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Si chiama ‘Rankbrain’ l’esperimento avviato un anno fa dal colosso di Mountain View. Il capo del motore di ricerca ha sbattuto la porta e ne è andato.

Il solo fatto che Google possa avere paura è una notizia che dovrebbe spaventare tutti noi. Un anno fa il colosso di Mountain Viewha avviato un progetto che si chiama “Rankbrain”. Amit Singhal, 46 anni, un vero veterano di Google e capo del business piĂą redditizio, quello del motore di ricerca, autorizzò l’utilizzo di intelligenza artificialeper una parte non marginale del gigantesco flusso di query che ogni secondo arriva dalla rete. Le cose non devono essere andate poi così bene. Singhal ha lasciato la poltrona a John Giannandrea, il manager che, fino a pochi giorni fa coordinava e dirigeva la ricerca sull’intelligenza artificiale. Si tratta di un avvicendamento che lascia trasparire un disagio aziendale che è … read more

Articolo pubblicato su Blasting News il 6 febbraio 2016

Secondo i dati di GSMA (Group Special Mobile Association), più della metà del mondo ha ora un telefono cellulare, ma il numero di connessioni mobili attive è quasi il doppio di quello degli utenti unici. Fra utenze personali e collegamenti M2M (machine to machine) si può dire che il numero delle Sim mobili è uguale a quello della popolazione mondiale.

Secondo i dati raccolti nel report “We are social – Digital Yearbook 2016” di Simon Kemp il trend di crescita di device mobili attivi ha portato ad un’accelerazione… read more

Pubblicato su Blasting News il 2 febbraio 2016

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It’s never been easier to ignore advertising.

Between the growing number of television cord-cutters, the rise of ad blockers and the ongoing struggle to effectively connect with people on their mobile devices, there’s no longer a guarantee that anyone will look at the things advertisers make. (altro…)

Tim Berners-Lee’s first World Wide Web page flickered to life at CERN on December 20th, 1990.

If the web were a person, it wouldn’t have trouble renting a car from now on: the world’s first website, Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn’t truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn’t happen until August 1991), and it wasn’t much more than an explanation of how thehypertext-based project worked. However, it’s safe to say that this plain page laid the groundwork for much of the internet as you know it — even now, you probably know one or two people who still think the web is the internet.

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Wander around WIRED’s San Francisco headquarters on any given day and you’re likely to encounter quite a zoo: hoverboard-riding video shooters dodging begoggled editors who are testing beta VR hardware; one of our favorite TV makers coming in for a meeting; security writers debating the latest cyberwar skirmish around the corner from a conference call with the founder of the Valley’s latest unicorn company; and dogs (10 of them, by my count).

But this time of year, the always lively view from my desk takes on an especially electric feel as we train our focus on a new horizon. So to give you a sense of what we’re gearing up to cover in 2016, I tapped the hive mind of writers and editors and pulled together a list of the big developments we expect to be following as the year unfolds. There’s a lot to look forward to. (altro…)

 

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A new infographic answers the question: Do all roads really lead to Rome?

ALL ROADS MIGHT not technically lead to Rome—but, if you happen to be in Europe, the majority of them do.

In a new infographic, designers Philipp Schmitt, Benedikt Groß, and Raphael Reimann set out to answer the centuries-old question of: Do all roads actually lead to the Italian capital?

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The fact that everyone calls them “hoverboards” is annoying, but you know what’s more annoying? The fact that they keep exploding. Here’s why that happens.

THOSE SELF-BALANCING SCOOTERS that everyone’s calling “hoverboards” don’t actually hover. But that’s not the strangest thing about them—that would be the fact that this year’s most popular holiday gift keeps catching on fire. (altro…)

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An explosion of graffiti workshops are offering people a chance for (legal) self-expression – complete with glasses of Cabernet and seniors holding stencils.

A longtime fan of street art, Lyla Sultan had never — until one recent evening — held a can of spray paint before. While sipping on a glass of Cabernet, the 24-year marketer approached a brick wall and practiced maintaining a firm pressure on the nozzle of her can so that her paint sprayed evenly. (altro…)

Classrooms of the Future

Pubblicato: 13 dicembre 2015 in illusioni digitali

Personalized learning is an emerging tidal wave, according to venture capitalist Michael Moe.

It was like walking into a time capsule, the principal said, when contractors at a high school in Oklahoma City stumbled upon century-old chalkboards during a renovation project this year. (altro…)

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Mr. Zuckerberg set up a limited liability company, which has reaped enormous benefits as public relations coup and will help minimize his tax bill.

Mark Zuckerberg did not donate $45 billion to charity. You may have heard that, but that was wrong.

Here’s what happened instead: Mr. Zuckerberg created an investment vehicle.

Sorry for the slightly less sexy headline. (altro…)

When Chinese scientists announced in April they had edited human embryos using a new genetic tool called Crispr, the headlines blared “designer babies” and the wider world woke up to Crispr’s power.

Sorgente: Crispr Is Getting Better. Now It’s Time to Ask the Hard Ethical Questions | WIRED

Farrar, Straus & Giroux is to publish “Iterating Grace,” a book first distributed by its two authors to people connected with the technology industry.

This past June, mysterious packages containing copies of a slim, anonymously written book were sent to dozens of people who work in or write about the technology industry. (altro…)

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Even though streaming video is ascendant, research suggests that old-fashioned television is here to stay.

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The pre-established expectations of autumn TV season viewing has been upended by some cross-platform results that buck all conventional wisdom.

Sorgente: Autumn TV viewing shows big consumer behaviour changes | Media Analysis | Business

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Anonymous has released a series of guides for getting involved in the group’s Operation Paris (OpParis) cyberwar campaign against Islamic State (Isis). The how-to instructions include methods to hack websites associated with IS, as well as details on how to identify and take down the group’s social media accounts. (altro…)

In a nondescript building in L.A., Fox’s “three amigos” are helping to define Hollywood’s VR future.

Fast Company knows you’re curious about VR, but probably still have a lot of questions. That’s why we are launching a new column where our own Daniel Terdiman will answer all of your questions about the new technology.  (altro…)


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