Creating a valuable generative AI service requires you to think in terms of interfaces with the user and a flywheel that drives your data engine.
ChatGPT: How would you replace Google Search?
Could Google's grip on search be under threat by an AI chat system such as ChatGPT (or even more immediately ChatGPT itself)? The idea first popped up in early December (here is an NYT article for example, and it also popped up in some form in Fred Wilson's 2023 tech predictions). This week got even … Continue reading ChatGPT: How would you replace Google Search?
AI and Creativity : Predictions for 2023
Predictions for AI and Creativity in 2023. An interesting year ahead!
The Art of Team Communication
Communication in work teams in hard. Don Rossmoore's book is a fresh take on how to understand it.
Bounded Rationality: What generative AI is really doing for you
One of the most important principles in AI and, arguably, in daily life is the principle of Bounded Rationality. The term was coined by Herb Simon when discussing models of perfectly rational humans in economics in the late 50s. He defined it as follows: Broadly stated, the task is to replace the global rationality of … Continue reading Bounded Rationality: What generative AI is really doing for you
The wrong question to ask about AI
The explosion of generative AI (this week's ChatGPT was the latest phenomenon) is bringing an explosion of amused joy at what these tools can do and ... angst about whether they might replace people in some new area. Michaël Trazzi's widely copied fun meme is just one example of the later: https://twitter.com/MichaelTrazzi/status/1600567519118471168 There will certainly … Continue reading The wrong question to ask about AI
Why are you Making Games? (With AI?)￼
In the past few months we’ve been able to talk to more people about what we’re doing at Timewarp (Yay!). (Spoiler - we're working on the on our first game Mafia Pigs and looking for Alpha testers right here!) As we’ve explained what we're doing, the same (very natural!) question has come up many times. … Continue reading Why are you Making Games? (With AI?)￼
Favorite Books of 2021
The Pandemic has certainly helped on the reading front! In 2020 I felt like I read so much my brain could hardly hold an original thought, so in 2021 I toned it down and set an upper limit on books + most of those were fiction. The books read in 2021 books contained some gems … Continue reading Favorite Books of 2021
For 2022: Reduce the Bad and Schedule the Good
Well hell... it's been a long time since the last post here! Just one post in 2021 after a good stretch of regular posts before that. It's been a super busy (and in many ways great!) year, so it's not that I fell off a cliff. Life happened though, with lots of great work at … Continue reading For 2022: Reduce the Bad and Schedule the Good
The Fragility of Institutions
The last couple of weeks have been scary in the United States. America's institutions survived but such things are fragile.