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Fresh update on "silicon valley" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Much pressure that they are feeling. When there's still some uncertainty about the outlook. Okay, if you're watching this right now, you know that we're not in our interactive growth studios. We're on the West Coast. We're live at the Stanford graduate school of business. What are you talking about? Are you guys just taking your kids there? They applying? Is that what's going on? Yeah, total vacation. In the cold and rain and the cold and rain, that's what we're doing. Well, Stanford is when we do a remote, we should go where it's cold. It's raining. These kinds of things. You're just plugging your interview with that you did on a cruise ship down to Florida. Wasn't it? Okay, so you get all the problems on it. So those are all woe is me. Have fun is there Francisco, by the way? Well, I did try to get the dean's take, the dean's take on the economy. And what impact that does have on Stanford's business school because we do know a lot of our graduates go into working in technology. He said the heartbeat the engine of Silicon Valley right now continues to be strong despite the headlines despite what we're reading. And again, historically, 15 or 20% of graduates from the first graduate school of business. They go on and start their own companies. There are other entrepreneurs who are starting these firms. Does he still see, though, Silicon Valley remaining kind of the heartbeat of technology in this country? Because there's been a lot of shift outside of that. Yeah, he brain center. We didn't specifically talk about that shift, but one thing that he did say is that recruiters are still coming to campus, even from those companies that are having hiring slowdowns. Even from those companies that are having layoffs. So they're still seeing that activity here. Next time we come to Stanford, remain Scarlett you can come remain, you can come only if you promise that you get Tim to wear a bow tie. Okay? Yeah, deal. I can barely tire. I feel like it'll be a little bit out of place on the Stanford campus with a bow tie, but. Exactly. All right guys, we got a wrap. Fun to catch up with you. We will be back home soon. All right? That is a wrapper. Cross platform coverage. We do it on radio. We do it on TV, YouTube, and of course, on Bloomberg, quick take. We will see you again same time. Same place tomorrow. Markets, headlines, and breaking news, 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and at Bloomberg quick tape. This is a Bloomberg business flash. From Bloomberg's world headquarters, I'm Charlie palo did turned out to be a down day for the S&P down day for the Dow and an update for the NASDAQ composite index, building on yesterday's game. So ahead of the jobs report tomorrow, we've got the S&P at 4076 down three points today down by about one tenth of 1%. The Dow down a 194 down 6 tenths of 1% NASDAQ up 14 again thereof one tenth of 1%. Lots of earnings after the bell
John Berlau Describes Sam Bankman-Fried's Well-Connected Family
"Bikeman free. I mean, this is, let's start with him. And I love your analysis there with a theranos issue which, by the way, I think is we are taping this is getting has been sentenced to prison time and all for what was going on with that. But I think it's an interesting analogy. How did someone of his age and I'm not taking back from age? I got no problem with somebody with great ideas. I don't care what your age is making a lot of money and but how did it go in a special industry such as this? Besides the democratic donor base besides some of the other stuff that they were throwing out a lot of money it places. One, how did he gain the money? I guess the thought that many people have. And then how did it become so quickly marketable in the political world? And then because there's reports that, you know, this issue has, you know, Ukrainian legs back to democratic donors. I mean, there's just all kinds of things going on here. Give us a little in front about him if you can. Right. Well, he is a pretty book smart guy and also smart at making social connections, but there's a saying knowledge doesn't even equal wisdom. But it also certainly helped the fact that he had prominent parents that his name is Sam bankman fried Barbara fried, headed to Silicon Valley pack that gave to democratic donors. And. Also his father, Joseph bankman, helped, according to fortune, draft tax legislation for senator Elizabeth Warren. So, I mean, basically Kevin O'Leary, mister wonderful on Shark Tank said, well, of course I trust him because his parents are compliance attorneys, but something to the effect. I'm paraphrasing what could go wrong. That's like trusting the biker with all the ingredients and never watching because nobody ever would think the biker would put something in there, you know? Exactly. Trust but verify as Ronald Reagan said in everything in politics and in business.
Fresh update on "silicon valley" discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"Again, this also gets into the situation, which is really related to all of the VC exit liquidity products getting flushed from the ecosystem. This was another thing that I think you've heard me talk about many times with Solana, highly vested from the VC community. I mean, many of the big players in Silicon Valley, David Sachs, chamath, polyamory. A lot of those guys have played into the strength of where Solana is going. And it's getting torched and I think this is causing not only that kind of pressure, but the pressure within Silicon Valley that moves into the dev ecosystem and who's got the hot project. Think about that. Because devs want to work for the hottest project going, they want to work for the fastest blockchain and the essence of growth. And they want to look for projects that have vision and have a potential lifeline to help that vision come to fruit. So a lot of that, I think, is playing into this. Here's the comparison blockchains. This is by weekly sales volume. Look at the list of this guys. Polygon. Popping in some sales volume there right now. Ethereum killing it, of course, and Solana starting to be an interesting position on the 7 day at -22%. You had immutable in there, minus you've got flow coming in. Again, we know there's some things happening on flow. We'll get into that of why that's happening. Cardano at -23 and all that. So I think in general, not a bad position for where polygon is going, especially now that we're starting to see them move into some other aspects of the marketplaces. Natural adoption versus market high hype. This is partnerships to date. And these are, these are, in my opinion, these are great, but this is trust me. This is going to be a drop in the bucket. DraftKings stripe, so on Starbucks and Disney, of course, are the big ones Adidas, NFL is going to be huge. And I think meta will be big if we can get straight with what meta is doing. And then Nike, watch our video. Watch my polygon video on Nike, we did a couple of weeks ago. It is absolutely a it is a show stealer for where the potential of metaverse is going, maybe for branded metaverse, especially with what Nike and artifact is doing and tied into. None other than Matic. Metaverse firm implements NFTs into its first Minecraft and GTA. Now this is the point that I want to make. Is there still a lot of pushback? And I'll zoom in on this. Despite the Minecraft creator, bone Jay, they're very against NFTs in the whole aspect, but this is web two in general that has been against the NFT ecosystem for quite some time. And they're continuing to put some pressure on third party servers, other people that are implementing trying to implement NFTs. The big thing that I think this starts to play into the marketplace is that we're going to probably see some creativity from a lot of these a lot of these creators in the space. You look at little Dirk, he's doing his own NFT, again, this is a GTA collab.
Plug And Play Teams Up With Visa, AllianceBlock And Others To Offer Crypto Innovation Program
"8 a.m. Thursday, November 24th, 2022. Plug and play teams up with Visa, alliance block, and others to offer crypto innovation program. The post plug and play teams up with Visa, alliance block, and others to offer crypto innovation program appeared first on Cohen PDF FinTech news. Plug and play, a crypto innovation platform has announced the launch of its new crypto and digital assets program in Silicon Valley. Together with alliance block, Visa, the ion X digital company, IGT, and Franklin templeton. The program is designed to help young entrepreneurs in the field of digital assets and cryptocurrency to connect with some of.
