Silicon Valley has an empathy vacuum

The Washington Post shared research from the Brookings Institution, which highlights the economic disparity in the folks who voted for President Trump and former Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton.

According to the Brookings analysis, the less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64 percent of America’s economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate 36 percent of the country’s economic activity last year.

This dovetails with my latest column for The New Yorker, Silicon Valley’s empathy vacuum. In this piece, I tie together a lot of strings – Donald Trump, Brexit, Fake News Problem, Facebook and growing economic disparities between those who supported President-elect and Secretary Clinton. The lens I view all of these through – empathy or rather lack of it. Hope you get a chance to read the whole piece.

Why iPhone 7 Changes Camera Industry Forever

My latest for the New Yorker about the mainstreaming of what is generically known as computational photography. This to me is the start of a new phase in photography and what it means. Have a read & tell your friends.

We are splintering what was the “camera” and its functionality—lens, sensors, and processing—into distinct parts, but, instead of lenses and shutters, software and algorithms are becoming the driving force.

The Hype & Hope of Artificial Intelligence

Much like “the cloud,” “big data,” and “machine learning” before it, the term “artificial intelligence” has been hijacked by marketers and advertising copywriters. What AI means, why we need it and where we are going with it — my arguments.