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Bias and Truth and AI, Oh My

I was just accepted to speak at the Toronto Machine Learning Summit next month, a circumstance that I never thought might happen.  I am not an academic researcher, after all, and while I have jumped back into machine learning after a hiatus of two decades, many more are fundamentally better at it than me. 282 more words

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In the Clutch

I wrote a little while back about how some people are able to recognize the importance of the right decision or action in a given situation, and respond in a positive fashion.  445 more words

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The Human In the Loop

A couple of years ago, I did a presentation entitled “Famous Software Failures”.  It described six events in history where poor quality or untested software caused significant damage, monetary loss, or death. 364 more words

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Are We Wrong About the Future of Digital Life?

Digital life offers the promise of no friction in our lives; that is, no difficulty in doing anything ordinary, such as shopping, meeting people, or traveling.  445 more words

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More About Friction and Life

Apparently the next wave of getting friction out of our lives is to text people we are visiting, rather than ringing a doorbell (paywall).  It seems that doorbells disturb people (okay, in particular young people).  340 more words

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Rage Against the Machine

No, not them.  Rather, it is the question of our getting frustrated with our devices.  I might have an appointment that my device fails to remind me of (likely a setting we forgot, or something that was inadvertently turned off), and I snap at the device, rather than chastising myself for forgetting it.   226 more words

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Google Blew It

I don’t think that statement surprises anyone.  Google had the opportunity to make a definitive statement about the technology industry, competence, inclusion, ability, and teamwork, and instead blew it as only a big, bureaucratic company could.  524 more words

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