Fresh update on "silicon valley" discussed on Today, Explained
"Today explained we're back with Josh chin from The Wall Street Journal, the deputy China bureau chief over there. Also the author of the new book about China's surveillance state Josh, what I'm getting from you here is that despite living in a surveillance state, these protests found a path through. Yeah, and that is absolutely one of the most noteworthy elements of this is that this is happening at a time when the Chinese government has unprecedented levels of control as a result of their use of technology. And I think it says, it says a couple of things. One is to really just amazingly powerful statement about the levels of frustration and also the bravery of protesters that they know that they're subject to the surveillance they know the government can know basically anything about them and is motivated to track them down. And yet they still came out and protested. And I think that's just, you know, I keep thinking about the state of mind you have to be in to be living inside a surveillance state and still go to the streets. And then the second thing is just it does show that there are some flaws in the surveillance state. It's not a perfect surveillance state yet. It's still under construction. And so when people move quickly enough or with enough emotion or anger outrage, it can actually overwhelm that system at least for a period of time. And then you said that the government hasn't perfected its surveillance state yet. Does that mean that they may use these protests as a, as a test of their surveillance state and then make improvements? Yeah, I think so. I mean, it's sort of surveillance state in China borrows a lot from Silicon Valley. A lot of its techniques, a lot of its technology. No one does surveillance more sophisticated way than Google. You mean the email client, I have opened twice right now in this laptop, that's running in the background of everything I do. I mean that thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the one that reads all of your emails and tries to sell you things based on what it knows about your behavior. And like Google like any other Silicon Valley company, the Communist Party likes to iterate. It's a systems, right? It's constantly updating them and training them to be better. What's the origin story of the Chinese surveillance state? The origin of the surveillance state is actually goes way back. All the way to the 50s. Mao Zedong like a lot of other totalitarian leaders had his own sort of domestic spying apparatus. But then on top of that, you had a Chinese scientist who actually was in the 1950s, he'd been working in the U.S., most of his career. I was a brilliant missile scientist by the name of Cheng twists and he was chased back to China during the McCarthy era. Of one universal is one communist too many. The FBI suspected him of being a communist so he left and he had all these ideas. I think they did actually picked up in the U.S. about sort of new theories about the way that information could be used to exert control. He initially used an engineering project to help build the Chinese missile system, but later he started to apply them to society and you have this theory that you could if you could collect enough information and use the right tools you could essentially engineer society the way you would like a guided missile. And these ideas kind of really captured the minds of some people in the Communist Party and kind of over time became more and more popular. And so now you actually have Xi Jinping, someone who's really embraced that idea and just coincidentally the way that AI technologies developed in the last decade, he now has the tools, the data and the sort of analytical tools to put those ideas into practice. Early days in China sort of before the arrival of the Internet obviously surveillance in China was kind of done by hand, the old fashioned ways of the same way that east Germans and pioneered. At its height in the 1980s, the Stasi had over 90,000 official employees backed up by several 100,000 informants out of a population of just over 16 million. The level of surveillance in East Germany was remarkably high in most citizens there were at some point or another on the receiving end of Stasi inquiries. You know, but China was really interesting in that the Communist Party grasps very early on, the power of the Internet and of information technologies. And so they started actually building the foundations of this current system in the early 2000s and actually with help from western tech companies. These companies like Cisco Systems. Cisco Systems, empowering the Internet generation. You had nortel networks which is now defunct, but it was a major Canadian telecom company. And they all came to China and basically helped China build systems for tracking and controlling the Internet. And that was a sort of the beginning of all of this. And over time, obviously China built what is now by far the world's most sophisticated Internet censorship. But it was also always sort of looking for ways to apply that level of digital tracking in the real world. Starting in the 2010s, you had these major leaps in the evolution of AI that made AI sort of actually useful in the real world, right? So you now have, whereas before computers, you know, there were things like facial recognition, but it was really clunky, right? It was and it didn't work very well. And now you have computers and machines can identify someone in a crowd of 50,000 people in a matter of seconds. If they have enough cameras around your neighborhood, they can trace your movements. Where you've been walking over the past week or whatnot. So they have this amazing ability to track people at a really granular level. Already the authorities are using facial recognition to name and shame citizens. Even for minor offenses, like jaywalking. The first version of the surveillance state that really sort of most complete version of it was built in Xinjiang, where all these protests started. And that was part of this campaign to track and analyze Uighurs in the region who might pose a threat to the Communist Party whose behavior sort of suggested future rebellion. And so they built this huge system for that. The authorities are using facial recognition cameras to scan people's faces before they enter markets. The system alerts authorities if targeted individuals stray 300 meters beyond their home. And it really at the time was the only place in the country where everyone was subject to surveillance. In other parts of the country, it was like certain groups of people, ex cons, drug dealers, the mentally ill, who were subject to that kind of surveillance. And with the COVID pandemic, that changed. Suddenly, the government built these systems that were able to track the entire Chinese population in ways that were very similar to the way they tracked Uyghurs before. But so they were able to adapt their systems and expand them and their almost certainly doing that now with the protests. And our North American companies still building the Chinese surveillance state infrastructure, or is that become less fashionable? Well, you had a really interesting development recently where for a long time they were American companies were deeply involved in building the Chinese surveillance state. They were everything from the investment level all the way down to selling them, you know, the basic sort of chips and hard drives, the Chinese companies needed. But recently, I think starting under the Trump administration actually, the U.S. policy towards China started to
What Happened to Turn the Epic Red Wave Into 2020 2.0?
"Were focused on candidate quality and debates and arguments and who is going to secure the southern border and who's going to stop fentanyl, people like Katie Hobbs and John fetterman sat at home and to digital online fundraisers to secular godless, miserable, rich young professionals in Silicon Valley in New York that gave $2800 a piece gleefully to fund the takeover of America via act blue and the designer of it all was Marc Elias. When you have an entire system that is changing in front of your eyes and the Republican Party becomes the muscular class, carpenters, electricians, welders, plumbers, and police officers. It's harder to fund a political movement that way. The Democrat party has become the upper middle class, the party of accountants, the party of computer scientists, so they're able to raise money a lot easier, act blue, raised $1.8 billion when red raised $1 billion. And there's no reason anymore for candidates to campaign. Why do you have to debate? Why do you have to answer to voters? You don't. Now instead, you run this synthetic artificial construct.
Fresh update on "silicon valley" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"It. All right, so I put it in Dow Jones industrials index space MOV for movers. And I find that cost the Salesforce accounts for a 112 points of the 425 point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial. So I need to go decimate it. It's literally been decimated. So a lot of people think decimated this reduced to one tenth, but actually it's produced by one. Yes, exactly. So you're using the correct, okay. Mandeep Singh senior technology channels for Bloomberg intelligence. We got them both here in the studio. Wait, how do you guys divide it? Anurag, what do you cover that mandeep doesn't and vice versa? The Internet names. Okay. I don't know. They do it all. They're tech. I just throw tech, hardware software, and then I just throw them equally at each very different. Yes. And that's what you'll see. Salesforce versus. All right, let's go with Salesforce on rock. That's your name. We'll assign the blame to you. What happened to them? 'cause they were just ripping it for so long. Yeah, so it's falling in that same category of macro IT spending slow down. Now, I think that stock reaction would have been less worse if workday didn't announce spectacular results the day before. And so that's one culprit. The second is the co CEO Bret Taylor decides to leave and starts he's got most likely start a new company. I think that puts a little bit of haziness up the top. There have been a few CEOs or co CEOs that have left in the last few years, so it really people want to figure out is what's Mark Benny Hoff going to do when it comes to leadership on the top. So I think both those factors are weighing on Salesforce today. But in general, we've seen a lot of bad news or not good news out of these software companies over the last few days, right? CrowdStrike was not good. I didn't think that we were going to see gains in snowflake, but it's now turned around in the market. Nonetheless, the outlook isn't great. You know, are people spending less on these services? See, they are all spending less on some of these services. But remember one thing, it's a also question of valuation and how much estimates have been reduced. So every stock is different, every company is different. In areas where they have been estimates have been cut down quite a bit. They are not responding from a stock point of view as bad. In some places where it's not been cut down, people are surprised by what happened in a stock reaction is bad. Crowd strike is a great example. Salesforce is a great example over there. It meant I think just that only a silicon you can only do in Silicon Valley, Elon Musk, tweeting out that he was at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. But rewind. First he tweeted out that he was going to war with Apple. Yes. He said, you know what? They threatened to take us out of the App Store. They charge us 30%. It's a monopoly they're abusing and we choose to go to war. Then he went to the Cupertino campus and he was like, oh, we're great friends. What happened? Well, so a couple of things there. One is, I don't think he realized that if the pivot to a subscription model, Apple will be taking a 30% cut. Remember Twitter was all advertising. With advertising, your monetizing, the time span through by showing ads, you don't have to pay Apple or anything. With subscription, it's very different because if people sign up for subscription on the phone, apple is taking a 30% cut. So as he pivoted to subscriptions, I think he realized that Apple will be taking a cut and he complained about the take rates which epic has done before and a number of other companies gaming companies that rely on a subscription model on the phone. They talk about how Apple has a very high take rate. And so does Android and Google. But the advertising side was much more cleaner in terms of paying two Apple. Yeah, but now he realizes, right? And he beats his chest and he talks a big game and then somehow he ends up at Apple's headquarters and Tim Cook just quietly puts him in his place. Because there is no way out of it, and that's what a number of gaming companies have realized that power of apple's platform. That is the biggest distribution channel out there. Even if they charge a high take rate, you have no option right now but to pay for it and you can't build your own phone or you know launch a service outside of this is what honor I was having this discussion with anurag yesterday and I said, you know what? He's gonna, I thought Musk would take this to Republicans and they would raise a free speech problem and they would move some legislation through Congress non arrive was like, nope. No problem. I mean, so you were right, dude. Yeah, no, no, it's not that. I think it's a very simple thing. If Tim Cook's tells him, you want a business turn around, I'll help you do it. I think that's a much more easier way to fix it. We'll figure out a way you just don't put X amount of content there. We'll make sure we advertise more. And I think that's a more logical and a more friendly approach to fix things. It's a more Silicon Valley way to go. I mean, there are also zen out there. Unlike you two guys. All right, so we got anurag Rana, we got mandeep Singh the cover all this tech stuff for Bloomberg. Who does hardware, by the way? Like if I need a hard word call, who do I go to? What is hardware? Computer stuff? I want chips, right? One comment is, you know, the chip companies are missing so much talking about estimate cuts. Software misses are like leave in comparison to the Mississippi. So that's one thing to be mindful of when you say it's snowflake missed. Compare it to an Nvidia or an EMD miss. All right, a lot of good tech stuff here we can do it all day long, but let's head down to Washington, D.C. will get rolled in national news with, I don't know who we would do today. Amy Mars. Amy Morris, thank you so much, Matt and Paul, the house has signed off on a bill that would ratify an agreement between railroads and workers union, effectively blocking a strike in a separate vote lawmakers also added 7 days of paid sick leave to the agreement that
