David Mercer – ML Writer Nom – is a Tech Entrepreneur and Author

David Mercer – ML Writer Nom – is a Tech Entrepreneur and Author

The 2020 Noonies are here and they are both much greener and much bigger than last year. Among the 2,000+ deserving humans nominated across 5 categories for over 200 awards, we discovered David Mercer from South Africa, who’s has been nominated for a 2020 Noonie in the Future Heroes and Technology categories.

The 2020 Noonies are here and they are both much greener and much bigger than last year. Among the 2,000+ deserving humans nominated across 5 categories for over 200 awards, we discovered David Mercer from South Africa, who’s has been nominated for a 2020 Noonie in the Future Heroes and Technology categories.

David is a data scientist, tech entrepreneur, and published author who loves coming up with new ideas. However, he believes that the way the machine learning community and large tech companies are currently pursuing AI is "downright dangerous."

Let's hear more of his thoughts in the interview below!

1. Which 2020 Noonies have you been nominated for?

  • Computer Science contributor of the year
  • ML writer of the year
  • Startup blogger of the year
  • Indie hacker of the year

2. Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a tech entrepreneur and published author with programming and web development books translated into over 13 languages worldwide. My books have been used as recommended readers at places like MIT. My software is relied upon by businesses (big and small) in over 60 countries around the world.

3. Tell us about the things you make / write / manage / build

I love coming up with new ideas. One of the best ways to have new ideas is to be an entrepreneur because it exposes you to new and interesting people and ideas. From my years as a writer, I still love to write about what I learn as I learn it.

4. What are you most excited about right now?

Heuristic algorithms. I'm fairly certain (when I have the time) I can use them to evolve a true artificial intelligence.

5. What are you worried about right now?

"True" artificial intelligence.

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