I’m one of those people who, despite the occasional bouts of pandemic-induced neuroticism, relished the year of quarantining. I spent it doing what we extreme introverts do best: reading. I had always been a lover of books. I had once relied on them to escape that insufferable period of social…


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Talk to any cleantech investor who was active in the mid to late 2000’s, and you’ll hear tales of financial carnage and woe. From 2006 to 2011, venture capital firms spent over $25B on cleantech startups and lost over half of their money. Of the cleantech companies funded after 2007…


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For decades, governmental technocrats had envisioned a future where the smart city would usher in a new era of efficiency of city management and improve the overall happiness of the citizenry. Imagine the beauty of the vision: autonomous buses and cars shuttling city dwellers to their destinations with utmost punctuality…


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*Industry Update: Facing industry backlash from the developer community, Apple is delaying its changes to its IDFA policy until early 2021 as opposed to September 2020.

It was both the proverbial thorn in the flesh to privacy advocates and the boon to the growth of the mobile marketing industry. In…


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For many of us, the state of our workplace has made that abrupt transition from the office to the home. Our daily commutes accordingly have adjusted: no more car rides stuck in the gut-wrenching frustrations of morning traffic; no more hectic mornings missing the bus or getting squeezed in your…


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I was riding in the back of an autonomous driving car of a well-known startup. As the car navigated its way through its suburban testing field, I watched the car’s mental processes play out on a tablet screen in front of me. Every time a pedestrian came into our vicinity…


How does an autonomous vehicle work? How does it understand what it sees? How does it know where to go? Oh, that majestic metallic creature, how does it know? In this post, I hope to provide you with a foundational understanding of the main mechanics of how an autonomous car…


In this modern euphoria around autonomous vehicles, a number of new players have come into the fray from outside the traditional automotive industry. Self-driving startups like Zoox, Drive.ai, and May Mobility are names that typically come to mind. …


A couple weeks ago, Kathleen Walch and Ron Schemlzer of the AI market research and intelligence firm, Cognilytica, invited me as a guest speaker for their AI Today podcast. Today the podcast is finally up. Click on the link below to access it. Hope you enjoy!


A funny thing I’ve heard on more than one occasion was that accelerators were telling their startups to use AI buzz words like deep learning and machine learning in their pitches to investors. …

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Principal at BMW i Ventures. VC trends. AI themes. Social commentaries. A personal blog bridging tech, business, and human issues by a curious mind.

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