Thank you so much for this interesting sharing, Daniel! There are a few cases of companies in the machine learning industry that are open-sourcing, and it is so nice to see that they are actually making money. Since for many companies, the algorithms and code typically are not proprietary but they still protect them as a “secret sauce”. But Hugging Face took another way and succeeded and they even acquired another chatbot service, Sam.ai? I would very much like to see what their next approach will be, will they end up profit from selling ads, like other big AI labs are actually financed.
Thank you so much for the sharing, Alex! It is a relief to see how Etsy adapted ML to improve their search engine. I can definitely recall my first experience with Etsy was not so good, and back then it almost relied on the vendor’s self-promotion. From using SEO, I believe it would be great to think about how ads can impact search rankings and how eternal traffic may affect on search rankings to vendor or product listings.
Thank you so much for the sharing, Sebastiano! I see 23and me is now more like a genetic data mining company. People can do so many things with DNA data, I think 23andme even allows people to download their dataset? I always wonder if genetic technology can be along with sensorization and wearable devices for health prediction for heart attacks, stroke, or dementia, etc. Truly hope what asset 23andme has been collecting over a decade can eventually conduce to the development of manunkind.
Thank you so much for sharing, Daniel! Zillow has used the technology to a sufficient advance, and relate to its audience. Zillow offers model that drove all of these destructive decisions to the corporate leadership. But it’s very difficult to govern. As you mentioned, they struggled with capturing value from the data through products and services, I wonder how the data provided by the AI how they can test it to evaluate if the modeling is producing predictions that are positive, we cannot understand why the model is making these predictions and why. The opaqueness between machine and people is matte.
Thank you so much for sharing, Heili! Adopting AI strategies for business, it is not just beneficial to the company not the customers mostly. Domino’s is undoubtedly empathizing with customer and providing what’s best for them. Taking Papa John’s as a compared sample, the delivery checker they use is literally a picture. For Domino’s, they have crossed a big step on using AI to improve their business on several aspects, I wonder how they plan to connect this AI with the labor distribution in the future?
Thank you so much for the comment, Stephen! Glad that you noticed the increment of female gamers! Actually the new heroes HoK developed are targeting these users. And Compared to male gamers, female users are more willing to invest in the game they like; taking Animal Crossing as an example, they exchange in-game coins and items online with real currency. Tencent has also developed many other games targeting the female market. In terms of regulation, It is definitely a challenge for not just Tencent but the whole industry. The silver lining for them is that regulation is only restrictive for children under 12 years old. But it is absolutely a ringing bell for them to expand the market to PC games, 3A games or newly metaverse games.
Thank you so much for sharing, Alan! Axie Infinity is definitely the great example of Gamefi. It is so interesting to see that blockchain games are developing not in the country like US or Europe, but in the country like Philippine or Vietnam. It is exciting to see how far they are able to develop this product and to what destination. And the company behind Axie, the Animoca is also an innovative company that worth a dive. At lease, they are not producing Gamefi for just ripping off and disappear like that dragon egg T-T…
Thank you so much for the comment, Adela! The tournaments are definitely a sustainable way to continue the ecosystem.
Thank you so much for the comment, Sutton! I think what they did is having a full tutorial to guide the new users and also the mentor system that can help new users to adapt. And the game provides different mode targeting users with various purpose of playing. At first, the user can choose a primary hero to play and with leveling up, the user can unlock more heroes. Thank you fo mentioning this question that I don’t have space to fill in!
Thank you so much for sharing, Sutton! This is so informative and fun to read! I think for a platform like Roll20, what concerned me as a user is how safe it is, will my data get leaked since the platform is constructed with various segments. And as you mentioned that the biggest challenge they face is the dominant position of D&D, how they can improve the users’ experience from potential cheating or disconnection, or are they willing to expand more to other games? It would be interesting to know if they have R&D in developing their own games.
Thank you so much for sharing, Maxwell! It is so informative and I have learned a lot. I think what you mentioned about network effect of Ethereum is a great advantage to expand, but from what I have known that many of Alt coins are developed from ETH chain, is it possible that the value of ETH might get too attached to those altcoins and it may eventually harm the ecosystem it initially want to build? This post is so well-constructed, thank you!
Thank you so much for sharing, Heili! It is so informative! As a Glassdoor user, I personally are concerned that if the reviews and the salary are accurate, and how Glassdoor make profit, do they take advantage from taking off the negative reviews? Will the employer’s legal counsel write threatening letters to Glassdoor, ordering them to remove all the negative reviews or else they will sue?
Thank you so much for the comment, Heili!
You definitely spotted the point that what if there is no Tencent backing them up, can they get this successful? Honestly, the game itself is not innovative. But on the ground level, it is an all-access game that anyone, no matter how old you are, no matter who you are, can enjoy it. In fact, female players have occupied a larger portion of this game than males. And seniors are adapting it as well. However, I don’t believe it will achieve this big success without Tencent’s promotion and support. And for Wukong, I think what you said is for sure one of core purposes.
Thank you so much for this interesting and thorough post, Maxwell! I am the one who adapted Discord in the pandemic time because of Animal Crossing. It is fascinated to see how it has been developed so far, especially when crypto kicks in, a lot of communities rely on this platform to do things like air drops and staging. And also, there are many study rooms in Discord, which shows how expansive it could be. It is curious to see how Discord will adapt this trend of metaverse and grow.
Thank you so much for this interesting and thorough post, Daniel! I am actually a heavily Duolingo user and when I applied for my master last year, I took the Duolingo test instead of iELTs or Toefl, but the institutions I applied did not accept this test at that moment. In terms of standardized test, I believe Duolingo still has a long way to go, compared to iElTs and Toefl. I read some posts about Duolingo is trying to develop a new platform to emphasis the speaking aspect of learning languages. I am just curious to know where it is heading to.
Thank you so much for this interesting and thorough post, Heili! I am thinking about how this RxWell could adapt to a responsive environment and build a new system of public health control, or maybe develop from this, it could definitely be an emergency control system. And I absolutely wound like to know more about how they maintain their value during the pandemic timer when the office space was barely used and vacant, especially when the real estate market has started respond to the stock market movement.
Thank you so much for this interesting and thorough post! I believe for apps like Tiktok, Instagram, to be viral is the key when it comes to successful software development. To market your social media gaming app nothing serves the purpose better than a prospect of your product being truly addictive. The users of TikTok are eager to spend more time on the platform. And in China, TikTok has its alternate Douyin, in there, Bytedance has developed another long video platform, Xi Gua (watermelon). And I am just very curious where Tiktok will develop in US, or worldwide in the future.