Just a shout out to say I enjoyed your tutorials on Drupal 7 on Lynda.com. You were very informative and you helped me get a grasp on a very steep learning curve for Drupal.

Dennis Triplett

Latest work

Interview with Leslie G. Valiant (Nevanlinna Prize, 1986; ACM A.M. Turing Award, 2010)

An interview with Leslie G. Valiant at the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 2018.

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 …