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On bots, language and making technology disappear

On bots, language and making technology disappear

There’s a new buzzword in computer design circles every year. This year, the buzzword is without question bots. As with anything we build, we give bots names. It’s something most of us don’t even question. They come pre-personified and ready for us to start that human-computer relationship, just like HAL 9000 or Her : there’s […]

How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

Enmi Kendall is a co-founder and general partner of Healthy Ventures , a seed-stage fund focused on infrastructure software in healthcare. Donald Trump’s election has left many wary of how he’ll respond to a campaign promise to dismantle Obamacare. It seems that select aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, will remain intact […]

Self-Driving Cars And The Kobayashi Maru

Self-Driving Cars And The Kobayashi Maru

In 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek would boldly go where no man had gone before, telling the tale of Captain Kirk and his crew as they explored the galaxy while taking on myriad sci-fi adventures. In the opening scene of the franchise’s 1982 motion picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan , the U.S.S. […]

Silicon Valley Has Disrupted Disruptive Innovation

Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation

Alex Moazed is the founder and CEO of Applico , a platform innovation company that provides technology advisory and mobile app development services. Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of disruptive innovation […]

A Contrarian View of Innovation

A Contrarian View of Innovation

  Here in Silicon Valley, it’s downright heretical to not think innovation and technology are intrinsically linked. But that’s simply not true. Don’t take it from me, this idea is core to works as diverse as those of Peter Drucker , the father of modern management, and Col. John Boyd , architect of the US’s […]

Meet the 12 finalists at startup competition at CES

Meet the 12 finalists at ShowStoppers’ LaunchIt startup competition at CES

Startups are taking over CES . While the Sonys and Samsungs of the consumer electronics industry are presenting their latest and greatest devices today, hundreds of companies are also making their way to Las Vegas to present some nifty hardware products. That’s the reason why TechCrunch is organizing the Hardware Battlefield . It’s just like […]

Crossing the AI chasm

Crossing the AI chasm

Every day brings another exciting story of how artificial intelligence is improving our lives and businesses. AI is already analyzing x-rays, powering the Internet of Things and recommending best next actions for sales and marketing teams. The possibilities seem endless. But for every AI success story, countless projects never make it out of the lab. […]