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Episode 85 – Interview with Hypergiant Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, John Frémont

Published a few months ago in AI , Bitcoin , China , Crypto , Dave Copps , Hypergiant , IBM , IBM Think 2019 , ONUG , Pivocity - 0 Comments

We discuss the past, present and future of Artificial Intelligence with industry leader, expert and entrepreneur, John Frémont. John was very candid about the opportunities as well as the competition in the space.

We definitely enjoyed (as we always do) waxing philosophical. John did a great job as we hovered over the “trough of despair”. He wasn’t scared one bit and is HUGELY optimistic. We hope he’s right!

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Episode 84 – The Polar Vortex, Business, Batteries & Boy Bands

Published a few months ago in AI , Apple , Azure , China , ConRes , Facetime , FireEye , Iran , JEDI , Oracle , Pivocity , Russia , ServiceNow - 0 Comments

Chang’e 4 wakes and Yutu 2 stretches its solar panels for another day… on the friggin’ moon . https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/change_4_wakes/

Polar vortex: Your phone’s battery will die if it’s too cold out… https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/31/your-phone-will-turn-off-if-its-too-cold-heres-how-to-keep-it-warm.html

Oracle keeps bangin’ their head….with a gavel… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/oracle_jedi_denied_access_government_documents/

Azure…Soooo…about your data….uh….yeah…. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/30/azure_sql_delete/

ServiceNow and the consumerization of employee tech… https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/01/30/servicenow-ceo-talks-mobile-coming-to-enterprise-after-earnings.html

Facetime bug…They messed with the wrong Texan… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/texas_lawyer_sues_apple_eavesdropping_facetime_bug/ *

The One Hundred MELLION faces of IBM… https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/ibm-releases-diverse-dataset-to-fight-facial-recognition-bias.html

Cyber threat intelligence for China, Rusia, Iran & Korea…https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/china-russia-could-disrupt-us-infrastructure-with-cyber-attacks-odni.html

FireEye Report on Iran… Goodness… https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/01/apt39-iranian-cyber-espionage-group-focused-on-personal-information.html

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Episode 77 – Interview with Hypergiant s

The Tech Fugitives have a great visit with Dave Copps of Brainspace fame.  We explore his newest project, Hypergiant Sensory Sciences and the state of AI …. around the world.

I love that Dave’s educational background is Industrial Anthropology.  He is uniquely qualified to dish on AI philosophical as well as technical!

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Episode 71 – Stan Lee And The Death of Underoos

Published 7 months ago in 5G , AI , Alibaba , Azure , Biometrics , China - 0 Comments

The Homage and we also discuss deep throat informant at Google, regarding Dragonfly.

Also up…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/young-couples-are-sharing-fingerprints-to-unlock-each-others-phones.html
  • As smartphones like those made by Apple and Google increasingly move toward biometric access, younger users lean on the convenience of a single tap or look, over traditional passcodes.
  • And with the option to store multiple fingerprints or facial appearances, couples are lending a finger for easing unlocking of their significant other’s device.
  • Experts caution the practice is risky.
https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-11-13/exclusive-german-officials-raise-china-alarm-as-5g-auctions-loom
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-08/google-never-stopped-trying-to-go-to-china
CEO Sundar Pichai thinks the search engine should be willing to work with Chinese censors. Will employees go along with the plan?
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18074806/ai-news-anchor-china-xinhua-digital-composite
“It seems that Xinhua has used footage of human anchors as a base layer, and then animated parts of the mouth and face to turn the speaker into a virtual puppet. “
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/alibaba-ceo-says-cloud-computing-will-be-its-main-business-in-future.html
  • Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang told CNBC that “every business in the future will be powered by cloud.”
  • He said that cloud computing will be the “main business” for Alibaba in the future.
  • The company has seen huge growth in its cloud computing over the past few quarters as it has expanded internationally.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/amazons-hq2-spectacle-should-be-illegal/575539/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/microsoft-azure-picks-up-cloud-business-from-gap.html?fbclid=IwAR0-BZeP2A8wOelB4qBl0BVQlCecDDh98wXJ7LdUOOKPPKjStRRMcdWFfVw
  • The five-year deal involves Microsoft’s Azure cloud and the Microsoft 365 package.
  • Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a cloud deal with Amazon archrival Walmart.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/amazon-offering-50-percent-cheaper-shipping-than-ups-to-some-sellers.html
  • Amazon is offering steep discounts for its pilot shipping program that is being tested in the Los Angeles area.
  • One seller says Amazon’s shipping service was 50 percent cheaper than what was offered by UPS.
  • The discounts show how far Amazon is willing to go as it expands its logistics network.

 

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Episode 66 – AT&T’s Massive Internet Outage. Expect Birthrate surge, July 2019

Published 7 months ago in AI , AT&T , ATT , Censorship , China , JEDI , Microsoft , VMWare - 0 Comments

