McKinsey's "web3 beyond the hype" report (#web3defined)

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at September 27

#McKinsey is jumping into the world of #web3 with a recently published "web3 beyond the hype" report. 

I was excited by the title but disappointed by the content. The article proclaimed to be a primer on the fundamentals of Web3 including "what it is" but nowhere is web3 truly defined. Instead we get:

"The core distinctive feature of Web3 is the decentralization of business models." 

" ....more

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META-Facebook's worrisome foray into conversational AI

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at August 12

AI Language models, like GPT-3 or Google's LaMDA, are producing some incredibly realistic interaction mimicking human dialogue and raising important ethical issues about biases, hateful speech, and amplification of misinformation. 

Now Meta/Facebook is jumping into the game with an AI Chatbox ("BlenderBot") that has been released "for research only" - but one can imagine the path between rese...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • BlenderBot
  • Conversational AI
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Web3 Defined

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at June 13

Introducing the 2022 web3 defined report 
by Brian Christie, Peter Williams (Brainsy, Inc.) 

Last month, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) released its inaugural "State of Crypto" report, a 56-page deck that attempts to define web3 (it really doesn’t) and offer talking points for developments in related areas. 

When it came out, much of the crypto punditry and sycophant...more

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a16z LPs, it’s time to go elsewhere

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at May 22

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is getting a lot of attention for recently publishing a “State of Crypto” report. It’s a slick-looking, professionally produced, 56-page deck that attempts to define web3 (it really doesn’t) and offer talking points for developments in the related areas of Layer1 and Layer2 blockchains, stablecoins, DeFi, NFTs, and DAOs.   

My view? The report isn’t devoid of i...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • web3
  • a16z
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Predictions for Tech in 2021: Four Sectors where Government Action will Dramatically Transform the Landscape for US-based Start-ups.

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 1/13/2021

If you were like me, you welcomed 2021 expecting the New Year to start erasing the chaos of 2020 -- and you certainly didn’t expect the first week to bring an attempted coup d'état!

But our government remains standing and as we look to the year ahead, it’s anyone’s guess on how things will unfold in the tech sector given the turbulence we’re experiencing from politi...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • #dataincognito
  • #privatelabelsocialmedia
  • Proptech
  • crowdfunding
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Does America Still Lead in Space?

Paul B. Huter Paul B. Huter
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

Categories: General  |  Innovation
Tags:
  • NASA
  • space exploration
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