rich devaul


adding page this day at mit talks (first took notes on solve for x page)..


Tales from the moonshot factory: #MLTalks with Joe Jacobson and @TheteamatXs Rich DeVaul starts now! Watch here:

‘choosing to be bothered by the things thought impossible’

‘always striving to bring in new perspectives/diversity’ – Rich DeVaul

‘to get 10x better.. have to throw some things out’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

gupta roadblock/irrelevant s law

‘figuring out why this isn’t going to work’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

‘by showing others this is a possible thing to do we encourage others to work in the space’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

graeber model law

‘need to be secret so we have the freedom to kill (let go of) things’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

‘i’d love to see a future of all these (fb, loon, x, et al).. collab ing on really big problems’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

io dance ness

‘the engine goal to attack these really big problems’ – Joe Jacobson – #mltalks

‘hey.. i’m this crazy guy and i think we can do this thing’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

a nother idea here Rich

‘the more we got to go out on our own (x under alphabet) the more we could collab with others’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

ni\ zoom dance ness

‘we do crowdsource ideas. part of why i’m here. if you have a great idea i’d like to hear about it’ Rich DeVaul #mltalks

listen deeper

hlb [hosting-life-bits]

‘to have meaningful innovation..have to have a critical mass’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

perhaps time to moonshot for 7 bn [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

hlb [hosting-life-bits]

‘to solve hardest problems need: more people so connectivity (huge); falling in love w problem’- Rich DeVaul #mltalks

hlb [hosting-life-bits] & deep enough

‘if one shot on goal.. be thoughtful upfront.. ie: library vs lab et al’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

quiet enough to see

‘about organizing for discovery rather than for engineering’ – Joe Jacobson #mltalks

a nother way

hlb [hosting-life-bits]

as the day [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

‘x not taking on new innovats of ie decision making..that’s tapping into info already there’-Rich DeVaul #mltalks

or not

diff data as key [self-talk as data]

‘tools that enable all of us to do’ – Rich DeVaul #mltalks

mech simple enough

via gershenfeld sel

has to be all of usall of us


perhaps a ginormously small moonshot would be via a mechanism to refocus the infrastructure – so that 7 billion people could play. everyday. as the day.



Director in Google X leaves without exit package after a report that he propositioned a job applicant.

The scandal appears to have lead Google CEO Sundar Pichai to issue an apology for company’s handling of past sexual harassment cases, telling employees Tuesday that the company didn’t go far enough and promising to take a “much harder line” in the future. He also promised to support Google employees planning to walk off the job Thursday in protest of the company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases.

“I am deeply sorry for the past actions and the pain they have caused employees,” Pichai said in an e-mail obtained by Axios. “Larry mentioned this on stage last week, but it bears repeating: if even one person experiences Google the way the New York Times article described, we are not the company we aspire to be.”