The Next List: The Future of Business Is Anything But Bleak

Tech bubble? What tech bubble? In anticipation of the 2016 WIRED Business Conference, WIRED staffers sat down with some of tech’s sharpest minds to get their read on the future of the industry and the nature of success. As members of WIRED’s 2016 Next List, these luminaries aren’t the boldfaced names you hear from every day—at least not yet. These are the doers, the people bearing down on building the future. They know what’s next because they’re making it. Getty ImagesFacebook is already disconcertingly good at recognizing faces in photos. But the company’s director of artificial intelligence research, Yann LeCun, wants to push AI even further. Today at the 2016 WIRED Business Conference, he said he wants to teach chatbots common sense. That’s an important part of Facebook’s goal of…


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