Fear of AI

This post is about the current climate surrounding AI. So there has been a lot of reports in the press lately that AI is something to be wary of. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other luminaries have written an open letter setting out research priorities which they believe will ensure the maximisation of societal benefit.

Next step for Amazon

It is a bit of an understatement to say that Amazon’s infrastructure business is impressive. Conjure up some appropriate superlatives in your own mind to describe it. Here is what I think they should do next with their infrastructure: build a search engine and expose its capabilities via the AWS API, and charge for it.


I keep thinking of the various ways large Internet companies such as Google and Facebook try to provide “free” services while their real aim is to serve ads to people and make money. There is nothing wrong with trying to make money, but for me companies like Facebook represent everything that is wrong with the

Sustainable Success

I wrote the following essay for a competition at business school. Sadly, I didn’t win, but I’m going to publish it anyway, as a record of my progress in essay writing. Achieving Sustainable Success For any organisation to succeed, it needs great leadership at all levels within. To create an organisation which can sustain success