Sizing the potential value of AI and advanced analytics | McKinsey & Company

Very good analysis..

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.
— Read on www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/artificial-intelligence/notes-from-the-ai-frontier-applications-and-value-of-deep-learning

A graphene roll-out – Tech Explorist

This could be a very big deal…

Graphene roll-out combines a roll-to-roll approach — a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils — with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantities and at a high rate.
— Read on www.techexplorist.com/a-graphene-roll-out/13617/

Researchers trained an AI to create Flintstones cartoons

Flintstones, meet The Flintstones, they’re an AI-generated family. A team of researchers trained an AI to generate video clips from plain language based on an intimate understanding of a classic cartoon.
— Read on thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/11/researchers-trained-an-ai-to-create-flintstones-cartoons/

CRISPR-Cas9 Improved 10,000-Fold by Synthetic Nucleotides | GEN

Scientists suggest modified CRISPR-RNAs stop the formation of stable zipped conformations on off-target sites and could help improve the safety of CRISPR gene editing.
— Read on www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-cas9-improved-10000-fold-by-synthetic-nucleotides/81255705

I, Cringely The space race is over and SpaceX won – I, Cringely

I tend to agree, but I would caution that going to space is not a network-gains type of event. It isn’t a x86 platform or video technology like vhs vs Betamax. It is physical. So it is a race that never ends. Bezos gets this deeply, which explains his quiet style. SpaceX has the edge today, but there is no platform legacy type of restrictions. A cheaper and safer tech wins. Immediately…

Elon Musk knows that for SpaceX to dominate, scale is everything
— Read on www.cringely.com/2018/04/06/the-space-race-is-over-and-spacex-won/

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