Barack Obama’s Barackets for 2018 Men’s NCAA March Madness is DONE!

With one game still remaining in the Elite 8 of the 2018 Men’s NCAA March Madness tournament (Duke vs Kansas), former President Barack Obama’s Barackets is DONE! He has Villanova in the Final Four, but because he predicted (eliminated) Michigan State would beat them next game, Villanova will be getting no more points for Obama this year. The former POTUS had UNC and Virginia as the other Final Four teams, both of whom had been eliminated early.

So where does this leave the Barackets in the ESPN Standings?

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Do You See the Future of Tech This Way?

President Obama recently outlined six huge challenges he saw to the tech industry via Wired Magazine. Today, six of the tech industry’s leaders answered back in a very insightful article:

  • Tim O’Reilly on tackling inequality
  • Chris Dixon on strengthening cybersecurity
  • Mark Zuckerberg on ensuring that artificial intelligence helps rather than hurts us
  • Yasmin Green on keeping terrorists from using technology to plot and do harm
  • Mary Barra on developing tools that will take climate resilience and clean energy mainstream
  • Satya Nadella on making it easier for citizens to participate in their government

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The Future of AI According to Obama and I

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)

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