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Getting off this Rock

Congrats to the amazing NASA team for landing a new rover on Mars Monday. The successful landing was filled with so much tension, like their calculations were off and it would fail in the last seven minutes. Would love to have compared that…

Expanding Your Horizons - and Taking Your Job

Suddenly, every company seems to have mastered AI. Judging from their marketing, you’d expect sentient robots scurrying about making all their products bigger, faster, and more personalized; making every business more profitable, efficient,…

Finding the Intelligence in the Machine

I usually stand alone when I proclaim how much I loved The Lawnmower Man, the 1992 film based on a Stephen King short story.  Despite it getting a 42 metascore from Metacritic, it was a seriously important film for me.  It proceeded other…

Bow to Your Robot Overlords

In an article entitled, “You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think,” writer Kevin Drum states: “The AI Revolution will be nothing like [the industrial revolution]. When robots become as smart and capable as human…
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The Robots Have Terrible Taste

Last year, McCann Japan built an artificial intelligence creative director (AI-CD).  The machine uses troves of past advertisements to draw upon to create a new ad.  The client, Clorets, got to pit man and machine. Two ads were created, you…

Yelling at Home

I never took kindly to Siri. It consistently took a few tries to understand me, and then when it finally accepted what I was saying, it took too long to get my answer. It was simply always easier to type. It is different, however, having…
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Pattern Turking

I’m forever enamored with the idea of “scale.” You hear it a lot. Sure, some companies are doing it well. But if you dig under the surface of the companies that say they are scaling, they really aren’t. Take Zenefits. One of my favorite…