Author Archives: matturally

I’m Not Like Those Other Wrap Up Posts

Looking back at my first blog post, I apparently knew what this class was going to be from the beginning, which is kind of nice. We knew from the beginning that this would be a lot of work, and it was, but it obviously had a large impact on most of the class’ understanding of […]

The Problem with Unicorns

The idea for this post came mostly from two articles in the Economist, so if you’ve happened to have read them I probably won’t offer anything new or useful. If you haven’t, however, I thought that there were some interesting ideas that deserved to be shared. If you’re unfamiliar with the term unicorn: “A unicorn […]

Tech and Public Policy

Tech and Congress I’d like to start this post as many of them start, talking about Facebook. I think most of us remember the congressional hearing with good ol’ Mark Zuckerberg. Which resulted in the fantastic GIF below when senator Warren Hatch asked: “How do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay […]

AI in Modern Video Games

In my last blog post, I went over the history of AI and games (found here if you are so inclined). This week I want to talk about the current state of AI and video games. While there is a tonnnn of stuff going on, I can only dive into a couple sub-topics. Computers are […]

The History of AI and Games

Everybody’s Turkin for the Weekend For the last 20 years, games have served as a proving ground for AI researches across the world, but the man vs. machine dynamic in games actually goes back to 1770. That’s when Hungarian Inventor Wolfgang Von Kempelen introduced  “The Turk”, an automaton that could play the game of chess. […]

Initial Expectations for Emerging Technologies and Digital Business

I Don’t Like Social Media I deleted my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in the tail-end of 2017. It’s not that I wasn’t using them; If anything, I was using them too much. This was just the conclusion of a six-month, internal tug-of-war. It started shortly after the 2016 election. I, like many of my fellow […]