What if the users bought the infrastructure?

James Salter writes: Pre-cloud, you could write a piece of software, compile it once for all the systems you wanted to distribute it for, upload the binary somewhere (or send hard copies to people), then go to the beach….Back in the cloud era, however, If your app is used by your users to generate data […]

Improving Health Outcomes in the US: Let’s Stop Relying on People Swimming Upstream

NEJM Catalyst commentary: The United States ranks 36th in life expectancy despite spending more than any country on health care. This status cannot improve no matter how much we encourage individuals to try harder to engage in healthy behavior. Technology has, over time, created a modern world for which humans are maladapted, resulting in unhealthy behavior […]

What we need to learn for enterprises and self

Joel Goldberg writes: Technology constantly changes, but some fundamental approaches to software development transcend these trends. Here are six fundamentals that will continue to be relevant for a long time. Teamwork, Trust, Communication, Seek Consensus and finally: Clean, understandable, and navigable code and design — Think of the next engineer that will take over your code […]

Medicine’s machine learning problem

Boston Review writes: As a starting point, we can take five principles to heart. First, it is crucial to acknowledge that medical data—like all data—can be incomplete, incorrect, missing, and biased. Second, we must recognize how machine learning systems can contribute to the centralization of power at the expense of patients and health care providers […]

The European model of Artificial Intelligence

LSE Blog writes: One of the most important factors, however, is that Europe suffers from a lack of early-stage private capital. To fill the funding gaps, Pretiosum Ventures (where one of us works) is among the few ventures that have invested heavily in European AI start-ups. Indeed, despite the challenging climate due to Covid-19, the amount […]