Rob LoCascio

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  • The sudden death of the website Crunch Network

    The sudden death of the website

    Unlike most startup founders who saw the birth of the internet in the mid-1990s, I am still CEO of my company. My longevity in this position gives me a unique perspective on the changes that have happened over the past two decades, and I see one happening right now that will radically transform the internet as we know it. Read More

  • We need a New Deal to address the economic risks of automation Crunch Network

    We need a New Deal to address the economic risks of automation

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has a surprisingly naive take on the issue of AI and robots replacing human jobs. He said that human obsolescence is “not even on our radar screen… 50-100 more years away” — and that he’s “not worried at all.” For those in the tech industry it’s clear that, if the government is complacent about AI, the country… Read More

  • The impending bot backlash Crunch Network

    The impending bot backlash

    Everyone seems to be jumping on the bot bandwagon. Chatbots are not only being touted as the end of apps, but also the next paradigm in human-computer interaction — and, if you believe the hype, the end of many customer service jobs, too. But bots are unlikely to live up to these outsized expectations anytime soon. Read More