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A Good Primer To ‘Computational Photography’, I.E., AI Empowered Photography — The Next Frontier Of Digital Photography.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the DPReview.com 3-part series.


AI (i.e., Artificial Intelligence) is why I am increasingly taking more & more pictures with my Google Pixel 4 rather than with one of my real cameras.

The near state-of-the-art AI in the Pixel 4 makes taking pictures a joy — a piece of cake. I have never believed in post-processing (i.e., PhotoShop). I do NOT have the time or patience. I am click-shoot-and-‘print’. AI makes this that much easier. It is AI that allows the Pixel to take pictures in the dark.

Check out this series. It will tell you where we are headed. Enjoy.


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Pope Francis Expresses Concern About The Strides Being Made In Artificial Intelligence!

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘NBC News’ original.


I had to smile. You have to smile.

You do not have to go all the way back to the Galileo trial. Gregory XVI (1831 — 1846) banned railways from the Papal States calling them calling them chemins d’enfer (road to hell), a play on the French for railroad, chemin de fer (iron road).

Yes, popes have a storied history of being very perturbed by all things new and modern.

So, this should not come as a surprise.

But, it still made me smile.


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Amazon Should Buy IBM, Outright, And Put It Out Of Its Lingering Misery.

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Amazon (AMZN) stock performance vs. that of IBM over the last 5 years. What more do you need to know. Chart, of course, from marketwatch.com. Who else? Click to ENLARGE. Visit marketwatch.com to get your own.


This must have occurred to Jeff Bezos. I had already talked about this way back in October 2015.

Makes a lot of sense and there are some amazing synergies when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) (and IBM’s Watson), Cloud plays & server technologies. Plus, Amazon can tap into IBM’s still lucrative revenue streams from software licensing, product leasing and maintenance contracts. Plus, IBM still must have some choice real estate in places that should suit Amazon.

Amazon’s Market Cap is 2.4 times that of IBM’s.

I would have to think that a majority of IBM shareholders would be happy to get 1 share of AMZN for every 4.5 shares of IBM. That would put the sell price at around $177. Yes, the lack of a dividend will gall some, BUT AMZN’s amazing growth should be a compensation.

Yes, I would benefit from this in multiple ways. Yes, I am a long-term AMZN shareholder and this deal will make AMZN even sweeter down the road. Plus it will bring the two halves of my adult life nicely together. IBM was my life for 36-years. I am only ‘here’ because of IBM. A few years after I stopped doing IBM stuff, I bought into AMZN. I am NOW on;y ‘here’ because of AMZN. So, this will be perfect from my perspective.


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by Anura Guruge