement. One of these initiatives is called Project Loon: You can sometimes see these balloons being tested off the coast of Continue Reading
There are two ways make a product successful: either you saturate consumers with marketing so there literally is no other choice but to buy it (“push”), or you make the product so appealing that it hardly needs any marketing capital at all (“pull”). Apple Right now, Apple is proving Continue Reading
Do you trust Google? Should you trust Google? Can you trust Google? Google is on the fast train to becoming an international scandal. In May 2010 it emerged that when the company sent out its roving camera cars to take all those “Street View” photos, it also slurped up any Continue Reading
There is a lot of talk around at the moment about Twitter’s new stance on 3rd party applications integrating with the service. Twitter has pretty much banned clone applications like Tweetbot, and went as far as buying Tweetdeck for $40 million. Twitter says it doesn’t want third party developers to “build Continue Reading