FBI's Elvis Chan Is a Key Figure in the Digital Censorship Landscape
"There is a senior agent and FBI agent in the San Francisco bureau, his name is Elvis Chan. Yeah, I'm not kidding his first name is Elvis. And that's strange enough. I guess his parents were fans of Elvis. But his last name is Chan. In any event, this guy is the linchpin. He's the key. For FBI involvement and in some ways, Biden administration involvement in digital censorship. Why? Because he's located in San Francisco. He has deep connections with the 300 or so Silicon Valley companies and platforms that are based in San Francisco. He has constant dealings with them. He evidently was actively involved not solely involved, but actively involved in the suppression of the Hunter Biden story. And this guy has been sort of, let's call it in hiding. And by hiding, I don't mean literally in hiding. I mean that the government is trying to shield him from coming forward and testifying. Now yesterday I had on the podcast representative Ken buck of Colorado who talked about a lawsuit that has been filed by the attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri. And the purpose of the lawsuit is to ferret out information about the full extent of the FBI's and the Biden administration's collaboration with these big tech platforms. And so as part of that lawsuit, the plaintiffs demanded that this guy Elvis Chan come forward and testify. Now the Biden administration tried to stop that and they basically said that this is a guy who did not directly order Facebook or meta to suppress the Hunter Biden story. He's not the guy who did that. And the plaintiffs are like, we're not saying he is the guy that solely did that. Maybe he was part of a team. He certainly has had extensive connections with these Silicon Valley companies. And we want to find out the full extent of the FBI's involvement,
Fresh update on "silicon valley" discussed on KCBS Radio Overnight News
"Time to ten some scary moments yesterday when ten month old boy report reportedly ingested fentanyl at moscone park in San Francisco's Marina district, the dad posted on next door that his young son was playing in the grass with a nanny around two 30 p.m. when he started to have trouble breathing. He says his child was rushed to the hospital and treated with Narcan and a toxicology report later confirmed that he had taken fentanyl. Police tell Casey bias, officer searched the area last night and didn't find any other evidence of drugs or paraphernalia. The Silicon Valley Bart extension is forcing some downtown San Jose businesses to relocate as kcbs David Welch tells us that's because the project's bored plans to vote on a measure that would buy the land and move the businesses. Jose Landon owns Mexico bakery in downtown San Jose. If the VTA plan goes through, he'll need to move his business. They offer some relocation services along with some money. But he says the money they're offering isn't enough. The VTA says they haven't made an offer yet. Ron golem with the VTA points out they're planning to do so after the vote. What we do is we assign a VTA relocation agent to work with each business. And we let them know about all the assistance their intelligence by law. Landon says he first learned about VTA's plans over a year ago. He's concerned his offer is based on pre inflation prices. But Gollum with the VTA says they consider inflation when making an offered bar extension brings a lot of benefits, but this is one of the challenges. It does create some impacts. And so we're very focused on how this impacts people's jobs, people's businesses, their dreams. And so we're absolutely committed to figuring out how our agents can work with the businesses to help them successfully relocate. In San Jose, David Welch, the Bart board will take up the matter of excursion fares at its meeting today. Those are fairs. Your charge for tagging into station gates and then coming right back out at the same station. As case CBS as Megan goldsby reports officials think they may have been a little too harsh. Did you know that if you enter the Bart fair
"silicon valley" Discussed on Bitcoin Audible
"My learned opinion is that although your average toxic Bitcoin maximalist might be able to sniff out this bullshit a mile away, Silicon Valley can not, because crypto is peak Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley has sadly become peak Fiat. The best in Bitcoin made audible. I am guy swan and this is Bitcoin audible. What is up guys? Welcome back to Bitcoin audible. I am guy swan the guy who has read more about Bitcoin than anybody else, you know. And we have got a great piece today. You
We Are Living in a Society of Minority Privilege
"Although we hear AD nauseum about white privilege. The fact is we are living in a society of minority privilege. Now, minority privileges too broad a term because not all minorities are included in minority privilege. Jews are a minority, but they don't have minority privilege. Asian Americans are a minority. In fact, they're a smaller minority than either a blacks or Hispanics, but they don't have minority privilege. Minority privilege is reserved for a really three groups. Blacks. Native Americans and Hispanics. Now, universities claim that they have to engage in racial preferences. Because that is the only way to produce roughly proportional representation. What the Harvard lawyer told the Supreme Court. He wants a Harvard that looks like America. Not a Harvard the things like America, not a Harvard that reflects the intellectual diversity of America, not a Harvard in which let's say Republicans and Democrats are equally represented among the students or on the faculty, not a Harvard where there's religious diversity, and so for example, there would be evangelical Christians represented, let's say at their purport. No, no, no, no, no. Harvard's concern basically is on primarily the race front, but they're also big, of course, into gender and sexual orientation. Now, why is it important to have a Harvard that looks like America? Let's think about it. You've got a lot of areas of American life that don't look like America. There are parts of America, Silicon Valley doesn't look like America. If you go to Silicon Valley, you have a huge number of Asian Americans. In fact, by and large, if you look at all the different types of restaurants and companies like Microsoft, it seems like this is just like little Asia. You got like Chinese restaurant over here. You've got Indian restaurants over there, Japanese sushi over here, reflecting the population of people who work there.
What Is Transhumanism? Dr. Aaron Kheriaty Explains
"Kind of look to see what's happening in the future, one of the topics I want to talk to you about is the transhumanist dream. What is transhumanism and how does that connect with bio medical fascism? Right. So transhumanism is an idea or it's probably better to say an ideology. Maybe even a religious type ideology. It's very influential among many of our leads, including powerful people in Silicon Valley, powerful people among the kind of global elites that gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos every year. And the basic idea of transhumanism is that we should use science and technology not only to treat disease and to help people who are impaired by disease or disability to recover or to regain functionality to return people to a normal level of human functioning. But transhumanism says, no, we have to use science and technology, including especially biomedical technology, gene editing, and things like that. To go beyond human limits and to make people to enhance people to make them bigger, faster, stronger, better than well. And the ultimate transhumanist dream, which is really a kind of religious aspiration is maybe we can use science and technology to make people potentially live forever. To expand to be immortal, basically, right? To basically to be immortal, it's this kind of religious eschatological dream that through science and technology will be able to, for example, upload our brains onto some digital cloud. And somehow live on in the ether of the digital cloud indefinitely without our bodies. So
Julie Kelly: We Need More FBI Agents to Blow the Whistle
"This agency who I revered so much growing up Julie It is we just had a whistleblower on the phone before you a friend of ours Kyle sheriff and it is just totally imploded It's horrifying to watch this happen It is it's horrifying it's sad But look this is an agency that is acting as the enforcement arm the personal Gestapo of the Democratic Party We need more Kyle seraphims We need more Steven Friends We need more people inside that agency to blow the whistle and expose what's happening And you know what Dan it's not just happening the 7th floor of the Hoover building This kind of corruption partisanship has infected every single field up I wrote this week about I'll just Chan who is the cyber expert FBI special agent out of the San Francisco field office Dan he's not a cyber expert He's got 300 Silicon Valley companies big tech in his jurisdiction Is he investigating their suppression of free speech as he investigating how they interfered in the 2020 election No He is the conduit between the FBI and big tech telling them what to suppress what to censor what to ban under this ruse of foreign disinformation So it infected field offices related to the Whitmer fed napping hoax In Michigan in other states So unfortunately this is not just a top tier C suite level sort of problem at the FBI This is this right it goes all the way down and it has to be fixed because they're destroying life and they're putting Americans in jeopardy because they're focused on political work instead of keeping our country safe
The Disturbing New Theme of Democrats Refusing to Debate
"This disturbing theme we've been hitting it and I don't even have an exhaustive list here of Democrats that are refusing to debate their Republican counterparts, carry Lake with Katie Hobbs, Shapiro of mastriano, fetterman with Oz, he won't debate until a later date, zeldin with hoku, the new model of quote unquote, democracy is so oligarchic. And Madison warned about this in the federalist papers because every time democracy is actually mentioned in the federalist that's actually mentioned negatively, the word democracy does not show up in the Declaration of Independence, doesn't show up in the constitution. It does a couple mentions in the federalist papers, but only negatively, not positively. And this kind of new model of democracy, if you will, or this kind of new blueprint is answer zero adversarial questions, do a bunch of fundraisers from a bunch of very wealthy, woke, white, miserable people with more money than anything, but very little joy and happiness. A lot of them live in Silicon Valley, live in Seattle. They live in Portland, they live in D.C., they live in Boston, they live in New York, very wealthy, high paying tech jobs, unfulfilled lives, and then these candidates just kind of hide at home and they don't debate. It's deeply disturbing. It is unsustainable. If you have an entire American political party that basically says we don't do debates anymore. I don't care what your position is. That is an oligarchy.
