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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 entire operating manual for all to see. But as an enterprise technologist I'm personally more interested in the types of firms VCs invest in. And Bloomberg Beta is focused on themes of very high interest there. From their manual that includes: Machine intelligence: Artificial intelligence a... (more)

Open Hybrid Clouds | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

How Open Hybrid Clouds Will Change Cloud Computing By Rick Delgado The cloud has evolved quickly. Businesses have weighed the perks of private, public, and even hybrid clouds. If those options weren’t enough, here comes the open hybrid cloud. An open hybrid cloud leverages the benefits of accessing data and processes across private and public implementations, while facilitating open source development. It is a model that has expanded within the military. In the search for costs savings, the Department of Defense has experimented with many new cloud models. On-premise, government... (more)

If You Drive a Car, or Know Someone Who Does, You Must Read This... By @BobGourley | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Thanks to the professional, virtuous work of security researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller and some fantastic reporting on this research by Andy Greenberg of Wired Magazine, we have long known that theoretical hacks against cars are no longer theoretical. They are real. Many connected cars can be hacked and they can be hacked from long distance. And the threats include threats to safety. The publicity brought to these issues was incredibly important and helpful. Zero action would have occurred without it. Now, almost a year after the research was initially published, the... (more)

A Conversation with Marc Andreessen: Part 2 By @BobGourley | @ThingsExpo #IoT

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 en... (more)

A Conversation with Marc Andreessen By @BobGourley | @ThingsExpo #IoT

If you are an enterprise technologist or if you love thinking about the incredible future we can build for ourselves you no doubt already track the very interesting Marc Andreessen. His open sharing of views and context via his blog, on YouTube and his Twitter Feed are a great source of information for those seeking insights into the emerging tech scene and we recommend following him there for continuous context. We had an opportunity to ask Marc for some clarifying thoughts on his views and present them in this two-part series. This first post is on AI, Robotics and the Future,... (more)