2 Burst results for "Professor Of Computer Science"
"professor computer science" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT
"They're basically saying hey if you pick one voice assistant because you pick maybe one cell kohner one smart device that determines the course of your gadget purchases for the rest of your life. That's not cool now matter theoretically does help with this. Because with their multi adleman any device that supports matter in assistant. That's going to support matter. You can happen talk you can. You'll be able to switch them out but they went further and they were like what if beyond things like a smart home amazon said. Yeah if you were going to ask madam eight order groceries. Therein looking at come from whole foods which amazon also in case you forgot so i think that's a little more overt than what they probably doing. But i i don't know i don't know because even if you go to shop for something online you just you probably going to search for on google unless you just go to amazon by default i typically do both really i switch back and forth just to check prices and google will funnel youth through google shopping as opposed to a vendor site itself. So it's it's just in general. It's happening on their side to yes. And i also think one of the things that this is a consumer harm but it's not one at consumer see and that is that that some of the players like amazon really uses its market power as the owner of a huge shopping site so a smaller company says. Hey don't wanna share my smart home data with you. Amazon will say will the don't sell your product. We're not gonna lift your product on our site so there are lots of ways. You don't looking at interoperability around the devices themselves is good but i think looking at the power of the platforms in the digital assistants. As an as an entry point. I think the digital assistance are the smartphone of the twenty twenties. Right either the gatekeeper essentially. So i think it's important to have something there some interoperability there in some assurances. There as part of this testimony in. I'm gonna send a link to it. Jonathan's at training who is is well known in the space. he's he's at the kennedy school of government he's professor computer science and he's the co founder berkman klein center for internet and society. He's a very oriented around his smart on technical things at oriented around consumer rights. I am a big fan but he actually gave some testimony. I encourage everyone to go through in the show notes to read it. But let me just do a quick summary. He has a section on remedies covers. Two areas one is what the government should do to prevent lock. Interoperability assistant levels is the first and i think we're going to see that with matter. He also suggested the government should subsidize interoperable standards much like internet protocol to interoperable standard. That built the web. He wants the government to subsidize that research institutions so we can actually develop some good technology. That's not owned by the core companies. Big tech companies. He suggests that the government should hire smart devices that have opened standard kind like the government set standards for iot device security with the cybersecurity improvement. Act of twenty twenty one. Or maybe it's twenty twenty. I think it was twenty twenty. I'm like oh tied. It's crazy big. So he's suggesting that in. We should have like standards or any devices that the government buys which would prompt these companies to invest in. Things may not want to invest. It would trickle down to the consumer. And then he covers the idea of freedom to tinker so for people who are hard core wanting to build basically idea. Here's you would open up the os devices and let people build on those right now. You can do that but what happens as we see a lot of you know. See the copyright the digital millennium copyright act. Come into play issues. We have around the right to repair. Use the issues about closing off a so. The question if you wrote legislation about that i think is at what layer of the stack de implement some sort of rate to tinker. I was thinking about that very aspect. Because you and i were just talking about maybe some projects that might work on. Put a voice assistant on our do. We know for example. I and see we can do and how difficult it is and whatnot. The tinkering part the hardware part is the easy part without a non corporate standard of services. I still have to choose what my device will work with in a sense and jonathan actually summarizes the. This is the best part of the whole testimony bit that he read. He's talking about the competition between these. Ecosystems is really superficial and offer the worst of both worlds because the fragmentation is frustrating for consumers wanting to furnish their houses and they ended up getting assortment of devices and apps reach device and then once they're in that system each new device has to work with it as well so they're essentially locked in so it's like there's pseudo competition because you've got these services that are not truly open standards. All the companies will say. Well we have sdk so yeah. It's open but it's still. It's open to use their their standard. If that makes sense or their service as opposed to having like the web is a global set of services to transfer email download files standards protocols and nobody controls them in a sense. No company controls them. That's what's missing. I agree with you. And that's why i think. Api's are huge battleground but people don't pay attention to that is basically how you deliver a service online or through the web and it's we can get into that man it's it's it's a very technical thing in the most people don't need. They shouldn't need to know about it quite honestly however they should know what they're capable of and what they are limited to based on what's companies are choosing to do google shutdown. Api look at what it did. With killing works with nest that was basically your ability to admit that was an api call to their servers to get that information and they were like Not do that anymore right. You're going to build on something like that. It's kind of like building a house of sand. Okay the other thing that is in this testimony worth talking about which is. Hey we've got all of these smart devices and smart devices are essentially services so kind of actually what we're looted to hear the suggestion that trained comes up for how to deal with that which we talk about. All the time is if if the company that makes the device or the device loses its services basically he should still work like the analog dumb device so if you have a smart thermostat kills works with nest. The thermostat still needs to work right as a thermostat. Your house to if you're gonna build a device that is cloud connected and works on that you should have been code in escrow and you should post a bond to funny east port of that code for a set amount of time which we've talked about putting code in escrow for connected devices for wild. The challenge. There is when you do that. People still have to like take go do something That's gonna be limited number people right so the ball in part is really interesting because it allows them with on key. They had to raise money to continue to support the device even though they have the code right because the original company went basically went under. Yeah so i thought that was a nice little additional thing and then he talks about all of these devices are wonderful tools for surveillance so we need to have a real discussion about how we want to handle civil liberties when we have so many devices capable. Government incorporate surveillance so starting to have Which we talk about..
"professor computer science" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio
"Twenty twenty. The following interview was broadcast in december of twenty twenty as part of our version. five point. oh conference welcome back to reimagine twenty twenty hawk average day. I'm glad you joined by mutant severe founder and ceo at avalanche and offs professor. Computer science at cornell. Thanks so much joining us. Thank you so much for having me on all right. Well it's it's great to have you for those viewers of ours. Who who might not be familiar with who you are. You wanna give a little background kind of you who you are and how you got into blotchy store of very quickly. I got into blockchain way before it was a thing way before the term was coined in two thousand and one thousand two. I started building a system called karma so that's seven years or six or seven years before bitcoin. i was working on a cryptocurrency proof of work. Minting in it's i believe it's the first cryptocurrency that minted coins via proof of work. So was doing something. She like things before though she was around except you know he came along six years later he improved on On a substantial portion of of what i had worked on You didn't know about my work. That's okay all the academics about my work. In case so when bitcoin start going big i looked into that further call. I found a with all of the post. Doc at cornell i worked with on for this or we found the biggest known flaw in subtle. She's consensus for something called selfish mining a scheme by which you can make more money than your fair. Share is a minor in bits going. After that i worked on the safety of coins at rest of with things. Like covenants are i worked on All of other things. layer two protocols on characterizing scale ability on characterizing decentralisation but most recently the most exciting thing that i've been working on is for the last few years i've been working on the new system called avalanche and at the core of avalanche lies a new consensus protocol. The likes of which has never been experimented with before that is a far far faster than everything else and we just went main that with avalanche about two months ago with a coin cold of ox and i'm i'm having a blast And my goal now is to just work up the layers to show the world of equivalent breakthroughs at every layer of the stack. Both the consensus layer the da- player and the layers of so. It's been a fun ride for me. Well it's quite quite the resume you have there and before we dive into what you're doing now and where you'd gotten let's talk about where you came from. You mentioned that you had a karma that was two dozen that was before even she before bitcoin and you mentioned he made some improvements upon and i just wanna ask know what..