A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.
Kevin KwokMany stories on tech can be overblown. Not this one though
I have seen this app in use and it 100% works and is even more disconcerting than description here
Global facial recognition doesn’t exist only because of social norms rn. The tech is trivial
Making uncommon knowledge common. An experiment in small batch publishing by @kevinakwok and @kane.
Kevin KwokExcited to start talking about a project @kane and I've been working on
Starting with a poetry book Kane's written* with OpenAI's GPT-2 model
Available at your local bookstore, & our website. But def not your local bookstore
*written is a generous word pic.twitter.com/M9EUMnGhVT
“We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of your income for 18 to 36 months, Placement will find you a...
Kevin KwokExcited for Placement
Unconstraining people is closest to a highest order goal I can think of. crazy how much geography, network, capital are all that stand in front of much better outcomes
We’re lucky @seanlinehan and @k80kent are working on it
Kevin KwokNew essay up. Notes on Superhuman’s Acquisition Loops
- Superhuman's acquisition loops are driven by social capital, not personal utility
- Lessons from their onboarding process
- Scalability of social capital loops, and sequencing to network effects
The arc of collaboration is long and it bends in the direction of functional workflows. Why Slack is an Else Statement, there is no distinction between productivity and collaboration, and why the S…
Kevin KwokNew essay up. The Arc of Collaboration.
- Slack is an Else Statement
- There is no distinction between productivity and collaboration
- The Slack of Gaming may be Discord, but the Discord for Enterprise is not Slack
Essay on the benefits of performant software, and how it affects user perception of engineering quality and overall usability
Kevin KwokThere are essays that resonate so hard. @craigmod’s new essay is one of these.
Much more thoughts to process and share. But that paragraph about apps that unbloat and smooth like stones. Wow.
Hi readers, The growth teams at Uber and Airbnb occasionally met over the years to share best practices, brainstorm ideas, and share observations on the startup world. I’ve had folks over to 1455 Market St, the headquarters of Uber, and I’ve...
Kevin KwokThere are very few people who've really seen the specifics of unconstraining marketplace Dynamics
And fewer who've written down the low level tactics for them
Definitely a must read from @lennysan , who's now on a roll of sharing great stuff
Amazon.com: The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War (Audible Audio Edition): A. J. Baime, Peter Berkrot, Audible Studios: Audible Audiobooks
Kevin KwokRecently read the book Arsenal of Democracy. About Ford Motors during WWII
Lots of fascinating details, that maybe I'll write about some time
But wanted to first share some charts I made about definite optimism and the sheer adaptability of industry
In today’s Third Era it’s the voters, not big donors, who are in command.
Kevin KwokIt's been brought to my attention that not all of you are reading *every single one* of my tweets
I'm incredibly disturbed by this.
This tweet brought to you by friend's note hadn't seen me tweet this essay by @Nicolas_Colin out first time. Rec strongly
Why Shake Shack and Super Duper have great Service. And what that means for tech. Danny Meyer opened Union Square Cafe in 1985. Since then, his Union Square Hospitalit…
Kevin KwokNew post: aligning biz models to markets
- How internet is changing hospitality
- Why Shake Shack & USHG's biz models enable better employee retention & service
- How the trend maps to tech, from gaming (Fortnite) to productivity (Airtable, Figma, Notion)