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Joined January 2010
Peter Coffee retweeted
Excited to announce @helloVIIZR, a new field service tool from @Ford & @Salesforce. This all-in-one platform is for the tradespeople & contractors that work out of their van or truck, another way @FordPro is helping our customers better help their customers.
At #FordPro we’re always looking for ways to help our customers improve productivity. We’ve teamed up with @Salesforce to create @helloVIIZR, a powerful digital platform to help small businesses serve their customers simply and efficiently. Learn more at viizr.com
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"ESG dictates a company’s prospects: firms that don’t adapt face a world in which financing will dry up, insurance companies will walk away, employees will defect, social-media shaming will intensify and customers will disappear." bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Critical thinking, creativity, historical and cultural perspectives, and communication capacity are all power skills — keys to successful 21st century life. Explore MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields! bit.ly/MITFutureProof
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Peter Coffee retweeted
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No one’s ever built a better airplane – or described a more dominating strategy
If the SR-71 was attacked by surface-to-air missiles, it simply flew higher, faster, and in a slightly different direction to outrun them.
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"There is a tendency across different subfields in AI to valorize a small collection of influential benchmarks… We explore the limits of such benchmarks in order to reveal…validity issues in their framing as functionally 'general' broad measures of progress."
In our upcoming paper, we use a children's picture book to explain how bizarre it is that ML researchers claim to measure "general" model capabilities with *data* benchmarks - artifacts that are inherently specific, contextualized and finite. Deets here: arxiv.org/abs/2111.15366
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"The slope of the demand curve has steepened during the pandemic: chip makers are scrambling to reach an increasingly higher target. As the magnitude of the imbalance has come into sharper focus, optimistic estimates now call for mid-2022 at the earliest." ft.com/partnercontent/janus-…
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"Chip buyers must revisit the practice of ‘just-in-time’ inventory that exacerbated the current shortage. Companies especially dependent upon chips in their products or processes may need to consider transitioning to a ‘just-in-case’ inventory method." (Ibid.)
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"The leading vendor wins more deals because it’s the leader, becomes relatively larger and thus an even more clear leader…as they said in Glenngarry Glenn Ross, second prize really is a set of steak knives." kellblog.com/2019/06/02/the-…
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"Characteristics of rapid dominance: - near total or absolute knowledge & understanding of self, adversary & environment; - rapidity & timeliness in application; - operational brilliance in execution; - (near) total control of operational environment." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_…
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“The FBI document also provided details on what can be obtained from several other popular messaging systems… For example, Signal, Telegram, Threema, Viber, WeChat, and Wickr were all listed as providing ‘No Message Content.’” idropnews.com/news/how-secur…
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“Researchers have identified hardware-based approaches for production of tuneable random numbers. One relies on patterns magnetic films make when disturbed, the other on how electrons travel through a quantum-tunnelling diode. Both…are truly random.” economist.com/science-and-te…
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“The authors find that carbon taxes at home led banks to reduce lending to coal, oil and gas companies domestically, but also had the perverse consequence of causing them to increase such lending abroad.“ economist.com/finance-and-ec…
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“The same people attend the same events, making the same points about topics that would be unintelligible to a passer-by… Disagreements on panels are rare. A soporific consensus is the norm.” Academics call it “taurascatics”: indifference to the facts. economist.com/europe/why-bul…
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“India’s fertility rate fell below replacement: an Indian woman can expect to have 2.0 children, down from ~6 in 1947…the population now predicted to peak a decade earlier than previously expected, at perhaps 1.6bn people in 30 years, and then to shrink.” economist.com/the-world-this…
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"Relative to eve of pandemic, US consumers are richer, wages up, businesses have more cash… Expansive government programs have boosted household income… Yet the magic money thesis is in trouble, because its premise—dormant inflation—has been battered." foreignaffairs.com/articles/…
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"Nuclear weapons are difficult and expensive to develop or obtain. By contrast, AI-aided arms—used at scale—could combine the power of weapons of mass destruction with the scope for cheap production of the AK-47." ft.com/content/d8371144-364b…
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"It should be more than a naïve hope that the 'rules of war' can be updated for an age when humans are combining awesome destructive force with machines that can calculate faster than they can." (Ibid.)
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