Does America Still Lead in Space?
Posted at 4/13/2020
Today, 13 April 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the explosion that rocked Apollo 13. If you have ever seen the Ron Howard film, or read the book by astronaut Jim Lovell, you know the story of how the United States space program turned a potential tragedy into an amazing triumph. What happened over the few days following that explosion truly demonstrated what American ingenuity was all about in...more
What does a good answer on a (Brainsy powered) network look like?
Posted at 3/29/2020
If you are reading this, then you are probably a designated contributor, expert, or author in an online community or branded social media network (powered by Brainsy) and someone wants to hear from you. The objective of the network in which you are participating is likely to share knowledge, expertise, or opinions and to be a valuable resource for others. If you get asked a question, then it’s you...more
Looking to raise capital in 2019? Check out these investor tips.
To say 2018 was a record year for the venture capital market, would be an understatement – more money was invested in the highest number of private tech companies than ever before. And it wasn’t just the later rounds and unicorns that saw all of the activity. According to Crunchbase, angel and seed-stage activity accounted for approximately 59 percent of all deal volume – almost $25 billion was in...more
An AI Governance Approach to Support Innovation
Artificial intelligence is developing so quickly that standardized responsible practices—set out in legislation, regulation or industry codes—may take many years to adequately govern intelligent technologies. In the meantime, organizations must self-regulate to ensure AI is used responsibly. But what should this self-regulation look like? And can it work effectively without blocking innovation?
Making Inclusive and Accessible Tech a Priority
Technology grants instant access to world events, distant loved ones, and on demand transportation, but the access that many take for granted isn’t readily available to everyone. This begs a critical question: who and what does this technology serve? The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology states that accessible technology is “designed with the needs of a lot of different us...more
FREE advice for @LinkedIn regarding fake profiles #fakelinkedin
Posted at 3/17/2019
Recently, I got yet another connection request from a fake LinkedIn profile / user. Fake profiles seem pervasive on LinkedIn and it gives bad actors a chance to wreak havoc, steal data, hack, and be a general menace to society.
Someday, LinkedIn may be more similar to Brainsy powered networks which are identity-verified networks to reduce these risks. But until that day, let's offer Lin...more
Are Tiny Houses an Antidote to Climate Change?
Posted at 9/30/2017
In the wake of several major recent natural disasters, like raging wildfires along the west coast and record breaking hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it seems that our high impact living is catching up with us in full force -- but don't tell that to "stupid" climate change deniers (the Pope's characterization of these people, not mine).
In an era of "Make America Great Again," I...more
Mind the Gap of Artificial Intelligence
Posted at 5/2/2017
The hype of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow with an ever widening mind gap between those who have expectations of a pending singularity versus those who are attempting to make use of AI tools. Since the 1960's, each decade has its resurgence of expectation for AI and then it faded into the mainstream, forgotten about for a short period then comes back again. This describes the tec...more