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!
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
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
Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse
Figuring out Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse. How will decentralized approaches affect social networks?
The Clouds and the Dirt of Low/No-Code
This week brought a reminder that low code needs not just new application interfaces but also progress in underlying data and platforms.
Finding Inopia: A blast from the past on APIs
Finding Inopia: A blast from the past on APIs. Old blog posts live for a very long time! #apis #oldblogs
Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’
This is the BBC headline for the news that Lee Se-dol, the Go grandmaster who was the last person to defeat Google's Alpha Go is retiring from the professional Go Game. It's genuinely sad to see. On the one hand, it is very understandable that someone at the height of their craft finds it a … Continue reading Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’