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WIRED Business – Spoken Edition

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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

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The Pronunciation Glitches of an AI

By broad-but-good-taste - Jun 19 2019
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The content is well-written. The male news reader’s tortured diction and comical mispronunciation of nearly every proper noun are that of either an AI with a paltry learning dataset or a well-intentioned human who was never read-to as a child and who’s found a way to avoid consuming any audio or video news.

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By gerredmano - Jun 10 2018
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It's great to be able to digest articles on the go thanks to this service. The half-dozen vocies that read me the latest WIRED articles have become SO familiar to me, I often hear their voices when I'm reading articles on my tablet! Thanks for everything you read, you guys.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
1
1
1
1

The Pronunciation Glitches of an AI

By broad-but-good-taste - Jun 19 2019
Read more
The content is well-written. The male news reader’s tortured diction and comical mispronunciation of nearly every proper noun are that of either an AI with a paltry learning dataset or a well-intentioned human who was never read-to as a child and who’s found a way to avoid consuming any audio or video news.

Spoken Edition FTW

By gerredmano - Jun 10 2018
Read more
It's great to be able to digest articles on the go thanks to this service. The half-dozen vocies that read me the latest WIRED articles have become SO familiar to me, I often hear their voices when I'm reading articles on my tablet! Thanks for everything you read, you guys.
Cover image of WIRED Business – Spoken Edition

WIRED Business – Spoken Edition

Updated 4 days ago

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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Rank #1: Microsoft Is Taking Quantum Computers to the Cloud

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Microsoft got where it is by ensuring that Windows ran on many different types of hardware. Monday, the company said its cloud computing platform will soon offer access to the most exotic hardware of all: quantum computers. Microsoft is one of several tech giants investing in quantum computing, which by crunching data using strange quantum mechanical processes promises unprecedented computational power.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #2: What's Blockchain Actually Good for, Anyway? For Now, Not Much

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In early 2018, Amos Meiri got the kind of windfall many startup founders only dream of. Meiri’s company, Colu, develops digital currencies for cities—coupons, essentially, that encourage people to spend their money locally. The company was having some success with pilot projects in the UK and Israel, but Meiri had an idea for something bigger. He envisioned a global network of city currencies, linked together using blockchain technology.

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #3: Maybe It’s Not YouTube’s Algorithm That Radicalizes People

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YouTube is the biggest social media platform in the country, and, perhaps, the most misunderstood. Over the past few years, the Google-owned platform has become a media powerhouse where political discussion is dominated by right-wing channels offering an ideological alternative to established news outlets.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #4: AI May Not Kill Your Job—Just Change It

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Martin Fleming doesn’t think robots are coming to take your jobs. The chief economist at IBM, Fleming says those worries aren’t backed up by the data. “It’s really nonsense,” he says. A new paper from MIT and IBM’s Watson AI Lab shows that for most of us, the automation revolution probably won’t mean physical robots replacing human workers. Instead, it will come from algorithms.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #5: These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

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There’s a rule in the world of blockchains so ingrained that some call it folklore. Bitcoin, the original iteration of blockchain technology, is great at two things. One is keeping data secure, with a ledger others can’t sabotage. The other is “decentralization,” or getting lots of people to work together without a central authority to call the shots. But those two nice properties come with a big tradeoff: Blockchains can’t scale.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #6: Who Are the Most Successful Entrepreneurs? The Middle-Aged

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Back in 2007, a 22-year-old Mark Zuckerberg gave some advice at Y Combinator's Startup School: Do a startup before you're old. In technology, he said, twentysomethings rule. The olds are useless. “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical,” he said. “Young people are just smarter.” That comment has not aged well.

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #7: Microsoft Is the Surprise Winner of a $10B Pentagon Contract

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The corporate war to provide cloud computing for US warfighters is over. Late Friday, the Department of Defense announced that Microsoft has won the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, known as JEDI. The decision was the culmination of a two-year process that also included Google, IBM, and Oracle, and where Amazon was long seen as the favorite.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #8: Google Search Now Reads at a Higher Level

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Google search is advancing a reading grade. Google says it has enhanced its search-ranking system with software called BERT, or Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers to its friends. It was developed in the company’s artificial intelligence labs and announced last fall, breaking records on reading comprehension questions that researchers use to test AI software.

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #9: Should Tech CEOs Go to Jail Over Data Misuse? Some Senators Say Yes

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As Mark Zuckerberg testified about all things Facebook on the House side of the Capitol last week, over on the Senate side some lawmakers were debating whether CEOs like Zuckerberg should face jail time if their companies misuse people’s personal data.

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #10: Angry Nerd: Enough With Technology That ‘Democratizes’ Things!

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The operations overlords of WIRED make me use Airtable. It's a hip workflow tracker, with pretty color coding and copious tabs and a “robust” API that syncs with Slack. It's also, apparently, a superhero. The Captain America of spreadsheets. Airtable isn't just a shinier version of Excel—it's on a self-professed mission to “democratize software creation by enabling anyone to build tools that meet their needs.

Oct 23 2019

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