Recently, President Barack Obama and MIT Professor Joi Ito were interviewed by Wired magazine about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on our future lives. What the President and Professor Ito said are below, which were very enlightening to me. For what it’s worth, I’ll put my two cents afterward, adding a few other observations.
(apologies to Professor Ito for leaving him out of the title but it took away the ring and rhyme with too many more syllables)
March Madness is once again upon us, and I am playing like millions of North Americans. Ever since President Barack Obama has been in office for the tournament, he has submitted what’s been known as the Barackets on ESPN. Of course, I took up the challenge to go against da Prez and have beaten him 4 out of 5 years. It’s all on this blog, with too many posts to link to. This year, I will once again go against da Prez and track it here.
My ESPN Brackets
President Obama’s Barackets
Do you have your brackets ready and do you think you can beat The POTUS if so? He beat almost 75% of all brackets on ESPN last year, and something like over 90% in 2009, if memory serves, when he correctly picked North Carolina to win it all. He went with Michigan State this year. I went with Florida. Both coaches have won it all so they know how. Teams are both great. Florida’s been together longer.
Good luck and game on!
As I’ve gotten more into making my own clothes and achieving good fit, I’ve also become a lot more aware of bad fitting clothing on other people. Most of this is on people around me, but some also on television since not everybody there is well groomed with the greatest wardrobe. That said, I never thought I’d be commenting on President Barack Obama’s wardrobe.
Congratulations to the Louisville Cardinals for winning the March Madness Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament in 2013. For the tournament, I have been updating the performance of President Barack Obama’s Barackets (link at end) among over 8 million ESPN entries. With the tournament now over, I can report a final placing for the President at better than 73.8% of all brackets entered. However, once again, I beat the President, finishing ahead of 90.0% of those same bracket set.
After Round 1, President Obama’s 2013 Barackets were hurting pretty badly, standing at the 19.1 percentile among ESPN brackets. However, a mad Round 2 saw a lot of the brackets belonging to people ahead of da Prez get busted (see link below), including mine. That left da Prez at 62.2 percentile among ESPN brackets submitted, or ahead of 62.2 percent of brackets submitted. He’s roughly beating 5 of every 8 brackets submitted, in other words.