The Cloud is a busy place – here’s your weekly round-up of some of the biggest news going on this week in the tech world:
Cloud With Me at Crypto Valley
This week we attended the Crypto Valley Conference in Zug, Switzerland. The conference brought together some of the biggest thinkers in the crypto world, including Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas and Prof. Dr. Emin Gün Sirer from Cornell University. Check out our Instagram for more info.
Software that processes speech and language has improved enough to do more than tell you the weather forecast. You may not be ready for machines capable of conversation or arguing, but tech companies are working to find uses for them. IBM is developing robots that can participate in debates and arguments. Read more here.
Warnings for entrepreneurs
“Every wrong decision an entrepreneur makes early in their career puts them a step back from reaching success. Meanwhile, their competitors who have taken care to do things right the first time, take a step forward,” says this blog from Growth Hackers.
The post looks at five things that entrepreneurs should avoid when starting up their business.
Facebook opening its eyes
We’ve all been there. Your friend tags you in a photo on Facebook or Instagram. Everyone looking great, until you see yourself. Your eyes are closed. Bad timing!
Luckily, Facebook researchers have developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to retouch the eyes so they can make it look like your eyes are open. Read more here.
Welcome to the hotel Alexa
Alexa is coming with us on our holidays, it seems. Amazon this morning is announcing a new program called Alexa for Hospitality, designed to bring its voice assistant technology to everything from chain hotels to vacation rentals. Read more here.
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