ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights June 2, 2017
ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.
Our thoughts: Apple taking control of the entire hardware design (over time) is possibly the most interesting thing about Tim Cook's reign as CEO. Instead of relying on others, they have slowly started to build more and more of the actual hardware themselves.
After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring
Google’s AlphaGo — the AI developed to tackle the world’s most demanding strategy game — is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the world’s best talent. The latest to succumb is Go’s top-ranked player, Ke Jie, who lost 3-0 in a series hosted in China this week.
Our thoughts: I guess AlphaGo is looking forward to a relaxing retirement. Where does AI go when it retires?
Disney's Bob Iger says the film hack threat was a hoax
You may remember Disney's boss revealing that hackers had threatened to leak one of the studio's new films unless it paid a ransom.
Our thoughts: Piracy has fallen so much in recent years, that even a leak wouldn't likely hurt sales that much.
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