This newsletter is for anyone who wants to be proactive about defining and creating their future and who, rather than feel overwhelmed by technological innovation, wants to get ahead (and stay ahead) of innovation. It’s about developing technology skills that moves beyond learning to code, and offers a more cross-displinary way of learning about emerging technologies and their impact on the world.
Artificial “intelligence” is a nebulous term that means, basically, fast automatic processing of information. How well do instances of it work? From a standpoint of 50 years’ experience in the development of computer methods (while trying to maintain a typical-human status) I present here a cautionary appraisal.
I’ve gathered a short list of free online courses that helps us to see “the big picture” and focus on the problems emerging technologies are are being created to solve as opposed to the technology itself (and even the problems that are arising as we implement technologies like algorithmic bias). I’ll be adding more to this list in parts 2 and 3 of this post in the coming weeks. It’s a great way to kick off the new year!