rethinking the incentive structure for the web

We need to help WebXR developers monetize their content. And if we don’t do it today, nobody will be able to build a sustainable business with WebXR. And we need businesses and organizations built around this technology for the community to move forward. There is no one right answer…

consumer vr in 2020

I created a deck that summarizes my learnings in the past couple of months while being immersed in the VR space. You can check out the slides below.Consumer VR in 2020 by Elijah Tai on Scribd…

state of vr and webxr in 2020

In this blog post I share my learnings over the past couple of months about developments in virtual reality.VR TodayThe fastest growing VR hardware company in terms of consumer adoption is Oculus.Sony, HTC and Valve also create VR hardware. Sony has the most devices on the market with…

learn by dividing

Humans seem to understand the world best by splitting everything into two: liberals vs conservatives, yes vs no, 1 vs 0, the visible vs invisible, smart vs not, attractive vs not - the list goes on. And usually the mental cost of ensuring that we don't dichotomize things too quickly…

what’s your dataset worth? [part 1/2]

This is part one of a two-part series on dataset valuation. If you'd like to be notified when part two is published, you can subscribe to my blog or follow me on Twitter.Aswath Damodaran is a Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU. He lectures…

fair models

This post is a reflection on how decisions in the most abstract sense are made today, and why we should pay attention to the decisions that are made by machine learning models.We can break down the general idea of decision and decision-making into:the agent or group of agents…

working models

They work when people continue to believe in the nondeterministic nature of the universe, that there is no purpose to anything, while those who attempt to model more complex deterministic relationships between events extract order out of seemingly unordered things. And those who don't believe in purpose will look into…

breaking models

Models break when the distribution of the inputs to the model changes. This happens when the environment into which the model has been deployed into is so different from what it was taught that it doesn't know what to do and many of its assumptions are broken. So it might…

genes

I recently received my 23andme results back, and learned a couple of interesting things about myself.For $200, what exactly are you paying for? For sure, you’re paying for the shipping of the spit sample back to their offices, and the actual work that’s required to collect your…