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Booking.com Has 5 Million Non-Hotel Listings, Topping Airbnb - Bloomberg
Airbnb, founded in 2008, said it has about 4.85 million, including an estimated 200,000 hotel rooms.
airbnb  listings-count 
10 days ago
Of Course Semi-Autonomous Systems Can Fail
Tesla told Jalopnik that the Model S tested by IIHS used dated software, and that it recommends installing software updates as soon as they’re live. The automaker also said that in IIHS’s automatic emergency braking test, the vehicles braked significantly to mitigate the impact of the crash, and that the Model 3 and S manuals state that the AEB feature is “designed to reduce the severity of an impact,” not to avoid a collision. IIHS has also rated the Model 3 and S AEB systems as “superior” in the past.
ai-ethics 
12 days ago
Sizing the potential value of AI and advanced analytics | McKinsey & Company
An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential of advanced AI techniques.
ai  applications 
15 days ago
Google leads in the race to dominate artificial intelligence - Battle of the brains
COMMANDING the plot lines of Hollywood films, covers of magazines and reams of newsprint, the contest between artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind draws much attention. Doomsayers warn that AI could eradicate jobs, break laws and start wars. But such predictions concern the distant future.
ai-funding  google  economist 
15 days ago
Record-high venture capital funding and deals in Canada in Q1’18 according to the MoneyTree Canada Report
Total quarterly investments to Canadian AI companies increased 88% to $83M across 8 deals in Q1 ‘18. The majority of the deals are in the seed and early stages and compared to previous quarters, they are attracting larger investments.

ai-funding 
16 days ago
The State of Artificial Intelligence
Recent advances, startup landscape, the road ahead. This report contains an analysis of over 1,600 private companies found using various keywords related to artificial intelligence technologies.
ai-funding  ai-patents 
16 days ago
How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited - The Verge
Much of what’s alleged is perfectly legal, and even technically within Amazon’s terms of service. But for authors and fans, the genre is also a community, and the idea that unethical marketing and algorithmic tricks are running rampant has embroiled their world in controversy. Some authors even believe that the financial incentives set up by Kindle Unlimited are reshaping the romance genre — possibly even making it more misogynistic.
gaming  rating-systems  amazon 
21 days ago
How (and how not) to fix AI | TechCrunch
Rather than demanding companies reveal their source code or limiting the types of algorithms they can use, policymakers should instead insist on algorithmic accountability — the principle that an algorithmic system should employ a variety of controls to ensure the operator (i.e. the party responsible for deploying the algorithm) can verify it acts as intended, and identify and rectify harmful outcomes should they occur.
algorithmic-accountability 
23 days ago
How to Beat Uber's Upfront Pricing
Tired of upfront pricing that overcharges passengers and underpays you? We've found a strategy to combat upfront pricing.
uber-drivers  uber 
4 weeks ago
GitHub - QuantStack/xleaflet: C++ backend for the jupyter leaflet widget
GitHub is where people build software. More than 28 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 85 million projects.
leaflet  maps 
6 weeks ago
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