Recorded October 31, 2017
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In today’s On the SPOT News Brief, Jay Leask and Craig Jahnke talk about Google Directed Interconnects for Google Cloud enterprise users, Zapiers’ new “team” plan, and a Russian AI bot that continues to prove you can’t teach a bot by reading the internet comments without expecting the worst of the worst:
- Google gives large business more options to connect directly to its cloud: Between the added four new geographies for its Dedicated Interconnect co-location hosing, and the added support for the Cloud Router Global Routing to said service, Google is betting that it can keep enterprise customers by increasing ease of connectivity for hybrid environments.
- Zapier makes it easier for teams to collaborate on their app workflows: Zapier, Microsoft Flow, and IFTTT each provide different options for workflow automation, but with its new Teams plan Zapier is hoping to provide an easier way for enterprises to get on board with it. If you’re curious how the three players stand up against each other check out this Lifehacker article from 2016.
- Another AI chatbot shown spouting offensive views: Bots may not be in your primary business plan, but as H3 Solutions has shown us, they just may be in our next wave of software development. The question is, how do we build a “smart” bot that doesn’t end up jumping off the deep-end with hatred and bigotry?
We fixed our technology issues and pumped out another News Brief, plus we remembered our dinosaur fact(s) today! We appreciate you joining us today, and if you have a topic you want us to discuss ping us on Twitter to let us know!
Dinosaur Facts of the Day: The Argentinosaurus was both the longest (40meters) and heaviest (77tonnes) dinosaur on earth — that we’ve found.