A few recent podcasts that caught my interest:
- When Your Side Project Blows Up with Dawson Whitfield of Logojoy. Logojoy is an online logo creator that uses machine learning to create the perfect logo for you. "Meh, this isn't AI," you might say. Doesn't matter — it has the same disruptive impact. Can you imagine when machine learning can create your website for you?
- a16z Podcast: AI, from ‘Toy’ Problems to Practical Application. The VC-backed tech startup world is focusing on operationalizing technology that already exists.
- Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness – Tim Urban. Normally, Tim Ferriss bugs the heck out of me. Tim Urban on the other hand (founder of Wait But Why) is like an intellectual Elon Musk. Part of their conversation discussed the long view Urban takes on the topics he writes about — "all the way back to the Big Bang." Given the long view, and how much society changed in the last 50 years, it's easy to see how bad humans are at predicting change.
"But Daniel, none of these links are conclusive proof that AI is coming."
No, the AI apocalypse hasn't happened yet. But, the pace of change is stunning and we can't reliably forecast more than six months out (if that).