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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!

Mar 30, 2021

Topic 1: Cops and Robots

Move to stop NYC police from using armed robots. Note: The police do not own any armed robots, but they do own some robots. So this is totally a preventive measure. We previously discussed the use of AI and facial recognition by police departments. The question here is, when do we begin the...

Mar 23, 2021

Topic 1: AI Mayflower to Cross the Atlantic

This is a recreation of the Mayflower voyage with a 100% autonomous ship. Great for research and proof of concept.

The Smithsonian doesn’t talk about autonomous shipping vessels, but that might be an option going forward. There are currently very small crews on shipping...

Mar 16, 2021

Topic 1: What works, works: Big Tech Targets DC via Old-School Media

Facebook, Amazon, and Google ads are blanketing inside-the-Beltway newsletters in a bid to rehab their tarnished reputations.

The big tech companies are getting ready to do battle. So they need to soften up members of Congress. Here’s the interesting...

Mar 9, 2021

Topic 1: Drone-Killing Drones

Great video from "Drone Hunter." AI Powered Drone captures and eliminates drones over no-fly zones, concerts, football games, public addresses by politicians, etc. Karl notes that we hope California deploys these to take down drones flying around forest fires, endangering the pilots trying...

Mar 2, 2021

Topic 1: ChannelPro State of the Channel survey

Bruised but roaring back? We you bruised in 2020? Is this a real reflection of the real channel? Or is this a sampling issue?

As always, we think research is good. You just need to be careful about what the results mean. We discuss. And we give a few thoughts on eternal...