Quitting Facebook–It’s the Right Thing

My wife Rita Sevell has pulled the plug on Facebook. Here is her explanation: “My decision to cancel FB has been long overdue. I am ashamed of my lack of courage to leave my group and the concurrent number of “likes” I may get which serve to affirm my postings. I have given this a […]…

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An Important Piece in The New York Times on China’s AI Ambitions

We’re seeing this pattern pretty much across the board–China is targeting major new technologies with the full-hearted involvement of its central government. In this case, it is pouring massive resources into an effort to develop Artificial Intelligence, which may be one of the most transformative technologies of our lives. American technology companies also are working […]…

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Beefing Up CFIUS Is Positive–But Not Enough to Respond to China

Lawmakers are trying to halt the flow of U.S. technology to foreign investors, primarily it appears the Chinese. They are trying to strengthen an interagency body known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS.) Right now, it can block foreign entities from buying majority control of U.S. companies. A new bill […]…

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The Next Evolution In Auto Communications? Ford meets Amazon’s Alexa!

For years, I’ve been watching how modern communications systems, meaning the Internet, will be incorporated into vehicles. The heart of the problem is that there has been an explosion of communication and entertainment capabilities but there is a limit on what drivers can safely manage. The motto has been, and should remain, “Eyes on the […]…

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Can the Chinese Out-Innovate America?

It appears that the Chinese are not merely trying to catch up to American technology levels. They are seeking to leapfrog us by developing technologies faster than we can. Two articles recently in the Wall Street Journal report on two specific areas of competition–gene editing and artificial intelligence. In both cases, the Chinese have obtained […]…

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