Yes on the former, no on the later.
Creativity is (as we say) contextually driven. In the eye of the proverbial beholder. Similar to our perception of beauty, intelligence or personality.
Creativity is very contextual, and easily scalable. But not so — is Innovation.
There’s no rule that says “one woman’s view on some new product or service makes it innovative.”
We love her opinion, but it’s just that — HER opinion. And if this so-called innovative product sells a million copies or gets a billion views and makes somebody a fortune — that STILL doesn’t make it Innovative.
A bad idea or product, is still a bad idea or product. …
You start with the data — the most cherished and valuable piece of the equation. Without large datasets of content, AI doesn’t work.
So to answer the question “how can we control AI?” we start with “who creates the data?” Well, we do — of course. Us humans.
As long as we’re the folks creating the data, everything will be fine. How many people realized that when they joined Facebook — they’d be signing up to become data machines?
How many people realized that Facebook is all about harvesting the data that we create, monetizing that data and profiting from it? …
Two years ago Barney Pell, an AI inventor and investor, gave me some killer advice — when I told him I was working on a ChatBot entertainment product:
“always make sure that your users KNOW what your ChatBot understands.”
What Barney was saying to me was “It’s impossible to truly use a ChatBot (and its hidden value) unless you see how to control it — but since ChatBots don’t have any user interface (beside a Messaging input field) its imperative to somehow let the user know what the ChatBots commands, controls and key words/functions are — or else you’ll fail.”
In our quickly expanding world of technology, things can be roughly divided up into two camps: Apple and everybody else. Its always been that way.
That’s why Steve Jobs returned to Apple — so he could show the world that building products — from a singular software and hardware perspective — could be superior in every way. The iPod was WinAmp + MP3 player. The iPhone was touch screen PDA + Phone + Media (iPod, Cam, Mic) + App platform. The iPad was a shrunken down MacBook, with touch screen running the latest coolio Apple OS. …
Whether it be the NYTimes lying about you, VCs stealing your company or your wife berating you for not becoming a Lyft driver — the life of the entrepreneur is a hard one.
We choose this life cause there’s no way in hell we’re working for some BigCo — based on making money as their #1 priority. Money is important — yes — but so is changing the world, moving the world forward and family.
Don’t forget family and life and happiness. Company cultures nowadays are starting to understand that their worker’s happience is a key part of their company’s culture. …
Apple’s new iPhone announcements (and reaction to it from Om Malik) have convinced me that us 3rd party developers need to be thinking about hybrid AI solutions.
We’re not going to get everything we need from one walled garden behemoth.
Apple provides us state-of-the-art media smartphones with ML at the edge and a brand quality of the first $Trillion$ company. Google defines what an AI Cloud platform should be; with industry defining infrastructure, smarts, research, pragmatic development platforms, reuseable libraries and an inclusive approach to 3rd party plug-ins and participation.
Apple blows it in participation and Siri sucks. Google can’t convince all those Android developers to build the right thing, and they’ll always be infighting and differentiation which will make Android devices inferior to iOS. …
Bots are evil. They wake you up in the morning, trying to sell you insurance. Bots elected Trump, help Facebook “monetize us”, game Instagram (with fake followers) and do all sorts of other kinds of “evil tasks.”
That’s ‘cause Bots do what their masters tell them to do. Bots are filled up with data and tasks defined by their owners, and since so many Bot vendors are evil — thus their Bots are evil.
We live in an age where technology exploits and monetizes us — and Bot creators don’t think twice about using technology to sell you something, spam your phone, steal elections or harvest you — as data. …
Who else knows my life story — better than me?
In the interests of getting the story right — here are edits which can then be refered to and “cited” — in the spirit of getting the facts right.
Both begin with S.
And the word Soul also begins with the letter S as well.
Songs have hooks, bass lines, riddim, lyrics, chord progression, solos and song structure.
Songs are known for repeatable cycles, chorus and verses.
Songs make up the basis of the music industry and popular song has been a cornerstone of popular cutlure for over 500 years. The people of Elizabethean England sang “popular songs.”
Stories have arcs, themes, characters, endings, conflict and resolve.
Stories are known for iconic roles, characteristic conflict and resolve and well-recognized plot lines endings.
Stories have been around since the dawn of time and we’ve studied stories — as well as turns stories into money — for just about as long a time. …
Since the dawn of time humans have been telling Stories.
Nowadays we tell stories with our SmartPhones.
Good news is that these super computers in our pockets are full multimedia creation engines. Video shooting, taking photos and audio recording is as easy as email and social media.
We document our lives, gossip and connect with others — all via our SmartPhones. Though it wasn’t as big of a deal back in the 90’s — taking photos and videos of yourself — seems like the natural thing to do since the dawn of multimedia.
This process of telling stories with our smartphones even has it’s own name: Selfies. …