Heart-Centered Thinking: Earlier this month, I was in Louisville to deliver the Keynote to the American Association of Community Colleges. This summary nicely captures the essence of my talk–which was as much about the heart as it was about technology. It is true that the advances in technologies such as AI are simultaneously both impressive and frightening but the hidden opportunity within artificial intelligence is that it may allow us to become more human. This, however, will require many of us–myself included–to get more in touch with our hearts.

Think Smarter: Artificial intelligence is, of course, a big, big trend. This article–The Four Waves of Generative AI–can help you understand where we are in the process. (Hint: We’re just getting started). I also found the author’s idea of thinking of AI as a “cognitive exoskeleton” to be a useful image for thinking about AI.

Think Bigger: The number of cities deploying self-driving taxis continues to grow. New York City has now joined the party.

Think in Questions: What’s coming after self-driving cars? It’s a good question. The answer may be found in this question: Are flying cars finally here?

Think Different: Yet another article to go into my “counterpoint file.” I remain bullish on drones’ ability to help products in the long-run but this news that Amazon is shutting down its drone delivery program in California suggests I might need to revise my thinking.

Afterthought: “Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first.”  E.B. White

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