Actually, the fledgling AI wasn’t on the list of trends I wanted to discuss. Talk about the elephant in the room.
It’s probably because hubby and I had a row about his working hours. He must have come close to a hundred a week. I’m not kidding. He summed it up thus, “Last week I clocked up sixty hours of CPU time.”
“So what? I clock up a few myself when Firefox freezes or Jarte goes into a sulk because I type ‘control-t’ for a new tab and it tries to access the online thesaurus instead.” It’s ‘control-n’ for new file. Jeez.
“No, I mean I clocked up sixty hours of meaningful CPU time on an eight core machine. It was processing.”
“Hrmph.” I shrugged.
“You never take any interest in my work!”
“Now wait a minute! I thought we had agreed not to talk about work. Every time I—”
He dismissed me with a wave. “I still know more about any of your projects than you care to remember.”
That is true. I don’t have his memory. “Yeah, but compared to computer programming, biology is easy to understand. I need a degree in computer science to follow what you do. Biology’s intuitive. But doing it is another matter.”
And that brings me neatly to the next item on the list.