Walter Mitty

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On November 14, 2018, Walter Mitty commented on Alexa, What’s in my Wallet? Open Innovation at Capital One :

Interesting article. Happy to see that banks like Capital One are moving ahead with initiatives like these, and I hope that they transform into a better experience for customers. One of the issues I see with this type of platform is how data could be used by developers in malicious activities, I’m thinking cases similar to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Privacy should be a critical component and I guess working just with trusted developers or companies is the way to go, at least in the beginning.

On November 14, 2018, Walter Mitty commented on The Missing Piece: How Lego Found Open Innovation at a Critical Time :

This is so cool. As a Lego lover, I would have loved to have the opportunity to present the ideas I had as a kid to them. Anyway, I see this type of initiatives (at least in this case) as a marketing strategy to attract more kids into Lego, given that the effort to design and manufacture different sets is probably difficult. I wonder if this initiative could be complemented with 3D printing technologies, automating the process even more.

On November 14, 2018, Walter Mitty commented on How AI Positions LinkedIn to Solve the Global Skills Gap :

Interesting article! I completely agree with the skill gap that probably we’re starting to see now. Million of people are going to need new training and classes, and those without access to it would probably lose their jobs. Identifying those skill gaps is a key component on how platforms like LinkedIn can help thousands of people.

This is amazing. I wonder how this could affect the pasta quality and flavor, and how massification of this type of product is going to be received by the customers. There are other use cases that I see a lot of value, for example optimizing for volume, printing an entire package of pasta in the most efficient way, reducing packaging, distribution and logistics expenses.

On November 14, 2018, Walter Mitty commented on Artificial Intelligence Taking Off for Airbus :

Interesting article! I agree that big-data platforms are going to revolutionize the operation of complex operations such as airlines, and I hope that translates to the passenger in the form of a better experience, improvements on on-time performance and decreasing prices. I do agree that the next should be self-piloted aircraft, but two issues arise immediately: regulation bodies that are extremely bureaucratic and pilot unions that have lots of power in the industry, probably blocking those type initiatives for years if not decades.

On November 14, 2018, Walter Mitty commented on Printing cities: AECOM’s challenge to disrupt the stagnant industry :

Interesting article! I wonder how these new technologies, automating or improving the productivity of labor, are going to affect workers in the future, displacing maybe thousand of works that are not needed anymore. But, at the same time, these technologies enable developing countries to create more and better infrastructure for the same segments of people.