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Mighty Weekly No. 30

Hi folks! Apologies for the radio silence – we’ve been hard at work crafting a smart home strategy for a leading industrial firm, helping several IoT entrepreneurs with their Series A funding, and leading multiple business intelligence efforts around artificial intelligence, bots, smart retail. This week in Mighty Weekly we have articles about virtual reality to minimize expenses, an excellent primer on AI and deep learning, and some fascinating explorations of smart cities and smart offices. Don’t forget to subscribe by joining our publication on Medium (already 12K+ subscribers) to make sure it hits your email inbox every week!

VIRTUAL REALITY
Cadillac Bets On Virtual Dealerships

A portion of stores for GM’s luxury division will become showrooms with virtual-reality headsets and no cars. Link

Microsoft Has Just What VR Needs

Holographic the next OS? Until standalone Android VR headsets hit the market, Windows is the only platform that can power an AR/VR device on its own.  Link

Magic Leap VR Headset

Magic Leap was awarded a design patent for a VR headset. Here’s what it looks like.  Link

 
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AI & Deep Learning

From types of machine intelligence to a tour of algorithms, a16z Deal and Research team head Frank Chen walks us through the basics (and beyond) of AI and deep learning in this slide presentation.  Link


INTERNET OF THINGS
The Future of the IoT Job Market

Chief IoT Officer? IoT Business Designer? In a nutshell, the Internet of Things will do exactly what technology does everywhere — it supplants low-skill jobs with high-skill jobs. So what are these jobs? Link

Smart Cities

Here’s a fascinating exploration of the future of smart cities. One that points to a brave new world of connected streets, sidewalks, and people.  Link

Your Own Thermal Bubble

Smart offices of the future will go onto standby and allow each individual to set their own personal temperature. The director of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab puts the focus on people in the office not the technology. Discover the amazing possibilities of the Smart Home.  Link

Too Soon To Give Up On Apple Watch

The absence of official numbers for the Apple Watch leads to speculation that the device is a flop—why else would Apple hide the numbers? But the company’s penchant for secrecy shouldn’t prevent us from looking at a few facts, and from thinking about the company’s long game. Link


Have a great week and be mighty!

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