The 69 Million Dollar JPG And More On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am on air at CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – to decode the future. We discuss everything that is happening in the world of technology, digital media and culture. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more about what’s happening in the transformation of our digital world. I’m really excited about these weekly hits, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • Last week we discussed NFTs (Non-fungible tokens). Or, digital pieces, that can now be assigned as unique (or a limited series). Well, one of the most-hyped NFTs was a piece of digital art called, Everydays – The First 5000 Days, by a digital artist known as Beeple. The JPG file sold for $69 million at auction at Christies.
  • Drones can film some crazy things. Like this incredible single-shot video that has impressed Hollywood… and it should. 90 seconds of a drone filming a bowling alley. A wild ride. It’s a wild ride.
  • How do we teach self-driving cars to prevent real-world crashes (and, more importantly, deaths)? Well, Waymo (part of Alphabet/Google) started using AI, machine learning and more to simulate real-world crashes to prove that self-driving cars can prevent deaths. This is a fascinating story about how the company used real-world fatal crashes that took place in Arizona – over a decade – to create an autonomous vehicle that is better at driving than humans. The results? Astonishing
  • App of the Week: Nemo’s Dreamscapes – Oldies playing in another room with the sounds of fireplaces, weather, and more to help you relax, chill, and even fall asleep.

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