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AI “Start-Ups” Will Raise More Funds in 2017 Than The Last 10 Years Combined

As you know, there's a ton of "AI Overhype" in the media these days. Is it just a bunch of blah blah chasing the new new thing?  Don't follow the words, follow the money. 2017 is the year AI start-up funding exploded, but not in the way you may think.  Take a look at this chart … Continue reading AI “Start-Ups” Will Raise More Funds in 2017 Than The Last 10 Years Combined

This is What It Felt Like to Code My First AI Algorithm

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first neural network. … Continue reading This is What It Felt Like to Code My First AI Algorithm

5,000 Open “Deep Learning” Jobs: Half are in These 7 Cities

I've been fascinated with the "where" question for AI.  Those who win AI will be those who can attract the best talent. And then, talent begets more talent.  Yes, it's a time of the super-team in the NBA, and AI is no different. The cities that win, win big. So, I did a jobs search on … Continue reading 5,000 Open “Deep Learning” Jobs: Half are in These 7 Cities

Starting a New Business? 4 Things to Do & to Avoid

"I've got a great idea. Where should I start?" I've started 5 businesses - some have done well, others have failed very well, some TBD. When I get this question, here's what I tell people: Summarize your idea on 1 page and as a one-liner. Brevity forces clarity. The idea can't just be an amorphous mass floating around … Continue reading Starting a New Business? 4 Things to Do & to Avoid

6 in 10 of You Will Share This Link Without Reading It

Social media allows everyone with an internet connection to be a journalist. With great power comes great responsibility. One alarming trend of the shirking of this responsibility is that most people don't even read the articles they share/retweet. It's no wonder that UpWorthy writers must write 25 headlines before they arrive at the final version - … Continue reading 6 in 10 of You Will Share This Link Without Reading It

Where are all the Awesome Questions?

These days, there are lots of experts (and frankly, even more non-experts) out there sharing their expertise. In fact, the world's most pressing problems require the collaboration of diverse expertise. However, much more important than great expertise are great questions. No matter where you are religiously, one model in this area is Jesus. Look at … Continue reading Where are all the Awesome Questions?

Why Can’t I Stop Swiping Down Every 10 Seconds?

Have you ever swiped down on your phone to refresh your email? And done so, repeatedly? Hi, my name is Kínyúngú, and I'm a recovering email addict.  What is it about email anyways that gets our juices flowing so much?  It's not a pretty sight, as email addiction could be just a nicer-looking veneer to what's … Continue reading Why Can’t I Stop Swiping Down Every 10 Seconds?

2 Types of Control Freaks, 1 You Never See Coming

Type 1: They are compelled to control everything (and everyone) externally. They have an internal standard that compels them to change their environment.  You can't just do what they want, you have to do it how they want it, and when they want it. They feel at peace when they feel in control. Know someone like … Continue reading 2 Types of Control Freaks, 1 You Never See Coming