Futurology

600+ top enterprise AI vendors in a single graph

600+ top enterprise AI vendors in a single graph

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Great compilation! How can we include our start-up in the next version? How often do you plan to update this?

Nice visualization, wish there was an easy way to search if our company is included here

Most comprehensive AI company list I have ever seen on the web

Pornhub launches new AI to watch and tag porn so humans don’t have to

Pornhub launches new AI to watch and tag porn so humans don’t have to

watch and tag porn so humans don't have to

But... what if we like doing it?

I'm currently looking for a job.

Pornhub, You don't need AI. What you need is an expert human who can watch videos, identify actors, tag the categories and fap all at the same time. Consider this my application. Salary negotiable.

the point is you are crap at it.

each and every one of us are missing out on virtual tons of our favorite fetish porn because it's sitting on servers without proper tags so we never get to find it

It's really... The Greatest Tragedy of our generation.

100 years from now historians will be like:

This CEO achieved truly staggering profit growth during his years, but never did he find that one video that perfectly fit all his most shameful fetishes that he only dared to try in porn search queries at the darkest points of his life.

Verily is his story that of an economic hero and a life unfulfilled.

I'd actually like to see an AMA from someone who works there.

Cash is pretty much dead in China as the country lives the future with mobile pay

Cash is pretty much dead in China as the country lives the future with mobile pay
Cash is pretty much dead in China as the country lives the future with mobile pay

Cash is not dead in China. Total hype headline. It's true that epaying is widespread and increasing, but this reporter seems to just stick to major cities like Beijing and not know that cash is essential in the countryside and small towns. Typical foreign journalist basing their experience in the trophy cities while ignoring what China is like in the rest of the country

Can't wait until cash is eliminated and it's card only.

I really need to give up 3-4% of my spending income every year to a credit card company. I have too much money.

I can't wait for transactions between individuals to be tracked and sales tax applied. I don't want to be able to sell a used couch to a friend without it being tracked and sales taxed as well as the purchase price be applied to my yearly income for income tax purposes.

And, once cash is eliminated the CC companies can change the processing rip to whatever they want. They need more money.

So true. Cities of more than 2 million people are still cash only in many parts of northern China.

I talked to a crackpot once who said Google, Facebook and all of those sites were going to track internet movements and sell the data and that personal info would be exposed to hackers through lax security.

I know he was crazy.... but.

Study estimates that Sweden will stop using cash on March 24 2023 [Article in Swedish]

Study estimates that Sweden will stop using cash on March 24 2023 [Article in Swedish]
Study estimates that Sweden will stop using cash on March 24 2023 [Article in Swedish]

I would guess they use Swish(the official app for small transfers created by all Swedish banks together). People don't seem to care.

How will the black market operate without cash?

How will Swedes buy marijuana?

You tap in a number to pay to (normally a phone number) (you obviously get this before making any deals) then you pay for what you want and show them the receipt on your phone to confirm that it was you who made that payment and then they give you your shit.

Or that's at least how it works for strawberries. Swedes are pretty lazy comfortable so I guess people just pay their drug dealers the same way the do all their payments.

Swede chiming in here. I probably do 1 cash purchase per year or something like that. So yeah, that's the direction it's going.

Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance - The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes

Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance - The terrifying prospect that e...

We knew about this for decades.

It never served as a cautionary tale.

Right wing politics will continue destroying everything we hold dear for profit of elites. They thrive on ignorance and people are ignorant.

On the one hand.... this is tragic and will doubtless cost lives. But this could also serve as a cautionary tale for future generations of medicine about overuse (of antibiotics in this case).

One problem is that antibiotics aren't particularly profitable to research/develop. Perhaps monetary incentive to companies to help develop new classes of antibiotics might help?

Its possible you're missing the point. Its not you that gets the drug resistance, its the diseases that are becoming more dangerous near irrespective of your individual behavior.

This crow-training robot could be the solution to the 4 trillion cigarette butts that end up in the environment

This crow-training robot could be the solution to the 4 trillion cigarette butts that end up in t...

What happens when the crows start snatching cigarettes that are currently being smoked? The worlds most effective stop smoking campaign. That's what.

Crows are easier to train.

Or humans could just learn to pick up their trash. Just saying...

That's a depressing truth.

Elon Musk says Tesla could rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar

Elon Musk says Tesla could rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar

That would be great! Better if it doesn't further Puerto Rico's slide into bankruptcy.

Does that mean he's actually going to do it? Or is it "can be done" if its economical for all parties and they all agree?

In the beginning of the article they cite a tweet by Musk: “[...] Such a decision would be in the hands of the Puerto Rico government, PUC (Public Utilities Commission), any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of Puerto Rico.” They also say that the electricity prices in Puerto Rico are high. So in the long rung it should be economically viable. However right now they really need a short-term solution.

Let the man do it. If the Puerto Rico government was smart, they would accept the offer - becasue the current energy cost in Puerto Rico is insane. This would also be the perfect testing ground for this type of technology, plus since the island is already destroyed starting from scratch would be easier.

That's the sort of brilliant and forward looking thought that earned them their reputation with creditors and government alike.

Bill Gates thinks the 1% should foot the bill for renewable energy, and he's offering the first $2B.

Bill Gates thinks the 1% should foot the bill for renewable energy, and he's offering the first $2B.

"U.S. government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area," Gates says, pointing to the development of nuclear energy, hydropower, shale-gas, and more. He argues that, historically speaking, most advancements of the 20th century came from government incentivizing the private sector, which in turn then invested in the people because when profit is the only motivator, altruism is often left behind.

We should probably listen to Bill Gates.

stares at half-eaten pot noodle

'I've made it!'

If I had 3 billion dollars, I would invest 2 billion in renewable energy.

Most people have difficulty wrapping their mind around how big a billion is, I know I do. One million seconds is around 12 days, one billion seconds is around 31... YEARS. To get a scope of the US budget, a trillion seconds is 31,000 years. Imagine having a job that pays a million bucks every 2 weeks, then imagine how much you'd have after 30 years.

www.globalrichlist.com

You might not be one of the richest people in America, but if you're above the poverty line in the US, you're one of the richest people in the world.

Elon Musk's New Vision: Anywhere on Earth in Under One Hour

Elon Musk's New Vision: Anywhere on Earth in Under One Hour
Elon Musk's New Vision: Anywhere on Earth in Under One Hour
Elon Musk's New Vision: Anywhere on Earth in Under One Hour
Elon Musk's New Vision: Anywhere on Earth in Under One Hour

From the article:

The surprise announcement means that Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which has already disrupted the aerospace industry with reusable launches...

One of those times when a verb that normally has a negative connotation is actually a hugely positive one.

Gotta predict that future generations will look back at this guy as a visionary and luminary in the same light as Ben Franklin or Carl Sagan.

I'm not normally a hero worshipper type of person, but c'mon, Musk always seems to be not just a forward THINKER, but a forward DO-ER. If there isn't a Nobel Prize for that, there should be.

[edit: And he gets kudos for naming this huge rocketship the "BFR". Gee, I wonder what the acronym stands for? :D ]

i can almost picture kim jong un reading this and saying "WTF, you put people on a missile that can reach the other side of the world in under an hour and you're a visionary, but put a nuclear bomb on that missle and suddenly you're an 'insane dictator' and 'threatening global stability' goddamn double standards!"

Wonder how many people will be fighting against something like this due to it killing someone's job.

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