Category Archives: Fast Company

Snubbing FCC, States Are Writing Their Own Net Neutrality Laws

California, New York, Washington, and likely more states are challenging both internet providers and the reach of the federal government. (Read on Fast Company)

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The 5G Race Is On, Now That The Technology Is Almost Ready

With most of the final touches in place, companies will start mass-producing chips to get superfast phones in your hands by 2019. (Read more on Fast Company)

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The Political Dumpster Fire Of Net Neutrality Is Just Heating Up

After the FCC’s vote to scrap its net neutrality regulations, activists will turn to lawsuits, Congress—and the 2018 election. (Read more on Fast Company)

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Why The FCC’s Free-Market Argument For Repealing Net Neutrality Doesn’t Hold Up

In making the case that most Americans have multiple, competing broadband providers, the government acknowledges that up to almost 50 percent of them do not. (Read more on Fast Company)

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This Chatbot Is Trying Hard To Look And Feel Like Us

Modeled on a real person and equipped with a virtual “nervous system,” Autodesk’s AVA is built to be a font of empathy, no matter how mean a customer gets. (Read more on Fast Company)

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This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

San Francisco-based Poly launched a camera and AI system with the aim of turning convenience stores into automated-checkout mini-marts. (Read more on Fast Company)

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How The Red Cross Has Survived In Crisis Mode For 150 Years

The ICRC has had to develop a management structure, policies, staff benefits, and all the other mechanics of a large company, with the added demand of operating in constant crisis mode. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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Pop-Up Disaster Relief Groups Are Navigating A Devastated Puerto Rico

Now groups founded in the wake of Harvey and Irma have crossed 1,000 miles of ocean to devastated Puerto Rico. They are also organizing efforts for the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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Intel debuts a deep-learning AI chip to battle Nvidia

Originally called Lake Crest, the chip gets its name from Nervana, a company Intel purchased in August 2016, taking on the CEO, Naveen Rao, as Intel’s AI guru. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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5G wireless boosters shouldn’t get their hopes up, says Morgan Stanley

Building 5G systems will cost a fortune—at least $225 billion worldwide—and demand for all those new technologies will take a while to materialize. (Read more on Fast Company)

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