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Google's Cardboard project has enabled anyone with an Android or iPhone to have an inexpensive virtual reality viewer. Imagine pairing that with Google Earth and even better, add a neural net to discover interesting places. This is going to be awesome.
Great first-hand account of building a data science culture from scratch to help manage enormous growth. Whether you're part of a startup or an established organization, you'll find insights here for deciding which data is important, organizing a team, making decisions with data, and scaling data science to reach all areas of your organization. Highly recommended.
Fun, short read based on a recent Google paper. The Google paper is actually about modeling conversation but the media picked through it for examples of how the machines are getting exasperated with us! If you're an AI proponent, you may be dismayed to know that this article went viral on Facebook this week.
Interesting encryption scheme developed at MIT Media Lab that could be a game changer for facilitating online data transactions. This is a great description of how it works with links to details.