- I wrote about agile product management when I was at AIG.
- I wrote about the great book on operations, The Goal, by Elihu Goldratt, has an excellent audio version. And there’s a video clip of Herbie’s hike.
- A wonderful video that uses Facebook Live’s time delay to build a song from its component tracks.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is an incredibly powerful tool. To understand how it works, there’s an explanation for kids that’s pretty good for adults. The New York Times explains Google’s AI transformation. Alfred Spector, the former head of Google Research, gives an insightful speech on the opportunities and perils of Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Michael is one of the founders of the widely used POSTGRES database talks about big data, which is a prerequisite for AI. Also, take a look at the TED talks by Pete Haas (my friend from Yale) and Cathy O’Neil (author of Weapons of Math Destruction) to see where we should be suspicious of AI.
- AI Computers Play Video Games. Google’s DeepMind can learn to play video games just by playing games and having no other training. And here’s a video of it learning to play Breakout. Here’s a video of OpenAI playing Hide and Seek…and breaking the Game!
- Human-Computer Interaction. In 2016, I wrote about how computers and people work together and how computers and people work together to solve hard problems. Gary Kasparov gave a great presentation on how computers and humans can partner together to beat both the best human players OR the best computers. Kasparov also did a great write up of his thoughts in the New York Review of books.
- How Numbers Work in the Real World. In school, we were taught that math is linear; however, in the real world, distributions are more likely to be exponential.
- Why Today Can’t Be an Opposite Day. How the statement “Today is Opposite Day” is mathematically inconsistent.
- Game Theory for Parents. Game theory provides some interesting lessons on how to equitably share a piece of pie.