Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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New AI shows even programmers are not safe from automation

Programming has often been considered one of the few safe jobs out there that cannot be automated away. Now, that may no longer be the case, thanks to a new artificial intelligence designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Microsoft Corp. Dubbed “DeepCoder,” the new AI can supposedly create new programs with […]

Google and Microsoft agree to censor piracy search results in UK

Searching for pirated media is about to get a bit tougher in the United Kingdom thanks to a new agreement by Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp., both of which will now demote piracy search terms on Google and Bing. The two tech giants signed an agreement this week with the British Phonographic Industry and Motion Picture Association after […]

Microsoft forms cloud partnership with Flipkart, Amazon’s top rival in India

Microsoft Corp. today announced a new partnership that will make its Azure cloud computing service the exclusive platform for Indian retail juggernaut Flipkart. According to Microsoft, Flipkart’s first goal is to implement Azure for its computing infrastructure, adding the cloud platform’s analytical muscle to Flipkart’s existing data centers. India’s largest retailer also plans to use […]

Mark’s manifesto: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg issues letter in favor of globalization

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook Inc., has always said that his mission is to connect the world. But in a 5,800-word letter published today, the young executive made a detailed case that resistance to globalization is making this mission harder than ever. “Facebook stands for bringing us closer together and building a global community,” […]

Google’s AI Duet lets you play piano with a robot

It has been more than half a year since Google Inc. first revealed a piano-playing artificial intelligence that can take a few notes and turn them into a song. Now the search giant has decided to share the experience with the world with its AI Duet web app. Yotam Mann is the musician and coder behind the new AI, which he created […]

292 billion minutes: Amazon’s Twitch hit record viewership in 2016

The popular livestreaming platform Twitch revealed today that users watched more than 292 billion minutes of content last year, up 20 percent from the viewership in 2015. Even more impressive, Twitch said, more than 2.2 million unique streamers used its service in 2016. In a whimsical retrospective released today, Twitch revealed a few of its more impressive statistics […]

Facebook launches its own TV app and makes mobile video better

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said before that he believes the social network is on its way to being “mostly video,” and today Facebook announced that it will be launching its own TV app while also improving its mobile video player. In a blog post, Facebook revealed that it will be launching its own video […]

Yahoo helps TensorFlow access that juicy Apache Spark data

Yahoo Inc. announced today that it is open-sourcing the code for TensorFlowOnSpark, a software framework that combines the artificial intelligence brainpower of TensorFlow programs with the treasure trove of big data from the Apache Spark and Hadoop frameworks. Deep learning is responsible for the creation of the most powerful AI programs around, from Google’s AlphaGo to Facebook’s Lumos. […]

Ford boosts self-driving car initiative with $1B investment in Argo AI

Ford Motor Co. showed just how serious it is about the future of self-driving cars today, announcing plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in the secretive artificial intelligence startup Argo AI. Founded by veterans of self-driving car projects at Google Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., Argo AI will become a subsidiary of […]

Facebook submits to ad audit to prove its metrics can be trusted

Advertising is the lifeblood of Facebook Inc., bringing in billions of dollars in revenue each year, but after a series of metrics mishaps, the social network is trying to earn back advertisers’ trust. In particular, the social network is sharing more data with its partners and by submitting to an audit by the Media Rating […]