Being screwed by big tech? The regulators won’t save you

  It’s in the news all the time – regulators are looking at big tech.  The European Commission threatens big tech with violations of competition law.  In the US, the FTC and DoJ are conducting anti-trust investigations. It’s time to break up big tech, right?  Wrong – it ain’t gonna happen. Now why is that…

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Salesforce: Where’s the Payback for Slack?

Salesforce is buying collaborative software vendor Slack to counter two massive threats, and to grow business. Salesforce might succeed in countering some of one threat and more of the second. I am more optimistic about Salesforce using Slack to develop enough business data to pay for the $28B price tag, possibly within three to five…

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Predictions 2020

Tom Austin’s Tweet-Wrangling Newsletter #2

Should we be patient given disappointing AI implementation rates? Is AI smart enough? What can we learn from fruit fly brains? What else should you know about facial recognition technology? How are Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and FaceBook progressing on their AI work? How valuable is AI to FinTech? What other newsletters are in the works? And where in the world will I be in March and April?

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Google’s Kozyrkov and Alexa’s moxie both impress me – what’s your take?

Should you believe any technology today is artificially intelligent? There’s a battle shaping up over standardized interfaces for voice interface technologies. Who’s going to lead the defacto standard? Two stimulating developments: Cassie Kozyrkov, the head of Decision Intelligence at Google, wrote another brilliant blog post: Artificial Intelligence: Do stupid things faster with more energy! According…

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