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Luminaries Who Believe AI Could Be Dangerous

A lot of technologists, scientists & researchers believe that un-regulated advances in AI could lead to a Human Extinction event. Some of these people signed an open letter in Jan 2015 talking about AI making more beneficial while reducing the risks of AI. .

A sub-set of these people (and more who have not signed the document) have talked about openly about the dangers of AI and also about having some regulation. 

We collected the list of these famous people and also tried to link to their comments. 

Feel free to add your own set of people with any links / commentary to their beliefs by using the form at the bottom.

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  2. Shane Legg & Demis Hassabis - DeepMind Founders
  3. Nick Bostrom - Author of SuperIntelligence
  4. Peter Thiel (Paypal Co Founder & Investor)
  5. Stephen Hawking
  6. James Barrat - Author of Our Final Invention Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
  7. Bill Gates
  8. Sam Altman - President ...

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Wind Engineers Hirers & Employers

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  2. MHI Wind Power Americas
  3. Verisk
  4. Zoltak
  5. GE Power & Water
  6. Vestas
  7. AWS Truepower

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Home Security Startups List

  1. Take a Bow Spasikt
  2. Ring (Formerly Doorbot)
  3. iSmartAlarm
  4. Canary
  5. Lockitron
  6. Scout Alarm
  7. Ninja Sphere
  8. SmartThings
  9. Alarm.com
  10. Kwikset Kevo
  11. Okidokeys
  12. SkyBell WiFi Doorbell
  13. August SmartLock
  14. Goji Smart Lock
  15. iControl & Piper

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Python Knowledge & Resources List

Here is a list of Python Knowledge & Resources List on Pansop
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  2. Image processing tools in python
  3. Python Resources for Top Data Mining Algorithms
  4. Python NLP tools
  5. Common Python Gotchas and Pitfalls
  6. Stackoverflow Code Samples that are Python v3.x Incompatible
  7. Why use numpy Array instead of Python Lists
  8. Python Modules for Data Science and Analytics
  9. Top open source python machine learning projects on github
  10. Python Profilers
  11. List of Indian Python blogs
  12. Android App Development using Python - Resources
  13. Python Tricks List

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Santa Monica Startups Who Raised More than 1M

List of Startups in Santa Monica who raised more than $1M in financing. Please feel free to add startups that you may know of.

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  2. LowerMyBills
  3. Bear State Coffee
  4. Tongal
  5. MomentFeed
  6. GoodRx
  7. Surf Air
  8. Honest Company
  9. Nimble
  10. Tradesy
  11. DogVacay
  12. DogVacay
  13. Card.com
  14. TigerText
  15. Shift
  16. ZipRecruiter

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Importance of Marketing Distribution In Making Your Business Successful

List of people & resources on the importance of distribution/marketing/sales to make your business successful.

  1. Thanks for spending
  2. The Secret Core of Every Successful Business Distribution
  3. Marc Andreessen
  4. Reid Hoffman
  5. Peter Thiel

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Common Python Pitfalls

A collection of pitfalls in Python. This is a part of Python Knowledge and Resources List

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  2. Variable binding in closures
  3. When a variable is assigned inside a function python assumes its defined inside
  4. Mutable data structures and assignment operator
  5. .sort(), .reverse() dont return a list

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Do Things That Don't Scale Examples

Paul Graham in his famous essay - Do Things That Don't Scale - suggested that founders do things manually to understand the intricacies & complexities of each market.

Here are examples of Doing Things that don't scale in Action
  1. Buffer
  2. HomeJoy
  3. Groove
  4. DoorDash
  5. AirBnB
  6. Flickr
  7. Boatbound
  8. Pinterest
  9. Stripe

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Public Stock Price Changes & Employee Morale Impact

List of companies whose public stock movements impacted employee behavior
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  2. LinkedIn
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  4. Amazon
  5. Facebook
  6. Apple
  7. Google

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Resources on Managing Sales Organizations

List of resources managing sales organizations.

  1. Jason Lemkin on SAAS Sales
  2. Selling an enterprise-wide deal is a lot like getting a bill passed in Congress
  3. Brad Feld's Advise
  4. Kwindla Hultman Kramer's Advise

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Volatility , Tantrums, Intensity & Rudeness of Great Tech Founders

Collection of behaviors of Tech Founders & CEOs who are volatile, throw tantrums, intense & rude. 

Please NOTE that this may not be their behavior ALL the time or forever. This are just examples of behaviors at points in time. 

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  2. Larry Ellison
  3. Elon Musk
  4. Bill Gates
  5. Steve Jobs
  6. Larry Page
  7. Jeff Bezos

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The Biggest List of Home Insurance Discounts

The largest repository of information about discounts offered by various home insurance companies.
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  63. Multi-Policy Discount
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  65. Protective Devices Credit
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  67. Dwelling Age Discount
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  69. Multiline Discounts
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Companies Hiring Robotics Engineers

Here is a list of companies hiring robotics engineers
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  2. Automotive Robotics Inc
  3. Amazon
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  5. iRobot Corporation
  6. Lockheed Martin
  7. Symbotic
  8. Ford Motor Company
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  10. Kiva Systems
  11. Tesla Motors
  12. Intuitive Surgical
  13. Carnegie Mellon University
  14. ABB

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Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) Resources

Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is one of the cornerstone principles of business & marketing. At its simplest level, the value of a customer over his or her lifetime net of any acquisition costs should be positive.


However, in practice, the concept gets tricky. Here are some resources on some of the best writing. links, spreadsheets & images on customer lifetime value. Please feel free to add your own.

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  3. The Two most Crucial Equations in Business
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  5. Harvard Business School Spreadsheet on CLV
  6. UCLA Professors on Modelling Customer Lifetime Value
  7. Spreadsheet Metrics on Customer Lifetime Value Freemium Business
  8. Corelation between the Cost of Customer Acquisition & Life Time Value
  9. Infographic on Calculating Customer Life Time Value for ECommerce Companies
  10. The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value LTV Formula by Bill Gurley

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