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Can AI Produce Art?

Can AI Produce Art?

This is a series of articles I wrote back in 2017, trying to examine the question of whether AI-powered technologies can create art. It’s a complex question, that needs a close understanding of both what AI is, as well as what art is.

Peter Thiel’s Blind Spot: What He Gets Wrong in Zero to One

Peter Thiel’s Blind Spot: What He Gets Wrong in Zero to One

Like most of you working in tech and startups, I absolutely loved reading Peter Thiel’s Zero to One. It’s a stunningly thought-provoking book, with a deep new insight pretty much on every page. It’s hard not to be impressed by the clarity of thought as well as the...

Pricing strategies for startups

Pricing strategies for startups

 I’m sure we have all heard of that fraud where tourists walk into a restaurant, order some basic food item-dosa, idli kind of thing-and are presented with a bill for thousands at the end of it. And the swindlers at the restaurant claim that the tourists should have...

Will technology destroy tourism?

Will technology destroy tourism?

What are some things you are aspiring to do this year? Is traveling anywhere on your list? Almost everybody thinks they need to travel. Not convinced? Log in to Facebook, and see what your feed is showing. What friends of yours are vacationing currently? What pictures...

Treating with technology

Treating with technology

There is a great scene in one of the Harry Potter books, where the students are taught to deal with a shape-shifting monster. The monster can take the form of your worst fear-whether it is a spider, a giant snake, or a strict teacher that you are terrified of. And the...

Time for immersive technologies

Time for immersive technologies

I watched many sci-fi movies and TV shows as a child. One TV show that made a strong impression is Star Trek, which is about a spaceship from Earth traveling through the galaxy, encountering alien civilizations. The show presents two technologies that I found...

The real business of NETFLIX

The real business of NETFLIX

I recently started watching Season 2 of Daredevil (a bit late I know, but I was hooked to Archer for a while there) and as I watched that incredible staircase action scene, I was struck by how awesome it was that this was a top-notch, A-grade show that had gone live...

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