What can machines do better?

You would think it is an easy question. What can machines do better than people can? Most people could answer it though they had to draw breath first and repeat the question while they thought about it. I was at the excellent Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival at Gosforth Park Racecourse. I was only able … Continue reading What can machines do better?

I don’t agree with you

Twice today I have been told that someone doesn’t agree with me.  For a fraction of a second I was hurt and in a way I probably still am.  I am blogging about it after all.   Yet the more I think about it the less concerned I become. Everyone deep down believes that what … Continue reading I don’t agree with you

Customizing reality

Dan Biddle, at Thinking Digital 2017, talked about customizing reality.  He is a media strategist and so should know about these things.   He told us how the latest wave in social media is to augment something that has happened, taking a picture and meddling about with it or taking a video and adding a … Continue reading Customizing reality

Too difficult – then do something

I am such a magpie.  Whenever I pick up a new book it gets me thinking about a new subject.  It doesn’t matter whether it is fiction or not.  They all count.  My latest pick up is a recommendation from a friend.  I’m only a few pages into ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman … Continue reading Too difficult – then do something

Pesky intuitions

Is it closer from Manors station to the Newcastle University buildings or is it closer from the Central Station?  This may seem to be a strange question but has some relevance if you want to take a train from the Morpeth into the city. The answer seems obvious. The train stops at Manors before it … Continue reading Pesky intuitions