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Thoughts on Artificial intelligence, business, the world, life.

Creating the right human conditions to make the most out of machine intelligence

I believe that people are the secret sauce to succeed in AI. It may sound paradoxical, but human creativity and cooperation are the foundation for machine intelligence. It also works the other way around, though: humans can be the bottleneck to successful AI projects. I recently worked on a project that involved multiple units of my client’s company. We identified a clear need, gathered the data, and prototyped a complex system....

July 29, 2021 · 2 min · Gianluca Mauro

"In the age of information, ignorance is a choice." Or is it?

Six years ago I read this sentence by Donny Miller and became obsessed with it. “In the age of information, ignorance is a choice”. This is the age of information. I felt empowered, inspired, and most of all, I thought it was true as well. I am a living example of how this can be true. I have a formal Engineering education, a luxury for many families. Yet, the concepts I learned during my engineering education contribute to maybe 1% of what I do today to earn a living....

July 22, 2021 · 3 min · Gianluca Mauro

What you can do with a 7B people team

I (finally) got my first shot of vaccine. Through a tiny needle, some molecules have been injected in my blood stream, and are now instructing my immune system how to defend from a virus we call COVID-19. In a little while, I’ll be able to (almost) fearlessly engage in all the activities that make us happy human beings: hug friends and family, listen to live music, travel, shake hands with new people....

July 14, 2021 · 4 min · Gianluca Mauro

Artificial Intelligence is more human than you think

It’s been almost a month since I wrote my last newsletter. Not that I didn’t have anything to share - I actually have tons of stuff, wait for it - but sometimes I need to take a break from my routines to look at the big picture. It’s a little bit like going on a hike, if you are always looking at where you put your feet and never stop to look at the view, why are you even walking?...

July 8, 2021 · 4 min · Gianluca Mauro

Platform Wars ⚔️

On Tuesday Mark Zuckerberg posted this on his Facebook profile: To help more creators make a living on our platforms, we’re going to keep paid online events, fan subscriptions, badges, and our upcoming independent news products free for creators until 2023. And when we do introduce a revenue share, it will be less than the 30% that Apple and others take. Sounds great, right? What struck me was that last reference to Apple....

June 18, 2021 · 5 min · Gianluca Mauro

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