Waymo – Alphabet’s Next Android And Google

What would you call a company with billion of dollars in valuation on a revenue close to zero? Back in late 90s, that usually reserves for companies that has dotcom at the end of its name and some questionable business model, as well as using all kind of marketing gimmick just to get an attention from users. We all knew how it ended up, so no need a refresher. However, this particular company doesn’t need to use dotcom persona, no marketing gimmick needed, already got attention from few hundred users…

Could One Day We Fly For Free?

(Southwest Airlines at gate B9 at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Image from Colton Henline/Wikipedia) I’m a not really a big fan of flying. Yes, I’m an aviation enthusiast but ironically afraid of flying. Maybe because my previous background as a network engineer and therefore we were trained to avoid what is called ‘a single point of failure’, where one chokepoint or failure of one crucial link could brought the whole network down, hence we need to figure out all kind of alternative plans and contingencies. So what it has got to…

Love At First Bytes

(Image from David Saracino/Washington Post) Ellen Pierce: [a match-maker] You give me 3 days and I will find the woman you will marry. Ted: No, thanks. I don’t need an algorithm to meet women. It’s New York, you know. Plenty of fish in the sea! Ellen Pierce: [mocking him] Plenty of fish in the sea! [grabs a calculator form the desk and starts clicking away] Ellen Pierce: There’s 9 million people in New York. 4.5 million women. Of course, you want to meet someone roughly your own age – let’s…

Do We Need Hippocratic Oath For AI?

Nowadays, AI takes a lot of centre stage when we talked about what our future holds. Elon Musk & Stephen Hawking (to name a few) fears AI might become our master & overlords. Vladimir Putin believes any nation that leads AI will rule world. China puts a lot of effort to be a dominant future in AI and technology in general, by having “Made In China 2025” strategic plan. Few Googlers revolted towards their management over Project Maven with DoD. Amazon took a backlash over its Rekognition. IBM’s Ginni Rometty…