"silicon valley" Discussed on Slate's If Then
"Effective altruism long-term. And by extension, will himself have become increasingly influential in Silicon Valley. Will has the ear of Elon Musk, in fact, his texts have shown up in the court fight between Musk and Twitter. And he's close with the crypto billionaire Sam bankman freed, who has put millions of dollars into the EA movement. First off, it always strikes me that it's a lot of dudes. But it can often feel like a way to justify focusing on what one wants to focus on instead of some current pressing problem. You could make the argument well, I'm worried about future runaway AI rather than thinking about the current construction of AI and the significant kind of racial discrimination that has already been built into AI systems right now, and the near term implications that that has. Like I wonder how you balance those approaches, particularly when you see how popular your work is will among people in Silicon Valley. So yeah, I really want to, I really think this is a misunderstanding. And I know we want to push against it. Honestly, in the strongest terms where, I mean, a couple of things. One is that so again, there are people within the tech world who've been influenced by these ideas, not just myself, many people. However, like the dominant kind of, if there is a kind of Silicon Valley view, it's normally accelerationist about technology. Because they see, wow, all the great things that technology can bring. Whereas this is actually a counter narrative. It's instead saying, no, technology can be very dangerous too. And yes, there's enormous amounts of money to be made within the field of AI, but perhaps we should be slowing it down, perhaps in fact, we should be working on nonprofit projects around technical safety. And I think it's a spiking thing that these people who are being convinced and like sounding the alarm bell, you know, there's people within the machine learning community often academics. And it's people who are coming, they didn't have antecedents in AI.
"silicon valley" Discussed on Slate's If Then
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"silicon valley" Discussed on Slate's If Then
"Guys could introduce yourselves. We'll all start with you. Who are you? Why are you here? Sure, I'm will mccaskill. I'm an associate Professor of philosophy at Oxford University. I helped to set up what's known as the effective altruism community, community of people who try to do as much good as they can with at least a significant part of their time and their money. I also recently wrote a book called what we owe the future that I think is going to be the topic of conversation in the course of this podcast. Bob, who are you? I'm Robert Wright. I'm mainly a journalist. I've written some books, including a book called nonzero, which may be the one most relevant to this discussion. I also publish a newsletter called nonzero and have a podcast called nonzero. And in fact, I've written a little about will's ideas in my newsletter in the nonzero newsletter. I asked bob and will to come on the show because will's new book, what we owe the future is something you're likely to see on bookshelves in Silicon Valley. The book is a case that we, the people of today, need to make the people of tomorrow, and many, many tomorrows from now, one of our top priorities. The idea is already beginning to reshape the world of philanthropy. Will's philosophy, known as long-term, is hot among tech types, as is effective altruism, the movement he helped found. Elon Musk tweeted about this book, this is a close match for my philosophy. And bob has written some very thoughtful critiques of long-term. So today on the show, we're going to do things a little differently. We'll have a wide ranging conversation about an increasingly influential worldview and where it sometimes falls short. This is a little longer than our usual episodes, which I guess is appropriate. I'm Lizzie O'Leary, and you're listening to what next TBD, a show about technology, power, and how the future will be determined. Stick around. This episode is brought to you by a vast, a vast is
Sen. Tom Cotton Shares His Advice for Silicon Valley and Others
"Senator cotton, two very quick things. And I'll let you go. Get Google ronna McDaniels out this morning saying, Google is muffling RNC messaging. And I don't think we're on a make stuff like that up. And everywhere I go, and I'm going to go out on a barnstorming tour. I hear about the Zuckerberg boxes. I think Mark Zuckerberg meta a whole out of which they're never going to get. What is your advice to Silicon Valley in anticipation of the regulation that is coming in election 2022? I just don't think Zuckerberg or Eric Schmidt or anyone from these companies can repeat the mistakes of the past. My advice to any business leader, I'm giving it to many of them is to remember what Michael Jordan said. Republicans buy sneakers too. And Republicans vote in elections and while the left may control the media and corporate America and Hollywood and big tech and college campuses, the one thing they don't control is the elected parts of our government. And when our voters make it clear, they are tired of having big tech companies suppress their views or for that matter, having big corporate executives use their corporate power to weigh in for left wing causes. They should expect the backlash. So if you stick your nose where it doesn't belong, don't be surprised if it gets punched.
California State Rep. Ro Khanna: 'The Border Is Secure'
"Representative ro Khanna Democrat California represents Silicon Valley What about this border as John right By the way John Roberts is a great reporter That whole team is terrific Just terrific Cut 12 go Is the border secure I recognize their voices Senator Manchin and representing queer Look I think we can do more to secure the border but what that looks like It's secure but we can make it secure I'm sorry congressman how is it secure when 2.35 million people by the 31st of this month will have come across the border illegally Well there are more border agents down there in my view by the numbers than we're even there under president Obama or president Bush So but why is it not secure Let's have an honest conversation One of the reasons is you have employers here saying come come work for us Congressman congressman You have employers who say that doesn't answer the question Why don't you have a wall up there and why isn't the wall Built and why isn't the border secure
Are We Living Through a Simulation?
"Living through a simulation? A simulation that is funded by Silicon Valley billionaires. With an intent to try to destroy the west to try to misrepresent what the maga movement America first movement is all about. When you are overseeing an artificial regime, a potemkin village. A parent's party that is grassroots, that is authentic, that is real. That stands as a huge threat to you. They have no choice but to use leg irons handcuffs and simulation tactics on social media. You see the parents party that is rising up in my personal opinion is gaining steam. I know there was a lot of anxiety out there myself included over the summer about the midterm elections. But I see Democrats starting to tumble the polls. I see Democrats losing steam and Republicans are getting on message. JD Vance was fabulous this weekend with Donald Trump. Oz is within striking distance of socialist Shrek. John fetterman. Herschel Walker gaining huge ground against Raphael Warnock Blake masters in striking distance against Mark Kelly. Adam laxalt looks like he's in a great spot in Nevada, but Adam lacks hole has to win by at least two points because those culinary unions in Clark county, they know how to do highway robbery there. I'll tell you what. And we have some internal leaking, not leaking, that's not the right word. We have some internal crumbs. These are Nancy Pelosi term. Of some people that are saying, hey, Oz is about to overtake fetterman. It's about to flip.
Cowboys Have a Big Hole at Qb
"Given the spirit of the NFL, there's still talking about Colin Kaepernick. I'm not going to say Dave, Steven a Smith is talking about Colin Kaepernick, for whatever reason a Dallas Cowboys probably lost the game. I didn't watch it. But because they're talking about it and they're floating around the idea of Colin Kaepernick playing for the cowboys, they must have lost the game and did not play well. Let me read, yeah, let me read the article. Dallas Cowboys have a major issue at quarterback moving forward as dak Prescott fractured his right thumb in Sunday Night's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It says while the cowboys will likely go with Cooper rush as the starting quarterback in rear wheel Greer as his backup ESPN star Stephen a Smith floated the possibility of the team taking a fly on Colin Kaepernick. Smith said he didn't think it would even happen, but let's see broach the topic anyway.
Standing on Common Ground
"I don't know if you guys agree with me or not. I just honestly believe that if every American would have a sit down and have a conversation with each other, I don't think we will come across as divided as it appears that we are, or we will be less divided if we actually communicate it. Like I was explaining about the gentlemen on the plane. I knew he was the left. He was on the left. I knew he was. Just by the mask on the plane. I said he must be a Democrat. However, after we actually communicated with each other, we found that we had a lot more things in common. Bourbon was one of those things. Now I know I'm a Christian, I don't get drunk, but I do love bourbon. And so we start talking about all of our favorite bourbon. We start giving these experiences on the airplane. I mean, he's married. I'm married. He has a family. I have a family. All of those things we agreed on. And he was open enough to ask me about my beliefs and Donald Trump, and I said, he goes, you know, Donald Trump, I mean, that's interesting. And I said, man, I met the guy. I'm not looking at CNN. MSNBC Fox News and the I met the guy, and I thought he was genuine. You know, I thought he was genuine. No way form of fashion. I think the man was racist. I mean, he invited me and Candace Owens, two black people, and we had the last time when he had COVID and his first address to the public, we showed up at The White House, it was like 2000 of us. And so man got 2000 black people on the lawn at The White House. You know, we would have actually gone in The White House if he wasn't if he wasn't sick. But we got all these people to White House. That doesn't sound like a racist to me.
Judge Blocks Law Prohibiting Recording of Police
"In the state of Arizona for some reason, I wish I'd say if it's in the first segment because the syndicated in Arizona, my first hour, but in Arizona, the law prohibiting people from recording law enforcement was blocked. A federal judge blocked a new Arizona law Friday that would have made it a criminal, made it a crime to record law enforcement activity within 8 feet after receiving a warning. I don't know the thought process with judges, but I honestly believe that, you know, I think that this should be a law. You are putting police officers lives in danger when you are a violating their personal space while attempting to make it arrest or investigate and they violent crime. And what happens is they have to worry about multiple things they get distracted, the criminals can get away. All of the above man, look, all you gotta do is back up. It didn't say that it was illegal for you to record. It says, after a warning, it could be criminal if you are continuing to record in less than 8 feet away. 8 feet away, you can almost touch a person in 8 feet. You can almost touch them. I'm not saying you will, but you can almost touch them. Maybe half the distance. So what was the problem with y'all backing off the police officers a little bit? I don't understand the problem.
