Public and private markets put valuations through intense valuation adjustments over the past two years, leading the volume of IPOs for unicorn companies valued at $1 billion or more to fall off a cliff. Tech company unicorns took an extended hiatus from IPO’ing altogether. This week, that dry spell is likely to change, with both … Read moreWhy Instacart and Klaviyo are set to test unicorn IPOs for tech this week
It’s no big secret that generative AI is resource-intensive. In fact, making a query with AI can cost “at least four or five times more computing per search” compared to traditional searches, according to Martin Bouchard, co-founder of Canada-based data center company QScale, who shared the calculation in a February article at Wired. That extra … Read moreHow much water AI is going to drink
Gen Z surveys and new studies on emerging behaviors almost always ignite one of two questions for me within the first paragraphs: (1) Are these behaviors or preferences really different from Millennials and Boomers at similar ages? (2) What’s in here that’s really unique for this generation and not just an insight about teens and … Read moreIs Gen Z really bringing an end to mainstream pop culture?
Artificial intelligence may be able to synthesize and generate works of art, but it still can’t receive copyrights in the U.S. following a decision by District Judge Beryl A. Howell on Friday. Howell found that “human authorship is an essential part of a valid copyright claim,” meaning that computer scientist Stephen Thaler remains unable to … Read moreWhy AI still can’t copyright its art
Back in 2020 (which feels like it was about a decade ago in COVID-19-era years), companies that never would have toyed with remote work previously decided to wade in — or even dive in — to minimize risk and potentially cut some expenses. At the time, I wrote on Medium that making employees feel safe … Read moreWhat we know 3 years into the great remote work experiment
The fifth episode of the Inside Weekly Trends podcast dropped on Friday. Surprise: The Elon Musk Twitter saga entered a new phase, and it may be in yet another one by next weekend. Listen to the full episode and you’ll hear an interview with Inside Transportation‘s Nicolas Saravia about approaches to greenfication in the airline … Read moreTalking Elon Musk’s Twitter move and greenification in transportation
Here’s a quick recap of first quarter of 2022: The new social news experience I mentioned previously launched last week, and is now up and running on Inside.com. We didn’t stop there, though. Gathering insights from the new social site, Inside.com’s daily newsletters, and the weekly virtual events, we launched a new podcast to highlight … Read moreWe launched a social network and podcast
The end of 2021 may look much like the end of 2020 in many ways for a lot of us. The world kept moving forward, though, this year — adapting to the pandemic, grappling with unprecedented supply chain issues, and keeping the old guard of the financial world guessing about the future of blockchain technology … Read moreEnd of 2021 signal check
In the latest episode of the Bistrocast podcast, I spoke with my colleague James Li about how responsible design can shape the future of virtual immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. It was fun conversation, full of use cases such as education, healthcare, and gaming. Please enjoy!