The video is really great! We loved the framing and were clapping in the lab earlier today when we first caught wind of it.

David A. Shamma, Yahoo Labs

Latest work

Interview with researcher Larwan Burke (United States)

An interview with young researcher Larwan Burke at the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 2017.

Video for Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Blog posts

AI-inspired song: A Very Botnik Christmas

20 December 2017


Ah, Christmas! A time to gather ’round the Christmas bear and thank God above for the bounty of bees. I’ve …

How Hurricane Irma exposed a fundamental Bitcoin weakness

13 September 2017


Digital assets are incredibly fragile.

Yesterday I got an email that said all my bitcoin was about to disappear. Hurricane Irma, it claimed, had damaged …

Supercomputing, quantum computing, and the documentary “Almost a Brain”

24 May 2017


Part of Sunway Taihulight, currently the world's fastest supercomputer. Used by permission of National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi.

I got the idea from “Almost a Brain” after learning that the world’s top supercomputers are nearing the level of …

Documentary “Almost a Brain” to explore how computers are nearing human thought

16 May 2017


Artificial intelligence and supercomputers provide the power. What happens next? ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, May 12, 2017 — 100 billion neurons. …

Why “killer robots” don’t worry me

16 May 2017


"Atlas", a robot developed for the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

And why they won’t be featured in “Almost a Brain” Last Friday I announced my upcoming documentary about computers that …