Despite his recent bout of personal problems, Jeff Bezos is a highly successful businessman, who has amassed a personal fortune of over $150 billion and stands at the helm of one of the most successful companies in the U.S. When asked about the number one sign of intelligence he looks for in a person, it seems a bit counter-intuitive. Do you have an idea of what it is?
Seattle is a crucible of technological innovation. The intersection of computer/data science and biological/chemical sciences will lead to breakthrough in a number of industries, and the Emerald City will increasingly be known as a hub for these intersections of change. As we move into 2019, GeekWire polled six venture capitalists from the Pacific Northwest to offer their insight on what to expect in tech for 2019.
In January of 2018, I covered the opening of the first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, which drew a large crowd of people that were eager to try their hand at shopping in the cashierless grocery store. At the time, it was unclear what role Amazon Go would play in the brick-and-mortal consumer grocery store industry. Now that it’s been a year, let’s take a look at what’s changed.
Only January 11th, NVIDIA announced a new robotics research lab near Seattle’s University of Washington campus, which will be run by Dieter Fox, senior director of robotics research at NVIDIA and professor in the University’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. The purpose of the lab will be to complete breakthrough research in robots that are able to “perform complex manipulation tasks to safely work alongside humans” and ultimately transform a range of industries, from manufacturing to logistics, healthcare and more.
CES is the world’s largest gathering place for those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Earlier this month, attendees convened in Las Vegas for a week of innovation and breakthrough technologies.