Tech News Roundup

Tech News Roundup

Here are the headlines that caught our eye this week to help you stay in-the-know on the latest and greatest news from the technology sector.

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Deep Learning Isn't a Dangerous Magic Genie, It's Just Math

via Wired
“Thus, deep learning (and machine learning in general) has proven to be a powerful class of methods in AI, but current machine learning methods require substantial human involvement to formulate a machine learning problem and substantial skill and time to iteratively reformulate the problem until it is solvable by a machine.”Read More
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Will Data Science Make Your Business Instincts Irrelevant?

via FastCompany
“We’re still in the early days of big data—and of data science in business writ large—so it’s probably not a surprise that subjective measures still play a predominant role. That doesn’t need to be a bad thing, but sometimes it is.”Read More
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Infographic: 85% of Travelers Use Mobile Devices to Book Travel Activities

via Social Times
“Mobile advertising and marketing platform Opera Mediaworks released an infographic detailing the results of its survey of 1,000 U.S. mobile users, which asked them about their travel planning habits. The survey found that mobile is the No. 1 platform for travel research and booking, with 66 percent of respondents preferring to use their smartphones, rather than their desktops, for travel research.”Read More
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Apple Announces New IoT App Called Home

via Ars Technica
“Today at Apple WWDC, Craig Federighi announced that Apple has an app called Home that integrates with an enormous range of devices, including cameras and door locks. He said that Apple has partnered with “every major maker of home accessories,” as well as home builders in the US and China.”Read More
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Going where Google won't: DIY Autonomous Cars hit the Track

via The Verge
“Ultimately, the event was part track day and part marketing demo, with well-moneyed types circling the parking lot and eying engineers. But more than anything, the first installment of Self Racing Cars felt like an engineering hackathon.”Read More