AI is eating our world and influencing our lives — without us realizing it
I’m launching The Algorithmic Bridge (TAB) motivated by the realization that my friends and family know very little—or nothing— about artificial intelligence and how it influences our daily lives and the world around us.
This is also the case for most people —maybe that includes you.
With TAB, I’ll try to bridge that gap. You’ll learn and become knowledgeable about the AI that matters to you and affects you. Accompany me in this journey and you’ll begin to understand how AI touches every corner of this increasingly complex world — and how to navigate it better.
How The Algorithmic Bridge will serve you?
You’ll better understand how AI is shaping businesses and applications that we all know and use. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok… all heavily rely on AI algorithms.
You’ll better understand how AI is defining the future of society through changes that are barely known by people — like generative language models, self-driving cars, or futuristic humanoid robots.
You’ll better understand how AI is pressing policy-makers to take action to regulate the no-law space AI is living in right now.
You’ll better understand how the consequences of AI — unevenly distributed across the world — should motivate ethical progress and research.
You’ll better understand how AI tricks our psychology, and how algorithms exploit our vulnerabilities.
You’ll better understand how AI may find answers to the deepest philosophical questions about humans — what it means to be human? — while raising new ones.
You’ll learn how to make sense of everything AI and learn to navigate a world that is inevitably becoming more complex.
You’ll learn how to combine all the above into a clearer picture of the present and the future of a world that’s changing too fast for us to keep up.
You’ll learn how all those topics converge at one point: where AI touches humans. Technology doesn’t happen in a vacuum and AI is the most powerful technology today, influencing all corners of our lives.
Who is Alberto Romero?
I worked for three years at an AI startup that wanted to change the world with a real-time sign language translator. I got used to early DL and ML tools.
I’ve been writing about AI for almost two years now for Towards Data Science and OneZero, covering both technical and high-level topics that matter to people.
I’m a tech analyst at CambrianAI, working for notable clients like Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm, and a bunch of startups that are revolutionizing the landscape of AI software and hardware.
I’ve studied AI's technical and practical side and know the theoretical aspects, indissoluble from society, politics, and business. And I want to bring this knowledge to you through TAB.
What to expect from The Algorithmic Bridge?
I send in-depth pieces about news, thoughts, and research every Tuesday and Friday afternoon CET. These articles are free for everyone to read.
Paid subscribers get access to the exclusive weekly Sunday (afternoon CET) column What You May Have Missed.
This means 66% of my content is free. To get the 33% that’s paid, subscribe here.
Sunday column: What You May Have Missed
WYMHM is a weekly news summary comprising key interesting and/or useful links—often not easy to come across—curated by me and related to the main TAB topics.
Besides the links, I’ll write an overview paragraph(s) to give you a brief idea of what happened and another paragraph(s) (more subjective-ish) on why it’s relevant and the consequences and potential implications to spark your interest.
I’ll focus on timely news but will occasionally share older—but still relevant—links that may have gone unnoticed. I’ll include 5-7 news events per week (give or take), often linking to several sources per topic.
The news and events shared through WYMHM won’t be covered as standalone TAB articles unless the topic requires an in-depth analysis/review.
To get a sense of what you’ll receive, you can take a look at the top TAB stories:
While AI Artists Thrive, Detractors Worry—But Both Miss What's Coming
TikTok Is the Perfect Social Media — Here's Why You Should Delete It
I’m also active on Medium, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
See you around!