You’re Already Using AI, and It Can Beat You at Ms. Pac-Man

This week a deep learning company that Microsoft purchased this January revealed that a computer earned the highest score ever achieved on Ms. Pac-Man. On the surface, this victory seems pretty silly. Who cares about a little video game? But what it represents has far-reaching implications for the field of Artificial Intelligence. The company taught a computer to break down …

Let Charlie do your research for you: Automated contact briefings

When you’re meeting with a prospective client, employer or just a new contact, it’s best to do your homework. You should take a few minutes to read through the company profile, the LinkedIn facts and other interesting tidbits that will show your contact that you’re paying attention. But if you’re like me, you will run out of time before you …

Nerdwords: Top 10 Office Apps

A guest post from Molly Gardner, Beth Z’s business manager. Working for Beth, a lot of apps and tools come across my desk. The ones you see here are my favorite tools that I use in the office day in and day out. This is the technology that keeps Nerd Headquarters running smoothly and Beth on the road bringing new ideas …

High-tech cookies? Maybe not

My sister and I used to bake thousands of Christmas cookies every year. My parents would give them out as holiday gifts, so Sarah and I would make them buy the ingredients, eat half the product then charge our folks $2 a gift for shipping and handling. Not a bad racket, huh? (Our cookies never looked like the ones in …