A Lesson in Domestic Violence
"I want to talk about this story at a Silicon Valley. My wife had made a video about it me and her was talking about this and it's very creepy and bizarre, but I think there's a lesson in this situation and it's unfortunate lesson, but it's a lesson. I don't know if you guys remember this story of the lady who was beheaded in California by her estranged boyfriend, I don't even think they were married. They had a kid in common, come to find out he's an illegal alien. So I guess they got into an altercation. He's previously an abusive person. And at one point, I guess they got into the last fight and he literally beheaded her in the middle of the street. With the samurai sword. Now, why are you telling the story, mister Tatum? Because this is the untold reality of domestic violence. If you listen to statements from the family, the family repeatedly said he was abusive, family would try to convince her to leave this fool and it feels like the more that they spoke to about it, the more they acted or leave the longer and the deeper she was involved in this psychopath. And she had one child with him and she had a child with another person which should have been incentive for her to leave that dude alone.
Encouragement From the Aftermath of 9/11
"I did an event yesterday. Me and Terrence Williams at a facility in Phoenix Carrie Lake was there. It was a tremendous, tremendous event we were there to support the men and women who were in law enforcement first responders military and to show love and respect for those who were there on 9 11 or who have a connection with people who were there on 9 11. It was such an amazing event packed house. It was a little bit of a comedy slash patriotic skit. It was amazing. Carrie Lake was amazing. Terrence William was amazing. I mean, people literally stomach was hurting. Cramp their stomach was cramped and they were laughing so long. So much so long. I mean, it was our shows with multiple hours. And people were laughing all the way to the very end of the show. And so I know that the forgotten man, my producer, we were talking about 9 11 yesterday and he, you know, he was telling me how hard it was, a difficult, it was on him, you know, having that experience being there, being in those buildings before, everything hit the fan. And it really triggered me to realize, I don't like these word trigger. It encouraged me to realize that there are some people that had such a tremendous effect on 9 11. I remember when I first saw 9 11. And it is ignorant I was and how I was in a bubble. I had no idea what the world trace in his work. I had no idea. I had never been out of Fort Worth Texas. And so I saw it on television, I was in middle school. I think I was in like the 8th grade. And I remember the World Trade Center was a hit at first I thought it was a movie. Then, you know, I started to realize it was actually the news report, and I thought that it was in another country. I was like, oh, man, that's crazy.
"I'm hoping that the moment of silence helped us reflect on what happened in September 11th, I know that some people that are listening maybe a small fraction of people that listen wasn't even alive when the terrorist attacks on 9 11 happened, I think it was a pivotal moment in our country, it was a moment of sadness, a moment of devastation, many people lost their lives, and I also believe that from the ashes grew a yearning for unity and for our country to become greater and fight back together, and I think that it had some benefits. And when I say benefits, I think it encouraged us to work together and do better. I really do believe that that's what happened and unfortunately it took a scenario of chaos in order for our country to come together and stay strong. You know, there's a concept out here that wars are what cause America to come together because we find common ground and we celebrate our first responders and, you know, it causes us to come together in a way in which nothing can ever match.
We Are 63 Days Away From the Midterm Elections
"We are 63 days away. 63 days away from a midterm election. It's snuck up on us. In fact, we are about let me do the math. 45 to 50 days away in certain states from ballots going out. 45 to 50 days out. We are being outspent. Significantly. In the key states. We have some candidates that are fighting like heck, but the Democrats are coming in with kleptocratic Silicon Valley money that is just blowing. Expectations out of the water. So what we're going to do, right out of the gate here, as we're back from Labor Day, we're going to go around the horn. What states and races should we be focused on? So first, of course, let's frame this. The House of Representatives totally up for grabs every single person has to rerun for election in the House of Representatives every two years. All we have to do is win the House of Representatives by one vote. Now, I know some of you say Charlie, we haven't done enough to fix our elections. We haven't done it. I agree with all that. That's not what this conversation is going to be about though. This conversation is going to be about what candidates, what races are we looking at so we can overwhelm the system because we talk about election integrity a lot on this program. We talk about mules. We talk about ballot practices. This conversation is going to be focused on what are we going to do in the next 63 days. That's the most operative question. There was a lot of opportunities previously to fix our elections. We did some of it. Now we're going to have to overwhelm the system again to permanently fix our elections in Arizona or in Georgia or in other states.
"silicon valley" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Those are in Santa Cruz and then further down south towards Watsonville along the coast there. There's a number of beaches I'm skipping over quite a few, but those are some of my favorites. Also, if you're in the Santa Cruz mountains, this is where the redwoods are. This is where the coastal redwoods are. Probably a lot of people will tell you to go to big basin, big basin is up highway 9 through Saratoga. And big basin has some great redwoods, although I'm going to recommend my favorite is Henry Cowell state park. Henry Cowell state park is also on highway 9 down in the city of Felton. And it is very close to Santa Cruz. It's pretty easy to get to Santa Cruz from there or from Santa Cruz to there. It is easy quarter mile nature hike that even my grandmother was able to do that teaches you about the redwoods, beautiful, beautiful hike, and then if you're interested in doing more expansive hiking it does have more trails as well. And also, there is just across the parking lot from Henry Cowell state park, roaring camp steam train. And so if you're a fan of steam trains, this is a steam train that goes up through the redwoods and actually on certain trips will go all the way to the boardwalk at Santa Cruz. And so you can check that out at roaring camp. There are other wineries in the Santa Cruz mountains, but it's just a very pretty area with all the redwoods there, and the coastal area is also stunning. It's not as well known as the coastal drive down south from Monterey along highway one, but it's also very pretty with a number of state parks and state beaches all along the way as you go up the coast towards San Francisco. Sometimes when we were in lockdown and we needed to leave the house, but we didn't want to interact with anyone we would drive over highway 17 to Santa Cruz. If it was before we were willing to stop, we would just keep driving and go up and cut back across the hills. It's a San gregorio and go over to portola valley or hook up with skyline drive and skyline drive highway 35 runs along the ridge of the Santa Cruz mountains overlooking the valley. So some great parks there with some terrific views of Silicon Valley or of Palo Alto and Stanford. One of the ones I think of there is windy hill open space preserve is a great place if you want to see down towards the Stanford dish, the Stanford dish which would be in a radio telescope or down to the Stanford campus, some easy hikes there from windy hill open space preserve off of skyline drive. Skyline drive also has a number of county parks as well as Castle Rock state park, which is another great place for hiking in the redwoods. So that's a great day trip down to Santa Cruz if you are there when you're looking for something to eat. We like the mission street barbecue, which I mentioned previously on the show as a place to get some decent barbecue, but also if you're there on the weekends, they often have live blues music as well. And there's plenty to do in Santa Cruz as well and I'll put in some links to at least one article I have on the show on things to do in Santa Cruz is a great brewery scene in Santa Cruz right now. And so if you're looking for a brewery scene, Santa Cruz has some spots to check out and I'm working on an article on some of those, but that one is not out yet.
"silicon valley" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And in fact, some of the blends that I happen to like is cold test pilot. So that's an interesting winery there. I've got a blog post about other wineries in the area that I'll put in the show notes because I don't want to name them all on here, but another one that's worth knowing about is the mountain winery. This used to be the palm asan winery, so one of the older wineries in the area dates back quite a while. Wineries in the Silicon Valley and in the hills of Santa Cruz mountains, predate prohibition, but a lot of them went out of business during prohibition. Some of those that stayed around were doing sacramental wine, or at least they said they were doing sacramental wine. But the mountain winery up there in the summer is another place to see live music. They have not an inexpensive theater area there, but it is a small, very intimate theater, they're on top of the mountain with gorgeous views of the valley, especially at night. And you can see a number of different performers, especially if you're of a certain age. So if you're looking for performers who were more familiar to people, my age than my son's age, for instance, then you're probably looking at the mountain winery, so you might check out their schedule for who is playing there. And so at this point, we're in the Santa Cruz mountains where in the north end of the Santa Cruz mountains. And I would recommend that for a day trip go over into and over the Santa Cruz mountains over to Santa Cruz. We've talked about Santa Cruz on this show before when we talked about Monterey, Monterey, another great place to go if you're doing a long weekend from San Jose or San Francisco. But Santa Cruz is an old surfing place. They still do maverick surfing there, and the couple place that I would recommend if you've got kids, the boardwalk has some great rides. This was built as the Coney Island of the west, and so nowadays you'll find video games and but you'll still find a great wooden roller coaster the giant dipper there and a good beach they do movies in the summertime and concerts as well. Those are coming back this year in at the boardwalk and those are gonna be more youth oriented and so if you're traveling with kids someplace to check out. That's also where all the beaches are. If you're in Silicon Valley and you want to go to the beach, you take highway 17, which is a windy mountain highway over to the top, not as fun to drive in the winter time. It will snow at the top there. It will get closed for odd things like mudslides, and even one time a bank robbery, a closed that road that I remember. But when you take that road over, you can get a number of great beaches in the Santa Cruz area. Again, we're talking about central California so the water is always always cold. It's warmest in September, which are some of our warmest days right after we went back to school, which was what it seemed like when I was a kid. Some of the places I would recommend there for beaches would be natural bridges or sea cliff where I learned a body surf or sunset beach which has some great camping in the area and
"silicon valley" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And if you look north from there, there's actually an old ghost town called Davenport that's out there in the bay that I think you can only get to these days with special permission. I mentioned that there were four interesting museums that I mentioned three of them. The other one is up again in that area really close to the Google campus and that's the computer history museum. Now you may not walk through the computer history museum like I do and say worked on that. I had one of those sort of things, but if you're interested in technology and computers, it's a very well presented museum with some significant artifacts in terms of the history of computers, both in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. But if you like learning more about computers, that's your place.
