Part I Machine Intelligence startup brains fest in Europe

An innovation awareness story on who is learning from who, you from the computer or the computer from you. Start-Ups growing up, are you sharing intelligence or learning? This is a first story in a series of three blogs.

  • Arthur de Snaijer
  • 23 mei 2016

Mobile Kitchen Table

Figure 1. http://iotacademy.nl/

In the nineteens I read this nice human Intelligence philosophy book from MIT, talking about an apple pie. It cooled down in the window at a farm. Cooling an apple pie down has a unique business feature, because after that you can eat it. At that time I learned about computers and innovation from books. But real world magic happend during pie eating. Would you like to eat some pie at a Start-Up kitchen.

Want to learn about the machine intelligence business ecosystems and it’s potential? read Shivon Zilis (Bloomberg Beta).

“As Kevin Kelly more provocatively put it, “the business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: Take X and add AI”.

This nice American happening, pie eating from the sixties, was a family social moment creating innovation. People together enjoyed it and talked about the good and bad. They shared their stories and exchange ideas on how to improve their life. Years later, a disruption called the refrigerator took over the cooling down feature. From a technical point of view a new era, but unfortunate it was disrupting this social moment.

Real world Model Smith

Figure 2. Computers, Models and the Embedding World (from Cantwell Smith)

While Bob Metcalfe “banged out the memo inventing Ethernet” at Xerox, there was less kitchen pie eating together. With the exception of holidays, family eating transformed into individual moments of enjoyment. It would have been nice if Sir Timothy during his thoughts on creating the Internet by connecting some dots, joint the enterprise coffee kitchen table discussion at “The Idea Factory”. These kitchen learning moments drove innovation. Today fridge Sm@rt Home Innovation continues with IoT gadgets and television displays but it has not replaced social pie eating very effectively. The old economic circular chain forward function called eating and sharing stories at the kitchen still drives innovation. But where is this modern kitchen table to learn and share on?

When do people learn and grow?

Smiling Apple Pie

Kids run, jump, fly, dive, fall, get up and go again. During primary education lots of questions are asked and they experience the beauty of sharing. As parents you guide and share your intelligence. Kids grow-up and start working. Now economic terms called lifetime profitability/ employability arrive. But in essence we are still growing and sharing our knowledge. A nice advantage when you are older is that it becomes easier to change the world for good and better. While startups hope when things do go wrong, they can stand-up again. In essence we run, jump, fly, dive, fall, get up and go doing business again.  

The unique period of a disruptive disturbance in ‘family’ language is creating human value.

For example when president Obama meets a basketball teamplayer, they connect.

During this process a language of communicating is needed to come to some form of understanding, on how to create human/business value. The Japanese have a discipline on when to produce and when to consume intelligence. They name it Shuhari , which roughly translates to "first learn, then detach, and finally transcend. Because of generation differences we now are in a special situation. At the kitchen table grandparents and kids talk different languages. Grandparents are talking the language of the last Mohicans, while generation Z uses a new language. Exciting and unique, all generations are growing and learning at the same time. New is recording this bits/atoms sharing, by faster moving our thinking forward.

This mixing of people gives very interesting stories of human essence in value sharing. A good example on usage of corporate kitchen business tables is the CORSA program . A Shell innovation scenario practice, introduced by Arie de Geus, living company as sharing intelligence. This is business thinking that is moving forward.

I'm quite curious to learn how a computer's world will define generation language. E.g. Google does various deeplearning experiments. Text (search and translate graphs), creative audio and youtube are all inputs for machine intelligence (learning). All input are globally used rich- text words, -sounds and -streaming visuals. Which item would a computer select as ubiquitous? For a human when asked a question the neurons that pop-up are magically selected. New thinking mysteriously happens.

This new thinking is real human enyoment. A start-up business innovation discovery that comes close to american pie eating.

 disrupt of language

Figure 3. source; https://www.pinterest.com/pin/383439355748594508/

Blog two on Machine intelligence will move forward on pie innovation.

Are you moving away from data and focusing on growing up by creating some learning awareness? 


MeetUp  If you are looking for a kitchen table let’s Meet-Up  Julian de Wit - Diagnosing heart diseases with deep neural networks.
Martijn Spitters – Data Scientist at Blendle.com – Churn prediction.
Themis Mavridis – Data Scientist at Booking.com –Machine learning at booking.com.
Frank Stavenuiter – CTO IBM Patnerkanaal Nederland – IBM Watson