Clippy: the Unauthorized Biography

Clippy: the Unauthorized Biography

Before Cortana, before Siri, before Alexa, even before IVR systems, there was Clippy. Clippy was one of Microsoft’s Office Assistant, that shipped as part of... Details
How Unaware Things Became Aware – the Origin of Consciousness

How Unaware Things Became Aware – the Origin of Consciousness

In sci-fi and popular culture, there is much talk about when “AI becomes self-aware/conscious” and then bad things will happen to humanity. Aside from being... Details
A Retro Look at UNIX Operating System

A Retro Look at UNIX Operating System

Today, UNIX is everywhere and, through various distributions of Linux, sits on top of the technology world. Unix, however, goes back a long time –... Details
Mathematics Used to Solve Crime

Mathematics Used to Solve Crime

Here’s an interesting look at how data was used to fight crime before the term data science was coined. Details
Calculating Ada

Calculating Ada

Here's a riveting documentary from the BBC about Ada Lovelace, the "Countess of Computing." It's a fascinating look at the contradicting world views of her... Details
Click Goes to CES

Click Goes to CES

If you missed all the goings-on at CES last week, BBC Click has a round up. Details
Off-Topic: Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments

Off-Topic: Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments

Taking a break from AI and Data Science on this snow day in DC, check out this list that WatchMojo has compiled the top 10... Details
How 3D Printing is Spurring Innovation in Manufacturing & Design

How 3D Printing is Spurring Innovation in Manufacturing & Design

PBS NewsHour highlights startup called Relativity and how it is pushing space technology forward by pushing 3D printing technology to its limits, building the largest... Details
What Will Technology Do to the Real Estate Industry

What Will Technology Do to the Real Estate Industry

Alex Rampell, a16z general partner, explains how as consumers get used to less friction and more transparency in the age of mobile, software is finally beginning... Details
Could an AI Delete a Century

Could an AI Delete a Century

Tom Scott has an interesting thought experiment about the unintended consequences of an AI released onto the world.  Given the overly aggressive tactics that the... Details