In his great book about the future of AI, “The Fourth Age” (highly recommended!), GigaOM CEO Byron Reese (Twitter) hypothetically asks WHEN will we create that mysterious Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), if at all. He says that he gets different answers from different people. And therein lies the answer. In “Wisdom of Crowds” by James […]
Tesla stock price rockets up – can AI tell us what’s next?
Today Elon Musk, our lord and savior, made a surprise announcement during Tesla‘s earnings call – they’re actually turning a profit! In fact, with $1.86 earnings per share (beating analysts and everyone else’s expectations, really), Tesla’s stock price is up over 20% today in after-hours trading to a whopping $304-ish per share price, which is […]
Google achieves Quantum Supremacy, again.
Today, Wednesday October 23rd 2019 Google announced that its quantum supercomputer named “Sycamore” achieved so-called “quantum computational supremacy” by solving a complex problem in 200 seconds that would take today’s most powerful supercomputer 10 000 of years to crack. OK, actually today marks the day when Google PUBLISHED their results officially – in Nature magazine, […]
Donald Trump and Obama speaking perfect Chinese thanks to AI
Whoa – mindblowing performance from China’s iFlyTek and their translation AI. The voice sounds just like Trump, pitch, inflection, etc. Same with Obama. I imagine deepfakes but with voices. This progress is as creepy as it is absolutely thrilling to me. The fact that China got there first is disconcerting though. Please help - LIKE […]
Why Arizona is the ideal launch pad for Fintech (and other) Startups
In 2018, Arizona became the first State in the Nation to adopt what’s referred to as a “regulatory sandbox” – in practice this means a fintech startup (and here I’m thinking AI-based fintechs but it could be non-AI) can serve up to 10 000 customers for 2 years before they have to get a license. […]
Kai-Fu takes great care in explaining the differences in how Western and Chinese folks approach AI. In short: we’re doomed. Not really. But AI Super-Powers is well worth a read or listen (Audible). Please help - LIKE and TWEET ! Thank you!
Apparently the way I’ve been saying Azure (“Ah-ZOOR”) is the British-English way. The fine dudes that run Azure at Microsoft pronounce it “AH-shure” or “A-sher”, depending on who you’re listening to. Supposed to rhyme with the word “pressure”. This sounds weird to me but, OK. Please help - LIKE and TWEET ! Thank you!