Mike's Industry View - Issue #152
AI / Creativity
Stroke of Genius: GauGAN Turns Doodles into Stunning, Photorealistic Landscapes — blogs.nvidia.com A deep learning model developed by NVIDIA Research uses GANs to turn segmentation maps into lifelike images with breathtaking ease.
How Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Was Smuggled Out of Japan — www.bloomberg.com An elite extraction team spirited the former CEO out of Japan by studying hotel layouts and airport security.
23andMe lays off 100 people as DNA test sales decline, CEO says she was 'surprised' to see market turn — www.cnbc.com Consumers aren't flocking to DNA tests like they used to, explains 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki
S4 is merging Circus into MediaMonks. Why? An expanded footprint, more capacity in existing markets and data, data, data.
The museum that defines the Instagram age wants visitors to ditch their phones — qz.com As social media enters a new era, Instagram-friendly businesses like the Museum of Ice Cream look ahead to what's next.
The vehicle, which lacks a steering wheel and pedals, is designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than typical self-driving cars. Cruise says the electric vehicle will be deployed as part of a ride-hailing service, but declined to say when that might be.
“You’re not making a product that’s tangible, and there’s a lot of mental stress in creativity or problem solving on the production end,”
At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an admission of lackluster results.