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Artificial Legal Intelligence

October 15, 2010


“Lawyers and coders are good at the same thing: parsing language. That they haven’t collaborated more is a historical fuckup. Let’s fix it.”  This is a tweet I sent out a little while ago, and in response a bunch of people asked me to elaborate.  Well, if we define Artificial Intelligence as enabling computers to […]


August 7, 2010


Imagine for a second that a device existed that is implanted into people’s heads and that then lets people communicate directly – from brain to brain and without words being spoken or written. One problem with such a device that comes immediately to mind: people might not be able to control what thoughts their connections […]


June 29, 2010


I’ve recently heard a prominent venture capitalist say that what’s missing in NY’s start-up scene are “grand approaches”.  Something revolutionary. I think Hunch is an example of people trying something ambitious.  @cdixon, one of its founders, explains that Hunch is trying to tap connections among people based on their personalities and personal preferences, instead of […]

So Did “Moot” Get a Good Deal?

May 17, 2010


With much fanfare Techcrunch announced that Christopher Poole, known as “Moot” to his buddies, received $625,000 in funding (that is 625 thousand, not, as you would be excused to have misunderstood, 6.25 million).  Techcrunch can’t hold back its excitement: “Poole has revealed the names of the investors in the round, which are impressive to say […]

New York’s Startup Scene

May 14, 2010


I’ve recently had a chance to dive a little into New York’s thriving start-up scene.  I am a big supporter of this community.  As others have pointed out, this country needs less finance types (admittedly I am one of them) and more entrepreneurs who will actually produce something.  Economists call it the “real economy” and […]