“Humans kill more people” is not enough

After Uber's self driving car fatal accident, I want to share three observations - the last being by far most important - that in my opinion are missing or under-valued (besides, which is worrying, compassion for Elaine Herzberg's family and friends). 1) It's not business news When the news broke - see the link to … Continue reading “Humans kill more people” is not enough

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My biggest blockchain hope: Gain control of our data

In recent years, it has become fashionable to complain about the internet – it seems as if we screwed up, unable to exploit this technology to the benefit of all, are spied on by every government on earth and created Trump, Brexit and everything evil with it. While one could argue about that point of … Continue reading My biggest blockchain hope: Gain control of our data

Three Strategic Options for Digital Media

After the impact of mobile/social/video and the dominance of algorithmic superplatforms Facebook and Google, it has become obvious that technology will be the single most impactful source of competitive advantage for any digital media company, be it a traditional media outlet or a publishing startup. I see three major strategic options to start out in this field: become a content, a data or a full technology company.

Structure vs. Chaos: Why I am Team Elon and think that AI regulation is absolutely necessary

  In late July there was an open controversy between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg about the impact of AI and if we would need to introduce regulations to it. It culminated in this tweet. Musk calls for heavy AI regulation, while Zuckerberg argued that AI can improve people’s lives in many ways. Although under … Continue reading Structure vs. Chaos: Why I am Team Elon and think that AI regulation is absolutely necessary