There’s a new economic force at work in the machine learning revolution that is capable of generating increasing returns to scale, much as network effects did in the internet revolution.

This force is automated learning, and its business impact comes in the form of learning effects: the more a product…


“I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher and historian

Crowds can be remarkably unwise, particularly on complex subjects where the stakes are highest.

There is no charitable way to discern wisdom in the result of the Brexit vote. This isn’t a judgment…


The Barbell Effect of Machine Learning

If there is one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it is arguably machine learning. By enabling computers to learn certain things more efficiently than humans and discover certain things that humans cannot, machine…

Nick Beim

Venture investor, technology enthusiast

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