Entries by Alex Nachlas

Why Every Company Needs a Data Strategy

The Digital Revolution is the most significant change in how businesses operate since the Industrial Revolution. Data is the driving force behind this revolution, and like electricity, it powers everything from analysis to machine learning. The exponentially increasing amount of data combined with the ubiquity of cloud computing has formed a perfect storm to transform […]


iPhone X and the Future of Computing

Today, Apple released the iPhone X (Ten). I picked one up this morning and wanted to share some quick thoughts on how this new iPhone and Face ID, in particular, represents the future of computing. The most important piece of technology in this device is not the beautiful edge-to-edge display, but the part of the […]


How Apple Changed The World 10 Years Ago

Today, the best-selling product in history turns 10 years old. On June 29, 2007, the original iPhone went on sale and changed the world forever. Even though Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones over the past 10 years, not all of the current iPhone users were consumers from the start. But I was. Here’s […]


iOS Developer Takeaways from WWDC 2017

This year, I had the opportunity to attend WWDC 2017, and it was quite possibly one of the most exciting years Apple has had in awhile. Apple updated all of their software platforms and gave us some cool, new frameworks and hardware. As a developer, I am especially excited about the Core ML and ARKit […]

A Deep Dive Into Machine Translation

The first attempts at machine translation began with using bilingual dictionaries and applying fixed, hand-curated rules for grammar and word reordering. These early attempts did not consistently produce natural sounding translations across an entire language because there were simply too many rules and exceptions to enumerate. Language is incredibly complex and translation even more so. […]