"silicon valley" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"So a couple different things over the east bay. If we had west from downtown, we get into towns like Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino Saratoga are kind of the western side of the valley, which is the Silicon Valley, but also the valley of hearts delight is what it used to be when it was a mostly agricultural area or the Santa Clara valley. And in those areas is we're going to find a lot more of the high-tech. So if you're here because you are having a business meeting, for instance, if you're meeting with Apple, you're going to be likely in Cupertino, if you're meeting with Google, you're likely going to be up in Mountain View, Facebook has some places there, but also then goes further up the Peninsula. And so a lot of people will get on a tour of their favorite tech places because they're all here. There's really a lot of technology, obviously coming out of the valley, including some of the older things, like Intel and Hewlett Packard, but also all the modern Internet companies, so many of them are in this area. Some of them have moved up to San Francisco now like Twitter, Pinterest is part way up, but really there's quite a lot in the area. Apple, for instance, has a brand new visitor center. So they really do encourage visitors, although you're not going to get on the spaceship campus unless you know someone. And that's going to be true for a lot of these campuses. You're going to take pictures outside, but you're not going to get inside unless you can find a tour or unless you have a friend who works there. In terms of nightlife, there is downtown, but then there's a number of smaller downtowns in the area. And I want to name a couple of them because I think they're interesting. For instance, in northern Sunnyvale, there's Murphy square, and Murphy square is a two block long area of just restaurants and it's got some great different variety of restaurants there that are set in a pedestrian only street, really nice place for going out to dinner. Castor street in Mountain View similar sort of area, lots of good restaurants used to be a lot of Chinese restaurants in that area. Now I think there's a little more variety. I know there's a good Thai restaurant up that way, but they're always changing, but there's always good restaurants in castor street and Mountain View. If you look good for Asian food, my neighborhood in Cupertino is 80% Chinese and so a lot of good restaurants down here if you're looking for your hot pot or your other
"silicon valley" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"If I got my bags back on the road I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go look at real good in my passport oh no 15 hours amateur traveler episode 808 to the amateur traveler talks about hills and hikes, beaches and beer, weather and wineries, computers, and nerds as we go to the Santa Clara valley where the Silicon Valley of California. Welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen today we talk about my hometown of San Jose, California, and the Silicon Valley. This is normally the portion of the show where I'd be introducing a guest, but I don't have a guest for this particular episode because I'm doing it about my hometown or home city area. And even though I have lived in the same house, the entire 17 years that I've been doing amateur traveler, one of the places that I have resisted doing an episode on is San Jose or Silicon Valley where I live. And I think the reason for that is that when I grew up, there wasn't a lot to do in San Jose. I grew up in California and I grew up an hour and half south of San Jose and Salinas. And we would come up to San Jose for east ridge, which was one of the first malls in the area. We would come up for frontier village, which isn't there anymore, which was an old west theme park. And we would come up for the Winchester Mystery House, which is still there, and I'll talk about that in a little bit. And the rosicrucian museum, and that was about it. And so I still have been carrying around with me that even though this is a great city to live in, maybe there's not that much to see. A couple things have changed my mind to finally do this episode. One was I had a conversation with someone at the recent tea backs the travel blogging conference in Spain and said I hadn't done an episode of my hometown and they said that that was a mistake because there are so many people who travel sometimes to Silicon Valley who would be interested to know what to do on the weekends or where they could go and that is true. So that is definitely the thing that finally tipped me over to do this episode, but the other thing that's changed is I've been putting a lot of time here especially just before and during COVID until now on the California dynamic traveler
"silicon valley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Uses directed. This is a special presentation of Silicon Valley insider now back to Silicon Valley insider Once again, your host, Keith, Cool. Insiders. Welcome back to Silicon Valley insider member Keith Coup, especially yesterday is my good friend John Hawkins, who is the head of services for We localized a conversational AI company. You might not even be aware that using their services, but it is everywhere. Seen bigger things like Alexis Siri Google assistant also the host of the future of Ai YouTube channel as well as a clubhouse influencers. Welcome back to you on Thank you for having me back again. Thanks for being here. Thanks for being on this portion, called the pivot, fascinating catching up with you and learning about your background understanding that came from rural Australia be able to take your horse and your surfboard to the beach and then deciding to get the technology bug and I think that was really inspirational in that it reminds us That you don't need from education. You don't need to be university trained. And also there are very few women in technology. So very inspirational. Thank you. So what? I wanted to talk about the pivot to get your thoughts on. We mentioned this in our show earlier, actually have also mentioned it quite frequently on other forums is the future of work in relation and artificial intelligence, So we know that because of artificial intelligence and other forms of automation, RP robotic process automation. That Mackenzie had done a study that said that within the next five or 10 years, potentially 39 on the low end and 73 million on the high end. Of American jobs, just like global jobs will be affected or Go away, dude, Artificial intelligence and automation. That's a scary number. And I think you put people before people forget about that number. I think also, though, that there are a lot of things coming down the pipe in order for people prepared for that so that they can actually ride the wave and adapt to the wave. Instead of being victimized by the coming automation. What do you think of that? But such a, um, a big topic and something that's very dear and close to my heart. Um, First of all, I think more and more people need to start to talk about it. And if you're employed in a company that's implementing a I The first thing I would do is I would ask the executive team where and how they see the impact of a I in that current workplace and what you can do to be involved and what I mean by that is there's always some sort of initiative internally, whether implementing new technology and if you Interested in the space. Put your hand up. Ask the extra work, right? Asked for the ability to just come in line. Sit at the table. Um, you might have to do it out of your normal office hours. And, yes, it will take some commitment that the first part of it is finding out the information to know exactly where the changes coming. Um every industry will be affected differently, and there was certainly Uh, entry level roles or repetitive roles that will be replaced first, with everybody process automation with conversational assistance and chat, but with you know, uh, predictive analytics tools and various others that are taking entry level analyst jobs, right. So I think the first part is identifying where the changes in your industry. And then the second part is coming up with a plan and talking about it talking about it with your company and peers, talking about it with other industry leaders and starting to think outside the square about how you can start to skill up and you don't need a fancy degree to scale up. You can take on extra work commitments in your current role You can jump on LinkedIn learning is a month and you can start to educate yourself on a I and if you don't Want to be a data scientist or an engineer. That's fine. Because these AI companies and other businesses need market is they need sales people, They need a lot of different roles. They even need data annotators people to help create that data from every walk of life from every skill set from every industry. Currently, there are several 1000 year olds being created every single day. To be able to work with artificial intelligence. So I think it's just about putting your hand up and asking questions and taking something that's scary and facing it head on. And you know, working at it. The right slot, fi. I think those are really great. Recommendations. So thank you so much for that. I think it's scary as it sounds, especially for people entering university right now, because they're not certain people mid career. I think that the key point as you're mentioning, is that We know that there will be automation that occurs But stay ahead of the curve is to continue to learn. So learning is a process of continual learning is gonna be very helpful. Thanks for the recommendation to do LinkedIn learning and other things. There's so much free content. You're Channel, the future May and YouTube. There's so many other, um any particular platform because a lot of e learning platforms as well, Um, also one of the things that we know, uh, this is where We went through these periods of people getting the stem so step is very important in science, technology, engineering, arts and math steam, actually, but also that as much as we've kind of gone back and forth, I think that no matter what your study university you need to find a way to maintain yourself skills. Yes. And, uh, liberal Arts is going to become a thing again. Uh, mostly ai folks that we talked to know Diversity becomes a valued trait in that ai was all about prediction, and so we throw it and predictable. Element to it. The area has to train and so those are things that are very important things that we value or have valued the last 2030 years might be completely different things that we're gonna be valuing over the next 10 or 20 years. Yeah, and to add to that What's fascinating is in any instance right of human life. You have to ask yourself if you stay stagnant. What is the threat? If you skill up and as difficult and as scary to trust me, I'm not. If I can learn it, you can learn it right? Like I am not naturally, the most gifted mathematically I'm not naturally the most gifted in language yet I work in conversational Ai. It was because I pushed myself out of the comfort zone and I asked myself what Why? And I looked for the information and the information is out there. I mean, you could just drain clubhouse and come to the various different, uh, Past rooms around artificial intelligence and the future of work and networking rooms that are hosted on there. There is free articles written their companies right now that are Hiring entry level graduates to come into these programs to create data for a I mean, there's just there's so many opportunities, but the other thing I think interesting. Is there a new jobs popping up that we never thought of? Previously? Right? You've got this social influence play where people are making money from Instagram and running a show in YouTube and various other place that went there 10 years ago that are consistent revenue stream. And so I think it's really just about continually Skilling up but also Just Pushing yourself outside the comfort zone and having those conversations with people around you and actually nine times out of 10. When I found is people willing to help people are.
