Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

Simple Analogy to Demystify AI

Still Trying To Demystify AI? Here’s A Simple Analogy That Even A 10-Year-Old Can Follow. The buzz about AI is everywhere, but most of us still think of AI as a black box. It isn’t. Look Ma…No Hands! In the first column of this two-part series I talked about how leading-edge AI, such as DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero, can train itself ...

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Should Tech Workers Worry About Age Discrimination?

43 Percent of Boomer Tech Employees Are Worried About Losing Their Jobs. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t Be The workforce is changing in ways that are much more complex than the generational stereotypes we’ve bought into. There’s nothing new about the fear of diminishing employment options as we age. But what is new is the antidote. Just published research of 1,011 ...

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The Killer App For Driverless Cars

Few of us have even thought about this particular use of driverless cars. But once you know you won’t want to live without it. This is the second in my series of columns on Autonomous Vehicles. Of all the potential benefits to driverless cars, and there are many, I’m going to bet that there is one that you probably haven’t ...

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Why iPhone X’s Face Recognition Failed

(Hint: It Was Supposed To) The unveiling of iPhone X hit one major glitch. How Apple recovered and handled it is a master class for all presenters. The iPhone unveiling in late 2017 was nothing short of epic. Perhaps the most impressive part of every Apple announcement of this sort is the degree which Apple uses live technology on stage ...

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How to Avoid Greatness

Want An Ordinary Life? Here’s How. If you clicked on this article because you’re okay giving up on your dreams for what’s ordinary and predictable there’s not much need to read any further, just carry on; it’s your choice and you’re the only person who has to live with it. Still here? Good. This is about being anything but ordinary. ...

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This Could Be the World’s Single Largest Industry By 2050. Are You Ready For It?

Every so often an innovation comes along that becomes a watershed for the next 100 years. For the 21st Century, this is it. Few things are getting as much attention as driverless cars. Google’s Waymo spinoff recently announced that its driverless cars have driven over 3 million miles, rumors are floating about Apple patents for autonomous vehicles and potential play ...

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