Category: Feature

Hic Sunt Dracones – Navigating the next Imperative

As a young child I was always fascinated by maps, old and new. They seemed to spark hope, inspiration and excitement of journeys as yet to begin and at the same offer some reassurance about our own place in the big wide world.

Today, with a deeper appreciation of art and history, early maps in particular, with their curious blend of beauty, half-truths, errors and legendary beasts, offer us a metaphor for today’s uncharted waters, as we take our first tentative steps out of our COVID lockdown. And non-more so than marvelous phrase “Hic Sunt Dracones”; literally Here be Dragons first found on the wonderful Hunt Lenox Globe (1503-1507).

AI, Autonomous Programming and Karma

If you want a decent conversation topic, check out this article from Expert Contributor and Futurist Kevin Benedict. More and more we rely on AI to make decisions, but what if those decisions are not quite right? Who do we blame? Who gets the bad karma, the programmers, or the machine? Well it seems like it’s become an issue of importance in Silicon Valley and further afield.