Goldman Sachs: “arguably London is the Artificial Intelligence capital of the world”

Serendipity is wonderful thing, don’t you agree.

It’s the Internet that provides most of my serendipity experiences, and here’s one such that provides an understanding of technology markets.

Jo Hannaford, of Goldman Sachs, describes technology innovation in Europe, saying that in the Kings Cross area of London, the closeness of the Crick Institute for cancer research, the Alan Turing institute for artificial intelligence, Google Deepmind, and the not too far away Facebook London site, constitute a thriving tech hub that she says it can be argued is the artificial intelligence capital of the world.

There are other technology hubs in Europe that she mentions. These “Exchanges at Goldman Sachs“provide great primers by experts on the state of technology and business.

Click on the image below to link to the YouTube discussion.


A useful piece of technology

Yesterday I had difficulty in emailing a large file. Ok for me to send, but not Ok for the people to whom I sent the email attachment. Apologies if you know all about what follows.

Speaking to one of the intended recipients, she suggested using WeTransfer. I sort of knew about this simple free application, but haven’t needed to use it. I did now.

All you need to do is enter the email address of the person to whom you want to have access to the file, your own email address, the file you want them to have access to, and a short message. The application notifies you that the recipient has downloaded the file. Simple.


Insight on global Internet trends in Mary Meeker’s 2016 technology report

Mary Meeker is a highly regarded technology analyst.  She produces an annual review of global Internet and technology trends derived from analysing huge volumes of data.

Below is the 2016 edition of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report covers today’s Internet growth.  It’s a slide pack of over 200 pages. The Washington Post covers the report with “The 15 most important slides in Mary Meeker’s Internet trends report“.

Change of subject – it’s technology Friday

I’m thinking that  this blog’s focus of developments in the village centre is enough for the time being. So, here’s something different.

I was talking this week to someone who’s thinking of buying an unmanned aerial vehicle – more popularly known as a drone. It’s something that’s interesting me too. It’s a topic that’s gaining the attention of the mainstream media, as these articles show,

In the USA there’s now drone journalism, and even a society looking to set ethical standards in the subject.

UPDATE: Seems the BBC have a video on How to build and fly your own drone.