Friday, January 09, 2015 Amy, AI-powered personal assistant is a personal assistant who schedules meetings for you and the emergence of the AI-powered application – matt turck
"$9.2M Series A round in, a fascinating New York-based startup that resolutely falls in the camp of AI-powered vertical, focused applications. doesn’t try to be all things to all people. It is an AI-powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for you. Nothing more, and nothing less."

  1. Cheap parallel computation
  2. Big Data
  3. Better algorithms

List: Developer Podcasts

The Ultimate List Of Developer Podcasts - Simple Programmer

Protocols of IoT: MQTT, CoAP

Exploring the Protocols of IoT - News - SparkFun Electronics
Example MQTT set up - multiple publishing devices, one subscriber to hear them all

free book: Data Driven

Becoming data driven - O'Reilly Radar
is about building organizations that can really take advantage of dataData_Driven_COMP_FreeDownloadBanner

free report: The promise and problems of big data - O'Reilly Radar
A look at the social and moral implications of living in a deeply connected, analyzed, and informed world.

Microsoft's new Spartan' web browser

Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser is shaping up, leaks show - CNET:

"Spartan, which will use the Trident rendering engine and the Chakra JavaScript engine that are part of Internet Explorer, is not just another new IE release, sources told me last week. It is expected to look and work more like lightweight browsers such as Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox, sources have said. It allegedly will support extensions, unlike IE.

This week, a BGR report claimed Spartan will be integrated with Microsoft's Cortana personal digital assistant technology."

IoT: Sufficiently Advanced Hype

Sufficiently Advanced Hype | Kurt Cagle | LinkedIn

Google's Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google's Self-Driving Car Prototype Ready to Hit the Road - IEEE Spectrum:

"The company plans to begin testing its two-seater, all-electric vehicle on public roads in Northern California starting in 2015.
the car’s final design would only have start and stop buttons for the human passengers; no wheels or gas and brake pedals. That’s a strong indication of Google’s ambitions in leaping ahead with the driverless car future.

Previous Google tests of self-driving cars—modified versions of Lexus and Toyota vehicles—have taken place with a human driver behind the wheel just in case. Google eventually hopes to test its new self-driving prototype without human drivers sometime next year. It’s negotiating with officials at NASA's 2000-acre Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, to carry outtests without human drivers on federal property as a way of dodging California state laws."