Hello. I've just posted playlist #055. The first song is a collaboration between The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. It's called: "Something Just Like This." Pretty good song. It's deemed cheesy but cheesy can be good.
- Machine Learning: The New Proving Ground for Competitive Advantage [MIT Technology Review in partnership with Google Cloud]
- Brain-controlled robots [MIT]
- Opportunities for machine-learning startups: An investor perspective [Venture Beat]
- Facebook in Soccer Streaming Deal with MLS, Univision [WSJ]
- Self-Driving Trucks: Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation's 1.7 million truck drivers? [MIT Technology Review]
- Can Facebook's Machine Learning Algorithms Accurately Predict Suicide? [Scientific American]
- This Man Makes Founders Cry [Backchannel]
- Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big Data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it [Business Insider]
- Google Cloud Next 2017 - Eric Schmidt full keynote [YouTube]
- Jean Michel Jarre U.S. Tour [JMJ Official website]
- A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity [WIRED]
- Distracted by Facebook? This might be the reason you're procrastinating [WEF]
- Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Ready to Come Out of the Woods' [NY Times]
- Incorporated Built an incredible World. Then Syfy Nuked it. [WIRED]
- Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane [Bloomberg]
- A NBA Star Thinks He Can Help Video Gaming Competitions Grow Up [Bloomberg]
- What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drivers Made of DNA? [WIRED]
- A Radical Vision of the Universe Returns to Electrify Physics [WIRED]
- Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast of 'Sesame Street' [NPR]
- The Alaska of Giants and Gods [New Yorker]
- The Biases That Keep Good R&D Projects from Getting Funded [HBR]
- 261 elephants: How Peace Corps unexpectedly made a dream come true [Peace Corps]
- Education: enfin une femme au programme du bac L ! [Le Parisien]
- Nigeria Commits to Scaling Up Use of Antiseptic Gel to Reduce Newborn Deaths [USAID]
- Promoting investigative journalism in Afghanistan [EuropeAID]
- Water security threats demand new collaborations: Lessons from the Mekong River Basin [EIU]
- The Assault on Reason 2017 Edition by Al Gore [Penguin Random House]
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 73 issue 2 [link]
- Horizon Zero Dawn [Playstation]
- TAG Heuer and Gran Turismo Sport Partnership Announced at the Geneva Motor Show [Gran Turismo]
Right now I'm listening to Drake's "More Life" playlist. It's really good, and great to hear new Drake music. Assassin's Creed was finally on iTunes so I got to watch it. Great movie, although it did have bad reviews. Ubisoft is working on the next installment and skipped a year to polish the final product from what the blogosphere is saying. Manchester United is still in the Europa League, Quarter-Finals are next month, along with UCL. Imperative that MANUTD wins, so they get back to the UCL next year. I just read Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (French Minister of Education)'s book. I really connected with the book because she refers the conundrum of being in the middle of two cultures, being an immigrant yet viewing herself as a proud French person. It's something that a lot of people deal with in France. People deem you as being "unpatriotic" because of the color of your skin. There are millions of immigrants working extremely hard, and their stories have been told, it just gets lost in the news cycle. Then you get the rise of "Populism" which is scary as hell. Thankfully they didn't win in Holland. Yet Le Pen might win in France, hence the importance of voting in the elections. Abstention is not an option, the risks are far too great.
Anyway, #SXSW just wrapped up, so be sure to check out coverage on your favorite tech blogs, I'm sure there were some great stories! Also, Ultra Music Festival is happening soon, so if you're going, have fun, but please be safe.
Until next time!
PS. I saw MØ in concert! It was amazing. Her voice is incredible, can't wait for the new album.
PPS. March Madness!!!