A market course for which I wrote the tests

I had an unusual contract last year. A online company is extending past test prep. One area they wanted to cover was marketing, and I hooked up with them. They had a textbook selected, and I wrote a few hundred test questions with answers and explanations. It was fun.

It took them a while to get the course accreditation, and the pandemic didn’t help. However, the course is now on the InstantCert site.

Inside the Beltway folks are increasingly talking about Artificial Intelligence policy

I’ve written two articles this month about government policy towards AI. The first is about “Turning Point”, a book by a couple of leads at the Brookings Institution, and a nifty webinar interview with the authors. The second is about a report and webinar driven by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The book was excellent, the report not so much. Even with different results, it is important to note that folks in the Beltway are beginning to speak out on the issue.

Latest articles and a change in frequency

Links to three new articles are over on my articles page. They are about broadband (on LinkedIn) and then a couple of AI related articles on Forbes.com.

I don’t think I’ll be publishing on Forbes as often. They just took away pay from less frequent posters. We didn’t make much money anyway, but I certainly wouldn’t make enough to justify trying to publish the number of articles I’d have to in order to make any money in the new method. The benefits don’t justify the time spent or the drop in quality that pumping out that many articles would create.

If I was a journalist full time, that might make sense, but I earn my money through content writing and marketing consulting. I’ll keep writing for Forbes, it’s fun; but perhaps not as often.

AI in the legal industry and the old hardware/software challenge

I have a couple of new articles on forbes.com that I’ve posted this month. One is on software to help lawyers analyze a case based on similar cases and another discusses the fun that is AI recreating the closeness between hardware and software that was around decades ago. Hardware companies are very involved in providing software to help developers use complex chipsets. Check my articles page or my forbes.com profile.