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Dec 26, 2016

My guest this week is Alex Tapscott. Alex is the co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction bestseller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. A Definitive Guide for Business IT Leaders, this book is “on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption. Likely to become one of the iconic books of our time.” (Clay Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma)

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Reclaim Control of your Privacy and Identity
  2. No, Privacy is Not Dead
  3. The benefits of ultimate User centric identity
  4. Revolutionizing Business, Institutions, and the Economy
  5. Learn about Types of Blockchains
  6. Why Blockchain is a trust protocol
  7. How Blockchain could disrupt the sharing economy' with Uber and Airbnb for example
  8. The massive positive social impact

About Alex

Alex Tapscott is a globally recognized thought-leader, speaker and writer focused on the impact of emerging technologies on business, society and government. Alex is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the critically acclaimed #1 Globe and Mail Non-fiction best-seller, BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: HOW THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN IS CHANGING MONEY BUSINESS AND THE WORLD. His writing has been featured in TIME, Fortune, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and dozens of other publications.
Alex is the founder and CEO of Northwest Passage Ventures, a social innovator. Alex currently sits on Advisory Board to Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. He is also a founding Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Blockchain. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude) and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Toronto.

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How to get in touch with Alex Tapscott:

Website:

Northwest Passage Ventures 

Books:

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money Business and the World

Publications:

The Internet of Things Needs a Ledger of Things, Forbes Magazine

Contributing Articles, Forbes Magazine

Other Resources:

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* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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Dec 19, 2016

My guest for the most recent episode was an AI expert Roman Yampolskiy. While listening to our conversation, you will fine-tune your understanding of AI from a safety perspective. Those of you who have decision- making authority in the IT Security world will appreciate Roman's viewpoint on AI Safety.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

1) Wire heading or Mental Illness with Machines - Miss aligned objectives/incentives for example what happens when a sales rep is told to sell more new customers, but ignores profits. Now you have more customers but less profit. Or you tell your reps to sell more products and possibly forsake the long term relationship value of the customer. There are all sorts of misaligned incentives and Roman makes this point with AIs.
2) I can even draw a parallel with coaching my girls' teams where I have incented them to combine off each other because I want this type of behavior. This can also go against you because you end up becoming really good at passing but not scoring goals to win.
3) AI Decision making: The need for AIs to be able to explain themselves and how they arrived at their decisions.
4) The IT Security implications of AI Chat bots and Social Engineering attacks.
5) The real danger of Human Level AGI Artificial General intelligence.
6) How will we communicate with systems that are smarter than us? We already have a hard time communicating with dogs, for example, how will this work out with AIs and humans?
7) Why you can't wait to develop AI safety mechanisms until there is a problem.....We should remember that seat belts were a good idea the day the first car was driven down the road, but weren't mandated till 60 years after...
8) The difference between AI safety and Cybersecurity.

About Roman Yampolskiy

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of Online College Professor of the Year, with many other distinctions too numerous to mention.
Dr. Yampolskiy's main areas of interest are AI Safety, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioral Biometrics, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Games, Genetic Algorithms, and Pattern Recognition. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications including multiple journal articles and books. His research has been cited by 1000+ scientists and profiled in popular magazines both American and foreign (New Scientist, Poker Magazine, Science World Magazine), dozens of websites (BBC, MSNBC, Yahoo! News), Dr. Yampolskiy's research has been featured 250+ times in numerous media reports in 22 languages.

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How to get in touch with Roman Yampolskiy:

Resources:

Books/ Publications:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard, a powerful tool that helps you communicate the status of your IT Security program visually in just a few minutes.

Credits:
* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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iTunes | Libsyn | Soundcloud | RSS | LinkedIn

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About Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader. Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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