So sorry I broke the weekly rhythm (again). Had some busy weeks in the PhD defining research (more focus, etc), next to another time consuming activity, organising a conference. Let’s jump into a couple of interesting reads.
We have a new website now. Thanks to Marcel for the fresh looks and WP templates. Check out all on the program (28 sessions, 10 keynotes, and more to experience), and still feel free to use this code to register with a discount :-)
Benedict Evans is a master in clearing up trends. The end of the beginning has already begun but need to be start to gain impact. The first 20 years was about Ecommerce and advertising, the next 20 years is about everything else.
An older article from this summer that describes very well how a apparently small device is making a huge impact in our relation with technology. Airpods are making augmented technology reality, and our paving the road for a new perception of human interactions.
“Misschien moeten we Kants stelregel omgekeerd leren toepassen: als mensen geen middel mogen worden, dan mogen de middelen ook niet te menselijk worden. Er zullen omgangsvormen moeten ontstaan tussen mens en machine die een respectvolle omgang tussen mensen onderling ondersteunen.”
“These potential vulnerabilities illustrate the ways in which current progress in A.I. is stymied by the barrier of meaning. Anyone who works with A.I. systems knows that behind the facade of humanlike visual abilities, linguistic fluency and game-playing prowess, these programs do not — in any humanlike way — understand the inputs they process or the outputs they produce. The lack of such understanding renders these programs susceptible to unexpected errors and undetectable attacks.”