The AI Used to Sell You More Stuff Can Now Read Better Than a Human

For the first time ever, two AI systems built to process and respond to human speech (created, respectively, by Microsoft and Chinese commerce giant Alibaba) outscored humans in a reading comprehension test designed by Stanford researchers. Read More >>

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Adds ‘Kung Fu Movie Star’ to CV

Jack Ma, the eccentric CEO of online marketplace Alibaba, has a well-documented flair for the theatrical. Now the South China Morning Post—a newspaper owned by Ma—reports their boss will assume a starring role in the upcoming short movie Gong Shou Dao. Read More >>

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Issues Dire Warning That AI Could Steal CEOs’ Jobs

While Elon Musk is running around cautioning the world about the real danger of Skynet-style warrior robots, Jack Ma would like you to consider another possible problem: CEOs might lose their overpaid gigs and there will be no golden parachute. Well, let’s be honest, there probably will be a golden parachute... somehow. Read More >>

Did Google Really Stop Acer From Making a Non-Android Phone?

Acer was planning on launching a low-end phone in China running Aliyun OS, a Linux based operating system that's only relevant to us because it wasn't Android. The phone was meant to be cheap and affordable and was targeted for China. But that phone is no more. Why? Because Google killed it. What? Read More >>