Why isn't AI helping us today with COVID-19?
As America teeters on the edge of a medical catastrophe, you may wonder if Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help. The bad news: today, not much. The good news: tomorrow's doctors will be supercharged with the expertise of millions of cases. But how do you train an AI agent without its mistakes killing real people?
Hacking brain-computer interfaces
Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are still in their infancy, yet they've already been hacked. As well as the machine learning models they're built on, For once, can we build in security from the ground up, rather than trying to duct tape it on later? What, and overthrow decades of poor security practice? Not likely
Did Jony Ive jump or was he pushed?
Jony Ive is a brilliant designer. He helped bring Apple back from a near death experience with the original iMac and iBooks and, later, MacBooks. But he also accounted for a number of costly flops, that, while Apple would never admit it, would have sunk even more accomplished executives.
The coolest thing you didn't see at CES 2020
A stunning 8k, 3D display. And no glasses, thankfully, unlike the failed 3D TVs. Why didn't you see it? It wasn't on the show floor. But I did, high up in the Venetian, and I'm wondering why Apple doesn't buy these guys. Here's some, sorry, not 8K video of the display.
CES 2020 Trend: Onboarding AI
CES didn't have an overarching tech, like 3D or huge flat screens, of past years. As I've reflected on what I saw at the show, what emerged is a new trend: a tech inflection point that will define much of the coming decade's challenges and opportunities. That trend is onboarding Artificial Intelligence.