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.

Latest from Eric David

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 […]

New chips and data center growth drive Nvidia to record earnings

Gaming and deep learning continue to drive graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp., which today released its best quarterly earnings ever, beating fourth-quarter expectations and hitting a record $2.17 billion in revenues. The maker of graphics processing unit chips, or GPUs, saw revenues jump 55 percent from a year ago. Nvidia also posted an impressive gross margin […]

DeepMind’s AIs can fight or cooperate – just like people

As artificial intelligence becomes more commonly used for everything from catching cancer early to describing images to the blind, what happens when two or more agents have overlapping goals? Will they battle for dominance or help one another out? According to the Alphabet Inc.-owned DeepMind Technologies Ltd., the answer is both. DeepMind pitted two self-interested AI agents against one another […]

Pinterest’s Lens app uses computer vision to find inspiration anywhere

Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest announced today that it is testing out a new app called Lens, an artificial-intelligence-powered camera app that lets users find pins based on the pictures they take. While there are already a few apps that can help users identify objects, such as Google Goggles, Lens takes things a step further by recommending […]

Twilio beats earnings forecast, but weak outlook worries investors

Cloud communications company Twilio Inc. beat expectations with some impressive fourth-quarter earnings, but investors are wary of the company’s weak first-quarter outlook. Twilio today reported it brought in a total revenue of $82 million in the quarter, up by 60 percent year-over-year and an increase of 15 percent over the previous quarter. For the full […]