“Google and Amazon are so disruptive that it’s hard to think of a single company unthreatened by their presence today. If this is where your future competition will come from, how do you guard yourself for combat in this landscape? That’s what Amazoogle is all about…” – Shomit Ghose, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist Today’s almighty…

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“But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” – United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, February 12, 2002 An artificial intelligence strategy is the corporate equivalent of your spleen: everyone has one, but not everyone understands quite what it will accomplish.  There are bold plans afoot everywhere in…

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This article is will be published in the 2017 Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology’s annual journal AIR (Applied Innovation Review) in June 2017. You can see the 2016 version here. Shomit Ghose is a UC Berkeley alum and mentor, venture capitalist, and partner at ONSET ventures. Cognitive Irredentists Arise! A dystopian world: sentient machines…

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