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Learnings & Musings on AI, ML, Data Science & Python

The Most Automated Catch, Part 1

I was watching an old episode of Deadliest Catch recently and one of the captains said he’d staff the boat with robots and run it from Seattle if he could. Naturally, that got me thinking… First, could robots crab fish? Most of the process could be automated pretty easily, it’s a lot of repetitive actions. But, they are complicated by … Read More


The Arms Race Begins 🔫

China is developing autonomous AI-powered attack submarines. So this should be fun. Here are a couple totally not terrifying things about them. 🙁 “The AI has no soul. It is perfect for this kind of job,” said Lin Yang, Chief Scientist on the project. “[An AI sub] can be instructed to take down a nuclear-powered submarine or other high-value targets. … Read More


Centaurs Wear Ties 👔

I’m firmly in the Augmented Intelligence camp when it comes to where I think the real benefits lie when it comes to AI. Turns out the biggest benefit for business comes from pairing humans with machines, not replacing. 👤+🤖=❤️ In our research involving 1,500 companies, we found that firms achieve the most significant performance improvements when humans and machines work … Read More


A Cautionary Tale ⚠️

Automation can be a wonderful thing. It can also turn a small human error and snowball it out of control, like this story illustrates. Systems need fail safes and other checks so that humans can intervene if/when needed. Technology is supposed to help us, not control us. 🚥 This is one of the reasons why I am in the centaur … Read More


BurgerBot 🍔

This video from TechCrunch is a really cool glimpse of one the many possible AI futures. Not because they built a robot with some AI capabilities to make you an obsessively engineered burger all by itself, but because of the business model Alex, the creator and owner of Creator, lays out at the end. 💱 This is an example of … Read More


Alexa, Update 🖲

Tech Fest season continues! Amazon announced some cool updates to Alexa via blog and conference appearance. 🎊 These updates will make interacting with Alexa feel more like interacting with a human. Not because she (it?) is getting and smarter necessarily, but because the interface is improving. Amazon is continuing to put the customer experience at the forefront, which is why … Read More


The Whole Will Be Greater Than the Sum of the Parts

I’m incredibly optimistic about the potential of human-machine teams, or centaurs. And not just because the name for them is cool and mythical. I think they make AI more immediately useful as the human can handle the intangible “soft skills” we’ve yet to figure out how to recreate in code and the machine can handle the crazy computation and pattern … Read More