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Tesla’s Board Should Seriously Consider Life After Elon Musk

Nobody likes an angry showman. When investors need a distraction from disastrous earnings, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is usually a master at coming up with some shiny new object for them to focus on. That did not happen on Wednesday’s earnings call. Musk told investors — the folks who actually[…] Read On

Take a Deep Breath: Bitcoin Will Not Replace the U.S. Dollar

The Silicon Valley hype machine has gone full on crypto crazy. The tech industry has a long history of overhyping technology that’s not ready for primetime, but you don’t often see overly opportunistic VCs shilling for fanatical founders. Then there’s Tim Draper. The famed venture capitalist is excited about cryptocurrency.[…] Read On

Can Paul Allen Teach Machines Common Sense?

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen wants to teach machines common sense. Maybe he should start by teaching humans. The Seattle Seahawks owner and mega-investor has earmarked $125 million for a project so artificial intelligence can “approach human abilities,” he said. Oren Etzioni, CEO of AI2, Allen’s AI research center, added that[…] Read On

Why We Need China to Burst our Bubble Culture

Walking across the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, China, in 1991, I found a city transitioning from market town to bustling metropolis. Most of the people were poor, and the technology companies I visited consisted of engineers in warehouses with old metal desks and outdated computers. But you could[…] Read On