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The Killing IT Podcast

Hosted ByRyan Morris, Karl W. Palachuk, Dave Sobel

This podcast is a great example of BOGSAT – Bunch of Guys Sitting Around a Table. We all got together one day to talk about working together, figuring out how we could contribute to the broader IT Community . . . and have fun doing it. One of the big take-aways of that day was the Killing IT Podcast.

We are all interesting in broadening the conversation. What the hell does that mean? Well, we realized that we see a lot of “silos of knowledge.” And even more, we see silos of analysis, silos of understanding, and silos of philosophy. Too many people only talk with others in their tiny little worlds.

This is true within the SMB (small and medium business) IT community. It’s also true in the mid-market. And it’s rampant in the enterprise space. But even within each of these, programmers talk to programmers, marketing people talk to marketing people, and support techs talk to support techs.

We also LOVE the emerging world of emerging technology. Humility aside, the three hosts have built some amazing companies, sold some amazing stuff, and help guide the IT industry to where it is today. We love all this nerdy stuff and can’t wait to figure out where it all goes.

We looked for a hole that no one was filling. And we think we found it in a conscious effort to widen the circle. We want o bring in all the people who are working on IoT, LED, Lidar, LI-FI, blockchain, AI, robots, VR/AR, robotics, 3D printing, and so much more. We are constantly looking for the opportunities to integrate all these emerging skill sets.

We are funny, irreverent, intellectual, analytical, entrepreneurial, and excited about where all this stuff is going. We truly live in what Karl calls “The Exponential Century.” With luck, we can help you grab your share of the many gold mines emerging in new technology.

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All Episodes

Episode 116 – FBI Kicks Serious Cyber-Butt, and the AI Wall of Shame

Topic 1: FBI Creates Their own App to Snag Hundreds of Bad Guys Around the World Yes – we use the word “Badass.” We know you’ve heard about this one by now. But it’s the biggest cyber story of the year, so we have to cover it. Great article/press…

Episode 115 – Sharing your Bandwidth and Serious AI Questions

Topic 1: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors. Amazon introduces “sidewalk” network sharing. This feature is ON by default. At this point, Amazon’s new mesh network sharing is experimental. How do you feel about…

Episode 114 – Google’s MUM, 911 Drones, and Ethical Obligation

Topic 1: Google Replaces Bert with MUM At I/O 2021, Google introduced MUM — Multitask United Model. According to Google, this new language model is 1000 times more powerful than BERT, the search engine they released in 2019. MUM is coming to Google…

Episode 113 – Cryto Currency Insanity, and Video Cards that Aren’t Graphics Cards

Topic 1: Does the obvious stupidity in the Crypto-verse help to increase or decrease the adoption of crypo currencies? A bit of crypto news this week. But on the serious side, what does this activity mean? Elon Musk makes fun of crypto currencies and…

Episode 112 – AI in the Military, Colonial Pipeline, and Discriminatory NDAs

Topic 1: Military practices controlling hundreds of robots and drones at once – with AI Like it or not, AI is coming to military operations. It might be cheaper, but is it safer? But is the reliance on AI a problem? Links:     Topic 2:…

Episode 111 – Hacking Waze, Cookies by Drone, and Discussing Diversity

Topic 1: Burger King diverts McDonalds customers – via Waze This one is kinda cool because it’s so sneaky. With just a taste of big data. When people are close to a McDonalds billboard and headed toward a restaurant, Waze lures them off to a Burger…

Episode 110 – Hacked Ice Cream Machine and Right to Repair

Topic 1: Hacked Ice Cream Makers at McDonalds A very strange right to repair! If you buy an expensive machine, do you have the right to buy a third-party add-on that makes it work better? Topic 2: EU looking to regulate “High-Risk” AI High risk…

Episode 109 – Offensive Tech Jargon, Facial Recognition Update, and Geo-Location Ethics

Topic 1: Racist (and other offensive) Tech Jargon Words matter. The most obvious example is “master/slave” but there’s plenty of other insensitive terminology around. Remember, these terms might make sense to you, but you clients may hear it and…

Episode 108 – AI on Fiverr, Millions of IOT Devices Compromised, and More

Topic 1: Will Bots Take Jobs? AI Robots are coming for your jobs! Or – in a much more realistic interpretation, they are coming to reduce the amount of mundane process work that humans do so they can focus on interpersonal stuff that robots can’t…