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Does Obama Care What Iran Wants in Iraq?

John Allen Gay Iran, Intelligence, Iran, Iraq The administration doesn't seem interested in long-term questions about Tehran's growing influence. Marina Shalabi and Ian Duff, two researchers at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, have done some interesting spadework on the history of how the U.S. Show More Summary

World’s best Apple analyst says he knows how many Watches were preordered

Earlier this week, some preliminary sales figures extrapolated by the research firm Slice Intelligence indicated that initial pre-order volume for the Apple Watch may have come in just below 1 million units during the device’s first three days of availability. Show More Summary

Market Research Firm Estimates iPhone Orders on First Day

I would take these numbers with an enormous grain of salt, given the methodology: Slice Intelligence is an opt-in service that reads your email and gleans receipts from your inbox. I really have no idea what type of person would optShow More Summary

Apple just kneecapped Google's smartwatch efforts (AAPL, GOOG)

Bad news for Google: Apple has managed to sell more Apple Watches in a single day than the number of Android Wear smartwatches sold in an entire year, if market research from Slice Intelligence is to be believed. Throughout the entirety...Show More Summary

Study: 40% Of Amazon Subscribers Watch Streaming Video Only On Netflix

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Amazon boasts thousands of free streaming titles through Prime Instant Video, but U.S. Amazon subscribers apparently prefer watching video on Netflix. Intelligence research firm Strategy Analytics found 40% of Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S. Show More Summary

We Need To Do More Than Point to Ethical Questions About Artificial Intelligence

Hundreds of artificial intelligence experts recently signed a letter put together by he Future of Life Institute that prompted Elon Musk to donate $10 million to the institute. "We recommend expanded research aimed at ensuring that increasingly capable AI systems are robust and beneficial: our A.I. Show More Summary

An estimated 1m Apple Watches sold in U.S. in first 24 hours

The Apple Watch officially became available for pre-orders last week and, if researchers at Slice Intelligence are to be believed, it scored big when it comes to customer demand. How big? Try 957,000 people pre-ordering in the U.S. during Friday … Read more ›

The Apple Watch beat Android smartwatch yearly sales in a single day (AAPL, GOOG)

The launch of the Apple Watch has got off to a good start, with Apple seeing 1 million pre-orders in the US for its new smartwatch on Friday, according to research company Slice Intelligence. Customers won't actually be able to takeShow More Summary

Research firm estimates one million Apple Watches pre-ordered on day one in the US

Research firm Slice Intelligence estimates Apple received just shy of one million Apple Watch pre-orders on Friday's launch day in the US alone. According to the report published by Slice Intelligence: "According to ereceipt data from 9,080 online shoppers, each Apple Watch buyer ordered an average of 1.3 watches, spending $503.83 per watch. Show More Summary

Launch day Apple Watch orders estimated at 1M in US, skews toward Sport model

Initial Apple Watch numbers are trickling in and among the first to report was research firm Slice Intelligence, which estimates nearly one million customers in the U.S. preordered the device on Friday.

Netflix and Redbox Dominate the Video Market Basket

Video Consumers Use Multiple Services Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of ten on-demand video services, including Netflix (NFLX), Apple iTunes (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Redbox (OUTR). CIRP analyzed which "baskets" of paid on-demand video services consumers used in the April-December 2014 period. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Alternatives To The Turing Test

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Artificial intelligence research has made quite a few advances, but the goalposts are always moving back. Not too long ago, people thought that games like chess and poker were far too difficult for software to play as well as humans....Show More Summary

BG 136: Enlightenment 2.0

Episode Description: This week we speak with Ben Goertzel, an artificial intelligence researcher and Zen-dabbling spiritual seeker. Ben shares with us his introduction to Zen and his on-going relationship to spiritual practice. He also...Show More Summary

BG 137: Artificial Wisdom

Episode Description: We’re back again with Artificial Intelligence researcher and Zen-dabbler, Ben Goertzel. We continue our exploration of some of the major themes in his non-fiction story “Enlightenment 2.0?. This precipitates a conversation about whether consciousness is a result of the mechanisms of the brain, or whether it is fundamental. Show More Summary

Aliens Are Probably Huge 650-Pound Creatures, Scientist Says

New research proposes that if intelligent life outside Earth’s atmosphere exists, chances are it’s enormous.

Huggable Bedside Robot Outsmarts Even The Smartest Bear

Now that our smartphones have gotten smart enough to talk back to us, researchers at MIT are harnessing their capabilities to create robots intelligent just enough to make us laugh and feel good. The Huggable teddy bear from MIT Media...Show More Summary

BI Intelligence is hiring an associate editor

We're hiring a motivated associate editor with 2-3 years work experience to join Business Insider Intelligence, our fast- growing paid research service. Great candidates will show attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and aShow More Summary

Striking the Balance on Artificial Intelligence

In January, I joined Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Lord Martin Rees, and other artificial intelligence researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs in signing an open letter asking for a change in A.I. research priorities. The letter was the product of a four-day conference (held in Puerto Rico in January), and it makes three claims: Current A.I. Show More Summary

Older children pass along intelligence to siblings

New research shows that an older brother or sister who seems to have all the brains growing up can actually benefit their younger siblings. Susan McGinnis reports on how kids benefit from the spill-over effect.

Here's proof people are cutting the cord on cable TV

According to data from select major cable providers provided to Leichtman Research Group and charted for us by BI Intelligence, the gap between the number of internet subscribers and TV subscribers in the US is widening. In the final...Show More Summary

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