Category: blog

  • March 12, 2019

    How Privacy and Policy Drive Global AI Adoption

    PwC estimates that AI rollouts will add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. China will capture $7 trillion of that total, to North America’s $3.7 trillion. In one of our previous blog posts, China Rising in Age of Applied AI, we discussed how China’s scrappy entrepreneurs, abundant data, and armies of competent (although not elite) AI…

  • Roxy the pomeranian
    March 5, 2019

    Life With a Tiny Dog

    A few years ago, when I started my own business (a law office), the first person I hired was my daughter, a 20-something criminologist. My second employee was her dog, Roxy, a 3-pound teacup Pomeranian. Since then, we’ve hired other employees. We are mindful to look for people who love having our tiny canine companion…

  • February 27, 2019

    My Quest: Dining at the Best Restaurant in the World

    I have a character flaw. My mum, my wife, my kids, they all say that whenever I get interested in something, I have a tendency of diving headlong into it to a point of obsession. I just can’t let go and I can’t stop thinking about it — always conjuring in my mind how I…

  • February 20, 2019

    China Rising in Age of Applied AI

    When it comes to deploying artificial intelligence, China is building a formidable early lead. That’s what the startling data from PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ (“PwC”) 2019 survey of 1,378 global CEOs points to. Let’s start with what the survey says about the countries’ expectations for AI. Expectations matter, because expectations about impact drive investment. Chinese and American CEOs…

  • February 13, 2019

    My Balancing Act

    I’ve been the editor of Mensa Canada’s magazine, MC², for a couple of years now. I’m a volunteer, but the job definitely has its rewards. The receipt of a set of original drawings from a 10-year-old Mensa member or a well-researched essay about some off-beat topic can make my day. Like most Mensans, I’m curious…