It might seem crazy, but as the writer points out, it isn’t impossible to beat Google, especially now. He lays out his case. Here are some salient points but it is really worth a read. The Achilles heel for me is this point he makes, “The search engine’s lack of rich customization best serves the paying customers (advertisers), rather than the end users.” The whole thread is educational, informative and smart. Worth a read, if you are interested in Google, the web and its future.
The massive Equifax breach which generated a lot of media coverage and angry statements from Congress has amounted to nothing – nada, zilch, zero.
…the aftermath of the breach played out like a familiar script: white-hot, bipartisan outrage, followed by hearings and a flurry of proposals that went nowhere. As is often the case, Congress gradually shifted to other priorities..
As long as we have technology illiterates running the country, we are going to keep paying the price with our data, privacy and eventually our democracy.
Current day AI and ML is nothing like the intelligence or learning possessed by biological systems. They are both very narrow slices of the whole system. They are not particularly powerful.
Amen! I definitely think this is worth a read this weekend.
Whether we like it or not, the climate change is happening and is having a significant impact on society and humanity. Denial isn’t going to solve the issue, and it is time for all to think about ways to deal with what is to come. Here is a rewind of the year — fires and hurricanes became a norm in 2017.
Seriously see the whole thing. It is quite lovely. (h/t Hodinkee)