Top articles of the week | February 11

February 11, 2017

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

Use of Ad-Blocking Software Rises by 30% Worldwide NY Times

I’ve been using an ad blocker for a few years now and I really terribly guilty (actually not at all). It turns out that intrusive advertising even in a digital format is not welcome. I’m not excited about the prospects of programmatic advertising as a result.

As Goldman Embraces Automation, Even the Masters of the Universe Are Threatened MIT Technology Review

I have to admit so far that this list of article is a bit depressing. Automation / machine learning is getting attention at the most senior levels of corporate boardrooms. This article discusses how algorithms are going to displace high paid jobs at companies like Goldman Sachs.

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding Wired

An interesting take on what’s happening across the US with coding jobs. More and more people are learning to code and enjoying a higher standard of living as a result. Are we just at the beginning?

Autonomous Vehicles and the End of Privacy Ernest Oppetit

Despite the ominous title, this is an uplifting article about the possibilities in the coming years. From cars to retail to privacy, it’s a quick read on the plethora of possibilities that we can imagine.

Episode 17: Marc Poirier, CEO @ Acquisio PNR Podcast

On the latest episode of the PNR podcast, we spoke with Marc Poirier, CEO @ Acquisio. Acquisio employs 200 people in Montreal and has raised over $30M in funding. I’m a fan of Marc and of his company. We covered a lot of interesting ground from his entrepreneurial journey to the coming age of machine learning.