The Death of the Screen and “the Next iPhone”

We interact with the world through screens. The reality of this idea is so commonplace that we don’t usually think in these terms. When we think of messaging, FaceTime, emails, group chats, Twitter, Facebook, and this blog post, we think of the content exchanged through those applications. But stop, and take a second to look … Continue reading The Death of the Screen and “the Next iPhone”

Computer Vision Gets a Lot of Hype, but are We Still Underestimating It?

What is computer vision? The British Machine Vision Association defines computer vision as "the automatic extraction, analysis, and understanding of useful information from a single image or a sequence of images" and "involves the development of a theoretical and algorithmic basis to achieve automatic visual understanding." Although this sounds (and is) incredibly complex, it's something … Continue reading Computer Vision Gets a Lot of Hype, but are We Still Underestimating It?

Three Things We Can Learn from Walmart’s $3.3 Billion Acquisition of Jet.com

Note: writing in hindsight sure makes things easier It's been almost three weeks since the announcement that Walmart will acquire Jet.com. The news came as a surprise to many, and turned Jet.com from a target of skeptical condescension into a classic case study. Some still doubt that a Walmart-Jet tag-team will be able to challenge … Continue reading Three Things We Can Learn from Walmart’s $3.3 Billion Acquisition of Jet.com