THoughts, observations and analysis

Sometimes I explore current issues and trends, and write about that.

FICTION, NOT PREDICTION: LESSONS ON ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY FROM BLACK MIRROR

Let’s keep Black Mirror a work of fiction, not humanity’s forecast.

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HOW AI VOICE ASSISTANTS ARE REALLY USED?

The market of voice-controlled assistants is on fire at the moment. Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Assistant, just to name a few, are the most well-known digital assistants that are currently dominating...

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WHY BIG DATA ISN’T 'BIG' YET

There is a growing belief that that big data, namely ever-sophisticating algorithms which sort, analyse and find relationships in mass databases, is a new kind of a competitive advantage. It is true: look at Amazon that makes individual product suggestions, or...

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EXOSKELETONS NOW AND EVERYWHERE

Largely popularised by video game Crysis and a plethora of sci-fi movies, exoskeletons are now part of the modern reality. Unlike the popular media however, these are more than mere military devices, and in the near future will help improve the quality of life...

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AI REGULATION, MACHINE RIGHTS AND IMPLICATIONS

European Union considers granting “electronic personhood” to future AIs. Humanity has fantasised about the creation of intelligent machines since the Antiquity, from myths about Talos and to the scenarios of AI...

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