Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on 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:
- Terry is away on vacation this week. Sitting in is Pierre Landry.
- We tell things to Google that we would not even tell our spouse. Think about it. Now, think about this: how would you feel if your entire search history were to be used against you? We’re not talking about hackers, but insurance, lending and health-based companies. And, that history of yours last for a lot longer than you think. The Atlantic published a scary article back in 2015 that was making the rounds again last week online titled, People’s Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on its way. Billions are being invested. Everyone from Google to Facebook to Amazon are investing heavily. How far along are we? It turns out that new AI can write and rewrite its own code to increase its intelligence. Google’s AI created its own form of encryption! Think about that for a second.
- App of the Week: Tunity.
Take a listen right here…