Comment on: What separates humans from AI? It’s doubt

A Big Read item from the FT by Stephen M Fleming April 16 2021 https://www.ft.com/content/1ff66eb9-166f-4082-958f-debe84e92e9e This is an excellent article and the work on self-examining systems is fascinating. I look forward to hearing more about that. I find the “confidence” ascribed to AI s often misunderstood by potential consumers of AI/intelligent systems.  The software itself […]

How to create an ecosystem to grow open source hardware

A recent paper co-authored by Microsoft Research and the University of Wisconsin has given us food for thought, and fired us up to encourage more people to develop the open source hardware system. Software has flourished due to open source innovations, but where is hardware? It’s behind, in 2013 software startups attracted fifteen times more […]

Encouraging participation from industry and academia

Open Source Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges, June 2016 The development community and hardware industry need to, as the paper states, ‘more vigorously’ collaborate in the open source ecosystem. Encouraging participation from industry and academia Interoperability is the first step to motivating contributes to OSH from both sides – making components work together easily will make […]

Five steps to developing the OSH ecosystem

Thoughts on: Open Source Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges, June 2016 Five steps to developing the OSH ecosystem The paper defines five steps required to develop the OSH ecosystem, briefly they are: Encourage individuals to contribute towards platforms and provide necessary design flows Make hardware design practical via easily available EDA tools and development platforms from […]