Will AI be a nice God?

This blog is a must read for anyone interested in technology and innovation.

“Creating the technology to reverse human aging, curing disease and hunger and even mortality, reprogramming the weather to protect the future of life on Earth—all suddenly possible. Also possible is the immediate end of all life on Earth. As far as we’re concerned, if an ASI comes to being, there is now an omnipotent God on Earth—and the all-important question for us is:

Will it be a nice God?”

Part 1 of 2: “The Road to Superintelligence”. Artificial Intelligence — the topic everyone in the world should be talking about.

Source: The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1 – Wait But Why

From mobile first to mobile native — Benedict Evans

Smart companies are starting to build solutions with a “mobile native” assumption:

This change, from building on mobile ‘first’ to really leveraging what a billion or so high-end smartphones can do in 2016, reminds me a little of the ‘Web 2.0’ products of a decade or so ago. One (and only one) way you could characterize these is that they said: ”you know, we don’t necessarily have to think about Lynx, and CGI scripts, and IE2, and dialup. We’ve evolved the web beyond the point that tags were controversial and can make new assumptions about what will work, and that enables new ways to think about interfaces and services.”

Source: From mobile first to mobile native — Benedict Evans