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
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
Avoiding the Chilling effect of Political Correctness
Former President Obama's comments on a "Messy World" where we should get over absolute purity are spot on.
A great NYT article covering new research on the impact of sea level rises. #climateemergency
The Good and Evil of Technology
How we apply technologies, where benefits accrue and who is impacted by impacted will be crucial questions for the next few decades of society.
Warum the Hell Nicht?
Sometimes you have to say what you have to say... in German.
Learning from Da Vinci’s To-Do List
Leonardo Da Vinci's to-do lists are pretty fascinating. It's hard to imagine a fuller life of learning and creation.
Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
Technology is creating massive change in society. In many cases, that's for good, but there is certainly the potential for great harm. A lot of press coverage focused on anecdotal incidents of bad outcomes. These are sometimes outliers or red-herrings (deaths from autonomous vehicles, for example, are terrible for those involved, but it is still … Continue reading Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
It’s not about the Content, It’s about the People
I spent the week at Red Hat's excellent Red Hat Summit in Boston and coincidentally, the OAI just announced a new direction for the APIStrat conference - check out the new ASC event here! Both made me reflect on why I go to events (and sometimes have a hand in organizing them). Red Hat is … Continue reading It’s not about the Content, It’s about the People
The Full Stack AI Startup: Platform v’s Service
For AI startups, just like API startups going full stack in a particular market might be more successful than providing a generic service.