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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!

Oct 26, 2021

This special edition of The Killing IT Podcast was recorded before a live audience in a special presentation made possible by Cisco.

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Topic 1: After much fanfare, what’s up with The Contract for the Web two years later?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee's project - The Contract for the Web - promised to encourage governments to ensure access and privacy; corporations to encourage the best and discourage the worst in people; and citizens to be both creators and collaborators.

Well, two years later, we don't think much has changed.


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Topic 2: Has the Dream of AI Died? Faded? Evolved?

One article on this topic asks whether "losing AI" would be a bad thing. The trend looks like China is way ahead of the west, except with regard to the moral use of artificial intelligence. Another article reports that some computer experts think ending human oversight is a very bad idea.

What are the stakes of us losing our edge because we have ethics?


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Topic 3: Smart Cities Produce Unfathomable Amounts of Data.

This topic ties together several of our ongoing discussions: AI, analytics, 5G, privacy, automation, simulation, environmental impact, tech impact on real life, and big business opportunities.

But are we any smarter or better off? 

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