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This post is the second in a series based on a discussion with Marc Andreessen. The first was on: AI, Robotics, Jobs and Accelerating The Future Gourley: Can you provide more context on what kind of education and training? Andreessen: It is fair to say I am biased on that subject but my view is that the quantitative skills will be in greater demand: Math, Economics, Science, Engineering, and Computer Science. The requirements for these are rising at much higher rates so their premium is rising. All of us should seek to self-educate on these when we can and this is what we should encourage our youth to pursue. We should of course value other more qualitative skills like history, politics, arts and culture, but understand that this is an increasingly technical world and even those people will need more understanding about how the world really works. If you want to be as... (more)

Want to Learn About IoT? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #ML #InternetOfThings

Want to Learn About the Coming Internet of Things? Read About the Victorian Internet In the late 1990's Tom Standage released the first edition of a book that would sweep across the tech community because of its incredible analogies to the rise of the Internet hitting the world at that time. The "Victorian Internet", first released in 1998, was updated and re-released again in 2013. It provided a well-written history and meaningful assessment of the rise of the Telegraph, and made very interesting observations about how the remarkable impact of the Telegraph could help us all th... (more)

Truly Useful Artificial Intelligence Tools You Can Use Today By @BobGourley | @ThingsExpo #IoT

We know you, dear readers, have been tracking the megatrend of artificial intelligence. There are many issues in this trend that should inform your day-to-day decision-making (we examine AI issues as part of our CAMBRIC construct to help put the trend in the context of other major thrusts in the tech world). Most AI solutions today are fielded by the big players in IT.  For example, Apple's Siri or the capabilities they embedded directly in IOS9, or Google's many savvy search solutions or Amazon's very smart recommendations.  Amazon's Echo is also, like Siri, connecting to a ver... (more)

Five Companies Making Money with #BigData | @CloudExpo #IoT #API

Commercial Use Cases: Five Companies Using Big Data to Make Money By Rick Delgado Big Data is the revolution the business world has been waiting for. The transformation that has taken place among many companies due to the adoption of Big Data analytics simply can’t be understated. Organizations of all types have looked into the many ways in which big data can help them change how they do things for the better, cultivating more success as businesses look to the future. For all the benefits that big data provides companies, the main goal is, of course, to make money. In fact, with a... (more)

Comprehending Machine Intelligence | @ThingsExpo #IoT #ML #M2M

Comprehending Machine Intelligence: Research and Graphic by Shivon Zilis Shivon Zilis is an investor at Bloomberg Beta, a very interesting early stage venture capital fund. I knew I would like Bloomberg Beta when I saw how they do their website. It is smart and reflects very well on their leadership team: They decided to leverage GitHub for their site. Doing so puts them one step closer to the creators that a VC in their space needs to know and is a great way to step out in a trust-based relationship. It is also a great way to be more transparent - they use GitHub to provide their... (more)