Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?

Amazon Go, Amazon's new brick-and-mortar retail initiative, caused a media frenzy when its first location had a soft opening for Amazon employees in 2016. The store offered a revolutionary take on the classic corner store: no lines, no cashiers, no cash registers. Just go in, pick what you'd like, and walk out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc The idea … Continue reading Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?

How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?

This just in: Machine Learning is the Next Big Thing. It's going to transform the way we work, the way we live, the way we do business. Basically-- high caliber analysis here-- machine learning will solve all our problems. I'm kidding, of course. This isn't news; machine learning's life-changing (awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing) potential has been … Continue reading How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?

Book Summary || Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb     Summary: Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence develops a broad overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) works and how it will affect management and decision-making, the nature of jobs and the future structure of the economy, … Continue reading Book Summary || Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence