9 results for author: Erik Saether


Robots – The Unfair Advantage.

Yesterday evening a friend invited me to a very interesting meetup of artificial intelligence or also known as AI. I have looked into some of the automation systems used by google and have myself built a basic robot. link here. The initial lecture was an intriguing discussion on how our artifi...
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April 26, 2018

I want to buy me some land..

"I want to buy me some land..". This a continuous joke between myself and good friend of mine. Say this is South Texan accent and you got the gist of it! In South Africa however, land is huge issue. Generations of Africans have had the land take away from them through Apartheid or feel the cost of land now is prohibitively high as economic rents take advantage of premium land close to highly developed areas. Much like playing the game of monopoly, the lucky incumbents exploit their position and slowly annex smaller or less valuable properties from the other players. This argument has come to head now with the still leading political party in ...
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March 6, 2018

Phase: Launching business

What is the most important requirement for a business? A customer! You cannot have a business without a customer. Something that is underestimated if you are not continuously customer facing or not rewarded or incentivised for generating a happy customer! Then you need the cash flow from your business (opportunity) in order to be successful and it needs to be worth your while or effort pursuing this enterprise. And in order to do this, you need to follow the particular needs of the customer so that they satisfactorily fulfill their requirements or exceed your competitors' ones as they case may be. I recently came upon a great TED talk on trust ...
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January 18, 2018

Time , War and the Mechanics of Control and Influence

"We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. " - John F Kennedy speech asking the public to endorse the Apollo program. This post I have been thinking about for a while. How do people in society control each other. ...
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November 2, 2017

The 5th Industrial Revolution and People Strategy

Recently I attend I attended the Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria. I only attended the one day because in the choas of having my computer crash and being without a smartphone in a while, I lost track of my events. Something I have been struggling to do since I have been focussing on tasks that don't require a calendar. But we will discuss this another day. What I really enjoyed about the forum was how accessible it was. It was almost like science itself was trying to tell the world, hello, here I am. Come and see me! What caught my attention though after attending a few sessions were quite a few people were talking about the current ...
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December 12, 2016