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...