A collection of published work across various outlets and periods. I write about the intersection of Technology, Data, Software, Innovation, and Society.
Topics include AI, Knowledge Graphs, Analytics, Algorithms, the Commons, Environment and Sustainability, Blockchain and DLT, Decentralization, Future of Work, Science, Emerging Tech, and more.
|Getting there: Structured data, semantics, robotics, and the future of AI | ZDNet|
Leveraging structure in data is key to making progress in AI, says AI prodigy Gary Marcus. A forward-looking view on Software 2.0, AI chips, robotics, and the future of AI
|Rebooting AI: Deep learning, meet knowledge graphs | ZDNet|
Gary Marcus, a prominent figure in AI, is on a mission to instill a breath of fresh air to a discipline he sees as in danger of stagnating. Knowledge graphs, the 20-year old hype, may have something to offer there
|What’s next for AI: Gary Marcus talks about the journey toward robust artificial intelligence | ZDNet|
Gary Marcus is one of the more prominent, and controversial, figures in AI. Going beyond his critique on Deep Learning, which is what many people know him for, Marcus puts forward a well-rounded proposal for robust AI
|AI and automation vs. the COVID-19 pandemic: Trading liberty for safety | ZDNet|
Reports on the use of AI to respond to COVID-19 may have been greatly exaggerated. But does the rush to pandemic-fighting solutions like thermal scanners, face recognition and immunity passports signal the normalization of surveillance technologies?
|Make software great again: can open source be ethical and fair?|
Is there a way to go beyond open source, and have ethical, fair software in a cloud-first world? This is what some people in the open source community think.
|Amazon and commercial open source in the cloud: It’s complicated|
What do the data tell us about the relationship between cloud vendors -- specifically, Amazon and commercial open source vendors?
|From data to knowledge and AI via graphs: Technology to support a knowledge-based economy | ZDNet|
In the new knowledge-based digital world, encoding and making use of business and operational knowledge is the key to making progress and staying competitive. Here's a shortlist of technologies and processes that can support this transition, and what they are about
|Lightning-fast Python for 100x faster performance from Saturn Cloud, now available on Snowflake | ZDNet|
Python, the most popular language for data science and machine learning, gets a huge boost from Dask, an open source framework for running it in a distributed way on top of GPUs. Saturn Cloud, a startup offering Dask as service, is now a Snowflake partner, making Dask available to the masses
|Trailblaizing end-to-end AI application development for the edge: Blaize releases AI Studio | ZDNet|
You might not know it by reading this news, but Blaize is an AI chip company. Blaize is now boldly going where none of its ilk has gone before, releasing a software development product. And that's not the only reason AI Studio is interesting
|Meet Stargate, DataStax’s GraphQL for databases. First stop – Cassandra | ZDNet|
A flexible API is key to database accessibility and developer friendliness today. Cassandra was lacking in that department, and DataStax is trying to address this with the release of a new API layer called Stargate