Silicon Valley is known for a lot of things: The co-invention of the microchip, the launch pad for the venture capital industry, the home of Google, Facebook and Apple, the setting for HBO’s hilarious send-up of tech culture. We can now add one more thing to the list: Homelessness.
Kevin Scott is unapologetically optimistic in his hope that perhaps more than any other technology that has come before, artificial intelligence has the potential to make that dream come true. Tech can serve humanity, he says, if we take the responsibility to make it do so. During a virtual CHM Live event on April 27,
As with every significant semiconductor product development, from the transistor to the microprocessor, NVM devices evolved from the work of pioneering researchers who built on the efforts of their predecessors through intuitive insights, lucky breaks, trial and error, and a determination to ignore the doubts of naysay
Len made an impression on everyone he met at CHM, with his passion for the Museum and its activities extending well beyond the board room. He could often be found at planning committee meetings for CHM's Fellow Awards, in the interviewer seat for an oral history, or serving as a subject matter and industry expert for a
Pamela McCorduck may be one of the few people qualified to make a prediction about where the development of artificial intelligence will lead. But, as a true humanist, she avoids an invitation to hubris. Instead, in the excerpt below from the end of her 2019 book, "This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Ar
There are people who have made it their mission to use tech to serve humanity and the greater good. They are engineers and scientists and entrepreneurs and businesspeople who live compassion, empathy, and concern for others every day. CHM is fortunate to have crossed paths with many of these inspiring individuals over
Author Pamela McCorduck relates how she's seen science and the humanities converge in the field of artificial intelligence.
It is a time that has called for sacrifice and an acknowledgment that the world is bigger than us and our role in it. It is a time that has forced us to find new ways of human connection. Those might be the most valuable lessons we learn from the great pandemic of 2019–2020.
Renowned tech journalist Steven Levy’s balanced and compelling new book, Facebook: The Inside Story, and his discussion with CEO Dan’l Lewin, provides all the details we need to write the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s hero’s journey—complete with a cliff-hanger ending.
McCorduck describes how the early Doctor program illustrates many issues that still surround artificial intelligence. There’s the dream of harnessing AI for a better future, concerns about ethics at the intersection of AI and human behavior, and the clash of personalities and perspectives in a new field with both unpre