"silicon valley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Get the whole story. This is a special presentation of Silicon Valley insider. Now back to Silicon Valley insider once again, your host Keith Cooper. Hey, insiders. Welcome back to Silicon Valley Insider. I'm your host, Keith. Two Special guest today and really good friend is Tianna Hawkins, who has a YouTube channel called the Future Ai, and also she's the head of services. For we localize a conversational artificial intelligence companies. So welcome back to you on Hello. Thank you for having me back. So here's a good question. I think that would be great for the answer. We've talked about it quite a bit on the show before. And a I continues to progress. It's really important as we're moving to different transformation. More and more topics come up on the ethics regarding artificial intelligence. Why is a I and ethics? Even a thing? Why is it important? Two very, very deep question of which we could probably talk about for hours and hours on end, But at the end of the day, um if I was to simplify it, I think artificial intelligence is currently being implemented in all areas of our life. Whether or even aware of it, you might be applying for a learn you might be applying for a job whether you're speaking to a chat, but or a digital assistant. It is conversating with us and making decisions in real time that affect our life. So why is ethics and bias important? Well, obviously, we want to ensure that the AI we're building is not discriminative. It's inclusive of all And obviously it's an ethical application. That's not going to have articles and fake news being publicized and multiple different channels in a given time Getting traction, so There's many different facets of that veteran important and for some organizations at the moment, the great debate is Do you create an AI Ethics council to ensure that both the algorithm and the data that is being produced for these algorithms are ethical? Um, are sampling across various different Um, you know, ethnic groups. Various different ages are non biased, and I think it's one of the most important areas we've seen time and time again. At the moment, highlighted stories. For instance, there was a large tech company that implemented a algorithm that would screen resumes. And unfortunately that algorithm with discounting, um I love populists of particular ethnic background and that had such a huge not gonna affect and it wasn't caught for months. It's that means. People were being automatically rejected based on their skin color. So it is super important that where monitoring these algorithms and that we're ensuring that we're not building things that might discriminate against, you know an individual person next year and great answer and really important topic back to our clubhouse relationship. Professor Decay Who's a leading AI Emphasis been a professor for 25 years, plus And it's currently teaching in Hong Kong. Um, we've done rooms this first AI and ethics from which you were probably a part of We didn't for 58 hours and then you nobody stays up 58 hours rotating. Yeah, everyone freaks out there Spending 15 hours of sleeping other There isn't much, but I think the thing that the summarise kind of people are going to be really Fearful of the impact of a I were still the early stages of artificial intelligence in order to What program biases out. You have to identify them. So when we think about biases, of course, it sounds bad. It is bad, but that's because humans are doing the models, but when you identify them and then Program them out is the important part of the example. You just gave, um coming out of the banking industry we have we have actually, by regulation, something called model risk management. Yeah, so the bank that I worked for happened to be Classified as the most fair, which is good because a lot of things have been written up in terms of the unfairness of making loans that you mentioned earlier. Yeah, when people think about how biases are introduced into artificial intelligence, humans create programs. One of the best examples before I go back to the Lone example is Microsoft fears a go ahead and check but Named T. Yeah T was launched within 24 hours. We'll all scribe to her female voice because the female voice, uh, within 24 hours, she became a racist society because people who figured out how to manipulate the algorithm Trained it to be a racist misogynist since they took it offline. Yeah. So back to mine. Go ahead. Yeah, I was going to say it was one of those, um, leading case studies. That was a catalyst for a lot of change for large organizations around the globe to start to highlight these these issues and out, but I mean, it still happens daily. So Right and in banking in the U. S banking system, even though biases are uncovered and then programmed out. It's the only industry that I know of that has Penalties already embedded into when Willful biases are found and not not treated. So I mean, this is just me doing corporate speak that we know there's biases into the banking industry. Even though the biases exist what you identify them. You have to take him out and actually audited. And so we talked about models. Yes, you have the audit the models, but think about all the other non regulated industries. Um, and it's scary. Um, we also host um some close room sessions as well past as well as some closed room in person sessions with leaders in a I and we talked specifically around how we can ensure that we're putting the right checks and balances in place And it is scary that there isn't a lot of checks and balances for large organizations. But I will say As scary as this sounds because of rooms on clubhouse. And because of these the awareness to a lot of these topics I have seen change. That is just it's rapid and organizations are catching on very, very quickly and in a lot of cases that catching these biases before they're released to the public because they creating testing environments to be able to release and grab that feedback before it goes out and creates real damage. So, um, you know, as as much as it's scary, there are people doing things about that so It's exciting to see it's good to know, especially since the K was a previous guest on the show as well, Um, we talked about one of the companies that were involved within your really good friends with the C E O Brien Talebi of Ahora and how we're doing. We're increasing the rate of learning by three extra five X is the estimate and we're using using artificial intelligence and biometrics, which in itself sounds scary as a data privacy nut as the head of technology risk for major bank, Um, I was very.
"silicon valley" Discussed on Agtech - So What?
"Think a kind of rural agrarian picture and diversified land-management in absolute opportunities to to live edge manage farmland and so there's a balkan imperative and an opportunity that i see from from my perspective the more dig into the space. The more intrigued. I get and i think there are a number. I call them the wows. That just really stunned me. One just stepping into space. I thought we had coming from the outside. I thought we had a much deeper understanding of soil than we actually did. Soil keep civilization alive too. I recognize now that we have a medical industry that does not understand food as medicine the average doctrine the us only gets twelve hours of nutritional training. Nurses get even less three. We don't really understand. Let's call it nutrition personalized nutrition with all to eat a twinkie. The what the impact would be on our bodies. We don't really understand that all too well fourth. We don't really understand how get consumers not to eat the cheapest and most convenient foods and then last one. Which is something that that matt and sarah talked about is. I'm amazed at how little digital connection there is between the farm four. And so i look at those five. Big challenges is like we gotta figure these things out. And that's what. I think really cute be going space. Great not yeah me. I think the yet like excited by by oils as opportunities and natural environment is now visible in a way that it's never been before and increasingly most enlightened consumers and yeah we would that number to be bigger are increasingly interested in the relationship between what they're eating and the natural environment and overwhelmingly the food that we create comes from the natural environment and he historically been very motivated to take care of the natural environment but mostly because it sustained their family business right not because they were worried about or wanting to engage with the people who could clearly see what they're doing. I worry that we're still partly in his posture. All of its life. I can do it. A one lewis's everybody actually can see what you're doing and so leaning into that inciting come take a look right. We're proud of being the custodians of the land. We're proud of the people who grow the food that you will eat. And we're and we want to engage in this conversation but it's going to be a two way conversation and so i think that's the the second pot which is hugely exciting again. Potential that's been created by to see the benefits of being visibly booed custodian land. Don't just lane doesn't asset. You can possible to your family. But you get recognized Jill roles of being the people who create the food and being the people who at the same time k for an enhanced the natural environment especially as we're moving into of the planet. That's going to be very different from the version that the current generations parents grew up on. And that's it for our bodice episode of axa. What thank you for listening. And if you like what you hear please tell a friend and if you haven't read it already you can find a link to sarah and mets article house. Silicon valley set agritech a decade on our website at tick so what dot com as well as links to other resources mentioned in this episode. You can also follow us on twitter linked in and facebook. Sarah will be back next week with another episode. We'll catch you then.
"silicon valley" Discussed on Agtech - So What?
"He's trying to get distribution before the incumbent gets innovation. And i think that that's that he's part of what drives that desire to place those bits. Rub europe's ride that you know some of those very brave and ain't gonna forward-thinking bits like as you say bidding on being disrupted but i think the other side of that coin is the time. Silicon valley view is that it's it's largely about software. Like innovation equals software. I think that's one of the points that we might use the enact. That's just not true. It's not gonna any less true like when we think we've been doing a bunch of small group discussions over the past. Couple of weeks thinking about sustainability and almost every if not every says inability problem. It's yes we need data yes. We need interoperability. But then we need to go physically do something in the world or change something. We need to like process the way we need to make the biological. We need to turn on the pump and so this idea that the software alone can be. The solution yet may be great economics but it doesn't actually solve a problem than than. What are we really doing. So that's bringing in a whole new layer of i think silicon valley's evolving in this direction to of meeting to look at biology meeting at hardware needing to look at deep tech. Whatever you wanna call it to solve some of these climate problems especially but in agriculture. That's absolutely true in it. It is a whole new skill set in a way of thinking about these investments. Is there an example. Anyone could give of a people. Don't want to throw a company under the spot in the pasta of nearly agritech. Maybe not even early take bud. Start up that just made some of these mistakes or even an epic fail. If you've got a story like that. What's the one that gets. You wanna one lesson on what not to do. I'll share a war story..
"silicon valley" Discussed on Agtech - So What?
