AI: promises and perils

A Q&A with HPE’s Dr. Eng Lim Goh on AI, ethics, and the future Dr. Eng Lim Goh, vice president and chief technology officer for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has spent his career considering what machines can do, what they might do, and what they shouldn’t do. As AI hasContinue reading “AI: promises and perils”

How growing up in the Navy made certain truths self-evident

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence Diversity provides a competitive and creative edge, no matter your ethnicity. I’m a straight, white sonContinue reading “How growing up in the Navy made certain truths self-evident”

Digitizing Shakespeare

Our world is currently characterized by digitization. On a daily basis we interact with digital tools and properties. However, if we think about digitization in general, we probably think about the big things first: communications (who writes letters these days?), transportation (how many times have we cursed at the computers that make our new carsContinue reading “Digitizing Shakespeare”

Comic: An oral history of failure, and (partial) redemption

I have published my profile of comedian Dave Anthony on Medium. Check yourself, before you wreck yourself. What? “We had a practice run at Largo,” he said, referring to the LA comedy and music club. “A couple of his jokes didn’t fly and he he just kind of started attacking the crowd. His portion was kindContinue reading “Comic: An oral history of failure, and (partial) redemption”

Happy Saint David’s Day, You Mutants!

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant, you monsters, Cymry and non alike. St. David, Wales’s patron saint, was famous for inventing the scooter, the daffodil, rounding up all the snakes and sending them over to Ireland and tricking the Scottish into playing the bagpipes. So give thanks unto him. By today, the daffodils are usually blooming andContinue reading “Happy Saint David’s Day, You Mutants!”

Excerpts from News is Entertainment and Entertainment is Work

In honor of the passing of my friend, I am republishing my Joe posts These are excerpts from “News is Entertainment and Entertainment is Work,” which was built out of email exchanges with my friends, including Joe. Oh, man — “Segway.” Jesus. Joe, tell them your know how to “rite” like “kreyzee” “cuhz” “U” “A”Continue reading “Excerpts from News is Entertainment and Entertainment is Work”