Remember Kodak? For those of you who don't, Kodak dominated the photography industry (film and paper) for most of the 20th century. At its peak, it had more than 80% market share in the U.S. and 50% globally. By 2006, the company was destroyed by digital photography. Continue Reading →
My Sunday essay was about Generative Synthetic Media. If you don't know what that is, have a quick look at the post, then go play around (pun intended) with some examples you'll find in this Google Research paper: MusicLM: Generating Music From Text. Continue Reading →

Thoughtful Debate Friday

Here's something to ponder and discuss. There's a case before the Supreme Court brought by the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, who was killed in the 2015 Islamic State terrorist attack in Paris. The plaintiffs claim that YouTube, a unit of Google, aided ISIS by recommending the terrorist group’s videos to users, and that because the videos recommended harmful content, the platform should not be protected. Continue Reading →

AI Hiding In Plain Sight

This is absolutely the year of AI, and the announcements are just going to keep on coming. One of the biggest opportunities for value creation in the next few years will be companies that leverage the base layers provided by large language models and finely tune highly-specialized middle layers above them. Continue Reading →
Digital identification is one of the most interesting Web3 use cases, and many consider the concept central to the evolution of Web3. In theory, each of us would have a non-transferable token known as a self-sovereign ID (SSI) or a decentralized ID (DID). These smart contracts would allow us to control our data destiny, deciding for ourselves what data we wished to share with others. Continue Reading →
Removing personal identifiable information (PII) from Google searches is easier than ever, thanks to Google’s “Results about you.” Shelly Palmer speaks with Dan Bowens and Tashanea Whitlow on Fox 5's Good Day New York about what to know, how to use the feature, and further steps you need to take. Continue Reading →