Microsoft and the Saga of Bill Gates
What is the scoop on William "Bill" Gates III, who has been such an influence in the world of computing? What motivates this entity? What does this entity want?
It’s a daily barrage, and recently it was about using AI (artificial intelligence) at pharmaceutical companies. And, unbelievably, we also were treated to old Henry Kissinger, weighing in with his ill-formed opinion about AI.
The Future of Computing
We have only scratched the surface of what we will eventually do with computers and automation. Meanwhile, some seem to want the technology to stagnate, to become a "mature industry," when it is far from what it could be. The future is going to provide all sorts of advances in hardware and software, but will upcoming consumer innovations be hugely useful, as they could be, or so constrained as to be useless?
Stop Killer Robots Now!
Artificial Intelligence "experts," crawling out of the woodwork, seem intent on driving us mad with uninformed talk about A.I. These so-called experts level of understanding and explanations are on par with bad science fiction. This is significant because the "new" A.I. is another trick to fool people into thinking the discipline is more advanced than it really is. It has been making slow progress for years, but suddenly the level of hype has gone into the stratosphere.
Praise for Open Source
It's confusing. Why is anyone still working with just Windows and Microsoft, when these great alternatives are here? There are plenty of options available so that we can completely avoid Microsoft applications and its miserable Windows operating system. To make matters yet better, there are many, many open source products that are of high quality, and of course, easy on the budget.