Visual illustration of connection between neural network architecture, hyperparameters, and dataset characteristics.
Ashton Addison interviews Andrew on what it means to be a Nomad Capitalist, investing in emerging markets, gaining a second citizenship, cryptocurrency, banking, and luxury nomads.
What does it mean to go where you’re treated best? Andrew discusses the vision of Nomad Capitalist and how you can get the best deals out of life.
Do you have to be a citizen of Georgia to have an investment in Georgia? What about an investment in Cambodia? Some places have more investment restrictions than others.
Can you get citizenship by investment? Andrew discusses Turkey citizenship by real estate investment and the benefits of a second citizenship.
What impact does cryptocurrency have on the nomad lifestyle? Andrew discusses the future of cryptocurrency.
All wealthy people don’t have to live in the same five cities. Being a luxury nomad means living wherever you want. But what does Andrew recommend?
Tokenization centers around the concept of disintermediation in a variety of processes. By replacing such intermediaries with code, decentralized finance democratizes the ability to trade real-world assets and potentially provides increased security, efficiency, and reliability to asset owners. There is also the potential to create more liquidity for investors.
The transparency, liquidity, and efficiency lends itself to greater coupling with Decentralized Finance – peer-to-peer lending and trading, data oracles, and hyper-customized portfolios.
This video gives you an analysis of the potential implications of tokenizing real-world assets. We go over financial processes, oracles, and blockchain concepts to help you understand the bigger picture of such a technology.
In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with civil rights groups following the revelation that advertisers using their platform could use the targeting options to exclude many specific demographics from seeing their ads. It’s now more difficult for an unscrupulous advertiser to use Facebook’s platform to discriminate.
However, even when you remove human bias from the system, Facebook’s ad delivery algorithms can result in biased outcomes. According to research from Northeastern University, Facebook sometimes displays ads to highly skewed audiences based on the content of the ad.
By purchasing ads and inputting neutral targeting options, the researchers found that the algorithmically determined audience for job ads for cleaners, secretaries, nurses, and preschool teachers was mostly women. The job ads for fast food workers, supermarket cashiers, and taxi drivers skewed toward Black users. The studies show that by targeting “relevant” users, these systems can reinforce existing disparities in our interests and our opportunities.
IOTA Smart contracts are executed off-chain and can settle agreements on the smallest scale.
For some reason, we humans seem to be hell bent on making robots that look like us. One thing is for sure though: we’ve been making humanoid robots for a long time, and they’re starting to get really good. This is Robots Everywhere — a show where we chronicle the slow but steady takeover of our future robot overlords, and show you how they’re making their way into practically every facet of modern life.
Tech and robotics are taking over the food industry to drive safety and sanitation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tesla is not just a car company. Long term, Elon Musk is likely to make Tesla an autonomous robotics logistics company with the advent of full self driving autonomous vehicle software and hardware. At the moment, all Tesla’s are large and heavy due to their enormous battery pack technology. However, what if Tesla did a 180 and started creating super small autonomous delivery drones by the late 2020s? If Tesla did this, perhaps they could unlock new revenue growth and net income profits to help their bottom line. Tesla could absolutely dedicate 1 or 2 gigafactories to this idea and exploit their new found autonomous computer hardware and software for the tiny robot revolution. If Tesla did this successfully, perhaps Tesla may be able to solidify itself as the worlds most valuable and profitable company on Earth and in the stock market with its clean energy technology stack…
Blockchain is a very powerful group of technologies that facilitates distributed trust. As a decentralized system, it is incredibly robust and adaptable, advantages which are counterbalanced by its slow speed and inefficiency. It is an essential requirement for digital currencies, like Bitcoin, which are useful in places where central banks are ineffective or very expensive. Bitcoin also allows users to do things the government doesn’t approve of, which might be criminal or political or revolutionary or trans-national. But digital currencies are also incredibly volatile and it’s hard to predict their future. Blockchain, on the other hand, offers utility far beyond digital currencies. As we continue to evolve our relationship with technology and privacy, we can see a role for smart contacts, which could be used to negotiate trust and approval across large networks. In the Mirror World, where individuals are constantly contributing virtual objects and artifacts, there is a massive need to verify whether things are legitimate or not. In the physical world, blockchain can be embedded to track the provenance of objects and to confirm authenticity. In a world of 8 billion people, a distributed system like this makes a lot of sense, and many experiments are underway to reduce the need for computational cycles, reducing the environmental costs. We are still waiting to see how decentralized systems like blockchain scale up, and we are still exploring what it’s really good for, but I expect that this technology will become part of the ecosystem of invisible infrastructure in the next 10 years. This video on “The Future of Blockchain” was commissioned by China Mobile as part of an online course. It is one of 36 lecture videos.