In addition to ATT debacle, we also discuss MIT’s sweaty wad of cash and why China is the biggest threat to Intellectual freedom.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/15/17979974/att-uverse-tv-internet-service-outage-fire
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article220079330.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/mit-to-push-the-rise-of-ai-with-new-college-1-billion-funding/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
The Schwarzman College of Computing is intended to be “an interdisciplinary hub” for work in computer science, artificial intelligence, data science and related fields. The research conducted there will focus on breakthroughs in AI, as well as its ethical applications.
https://gizmodo.com/employees-protest-microsoft-bid-for-huge-military-contr-1829740921
The biggest Social Engineering op in the history of forever
https://www.wired.com/story/us-china-cybertheft-su-bin/
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2167973/chinese-spy-charged-stealing-us-aviation-secrets-and-extradited
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/11/17962274/google-censorship-presentation-leak-free-speech-china
https://www.businessinsider.com/china-likely-laid-out-how-google-can-help-persecute-uighur-minority-2018-10
https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2018/10/14/the-current-state-of-cybersecurity-shows-now-is-the-time-for-zero-trust/#7d88297a5f15
https://www.businessinsider.com/vmware-ceo-pat-gelsinger-security-products-2018-10
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/10/15/fidelity-launches-institutional-platform-for-bitcoin-and-ethereum/#3c51da5b93c4
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/fake-software-update-turns-computers-cryptocurrency-miners-n919691
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/bitcoin-price-nearly13-billion-wiped-off-cryptocurrency-market.html
https://www.wired.com/story/us-china-cybertheft-su-bin/
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Episode 65 – Googles Rocker… Being Off It

Published 7 months ago in AI , Facebook , Google , Government , Hack - 0 Comments

Google says it has many personalities… some of them are cray, cray.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/09/google_jedi_drops_out/
I could literally just talk about this all day.

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“The chicken crossed the road to become a sandwich. Burger King encouraged the chicken,” says the voice. “The Whopper lives in a bun mansion, just like you,” it chirps.
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-took-over-your-online-identity-2018-10
https://www.wired.com/story/russian-spies-indictment-hotel-wi-fi-hacking/
https://www.cnet.com/news/chinese-police-can-officially-demand-user-data-from-isps/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
Well, or this..
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/08/super_micro_us_uk_intelligence/
Google cover up
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-tried-to-cover-up-data-breach-now-will-shutter-its-little-used-social-network-2018-10-08
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/08/microsoft-spent-over-400-million-to-show-its-committed-to-linkedin.html
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/google-exposed-non-public-data-for-500k-users-then-kept-it-quiet/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/09/cybersecurity-isnt-being-taken-seriously-enough-mit-professor.html
  • As the digital economy continues to grow, companies and individuals are not taking cybersecurity seriously enough, according to Erik Brynjolfsson, director at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.
  • Combating cyber threats “boils down to prioritizing at a higher level,” Brynjolfsson said.
  • Some of the fixes are straightforward: For example, he said, two-factor authentication might prevent unauthorized logins and machine-readable paper ballots could make voting systems more secure.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2018/10/04/a-global-ai-expert-identifies-the-skills-you-need-to-thrive-in-the-next-15-years/#56f2e73b47ab
 although large numbers of routine jobs will be eliminated, large numbers of “empathetic” jobs will be created.
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Episode 62 – RedHat crushes it on revenue…Gets Stock crushed anyway.

Published 7 months ago in AI , Amazon , Disney , Google Chrome , MIT , Red Hat , SalesForce , Star Wars - 0 Comments

RedHat has incredible numbers…. Not all Pundits are happy.  Not all Pundits know what they’re talking about!

We also discuss:

When you make Billions, but just can’t make people happy
Tony Hawk’s a genius
https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephenlaconte/tony-hawk-recognized-twitter
I fear this type of thing
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/21/twitter_api_bug/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/13/mit-students-use-ai-to-make-pizza.html
Slow down to not Suck!
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17882574/disney-ceo-bob-iger-star-wars-franchise-slowdown
MacOS – Mojave
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/24/17896252/mac-os-mojave-review-updates-dark-mode-new-features
Is it just me, or do banks around the west of the world go down… a LOT?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/24/treasury_committee_rbs_barclays_letter_meltdown/
Why we can’t have nice things….This is BS
https://www.wired.com/story/mirai-botnet-creators-fbi-sentencing/
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/mirai-botnet-authors-avoid-jail-time/
Follow up
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/amazon-just-showed-how-serious-it-is-about-owning-the-smart-home–and-put-apples-last-product-event-to-shame.html
  • Amazon launched at least 15 new hardware products during a special launch event on Thursday.
  • The event showed how serious Amazon is about owning the smart home space.
The Feds are just here to help on 5G
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/22/city_fury_fcc_5g_plan/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/24/google-chrome-69-automatic-login.html
  • The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser automatically signs users in if they use any other Google services.
  • Although users still have to consent to have their Chrome data sent back to Google, privacy advocates see this as a breach of user trust.
  • Ultimately, this change more explicitly frames Google Chrome as another Google service, rather than as a neutral platform to surf the web.
Apple Siri & SalesForce for Enterprise
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/24/17895794/apple-salesforce-partnership-ios-siri-enterprise-trailhead
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/fedex-cmo-dismisses-amazons-new-delivery-service.html
  • FedEx’s executive VP Rajesh Subramaniam said Amazon’s new delivery service “should not be confused as competition with FedEx” during the company’s most recent earnings call on Monday.
  • This isn’t the first time FedEx downplayed Amazon’s logistics threat.
  • Amazon continues to expand its own delivery network, and launched a new program called Delivery Service Partners that lets entrepreneurs run their own local delivery networks of up to 40 vans.

 

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Episode 59 – DARPA Just wants our Vacuums to Work Better.

DARPA feels a 2 Billion Dollar injection will accelerate  AI effectiveness.  The byproduct of this, apparently, is our vacuums will work better…hmmm…OK.

We also discuss:
Elon says for better security, “All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”  Gnarly dude!
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/10/17842136/tesla-key-fob-hack-theft-spoofing-relay
China cracks down on Mus-pop.
MIT advances AI-Robot Visual acuity.
Chronicle & VirusTotal.
Coolness from Cisco Converged space.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/10/cisco_ai_server_nvlinked_tesla_gpu/

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