vivek wadhwa

  • From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over Crunch Network

    From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over

    For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve.  And, as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, networks, artificial intelligence, and robotics.  The convergence of these technologies… Read More

  • Vivek Wadhwa Joins Board Of French Startup Accelerator TheFamily

    Vivek Wadhwa Joins Board Of French Startup Accelerator TheFamily

    French startup accelerator TheFamily has a new board member, entrepreneur turned academic Vivek Wadhwa. He has been involved with many different research centers, including at Singularity University and Duke University. He’s also well-known for his book Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology and is a strong tech diversity advocate. Read More

  • The US Needs To Focus Its Educational Efforts On Talented Americans

    The US Needs To Focus Its Educational Efforts On Talented Americans

    Editor’s note: Jonathan Wai is a researcher and writer at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and author of Finding the Next Einstein: Why smart is relative for Psychology Today. Follow him on Twitter. Vivek Wadhwa argues in his recent book — The Immigrant Exodus — that “the future of America depends on skilled immigrants.” The book begins with… Read More

  • Vivek Wadhwa on Minorities in the Tech Industry

    Keen On… Vivek Wadhwa: Why There Are So Few Black Or Female Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley [TCTV]

    Sexism and racism in Silicon Valley. It’s a debate that doesn’t seem to want to die. On one side are those who believe that Silicon Valley is a genuine meritocracy; on the other, are those who are deeply troubled by the self-evident lack of female and/or black start-up entrepreneurs. And one of the most vocal members of the latter group is the multi-affiliated academic, Vivek… Read More

  • Living the Knowledge Life: A Thiel Fellowship Finalist's Response

    Living the Knowledge Life: A Thiel Fellowship Finalist's Response

    Editor’s note: This post is a response to an ongoing educational debate over the efficacy of Peter Thiel’s fellowship, which encourages young entrepreneurs to “stop out” of school. The post addresses Vivek Wadhwa’s post “Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Education Advice From Peter Thiel” and Sarah Lacy’s “Peter Thiel: We’re in… Read More