Artificial intelligence is not new. Programmers and scientists have been working on building smart systems for more than fifty years, and have been thinking about it for much longer than that. But something has changed – I think perhaps two things – that are leading to much, much better and smarter systems.
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Silicon Valley and San Francisco combine to make the most vibrant technology center in the world. Both startup and established companies recognize they are taken more seriously when they have a Silicon Valley presence, and increasingly companies that peripherally rely on technology are adding think tanks and research centers in Silicon Valley as a way to stay on top of the head-spinningly fast rate of technological change. Read more about Whither the Workplace? …
I have been involved in strategy for a long time, both inside companies and as a consultant. I haveÂ been publishing some thoughts on how to apply strategy to business at www.tim-barnes.com.
Having spent a long time in marketing and strategy, I’ve been often frustrated by the emphasis on “spin”â€”making things look better than they are. It’s a temporary way to make people feel better, but it doesn’t work as a sustainable strategy for marketing and sales. This site on Squidoo is dedicated to thinking about thisRead more about Marketing with Integrity[…]
TED stands forÂ Technology, Entertainment and Designâ€”it’s a community and a conference, held in Monterey each year. Their tag line is “ideas worth spreading”, and they publish videos of many of the short (under 20 minute) talks from the conference each year. This one is about music, and shows some work from MIT’s Media Lab thatRead more about TED and making music accessible[…]
I wrote a while ago about Web 2.0, and the connections between people that it enables. I still think that’s perhaps the most important social impact of Web 2.0, and the real difference from a user standpoint. But there’s another angle, which is the development side. When I moved beyond static web pages I learnedRead more about More about Web 2.0[…]
I just returned from three interesting days in Tempe, Arizona, at the Frost and Sullivan Sales and Marketing MindXchange. This is a highly interactive event – workshops, facilitated discussions, and a lot of networking. I was somewhat skeptical at first, but it turned out to be a good thing for several reasons: The quality ofRead more about Sales and Marketing MindXchange[…]
Ray Kurtzweil is not only a respected technologist and innovator, he is also known as something of a futurist. His latest book, The Singularity is Near, argues that technology will radically change our experience of living, and will fix a lot of the things that eventually kill us. There’s a summary of some of theRead more about Technology will let us live forever[…]
There are lots of definitions, but I think the most useful aspect of Web 2.0 is the way these technologies connect individuals. I saw a statistic the other day suggesting that 60% of online news content is now published by individuals, rather than networks and portals. That’s a huge change. Web 2.0 is based onRead more about What is Web 2.0 really?[…]
I had the chance to attend a panel discussion in London this week – at the Serpentine Gallery, in the inflatable bubble building. The topic was Web 2.0 – the set of techniques upon which this site is based. The meeting was sponsored by Banner – a UK agency that’s part of the WPP group.Read more about Web 2.0 – Inside the Bubble[…]
The world is changing fast, and it’s tough to keep up. www.netvibes.com is one of the great tools I’ve found recently. They let you create a custom home page on the web that contains lots of feeds from the sites that interest you, of course along with the ubiquitous and de rigeur Google search bar.Read more about Keeping up to date with NetVibes[…]