A conversation for the whole humanity

You’re driving a car, and suddenly someone walks in front of you. You have two choices: You hit the person You steer towards a wall and potentially kill you and your friend in the passenger’s seat. Which one do you pick? I’ll spare you the discomfort of the decision and tell you the truth: you won’t choose either. You’ll be driven by your instincts, do whatever they make you do in that split second you have, and deal with the consequences....

October 2, 2020 · 3 min · Gianluca Mauro

Social media, AI and (un)happiness.

Last weekend I gathered a bunch of friends, made some popcorns, and watched “The Social Dilemma”. For someone who’s in tech it doesn’t say much new, and it’s hard to ignore that the guys you’re watching trash social media made billions with building it. I guess also Pablo Escobar thought coke wasn’t healthy. But if you manage to ignore the hypocrisy, it can actually give some inspiration to structure your thoughts and take action....

September 25, 2020 · 6 min · Gianluca Mauro

The AI question that should be asked to Mark, Jeff, Tim and Sundai.

On Wednesday 29th of July, the CEOs of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (GAFA) testified before the House’s judiciary antitrust subcommittee. The four men lead corporations with a total market cap of 5 Trillion dollars. In numbers: $ That’s more than the GDP of Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Combined. Data was one of the main topics of the standoff between the Washington bureaucrats and the Silicon Valley (+ Jeff’s Texas) CEOs....

July 31, 2020 · 3 min · Gianluca Mauro

A $50.000/year streaming service

Harvard University announced that next academic year will be 100% online. And the tuition won’t be a dime cheaper. Why does it matter? I don’t want to question the worthiness of such an investment. Yet, I can’t help but wonder if you’ll loose some of your returns by switching from the Harvard University halls to your web browser. When you give $50.000 to a University like Harvard, you’re paying for a bunch of stuff....

July 10, 2020 · 2 min · Gianluca Mauro

The future of AI jobs is already here.

When I started helping people understand AI, I had a clear vision in mind. This week I had a phone call that confirmed that vision is closer than ever to become reality. Let me talk about my vision first. When I lived In Silicon Valley, I met people that used AI to solve problems that couldn’t be solve in any other way. Machine translation, personalised medicine, autonomous cars…AI seemed a tool too powerful to ignore....

June 26, 2020 · 3 min · Gianluca Mauro

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