Governance and regulation is falling behind current development. Is a pause in AI development the answer? An open letter penned by a number of AI researcher employed by large universities was published March 22nd, calling for a pause in AI development to allow for the development of safety protocols. The letter mentions a time period … Continue reading Do We Need An AI Break?
SVB has gone broke. Now what?
Silicon Valley Bank, or SVB among friends, was a Silicon Valley institution. Operating in the bay area for decades, it was where many startups got their first business loan, and a lot of tech industry workers had their private banking business there, too. I was a customer there, too, for a while back when I … Continue reading SVB has gone broke. Now what?
How Google Became The Incumbent
AI shots were fired in the past week, and one company's volley missed it's mark entirely. We're witnessing an interesting, almost seismic, shift in the tech industry these days. And no, I'm not talking about the layoffs that have swept the tech industry, tragic as they are (but tech isn't somehow impervious to macro economic … Continue reading How Google Became The Incumbent
2022: The Books
Another year behind us, and as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a recap of the books I’ve read in the year that has passed. This year, I've read 27 books, which is apparently the new par for the course. And as always, it's been a combination of classic fiction, topical books, and books … Continue reading 2022: The Books
Innovation: How To Know What To Do
If you have the right mandate, working in Digital Innovation you should have a pretty broad range of products, technologies, and projects you can do. But this can lead to paralysis-by-options, where what can do keeps you from figuring out what you should do. But there's a fix. Knowing how to prioritize any new proposal … Continue reading Innovation: How To Know What To Do
Apple Watch Ultra – Long(ish) term review
Back in September, Apple launched the new "pro" edition of their Watch, called the Watch Ultra. And a rare bit of fanboy-ing, I preordered it the next day. A few days after the release of it, I got mine in the mail. So what's it like, about two months in? Let's take a look. I've … Continue reading Apple Watch Ultra – Long(ish) term review
My Favorite Sci-Fi Movies
I've always loved sci-fi. As an 80s kid, I basically grew up on Star Wars, and that fostered my love of sci-fi (though some people would claim Star Wars isn't "proper" sci-fi, but more space fantasy, as it contains magical elements). But as with any other genre, there's good and bad versions of it, and … Continue reading My Favorite Sci-Fi Movies
The State of The Home Office
COVID isn't gone, of course, but outside of a few select countries, it does seem like nation-wide lockdowns and work-from-home mandates are behind us for now. Which begs the question, where are we with working from home? First of all, it's been rebranded. Maybe its because "work from home" has a lockdown ring to it, … Continue reading The State of The Home Office
Friday Dose of Good News
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a method to create a plant oil from microalgae that can replace palm oil. Not only will this help save vulnerable jungle ecosystems, in particular in South-East Asia, as well as climate-critical mangrove growth, the oil it produces is also better for human consumption. Palm … Continue reading Friday Dose of Good News
Let’s Tackle Disease
I'm a big believer in positivity. I like to think that I can see the glass as being half full most of the time. Sure, I can find myself in a bit of a funk from time to time, but I've found a good remedy of that is to find something positive and focus on … Continue reading Let’s Tackle Disease