Contents The Reality Use Cases Friends, Despite major advertising pushes on the part of mobile carriers, most U.S. consumers don’t even know what 5G is. It doesn’t help that they can’t even get a straight answer from the companies that sell it. AT&T was just asked by the National Advertising Review Board to stop calling its […]

Contents Computer Vision – An Overview Links of Interest Friends, As we emerge from several months of strangeness, we are looking forward to what is next.  This week, we look at computer vision. Computer vision is everywhere, but is still cutting edge in most industries. While yet to gain wide consumer notice, it is expected […]

Contents Long Term Impact The Good Fight Friends, I know, I know, we’ve all heard enough about COVID-19….. However, since we are in the middle of it, now is a good time to think about long-term changes the pandemic is bringing about. From the massive shift to telecommuting and e-learning, to our awareness of the […]

Contents Data Privacy Addiction Culture Friends, It is a matter of life or death. It is the most extreme question being asked in Silicon Valley today, and thus the best place to start in a discussion of Silicon Valley ethics. It is the question that is asked when programming autonomous cars: in the case of […]

If you look at almost anything written about Artificial Intelligence, the first thing you’ll see is references to 2001’s HAL, Blade Runner’s replicants and Terminator’s Skynet. Ad nauseam.

And this is the problem with AI. People’s expectations of it are based on the anthropomorphized images provided by pop-culture.

Voice technology is in a historically unique place as an Internet-era consumer technology. It has been around for a long time, has been adopted by a large swathe of consumers, and yet it still hasn’t developed very many use cases beyond the ones it launched with.

The History of the Internet …
… in Just One Newsletter

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the first moonwalk and … the internet. Yes, it’s really that old.

To celebrate its anniversary, we have written a summary history of computing and the Internet. Through links. Because everything is else is generally TL;DR, particularly if you are reading this on your phone….