"I didn't see it as such a fairy tale land until i laughed so i was born in and was gave i grew up in silicon valley and both my parents worked in the semiconductor industry. And i didn't. I didn't realize at the time how unique that was. We'd have a girl scout fundraiser. Or or something in my mom would take me to hurt company. I'd get to put on the bunny suit. Go inside chip fabricators equipment and that was just the world. I grew up in and had no idea that it was revolutionizing you know the rest of the planet. 'cause i was you know ten so it was a pretty different perspective on that but i guess it sticks with you mean i remember going out of business meetings with my dad who whilst worked in the industry and you just go to a starbucks or coffee. Whatever around here and you kind of look around. And everyone's like hitching someone else trying to get a deal up and doing business in having an idea. And there's notebooks that napkins and scraps and so that energy was just what i grew up in and i didn't really realize how special until i left and kinda looking back on it and seeing how much that entrepreneurial spirit and that kind of tech vibe so alive here and really unique to other places in the world i want to move on to where agriculture fits in basin where it has tried and failed in the past to digitize oil kind of change in in silicon valley robe. What's what's your experience of it. Well i think. I didn't know much about food or agriculture and i actually started talking to some people who've very quickly mentored me if you will to tell me that you know as opposed to like the social media investing that i have been doing that tweeting eating or food and agriculture very different than social media right and for a variety of reasons. The you know all the reasons it will probably get into but you know that..
"silicon valley" Discussed on Agtech - So What?
"It sane is the birthplace of modern technology quite literally taking its name from the region sand which contained the silicon used to manufacture out the first computer chips now. Silicon valley is synonymous with technology rapid innovation startups and venture capital. It's the home of big tech companies like ebay pay pal facebook intel alphabet and of course apple people now even talk about the silicon valley innovation model as a template for. Stop success yet win. It's been applied to act. Take well we've seen mixed so you may think that if i can just give the farmer to adopt my tool. Then it's game over. I'm going to go disrupt the system but you find that. There's like multiple layers of that onion to peel back before you can actually make changes to that system. I think that's one of the big at a lot of folks have had so where peeling that onion that was robbed trice the founder better food ventures of food and aggrava- say and founder of the mixing bowl. Which is connecting food act and tech innovators in silicon valley. And beyond you'll also hear from serrano let who you probably already know as well as matthew prior both car founders of tenacious benches and agritech vase day and partners at the fintech rukh both have strong ties to silicon valley and recently published an article. We've this very premise. How silicon valley said take back a decade. It struck a chord. It was a little tongue in cheek but it really started a conversation. So we thought we'd dig in further but first let's meet rob sure so My name is rob twice. And i spent about just under fifteen years in the mobile internet venture capital space. I came here at the tail. End of the dot com bubble. I saw the burst. I was here for nine. Eleven as here for two thousand when i started working on the mobile internet. We're onto g networks. It was that time when people wondered..
"silicon valley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"This is a special presentation of Silicon Valley insider now back to Silicon Valley Insider once again, your host Keith Coup. Insiders. Welcome back to Silicon Alley Insider. I'm your host Keith Coup on today's show. My special guests and good friend is Tina Kuo, who is a world renowned artist. She has been talking today about her journey as both an artist integrating her work. And her art together and being very successful businesswoman. So thanks, Latina. Thanks for being here. Thank you. I'm very happy to be here. So before we go on, we've actually talked about the pre release every new album. I wanted to make sure people knew how to get a hold of it. Yes, If you go to Tina go dot com, which is my website That is kind of the center portal that will take you to everything else. So the new album DSE, Ray, the music videos My, You know my sample library products, my instrument products. If you happen to need a new acoustic cello or some bows, so everything you can find on there. It's great, and earlier when we talked about the name DS here a or day of wrath set in the year 3000. I think that's appropriate for this segment on the pivot because I wanted to get your take on what you think the future holds for your art for technology and for the industry in general. Oh, my goodness. Um, well, I do not claim whatsoever it and to be a fortune teller to know what the future holds. I know I'm a big believer in self determination. Of course. Um, and for me personally, I just want to always, uh, attempt to fully self actualized. I don't think I'll ever get there because we can always be better. Um, but I want to continuously upgrade myself so as far as from my own, you know, past I would love to create more music and I do. So much of my work now online, you know, so I work predominantly from home, My home studio and I create and composed music record music all for my home studio unless I'm on tour, and that's wonderful to connect with people and energy in person. Um, but you know, as far as generally what the future holds, I really and it's already happening as far as the music industry. Um there are more and more musicians, traditional musicians who are being displaced because of the advancement in technology In sample libraries, you no longer need Mean, if there if there is a budget that allows for it, Of course, it's ideal to have a huge orchestra with 100 musicians, but unfortunately many, um you know many productions. Probably partially also because they know it's possible to get a very big sound without having to hire that many people because of the advancement in sample library technology. So, um, I think that people will realize that it is becoming more and more important to have a very distinct brand so that someone comes to you for what you can offer to add to their to their project. Not just like like you mentioned earlier. Not just Oh, I just need a cello player. It's like I want, you know, Hopefully, you know, Tina, where I really don't want to know this because she would be totally wrong. You know whether you love or hate somebody. It's good if you have an opinion about it, and I think, um The one thing that technology AI all of that that I truly believe cannot be replaced anytime soon. Or maybe ever is again. The most human thing, which is emotion and passion, and like this raw, carnal, visceral, animalistic thing that sometimes we forget about you know, we all we get so obsessed with this idea of future thinking, And But in the end, we also have that side and that is something that is impossible to replicate. You know, uh, Right now. So I think the more that we can also harness that, um, that will hopefully keep us viable as far as being an artist certain positions. Yeah, I agree. I speak to a lot of future is especially artificial lawns. They think that the day is coming. But at this point in time, one of the things that we have not argued about we've tried is that at this point in time Has not self created. I mean, there really isn't the definition of true art or creation. The way we think about it. Technology can enhance, um, can possibly improve on existing patterns, But it doesn't create new art yet. And so as long as there's that you still have an edge? Yeah, I always say there's like, you know, there's having two minds, right? We have our intelligence, our brain and then from I mean all serious, since other mind is your It's our Genitals. I mean, it's like where all the role again can't animalistic, carnal stuff comes from, you know, and those to you? It's impossible to have that as a as a as a I machines. So yeah, it's it's the balance of the two different cycle in between and find this beautiful synergy. Hopefully, I think I mean the future is limitless, right? Latina. It's been wonderful to have you on today. I'd love to have you come back. Thank you. Yeah, I would love that. And before we go, I want to make sure that we know how to get a hold of.
"silicon valley" Discussed on The Gargle
"Of the coin to pay virtual pieces. Guess the bitcoin and see i guess at least bitcoin is hygiene because real money is disgusting and physically gross. I don't wanna what's on just look clean like occur before you hung over. Dpd that yet with my scrapie touton. Bitcoin is that while it is very energy intensive to produce this meant to be a cap on the number of absolute bitcoins that will ever be able to exist. Unlike some of these other cryptocurrencies including those coin. The coin based on the shiba inu japanese dog. Which is currently the center of a scandal. justin trudeau's half brother has decided that he is creating a fake event at which he will be giving away fake money to make a real party. So do you didn't finish the thought you said justin trudeau's half brother. What was the other half just intruders fishing also given the criticism that he's leveled justin trudeau in the past. It's probably half brother half enemy but he loves currency he's not a big fan of his own brother and he's decided that this joke crypto currency and which people love a joke. They love joke so much that it is now the sixth most highly valued digital asset by market cap and elon. Musk keeps talking about so people. Do keep buying it. Because that's the way the world works now. But he's launch. This event called a million dollars disco where he'll dish out. Augmented reality disco doj. Nf tease and that's like a mad lib but a mad lib when none of the woods make sense. I understand i caught. Even visualize sept. We're talking about right now. Could be given out physically our own. No no no absolutely not. but he's he's explained it. If you if those people who are confused as explained it with a series of other words saying out dream is to create a doj. Fueled party metaverse. A new party layer. That will sit atop reality. Anyone anywhere to instantly step into a parallel dimension alive with sound light and positive vibes. Which i think is called turning on the radio but i'm not hundred percent show a we just going to have to wait for him to release some other words to explain those words. Is this just going on and on and on in in never ending. Yes he's creating. A virtual reality made out of wood that only make sense to footnotes footnotes footnotes. Yeah it's basically the same as if if you built a clubhouse in a tree house and said no girls allowed without the poss word and the password all of these words like don't you coin. I like the idea of making something is a joke and then suddenly finding it's worth huge amounts of money. I would love that in my personal life. I just don't know what happened to the doj people and not to me yet. Well i mean what would you jump. Rowlett's bitcoin what. I call it bitcoin but with two. So there's enough confusion that people might invest heavily in my coin out. Can i do that. I think there's no rules right now. No it's all. I did listened. I've listened to. I've listened to so many documentaries about bitcoin and other crypto currencies. And i don't understand why but it was one very entertaining one. Where the whole idea was the privacy of the thing and so they had a ceremony where they will visit hats and got in a hotel with lots of different phones. Great is really about currency. Look i think the problem. My personal problem with bitcoin..