The Paradox of the Artificial Zen Master:
If we make an artificial Zen master, And it perfectly reproduces everything that a real Zen master can say or do, Is it a Zen master?
No. To be an actual Zen master it would have to be sentient.…
Read More “Spiritual Machines are Not Possible”
In 2009, I published a diagram about the future evolution of the Web, called
“Intelligence is in the Connections.” Much of what I predicted has occurred – we have witnessed the growth of social media, natural language search and speech interfaces, intelligent assistants, and massively multiplayer online virtual worlds and games.… Read More “Towards a Unified Metaverse”
When I was eight years old, I had a very unusual dream in which I saw many lifetimes of my future. In this dream I saw a very clear picture of what the world would go through for perhaps a century or two into the future.…
Read More “The Keeper of the Book: My Childhood Dream of the Future”
My work with the Arch Mission Foundation to build a backup of planet Earth was
recently featured in Newsweek.
Today, we are launching
Technological progress often comes from incremental improvements to existing technologies, rather than major evolutionary leaps. But occasionally there is a truly fundamental advance that improves the entire foundation on which we are building. This is the type of leap we are announcing today.…
Read More “Announcing Fuzionaire Diagnostics: a True Breakthrough in Chemistry, Applied to Saving Lives”
It’s mind blowing. An object I conceived of and had made, which was in my house, that I held in my hand, and once carried in my pocket, is now orbiting the sun for millions of years, near the asteroid belt, moving faster than a bullet, in a red Tesla Roadster.…
Read More “Sun Stone”
Arch Mission Foundation Announces Our Payload On SpaceX Falcon Heavy
I am thrilled to announce the launch of the first Arch
™ payload, on board the Falcon Heavy Test Launch, with SpaceX.
Read the full blog post here:
goal at the Arch Mission Foundation ™ is to permanently archive human knowledge for thousands to billions of years.… Read More “Arch Mission Foundation Announces Our Payload On SpaceX Falcon Heavy”
I’m quoted in this article in TheStreet.com on what predictions Blade Runner got wrong.
In the place of artificial intelligence, we have what Spivack calls “artificial stupidity,” which makes robots do the “stupid things” humans don’t want to do, such as vacuuming your house.
Read More “What Did Blade Runner Get Wrong?”
Today we began to reveal a little more of what we’ve been working on in stealth mode, since last December. It’s a new science and technology startup studio, based in Los Angeles, called
You might think of Magical as a moonshot factory, except that we’re not just aiming for the moon.…
Read More “Magical, My New Startup Studio in LA, Comes Out of Stealth”
I was quoted several times in
this article on the future of bots and intelligent assistants, in The Atlantic.
Today we are officially announcing the
Arch Mission — a non-profit foundation dedicated to spreading humanity’s knowledge across the distant reaches of space and time. I first wrote about this concept in 2015. We have been working in stealth since then and now I am proud to announce the project has reached a major milestone.
The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal covered the announcement of
Bottlenose’s Nerve Center 3.0 platform today. They did a nice job capturing the big idea here.
It’s Time to Automate the Analyst
I have been speaking about the need for “automating the analyst” for several years. This need is prompted not only by the data deluge — the Cambrian explosion of data volume, velocity, and variety of data sources — but also by the simple reality that enterprises cannot hire the number of data scientists they need to adapt to this new environment.…
Read More “AI, BI, and the Necessity of Automating the Analyst”
I’m thrilled to say that my company,
Bottlenose, has been selected by Gartner Group as a 2016 Cool Vendor in In-Memory Computing.
I’m very proud of the team and what we built here. Truly the next-generation of business intelligence, powered by AI and streaming analytics.…
Read More “Bottlenose Named Gartner Cool Vendor in In-Memory Computing”
I had a fun
chat with Nathan Latka on his podcast, about my Venture Studio process and some of the deals I’ve produced.
Read my new article about how to evolve Twitter,
I’ve spent many years studying,
writing about, building, and funding companies (such as Bottlenose, Klout, and The Daily Dot) in Twitter’s ecosystem.
media chatter, I am still bullish on Twitter – as should be any investor who understands the social network’s fundamentals and true potential.
Read More “How Twitter Could be 10X Bigger, 100X More Profitable, and 1000X More Awesome”
My new article on the growing role of the Chief Analytics Officer has gone live on GigaOm. Read it
The fundamental problem that Twitter has is engagement. If engagement can be corrected, the whole Twitter ecosystem (and their stock price) will improve.
Improving Twitter engagement comes down to fixing the core consumption experience.
First of all what’s wrong with the consumption experience?…
Read More “How to Solve Twitter’s Engagement Problem: Add Semantics”
With the resignation of Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, there has been a sudden burst in commentary on what is wrong with Twitter, and where they should focus next.
There are suggestions that Twitter should focus on
live real-time events. There are suggestions that Twitter should focus on algorithms to filter content so they are more like Facebook.… Read More “Twitter’s Future is Actually Its Past – Where Twitter Went Wrong and How to Right It”
I have been thinking about Twitter for many years. One of the interesting trends that many of us who share an interest in social networks have been tracking is the decline in engagement on Twitter.
Indeed this decline is not only evident from Twitter’s own metrics and reporting, but also to anyone who has been an active user of Twitter since the early days of the service.
article in Venturebeat about the emerging Venture Production Studio model, which I wrote about in 2011 here on this blog.
my article in Semanticweb.com about the significance of 2014 in Semantic Web history.
Google is moving away from hand-made ontologies — they were never a fan of them. From the early days, Google’s philosophy has been biased towards big data over manually constructed knowledge.
Read More “2014: A Turning Point for the Semantic Web”
Cards are fast becoming the
hot new design paradigm for mobile apps, but their importance goes far beyond mobile. Cards are modular, bite-sized content containers designed for easy consumption and interaction on small screens, but they are also a new metaphor for user-interaction that is spreading across all manner of other apps and content.… Read More “It’s Time for an Open Standard for Cards”
When we talk about the future of artificial intelligence (AI), the discussion often focuses on the advancements and capabilities of the technology, or even the risks and opportunities inherent in the potential cultural implications. What we frequently overlook, however, is the future of AI as a business.…
Read More “The Next Step for Intelligent Virtual Assistants”
I’m happy to announce the release of Bottlenose Nerve Center 2.0 today. Analyzing 3 billion messages an hour (72 billion messages a day), and doing real-time predictive analytics on nearly 300 million data points an hour, it’s a big step in real-time big data analytics. …
Read More “Bottlenose Nerve Center 2.0 Released – Milestone for Real-Time Big Data Analytics”
I had the honor of participating in
a panel on the future of AI with a group of industry luminaries, led by Kevin Kelly of WIRED Magazine.
Watch the discussion here.
Bottlenose, has a big announcement today. We’re unveiling the first live trend intelligence system to provide analytics against real-time broadcast TV and radio (and social media). You can read more in the TechCrunch article here.
article in VentureBeat about how Bitcoins may restructure our civilization, and the need for advocacy to support this transition, if it is going to happen. Here’s an excerpt:
Bitcoin is a trend with all the ingredients necessary for changing the world.
Read More “How Bitcoins Could Restructure the World”