Der Biez

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On November 14, 2018, Der Biez commented on Leveraging Technology for Global Health: 3D printing in Rwanda :

Thank you for the interesting take on leveraging new technology not only in our developed, highly innovative world to make fast money, but to actually tackle structural 3rd world problems with it. I think there is a lot of value for established 3-D printing companies like GE to investigate such issues further and work with local governments on cooperations that address this issue. Such cooperations would be valuable for both sides since a) the local community benefits like you outlined, b) the company creates demand for their products and c) even more importantly creates a great case study for their product which they can use to expand such projects into similar environments.

I think the issue you are pointing out is very relevant, especially considering that cheating in some cases might be as lucrative as a small bank robbery – as you have pointed out. I wonder if there would be a way to get the actual human players more involved in feeding the machine learning algorithm since as you pointed out the can detect cheating very well. This would give the algorithm access to a lot more data than just from developers, possibly enhancing the results significantly.

On November 14, 2018, Der Biez commented on Fighting Fake News with AI :

Thank you for your insights on the topic of AI. I do agree that a large part of what we have to figure out about AI is who controls it. The mechanism of cleaning for fake news can easily be imagined in a context in which a leader, e.g. dictator, eradicates comments that might actually be true but do not serve a certain narrative the leader is supporting. I’d be interested to hear solutions to this, but I assume in the end we will again have to trust a governing body whether from the private or government sector.

On November 14, 2018, Der Biez commented on Rest Easy, Global Giant: additive manufacturing as risk mitigator :

thank you for your insights. For me, the key question of whether to invest or not is how proprietary additive manufacturing advancements are to the company developing them. Since some aspects of it are still ground research level I am not sure whether it makes sense to invest significant resources just to push the technology as a whole but not necessarily create competitive advantages for your company. If however, the capabilities you invest in can actually provide a sustainable advantage, I would definitely commit resources for this.

On November 14, 2018, Der Biez commented on Machine learning and Tencent :

Thank you for the perspectives you are presenting. One your second question, I do think those games will still be relevant and interesting to humans, as we will soon simply accept the fact that we are worse in them than machines and the competition is between each other. Probably the same thing happened at some point with other skills like running, shooting, calculation, memory etc.

Thank you for the very interesting insights. I like the idea of just keeping the program for marketing purposes – and if a big idea slips through even better. I think there would have been a possibility for Amazon to turn the program in a social space for movie/series enthusiasts to discuss new ideas and upcoming movies. Even beyond the benefit of having those people associate the discussions they are having with Amazon (since they happen on their website) all the insights accumulating over time might prove helpful to Amazon at a later point in time.