Category: Business

Covid Brings Automation to the Workplace, Killing Some Jobs

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, a fast-food chain in Ohio, hardly seems an obvious venue for cutting-edge artificial intelligence. But the company’s drive-thrus are showcasing technology that reveals how the Covid-19 pandemic...

Google Hopes AI Can Turn Search Into a Conversation

Google often uses its annual developer conference, I/O, to showcase artificial intelligence with a wow factor. In 2016, it introduced the Google Home smart speaker with Google Assistant. In 2018, Duplex...

China Has Triggered a Bitcoin Mining Exodus

Alex Brammer, vice president of business development at US cryptocurrency company Luxor Tech, recounts being bombarded by calls coming from Chinese miners within hours of the May 21 speech. “We were fielding...

Admit It: The Facebook Oversight Board Is Kind of Working

Judging from the press releases filling my inbox and the tweets lighting up my timeline, no one is happy with Facebook right now. On Friday, the company issued its response to...

A Google Alum Wants to Make Search Pure Again

Plus: A lesson in macro Googlenomics, an audio jamming dream, and high-stakes cheesesteaks.

Money-saving Tools to Help your Business Grow in 2021

The majority of businesses worldwide are struggling, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Markets are crashing utterly hard as the economy worsens.Large corporations are becoming leaner in their activities, while...

Don’t End Up on This Artificial Intelligence Hall of Shame

When a person dies in a car crash in the US, data on the incident is typically reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Federal law requires that civilian airplane pilots...

They Rage-Quit the School System—and They’re Not Going Back

Families shared a number of forces that drove them away from public and private schools. Some were exhausted by the glitchy mayhem of remote learning. Other BFHES families pulled their children from...
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