Moral Machine test – Who should the self driving car kill?

Autonomous and self driving cars will have to decide; in case of unavoidable accident; who to kill and who to preserve in that specific scenario. So, many variables and ethics come in place. Who should it protect ? Younger over older people ? People over animals ? Passengers over pedestrians ? Fitness vs fat people ? People not respecting traffic signs ?

In this game, you get to decide who lives in each scenario and can also create your own scenarios.

Try it here:

Morgan Stanley report about Argentina: A Virtuous Cycle of Rising Growth and Returns

Morgan Stanley research presents: A Virtuous Cycle of Rising Growth and Returns

“We expect Argentina to normalize its economy, driving a virtuous cycle that boosts long-term growth and returns in the next five years. We see +133% (+18% CAGR) USD return for equities, +49% (+8% annual) for local rates in USD terms, and +42% (+7% per year) for sovereign credit during this period.”

“We think Argentina will not only normalize its economy in the next five years, but will also generate a virtuous cycle that will drive investments that boost long-term sustainable growth (potential GDP). By building a proprietary model based on data supplied by the authors of a joint Harvard/University of Buenos Aires study, we estimate that Argentina can lift and sustain potential GDP growth from the current 0.9% p.a. to 3.1% p.a. in the next five years, making its economy less prone to seesaw performance (see A Virtuous Cycle to Lift Long-Term Economic Growth ). Our model allows us to estimate the output gap, which in turn helps generate our actual growth and inflation forecasts.”

Read the full paper here

Productivity tools: Boomerang for gmail

One of the most productive tools I have discovered (and then never stopped using) is Boomerang for Gmail. If you are like me and send and respond to lots of emails per day and use Gmail or Google apps (if not, you should migrate to gmail asap), this is the right tool. Boomerang let’s you configure emails with one click so that if the email is not replied in the timeframe you desire (one day, 12 hours, etc) that email will come back to the inbox or will be resent automatically. Specially if you manage people or sales, it’s excellent for that followup. It also let’s you schedule emails for being sent later (perhaps it’s not so “professional” to send business proposals at 3 am), add tracking to emails and many more tools that will make it easier for you to track emails and tasks. It is free for gmail for up to 10 boomerangs per month, if not, the pro version is USD 5 for Gmail and USD 15 for google apps emails. It’s one of the best paid services I use and strongly recommend.

Boomerang for gmail

Try it and let me know what you think

How to create a shortcut to a new google doc or spreadsheet

If you are like me and use Google docs a lot, this will be a helpful tip for you to be able to create a new Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation or Drawing without opening Google Drive first. Just create a shorcut in your bookmars bar, linking to the next URLs:

That’s all 🙂

Peter Thiel – How to start an Start-up: Strategy and competition

Excellent lecture from Peter Thiel at the Center for Professional Development at Stanford University regarding Start-ups Strategy and Competition. Peter Thiel was founder of Paypal, Palantir and first outside investor of Facebook.

Some interesting things from the conference:

“Competition is for loosers”

Comparison between US Airline Carriers combined and Google
Comparison between US Airline Carriers combined and Google