35 episodes

A weekly podcast with stories and pragmatic advice for CIOs and other IT leaders.

Beneficial Intelligence Sten Vesterli

    • Technology

A weekly podcast with stories and pragmatic advice for CIOs and other IT leaders.

    Risk Aversion

    Risk Aversion

    In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss risk aversion. The U.S. has stopped distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It has been given to more than 7 million people, and there have been six reported cases of blood clotting. Here in...

    • 5 min
    Biased Data

    Biased Data

    In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss biased data. Machine Learning depends on large data sets, and unless you take care, ML algorithms will perpetuate any bias in the data it learns from.  The famous ImageNet database contains 14...

    • 7 min
    Price transparency

    Price transparency

    In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss price transparency. In the U.S., a coronavirus test can cost $56 if you pay yourself, but $450 if your health insurance pays it. This lack of price transparency makes the U.S. healthcare system the...

    • 7 min
    Blaming the Humans

    Blaming the Humans

    In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss blaming the humans. It often happens that a system failure is attributed to fallible humans. In that way, you don't have to admit embarrassing shortcomings in your system. A recently declassified...

    • 7 min
    Wasting Money

    Wasting Money

    In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss wasting money. The business always complains that IT is costing too much. That is because we are wasting so much money. We're on track for worldwide IT spending of about 4 trillion, and surveys show...

    • 8 min
    Moving Fast

    Moving Fast

    In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss moving fast. Mark Zuckerberg is famous for saying "Move fast and break things." That was his way of communicating a preference for high speed, accepting high risk. It has become an unofficial motto...

    • 5 min

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