China’s AI startups scored more funding than America’s last year - MIT Technology Review
Of $15.2 billion invested in AI startups globally in 2017, 48 percent went to China and just 38 percent to America. So says a new report from CB Insights about the state of AI. So long, America: It’s the first time China’s AI startups surpassed the US in terms of funding. via Pocket
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february 2018
Boss of Chinese Cyberspace Administration gets purged | WIRED
China’s former internet czar was expelled from the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for corruption, the party’s top graft-busting agency said yesterday (Feb. 13). via Pocket
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february 2018
Eric's Archived Thoughts: Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
I didn’t go looking for grief this afternoon, but it found me anyway, and I have designers and programmers to thank for it.  In this case, the designers and programmers are somewhere at Facebook. via Pocket
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february 2018
Women hold up half the sky: how China is building a gender equal ad industry | The Drum
Agencies such as BBDO, BBH, Carat, Cheil, Dentsu Aegis Network, Leo Burnett, Mindshare, OMD, PHD and Publicis Media, are just some of the industry giants helmed by women. The trend is significant, especially when compared to other markets. However, to the women The Drum spoke to, it’s no big deal. via Pocket
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january 2018
Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem
China has a fake food problem. Counterfeit soy sauce, rice, and eggs are among the potentially deadly items found for sale. Now Alibaba, the nation’s top online shopping company, wants to fight back against fake foods by using blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin. via Pocket
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january 2018
Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity | WIRED
For a species that’s conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. via Pocket
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january 2018
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble - The New York Times
The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called MetaMask. In the lingo of cryptography, they’re known as my seed phrase. via Pocket
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january 2018
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