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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Sergey Brin: I didn’t see AI coming

@Google co-founder Sergey Brin: I didn’t see #AI coming  #wef17

  • Brin said that anyone starting out as a young leader or entrepreneur should focus more on having fun than making money.
  • Committed to improving the state of the world
  • The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.
  • Politics, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how business can make the world more humane
  • Now that AI is to stay, its future and potential uses have become even more difficult to predict.

Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google and one of the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, says he did not foresee the artificial intelligence revolution that has transformed the tech industry.
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Sergey Brin: I didn’t see AI coming

@Google co-founder Sergey Brin: I didn’t see #AI coming  #wef17

  • Brin said that anyone starting out as a young leader or entrepreneur should focus more on having fun than making money.
  • Google co-founder Sergey Brin: I didn’t see AI coming
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  • How to build an inclusive future in the time of AI
  • British PM Theresa May addresses Davos January 19, 2017 09:19

Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google and one of the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, says he did not foresee the artificial intelligence revolution that has transformed the tech industry.
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Facebook taps deep learning for customized feeds

#Facebook taps deep learning for customized feeds  #MMA

  • The social network does machine learning one better, applying advanced computer learning techniques to…
  • Deep learning is a very generic technique Tulloch said.
  • The company must also deal with content posted in more than 100 languages daily complicating classic machine learning, Tulloch said.
  • But deep learning has pushed the state of the art forward in computer vision tasks, Tulloch said, including with classifying videos.
  • High-level understanding of content helps Facebook surface visual memories.

The social network does machine learning one better, applying advanced computer learning techniques to cater to users’ interests
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Artificial Intelligence and the Role of the Salesperson

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Artificial Intelligence and the Role of the Salesperson 

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  • It is not accurate enough to provide a consistent level of service, unlike a human being.
  • Recognising the fact, Fast Company believes that businesses can capitalise on it to retain sales staff and provide a level of service that AI cannot.
  • For now, AI can take on the burden of simple sales and service questions, but there is a long way to go before it replaces salespeople.
  • The example of DigitalGenius demonstrates nicely how useful AI can be to retail and customer service, but there are still plenty of barriers to replacing human salespeople.
  • The interactions we have with AI are still rather different to those we have with human beings.

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Udacity Nanodegree Programs: Machine Learning, Data Analyst, and more

.@Udacity Nanodegree Programs: #MachineLearning, #DataAnalyst, and more #MOOC #BigData

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Google Deep Learning Founder says Tesla’s Autopilot system is ‘irresponsible’

Google Deep Learning Founder says Tesla’s Autopilot system is ‘irresponsible’

  • Tesla will prioritize Model 3 reservations for current Tesla owners over non-owners
  • It doesn’t seem fair for Ng to ask not to ship the Autopilot, which is extremely useful to tens of thousands of Tesla owners, just because a few of them are abusing the system.
  • Following a few recent accidents in the past weeks, Tesla received some criticisms over its approach on releasing semi-autonomous features.
  • One of the most severe criticism came from renowned scientist Andrew NG who said that it was plainly “irresponsible” for Tesla to ship the Autopilot.
  • It’s still difficult to agree with Ng’s claim of creating a “false sense of safety” when Tesla asks drivers to “prepare to take immediate corrective action” and even recommend to keep their hands on the wheel – it doesn’t do much to create a sense of safety.

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