2 ex-Googlers are starting Humu, a machine learning company that wants to ‘make work better’

2 ex-Googlers are starting Humu, a #machinelearning company that wants to ‘make work better’

  • Less than a year after departing Google as its head of human resources, Laszlo Bock has become an entrepreneur.
  • Humu, likely named after the Hawaii state fish Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, could be an extension of Bock’s experience from shaping the culture at one of the largest tech companies in the world, and it may also leverage insights shared in his book Work Rules!
  • In a 2015 interview, Bock remarked: “We’ve learned a lot over the years about what makes work more meaningful and productive — we’ve studied this at Google, reviewed the academic research and listened to companies far away from Silicon Valley doing inspiring things on the people front.
  • Many services have tried to make work fun, but Humu wants to take a different approach, leveraging machine learning and science.
  • How that works exactly remains to be seen, but in a LinkedIn post, Bock wrote about how there should be a way to ensure that employees always have good days at work, and not one where people see it as a job: “We should be constantly learning and growing, and surrounded by people who are doing the same.

Less than a year after departing Google as its head of human resources, Laszlo Bock has become an entrepreneur. On Monday, he announced that he’s working on Humu, a startup designed to help us work better. He’s joined by Wayne Crosby, Google’s director of engineering who recently resigned. While details are sparse, the company plans on using science, machine learning, and “a little bit of love” to improve our jobs.
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Artificial Intelligence for Humans, Volume 2: Nature-Inspired Algorithms

Artificial Intelligence for Humans, Volume 2: Nature-Inspired ... -  #ian1 #iartg #asmsg

  • Artificial Intelligence for Humans is a book series meant to teach AI to those readers who lack an extensive mathematical background.
  • No knowledge of biology is needed to read this book.
  • Nature can serve as a guide for real-life problem solving.
  • Nature can be a great source of inspiration for artificial intelligence algorithms because its technology is considerably more advanced than our own.
  • The complex behaviors in nature merely provide inspiration in our quest to gain new insights about data.

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Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you

Wix's new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you

  • From there, ADI takes a look at what other restaurant Websites created with Wix offer, and uses them for inspiration.
  • Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you
  • Once ADI is done, a ready-to-use Website is offered to users.
  • It also crawls the Web for information about your restaurant (like reviews), which it then tells you about in case you want to include it in your Website.
  • Should you want to dig into the design and customize it yourself, that’s also possible; it’s Wix, after all.

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@TheNextWeb: “Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you”


Wix is hoping to make it even easier for anyone to create beautiful, responsive websites with its new Advanced Design Intelligence (ADI) service.


Wix’s new ADI tool uses artificial intelligence to build a Website for you