Michael Scott

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On November 15, 2018, Michael Scott commented on Open Research: Advancing Innovation in Public Health :

Awesome writing! I love the application of open innovation in this context, especially when it can have such a huge impact on peoples lives. It’s absolutely more advantageous for society as a whole to work together to innovate, as opposed to work in small individual groups. In this case sharing really is caring. I’d love for ways for people to post projects that they’re working on and have people be able to sign up to work on those projects similar to the employees at Valve.

On November 13, 2018, Michael Scott commented on Does Additive Manufacturing Pose a Threat to Gun Control? :

Wow! This is a terrifying article. While 3D printing certainly brings plenty of benefits to society, I would be hesitant to say that AM firearms brings more positives than negatives. It would be very difficult to keep track of who is printing weapons, and even harder to keep track of them. What makes it worse is that they can be printed out of materials that wouldn’t be caught by metal detectors! As such, I would strongly support regulating this aspect of additive manufacturing, with laws similar to what Australia posed.

On November 13, 2018, Michael Scott commented on Craft beer by the people, for the people :

This is a really interesting article! I’d be curious as to know how sustainable Intelligentx’ business model is. It’s definitely a cool concept, but it seems that it doesn’t always make sense to continually iterate with inputs from random people. Not everyone’s palate may be suitable to adjust the beer and there may just be different tastes. How would the company know when they have hit a jackpot recipe?

Awesome article! This is a really interesting article since the most prohibitive part of space exploration is the insane costs to get anything from the ground into space. Additive manufacturing looks like a great way to be able to do quick fixes or improvements. Testing the creations and products heavily before widespread use would be crucial here. Additionally, it could be really useful if we could use material commonly found in space as raw material to be used in 3D printing, to lower the cost burden even further.

On November 13, 2018, Michael Scott commented on Alexa, Let’s Go Shopping – Voice Shopping on Amazon.com :

This is a really interesting article. Personally, I have significant reservations about using voice to order online products. I spend a lot of time online to find the best of each product, even if it is something as trivial as sponges. I think one way that Alexa could be used is to replace those instant replenishment buttons. You can preset certain commands like “Alexa order me more paper towels” and it automatically orders the product that you selected.

On November 13, 2018, Michael Scott commented on Snowy Cheese Flavored Latte: Starbucks and Machine Learning in China :

Great article Mutian! China is a huge market with tons of opportunity to grab and analyze “big data”. One danger of using big data in China and then generalizing it to the whole population is that the market is so diverse. It’s possible that one product could be extremely popular in one region, but not sell in another region. Some things to consider would be differences in tastes for local cuisine etc.

On November 13, 2018, Michael Scott commented on Are Killer Robots the Future of Modern Warfare :

This is an interesting article! The use of AI to analyze fatigue in soldiers is really interesting and seems like it can help the well-being of those serving in the military. Perhaps that can also help in cases of accidents. I don’t recall the name of the ship, but I remember reading in the news that a ship got crashed, resulting in significant damage and some injuries. Some of that may be able to be avoided either with AI that uses sensors to prevent collisions or AI that can detect over-fatigued crews.