In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of October 9, 2016

  • 10.14.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

White House: ‘A.I. holds the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and social progress’
The closing months of the Obama Administration have included several tech-friendly initiatives, and the latest is a new report on the future of artificial intelligence, including potential regulatory implications. If you’re already in the space, this is required reading, and if you’re just curious, it’s a great primer. More great coverage here from Recode.

Watch the first episode of our new series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain
The blockchain technology behind bitcoin has many different applications and around the world are working tirelessly to take advantage. TechCrunch has heard their voices and this week released a six-part web series looking into the future of this new frontier. It’s a great weekend watch for you and your team.

Leaders Can Shape Company Culture Through Their Behaviors
From the Harvard Business Review, we spotted this reflection on communicating your company’s priorities through the smallest of day-to-day actions. These subtleties can separate good founders from great ones, so give this some thought before your next board meeting.

New York State Moves Towards Cyber Attack Regulations
Cyber attacks are an international threat to most , but new defensive measures are taking shape even at the lower levels of government. Here in New York, the Department of Financial Services has proposed new regulations to head off attacks on Wall Street, which could pave the way for similar action in other sectors. Check out the many links in this article for more on the implications for smaller companies.

What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups
It’s been five months since equity went into full effect, and many are still down on a concept they see as fraught with regulatory hurdles. At least one fellow founder disagrees in this piece from TechCrunch—we like his optimism, but this one caught our eye because it mentions potential future improvements to the law. We’ll be watching.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.