*DataPoint* Andy Back at Heathrow After SQLBits
In this Data Point, Andy records a quick data point from a much quieter place than the last time he was at Heathrow Airport.Read More
Is this AI Sentient?
- June 14, 2022
- Data Point
By now, you may have heard the extraordinary claims of a Google ML engineer claiming that the company has developed a sentient AI. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof and, at best, this engineer has been fooled by a really sophisticated language model. However, the legal, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas are quite real and worth thinking […]Read More
Have You Ever Livestreamed from the Beach? You will.
In this Data Point, I stream live from the beach to talk about how sometimes specific predictions of the future are correct, even if they miss some details. In the 1990s, AT&T ran a series of commercials, highlighting the ways in which the internet would transform our lives. One that stands out is the prediction […]Read More
A Third AI Superpower
About a year ago, I read AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee which details the struggle between the US and China for AI supremacy in the 21st century, That got me thinking about a map I once made for the School of AI. The US vs China debate leaves out one key player: India.Read More
Post-Pandemic Bookstore Visit, Data, and Sugared Up Kids
In this Data Point, Frank visits the new Barnes and Noble location in Rockville, MD which is the first store in the US to sport the book retailer’s new design. Oddly enough, it looks a lot like the Amazon brick and mortar bookstore just down the road in Bethesda. With less space and a revamped […]Read More
Did We Just Replace a Human with AI?
In this DataPoint, I examine whether or not the new AI voice over tech really replaced a human or did it open up new creative options instead?Read More
*DataPoint* Unplugging, empathy, and selfcare
In this DataPoint, I go a bit off topic. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv.Read More
If Remote Work Becomes Commonplace, What Happens to Real Estate in Big Cities?
SalesForce, Microsoft, and Twitter have all extended their work from home policies either indefinitely or for the remainder of the year. To say that housing is expensive in the Bay Area would be an understatement. Frank ponders what will happen to the real estate market if you only go to the office once or twice […]Read More
COVID, Oil Prices, and Our Podcast Tagline
In this Data Point, Frank reflects on the somewhat ironic nature of our tagline (and t-shirts) in light of the negative price of Oil.This was recorded on Monday, April 20, 2020 and, while oil prices have rebounded somewhat, there are some strange things afoot at the Circle K that is this world. Press the play […]Read More
Turning COVID-19 Pandemic Lemons 2 Learning
In this hybrid show and Data Point, Frank and Andy discuss the ongoing pandemic situation and how to help people laid off. Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv.Read More