Ranking The New York Times’ Free Games: From Connections to Vertex

My Personal Ranking of The New York Times’ Free Games I’d love to see the stats on the New York Times.  I’d be surprised it the Game section didn’t get more view than the front page.  I think that’s where we’re at.   One company, giving us a Morpheus choice.  The Blue Pill, represented by the…

Navigating the Future of Work: AI’s Impact on the Middle Class

There is no track record that the money behind AI, like tech giants and VC backed startups care about using AI in a way that benefits works.  There is a major power shift happening. We’ve already seen AI systems exhibit racial and gender bias, and be used to enable mass surveillance and manipulation. Human workers are making less decisions in decision-making contexts from hiring to medical diagnosis. The corporations and governments deploying these systems are doing so to cut costs, centralize control and accumulate power.

The Vermont Housing Improvement Program (VHIP) 2.0 – New and Improved?

The Vermont Housing Improvement Program (VHIP) 2.0: Vermont has a problem.  There are way more folks that want to live here than available housing.  Any available housing is priced double what it should be considering Vermonters overall earn less for the same work.  If you guess that would lead to higher homeless and housing insecurity…

Practical AI for Everyday Life: Notes from my lecture.

I held a lecture recently about the practical AI use for Everyday Life,  the group as expected was a bit older; everyone was over 40 and there was even an 80-year-old.  That gentleman couldn’t wait to talk to his morning walking partner. We gathered to explore Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a concept they’d all heard of but…

The End of Two Eras: Losing Sports Illustrated and Pitchfork

This past week delivered a double gut punch to my longtime passions – sports and music journalism. Within days of each other, storied publications Sports Illustrated and Pitchfork essentially ceased operations as we’ve known them. As a child of the 80s and 90s, Sports Illustrated was synonymous with sports writing for me. I eagerly awaited…

Unlock AI: A Beginner’s Guide to Practical AI for Everyday Life

 In my new class, Practical AI for Everyday Life, I’ll pull back the curtain on how AI tools help enhance productivity, creativity, and more in my personal and professional worlds.  My idea is to make it less scary for those who never use it and may even be afraid of it. We’ll explore leading AI…

How AI is Transforming Education: Engaging Students while Empowering Teachers

Across the US, AI fears have rendered knee-jerk AI bans in some schools. Fortunately, many of those schools have reversed their decisions. Many schools have embraced AI and have included the tech in their curriculum. This is the correct answer. Obviously, generative AI is raising valid concerns among educators about plagiarism. That’s the first thing…