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GPT-4 is Still a Rumor

People should listen closely to Sam Altman when he speaks about AI. We are all amazed by the productivity increases enabled by GPT 3.5 and ChatGPT, but speculating about the capabilities of GPT4 is just dumb. We'll know when we know. Continue Reading →
I understand why teachers are worried about students using ChatGPT, but let's not forget that students have always found ways to cheat, chatbots or not. I think it's more important to focus on how we can use these tools in a positive way in education. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Day 2

I'm putting together a rather extensive list of things that got my attention at CES®. In the meantime, I was reintroduced to a marriage-saving technology that I was challenged to try: The Motion Pillow. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Pre-Show News Day

CES 2023
The booths and exhibits at CES 2023 are still under construction, but I've been walking the show floor for the past two days and talking to product managers while my team has attended official press conferences. Many of the most exciting announcements are under embargo until the show officially opens tonight, but here are a few interesting items with far-reaching implications. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Pre-Show News

Greetings from Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. CES® 2023 begins this week, and Las Vegas is starting to get busy. I walked the show floor (all of it) yesterday afternoon, and you can call it the "New CES." Continue Reading →

Heading to CES 2023

Greetings from Terminal 4 at JFK. I'm so excited to be heading off to CES 2023 this morning. Our tech briefings and floor tours are completely sold out (customized online versions are still available and start the week after the show), but this week is all about being live and in-person in Sin City! Continue Reading →
Midjourney - boy looking towards the future
I have two slides at the end of most of my presentations. One is my investible theses for the upcoming year and the other is stuff that has my attention. As we head into 2023, I thought it might be fun to look at a deck from 2018 and see if I got any of it right five years ago. I'll let you be the judge. Continue Reading →
At a dinner party the other night, a very accomplished business person told a story about how he and his wife were certain that their devices were listening to their conversations. “I was talking to my wife about a pair of designer shoes that she wanted to purchase, and not 10 minutes later while she was doing some online research for work, she saw an ad for that exact pair of shoes. She hadn’t searched for the shoes; the ad just appeared. Clearly, our computers or our phones are listening.” Some people nodded in agreement, and others began to chime in. Continue Reading →
CNN obtained an internal memo to Meta's (formerly Facebook's) content moderation team that noted that “political speech is ineligible for fact-checking. This includes the words a politician says as well as photo, video, or other content that is clearly labeled as created by the politician or their campaign.” The memo was in direct response to requests for guidance from Meta's internal and external fact checkers. Continue Reading →

The Warbot Pledge

Boston Dynamics and a half-dozen other manufacturers have signed an open letter pledging not to build war robots or weaponize their platforms. Agility Robotics, ANYbotics, Clearpath Robotics, Open Robotics, and Unitree Robotics all joined Boston Dynamics in the agreement. Continue Reading →

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