Next week the DronesBench will come out with a massive promotional campaign aimed at venture capital, foreign businesses and domestic schools. Time to monetise and hopefully get some good sales under our belt! The commercial drones market is growing fast, important legislation is expected by mid 2018. Our testing machine and original Index may help manufacturers and the general users comply with the electro-mechanical best practices. Educational partners are also important to us, we would like to see a lot of drone laboratories in the Italian high schools. We are really going to contribute wherever possible from Foggia, Italy, with pride and dedication. Follow us! Have a look at the future, have a look at DronesBench!
While the US and North Korea leaders are trying to kickstart a nuclear war locking horns, Google is the latest corporation to invest in nuclear energy for pacific usage, namely decarbonisation of electricity to fight climate change. They have just released a strategic study showing that: “if we can find a zero-carbon, 24×7 electricity source that costs about $2200/kW to build, it can displace carbon emission from the electricity grid in less than 27 years.” It is not my pair of shoes, except the nuclear-heavy scenario, and it seems quite difficult to deploy because out of their own control. Good for discussion, though.
GeoEngineering to contrast the effects of climate change might become the next big thing with startups, venture capital, etc. It is a controversial matter though, with technologies being put forward at the highest rate than ever. Geoengineering rulebook could be ready by 2020s and a governance is going to be needed to assess technologies and execute projects following a shared vision, like suggested by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Trying to understand how I can get involved. Stay tuned!
I am reconsidering my commitment to GitHub for showing my data science & deep learning code. Actually, I will not put anything into my account there for the time being. I am neither a public persona living off conferences nor a developer looking for a job, so GitHub is worth very little to me. Fundamentally, I am hearing more and more stories about GitHub accounts being raided by unscrupolous firms who steal the code and resell it under their copyright without a problem. I prefer to keep my things private, then, only releasing reproducible results in a formal manner.
I have been reading Hacker News for two years now, the discussion board emanated by Y Combinator, the world-leading startup accelerator from San Francisco. It is half forum, half blog, discussions come from media linked by the users or from short posts generated by the users themselves. The driving forces are three: how to make money with startups, computer science’s hot topics and the showcase of users’ products. I have been reading it like literature but enough is enough. My recent poem H News is a selection of literary snippets I left there as a user. Ciao.