Gunnar Hellekson is the Director of Product Management for Red Hat’s Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group. He is a founder of Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010, and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He was a founder of the Military Open Source working group, a member of the SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, New America’s California Civic Innovation Project Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors. He perks up when people talk about commoditization and the industrial mobilization of World War II.
May 10th, 2020 | 36 mins 42 secs
adomni, ai, air travel, aviointeriors, coronavirus, eliza, janus, jukebox, moomin, replika, uber, vocabulary
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about AI-generated music, AI-generated romantic interests, and looking ahead to travel and expanding vocabularies in a post-COVID world.
May 4th, 2020 | 39 mins 20 secs
blinking eye die, digital minimalism, duck death and the tulip, lead yourself first: inspiring leadership through solitude, pure, walden
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about Digital Minimalism. That’s it.
April 27th, 2020 | 28 mins 56 secs
avitarify, colornames.org, colors, cryptozoology, etsy, gartner, gartner hype cycle, kingdom, masks, mothman, oragami cthulu, parasite, quarantine, rutherford b. hayes, rutherford b. hayes museum, smash mouth, star trek, star trek tng, train to busan
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about colorful masks, colorful videoconferencing, colorful hype curves, and colorful colors
April 17th, 2020 | 49 mins 3 secs
allegheny shredders, amazon dating, apple, colors.lol, covid-19, goodrx, google, if you give a mouse a cookie, imisstheoffice, instacart, nonviolent communication, radiolab, robot cooks, sam's club, singapore, the meritocracy trap, word choice
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the pros and cons of virus tracking, health data tracking, robot cooks, and word choice
April 6th, 2020 | 24 mins
404 pages, affetto, ai gregorian chants, color palettes, donotpay, financial times, gpt-2, mcdonalds, robot lawyer, robot pain, snap camera, standardtoilet, the prayer, toilets
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about robot prayers, robot law, robot pain, and people pain
March 31st, 2020 | 38 mins 32 secs
airplane window, biometrics, blood pressure, calendar, coronavirus, covid-19, dancing, dancing biometrics, email, gps, stained glass, voight-kampff, zuckerbot
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about location identification, dance identification, and blood pressure identification
February 27th, 2020 | 39 mins 52 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about doomsday bunker timeshares, cops, robbers, and moldy bread
February 6th, 2020 | 30 mins 50 secs
airpod carrying straps, beria, bulletproof hoodies, buskill, civilization and capitalization, corona beer, coronavirus, haiku, lacroix, lemonade stand, meetings, openstreetmap, pet masks, pharmasim, plague inc., pocket, pro-time, proactive time, udev, venture capitalists, welsh
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Wearables. Literally.
December 10th, 2019 | 43 mins 46 secs
ai, cangaroo, cognizant, content moderation, electric scooters, face scanning, facebook, fantastic mr. fox, great courses, h.p. lovecraft, helmet, job interviews, pogo sticks, repo men, the spy
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about Facebook content moderator jobs, scooter repo man jobs, AI job interviews, and a pogo stick franchise opportunity?
November 21st, 2019 | 27 mins 26 secs
ai, ai faces, air travel, armrests, beastie boys, dadbag, east cleveland, folding laundry, gig economy, middle seat, mugshots, neighbor, rhel, rhel 8, sabotage, self-storage, sketching, skin-on interface, warshipping
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about reinventing the human-computer interface, reinventing self-storage, reinventing wardriving, and reinventing the middle seat.
November 14th, 2019 | 35 mins 42 secs
airplane mode, brainex, china, concepts, gun-shaped cell phone cases, human-monkey chimeras, makeup, pig brains, robot blood, robot fish, the great courses, this war of mine
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about reviving pig brains from the dead, making human-monkey chimeras, and whether we should be doing either
September 20th, 2019 | 25 mins 56 secs
amazon, antivirus, apollo, bitcoin, cpap, emma long metropolitan park, facehugger, microsoft teams, public relations, ring, samsung, slack, slackification, zip bomb
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about failing with public relations, failing with smart TVs, failing with zip files, and failing with collaboration tools
August 13th, 2019 | 27 mins 54 secs
8chan, ai, artificial intelligence, censorship, china, dominance, espionage, fake news, hov, neflix, speech2face, stochastic terrorism, unnecessary inventions, video conferencing
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about faking faces, faking friends, faking holes, faking dominance, and faking work
July 9th, 2019 | 35 mins 33 secs
ai, amazon basics, calljoy, camping towels, centaur, dark, duplex, google, holsters, pockets, quake, recaptcha, rhel 8, structurelessness, telegram, uber, uncaptcha, user inyerface
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about AI vs. AI, people vs. AI vs. people, AI vs. people, and people vs. people (in that order)
June 18th, 2019 | 34 mins 19 secs
barton springs pool, blood, dna, dui, dwi, fraud, googly eyes, rude boy, teschner's
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about blood, sweat, tears, DNA, and googly eyes
June 4th, 2019 | 30 mins 14 secs
chernobyl, d&d, deadwood, facebook, karaoke, neighbors, online dating, ring, secret crush, social credit, social credit system, turing test
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about fear of deadbeats, fear of karaoke, fear of secret crushes, and fear of doorbells