Three Must-Read Stories: The Weekend Reader

Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer, at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, England. SSPL/Getty Images Every weekend we select a handful of in-depth articles we think are worth a bit of your valuable time, either because they peel back the layers on a compelling business story, or somehow make us look at business in a different light. AI may undermine big-company advantages. Machine learning – software that can improve itself without human intervention – may mean trouble for big companies that depend on their heft to outmaneuver smaller upstarts, writes Howard Yu for the Harvard Business Review. And for a sneak preview of where the world is headed, one need not look further than the success story of AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence that beat a champion of the ancient game of Go,…


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