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What am I doing here? After 25 years spent writing software in artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, I wanted to make a space to introspect on technology and the world. In my time, there have been massive changes in technology, both in how we develop and use it. The pace will only accelerate as we move forward, and it's worth taking the time to reckon with that - so I'll be jotting some of my own reckoning down here.

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