Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

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I am happy to share that on September 29, 2017, I served as a panelist at Primitive Logic’s Strategic Trends in Financial Services discussion. During this talk (see YouTube video below), I had an opportunity to discuss several trends associated with Artificial Intelligence and explain why companies need to think about areas such as ethics […]

Augmented Reality – The Future of Work (And Everything Else)

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Earlier this week I attended an interesting talk entitled Augmented Reality (AR) and the Future of Work. Held at the Nasdaq Entrepreneur Center in San Francisco, authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel of the futurist book, The Fourth Transformation, shared their thoughts and perspective on where this exciting technology is heading. For readers who aren’t familiar with AR, here are a […]

AI and Government Regulation

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[Updated Aug.17.2017 with additional links to articles discussing diversity and AI.] I attend a discussion at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco entitled: A Discussion on AI and Government Regulation. With over 100 people in attendance, the speakers included: Tom Kalil, Senior Advisor, Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group; Lisa Hawke, Director of Policy and […]

AI – Deep Learning’s Next Frontier

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This morning I attended a talk hosted by the Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Google, entitled “Deep Learning’s Next Frontier.” The talk took the form of an interview with Andrew Ng, one of the global leaders in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. I’m currently enrolled in his Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) course in […]

TWIST: Episode 1 – The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

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This Week In Science & Technology Episode 1 – The Rise of Artificial Intelligence In many ways, 2016 was a remarkable year for Artificial Intelligence (AI). While computer scientists have been involved in AI research and the development of AI–based products for more than 50 years, 2016 represents a turning point is the commercialization of AI–based […]

Google’s Game Changer – Artificial Intelligence Everywhere

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Yesterday, Google held a conference in San Francisco where they unveiled several new devices: a new phone called Pixel, a new version of Chromecast, a WiFi router, a home integration hub called Google Home, and a virtual reality headset called Daydream. They started their talk with an update on how they are making things like search and […]

Self–Driving Cars: Are They Ready For Primetime?

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It seems like the summer of 2016 has heralded the arrival of the self–driving car.  Uber, Google, Volvo, Ford, and others automotive and technology companies have all announced testing and pilot programs for autonomous vehicles. The idea of self–driving (or autonomous) vehicles is not new. As a child, I remember watching Woody Allen’s movie, Sleeper, in which Woody Allen plays Mills […]

Two Factor Authorization – What it is and do you need it?

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Few weeks go by where we don’t hear of a serious data breach. Unless directly affected by the news, most people find the report interesting and continue with their day–to–day activities without giving the implications of the news additional thought. But this raises an interesting question: Even if you or someone you know isn’t directly affected by […]

Science Now! A look at the LIGO experiment

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On February 11, 2016, in front of a world wide audience, scientific history was made. Scientists from around the world announced that gravitational waves had been detected using twin LIGO detectors located in Washington and Louisiana. LIGO, which stands for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational–wave Observatory, is a collaborative experiment involving scientists from some of the leading research institutions in […]