(AI) Winter is coming…

Obituaries of Generative AI or artificial intelligence in general have started trickling in across the media. This article in Fast Company predicts the onset of AI winter for the reasons that are typical in the early phase of any technology transition. Those of us who saw the boom-and-bust or hype-and-disillusionment cycle of the Internet would… Read More »

Are you on the AI bandwagon yet?

All of a sudden, every company is an AI company! People who, a year ago, would have mistaken the acronym ‘LLM’ to be another flavor of ice-cream claim to be developing foundation models. When you start scratching the surface, their responses would put ChatGPT’s hallucinations to shame. I don’t blame them. I saw similar behaviors… Read More »

Conflicted

I believe it was Ayn Rand who said that contradictions do not exist. It was an ‘a-ha’ moment for me when I first read this quote. This was also the principle behind my R-Quadrant. More recently, I have been pondering over the contradictions and the conflicted life we all live. Why is it that we… Read More »

The tree that would not be a tree

During one of our treks in Nagarahole jungle, I came across a sight I had not seen earlier in my life. A tree that was twisted line a vine! The first thought that came to my mind was – here’s a tree that seems to be wanting to be a vine. Then I noticed a cluster of trees around… Read More »

Lessons learned.. or not!

The story, if it can be called such, was very poignant. It goes like this – A couple moved into a house that had the forest as its backyard. One day the man went for a walk in the forest and saw a branch full of chrysalis ready to metamorphosize into butterflies. He had read… Read More »