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The Killing IT Podcast


IT authors and entrepreneurs Ryan Morris, Karl Palachuk, and Dave Sobel provide commentary on the changing world of technology opportunities and emerging tech.

We want to expand the discussion from the SMB IT channel to all things tech - with one eye on the future and the other on profits. Join us!

Apr 6, 2021

Topic 1: Stop Talking About Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud

It's time to take this seriously and talk about Integration. As always, we take a stab at the terminology used by our industry and ponder about what's really going on. We all love jargon, but it's important to dig a little a figure out what's really being discussed.

Related Link:

https://thenewstack.io/stop-talking-about-multicloud-and-hybrid-cloud-and-start-talking-about-integration/


Topic 2: Detecting Deef Fake Videos with AI

Scientists developed a clever way to detect deep fakes by analyzing light reflections in the eyes

Related Link:

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2021/03/11/ai-detects-deepfakes-analyzing-light-reflections-in-the-cornea-eyes-gans-thispersondoesnotexist/

Book to note: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.


Topic 3: Next Up - Open AI that doesn’t require massive compute power

New AI project can generate convincing text that anyone can use. The makers of Eleuther hope it will be an open source alternative to GPT-3, the well-known language program from OpenAI.

The Eleuther project makes use of distributed computing resources, donated by cloud company CoreWeave as well as Google, through the TensorFlow Research Cloud, an initiative that makes spare computer power available.

Related Link:

https://www.wired.com/story/ai-generate-convincing-text-anyone-use-it/

Book to note: Flash Foresight by Daniel Burrus.

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