[Podcast] Eran Shir, Founder of DashCam Maker Nexar

A conversation with Eran Shir, Founder, and CEO of Nexar, to talk about his company’s connected dash cam, how it works to improve safe driving, and what a world full of cameras + intelligence means for our future. Eran explains why computer vision matters and why it also can go wrong pretty fast.

Disclosure: Nexar is part of the True Ventures portfolio of startups.

Some thoughts on Amazon Go Retail

Amazon today launched its new retail store, which doesn’t have any people manning the shelves. An automat, from a company that is all about making shopping friction-free, is an obvious first step in reshaping the American retail experience. Back in 2010, when I said so, everyone thought I was out of my damn mind. That era has come and gone — today is about friction free shopping – an extension of their one-click shopping and Amazon Prime concepts. 

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The Hype & Hope of Artificial Intelligence

Much like “the cloud,” “big data,” and “machine learning” before it, the term “artificial intelligence” has been hijacked by marketers and advertising copywriters. What AI means, why we need it and where we are going with it — my arguments.