Tesla Is Imploding…Again

You’ve seen the antics on Twitter and late night radio and you wrote it off as an eccentric genius CEO. But unfortunately, it isn’t getting any better and Tesla isn’t Elon Musk’s personal hobby, it’s a public company.  Tesla has stakeholders; shareholders, investors, employees, business partners, suppliers and customers and none of them are being served by the continued problems at Tesla.  It’s time for the board to take firm action and build a stronger leadership bench and have opportunity should they need a succession plan.  I’m not saying they remove Musk completely from Tesla, that would be disastrous, but they need to bring in a world class operator who can lead Tesla through their next 5 years.  Someone with a tech background coupled with manufacturing experience, who has been proven to be able to scale up from $12B where they are now.  Musk could remain as Executive Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer or something similar where [...]  read more

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Slack Goes Public, FreshBooks Expands…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and chief executive officer of Slack Technologies Inc.© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1— Workplace messaging app Slack to go public.

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Early this week, California-based workplace messaging startup Slack said it had filed a confidential registration for an IPO. The company claims to have 10 million users in 150 countries and has raised more than $1 billion from investors, meaning it is now valued at $7.1 billion and is one of the most richly valued ‘unicorns’ in the country. (Source: France 24)

Why this is important for your business:

The workplace collaboration market is worth billions and Slack has, for years, been the undisputed leader in that space. But the company faces stiff competition from others – most particularly Microsoft Teams – and will likely see its market share decline a bit in the coming [...]  read more

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential for Triaging Chest X-rays

January 23, 2019 — An artificial intelligence (AI) system can interpret and prioritize abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings, according to a study appearing in the journal Radiology.1 This could potentially reduce the backlog of exams and bringing urgently needed care to patients more quickly.

Chest X-rays account for 40 percent of all diagnostic imaging worldwide. The number of exams can create significant backlogs at healthcare facilities. In the U.K. there are an estimated 330,000 X-rays at any given time that have been waiting more than 30 days for a report.

“Currently there are no systematic and automated ways to triage chest X-rays and bring those with critical and urgent findings to the top of the reporting pile,” said study co-author Giovanni Montana, Ph.D., formerly of King’s College London in London and currently at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.

Deep learning (DL), a type of AI capable of being trained to recognize subtle patterns in [...]  read more

AI policy is tricky. From around the world, they came to hash it out

Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Photo: Kayana Szymczak / New York Times Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Image 1 of 3 Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Hal Abelson, an MIT computer scientist, talks to senior policymakers from countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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