Over, now it is

My star sign told me today:

“Someone’s power play could be defining your current circumstances, and there is likely more going on than meets your eye. But your motivations, too, are more complicated than they seem. A bit of self­ control can help, but this is not an excuse for avoidance. Say what’s on your mind, but do it in a way that has lasting value rather than just being melodramatic.”

So today I made my feelings more apparent than normal. To which I was told “you do realise we’re not together”. I replied with “I thought we were on a space thing, but still together”. How sadly mistaken I was. Turns out all the hardship of the last week, the emotional rollercoaster of it all, was sadly for nothing.

All week I’ve gone about thinking that I’ll have a girl back home to look forward to. Seems that was all a bit too much to wish for. But now it does mean one thing. It does mean that my plans for the summer have suddenly become a lot less complicated. Basically now I know my options are stay in Norfolk. Which means I’ll probably work most of the summer to put off incredible boredom.

And annoyingly, I’ve once again seemed to only prove myself right, as seemingly I always do. Once again, Morgan has had another relationship that falls at the 9 month mark. The 9 month mark comes back to haunt me again, so what’s that 5 girls now? Which proves but one thing to me. Apparently I’m a very interesting person until you actually know me. Either that or there is a whole lot of crazy under here, failing that maybe the crazy is only on the outside and people are always disappointed when they see the inside.

I think the later is more appropriate for this one really.

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What distinguishes you from other developers?

I've built data pipelines across 3 continents at petabyte scales, for over 15 years. But the data doesn't matter if we don't solve the human problems first - an AI solution that nobody uses is worthless.

Are the robots going to kill us all?

Not any time soon. At least not in the way that you've got imagined thanks to the Terminator movies. Sure somebody with a DARPA grant is always going to strap a knife/gun/flamethrower on the side of a robot - but just like in Dr.Who - right now, that robot will struggle to even get out of the room, let alone up some stairs.

But AI is going to steal my job, right?

A year ago, the whole world was convinced that AI was going to steal their job. Now, the reality is that most people are thinking 'I wish this POC at work would go a bit faster to scan these PDFs'.

When am I going to get my self-driving car?

Humans are complicated. If we invented driving today - there's NO WAY IN HELL we'd let humans do it. They get distracted. They text their friends. They drink. They make mistakes. But the reality is, all of our streets, cities (and even legal systems) have been built around these limitations. It would be surprisingly easy to build self-driving cars if there were no humans on the road. But today no one wants to take liability. If a self-driving company kills someone, who's responsible? The manufacturer? The insurance company? The software developer?