I Just Coded My First AI, and I Didn’t Expect it to Feel Like This

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 I Just Coded My First AI, and I Didn’t Expect it to Feel Like This

Amazon’s AI Strategy is a Thing of Beauty

You know that feeling when you've just seen the most perfect sunset? Or when you watch Roger Federer hit a perfect drop shot in the most unexpected situation?  Or that first time you heard "Alexander Hamilton?" Utter. Beauty. That's exactly how I feel as I learn about Amazon's last-to-leader ascension with AI.  As it turns … Continue reading Amazon’s AI Strategy is a Thing of Beauty

How Dangerous Will AI Be? 30 Leaders Weigh In

Will AI save us or kill us, or both? Look at what these 30+ key business leaders, world leaders, and AI experts have to say, and you will get everything from "we're summoning the demon," (Elon Musk) to "with AI especially, I am really optimistic," (Mark Zuckerberg).  The actual quotes are below, but here's where … Continue reading How Dangerous Will AI Be? 30 Leaders Weigh In

Forget About Amazon HQ2, Where will AI be Headquartered?

238 cities are vying to become Amazon's second headquarters.  An estimated 1 million words (War & Peace twice over!) have been written speculating the much-anticipated outcome. With all the hype, we're ignoring a more important question: where will artificial intelligence be headquartered? Won't these new AI HQs spawn the next 10 Amazons? To find these cities, … Continue reading Forget About Amazon HQ2, Where will AI be Headquartered?

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