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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, APRIL/MAY 2017
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by Frank Chen et al
For Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies and startups wondering “What can I do with artificial intelligence (AI) in my own product or company?”, we've launched a microsite to help product managers, line of business leaders, and policymakers begin exploring what’s possible. As for what companies are doing with AI now vs. what’s bubbling up from the research community next, we've also published a new presentation on the promise of AI... beyond the hype.  
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with Chris Dixon and Chad Rigetti
We’re so focused on making our computers do more as we continue to push Moore’s Law to its limits (and past the point of diminishing returns), that we’re not talking enough about what classic computers can’t do: And that’s to compute things the way nature does, which operates in quantum mechanics. But what is quantum computing, really -- beyond the history and the hype? Where are we in reaching the promise of practical quantum computers? And in this global race for the next Silicon (Quantum!) Valley, who and where are the players?
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with Olaf Carlson-Wee, Martin Casado, Sonal Chokshi, Chris Dixon, Nadia Eghbal, Mikeal Rogers, and James Watters 
We know open source is real, it's here to stay, and that it's how big companies bet on big new trends. We also know that community matters; and that developers are the new buyers. But how do companies build a viable business model on top of open source? How do we bring capitalism to open source projects and protocols? And finally, how do we assess and ensure the health (not just popularity) of open source, especially given how its culture -- and governance -- has changed across generations?
by Matthew Colford
As more and more tech startups encounter government regulators, understanding the what -- and the who -- behind those regulations has become increasingly important. Yet despite federal agencies like the Pentagon and Commerce Department opening offices in Silicon Valley recently, there are still several lesser-known bureaus, agencies, and offices in D.C. that could be vital to a company’s success… or failure. Here's a list of 10 to start with. 
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by Benedict Evans
On one hand, we have a set of profound changes coming as a result of new primary technology; things like autonomous cars and virtual reality are at the bottom of the s-curve (where smartphones are now getting towards the top). On the other hand, we can see a set of changes that come not so much from any new technology, as from shifts in consumer behavior and operating economics. These changes are potentially just as big, and might be starting sooner...
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