Bret Swanson is a Visiting Fellow at AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and president of Entropy Economics LLC, a strategic research firm specializing in technology, innovation, and the global economy. He advises investors and technology companies, focusing on the Internet ecosystem and the broadband networks and applications that drive it. Swanson is also a scholar at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, where, since 2005, his research has centered on economic growth and policies that encourage it. For eight years Swanson advised technology investors as executive editor of the Gilder Technology Report and later was a senior fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation, where he directed the Center for Global Innovation. Swanson began his career as an aide to former senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and was then an economic analyst for former representative Jack Kemp (R-NY) at Empower America.
Sandvine’s latest Internet Phenomena report, which measured traffic in March of 2016, contains two especially interesting findings: first, that cloud storage has become a chief consumer of network capacity; and second, that real-time interactive communication (e.g., video chatting) is finally exploding.
2-1 decision, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a comprehensive victory in its broad assertion of regulatory power over the Internet. For those defending a free Internet, it was a stunning reversal of the successful bipartisan US Internet policy of more than 30 years.
interviewing Bezos at a public forum on Wednesday and asked his boss what he had learned from failure. Baron specifically offered up Amazon’s disastrous Fire smartphone as an example. Bezos took the tough question as a compliment.
AlphaGo defeated Lee Sedol — who is perhaps the world’s top Go player — by a match score of 4-1 last week, Google’s DeepMind division showed that artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to deliver on some of its promises. Go is an Asian board game far more complex than chess, and it has been viewed as the last great game challenge for AI. When DeepMind set out to conquer Go, some people thought the project would take 10 years. In fact, it only took the team about one year.