@Radivis I have more ideas than I could ever complete. I wish someone would ‘steal’ them. Almost every idea I have had was eventually implemented by someone, usually years later and not quite what I had imagined. I do not think people can own an idea, but that is another topic.
It would be nice if there was a better way to share ideas. The big companies have the resources but seem to rehash the same old thing. The independent inventors do not have the resources to take their project to market. Some people are posting their ideas on social media or email lists or even the comments of articles and blogs just to get it into the open and provide ‘proof of prior art’ if someone tries to monopolize the concept with a patent. I think #RequestForStartup is the right way to go. I do not think many people know about it.
Some people refer to the set of all possible ideas as solution space. Some people can see farther into this space than others. Most people will not believe an idea until it is in a package for sale at the local store. Inventors are a precious resource that have helped bring us into the modern world. Their talents should be encouraged and supported by society. Google does this by providing good working conditions.
I have seen a few startup accelerators and ‘bring us your idea and we will make it real’ places. They seem to be missing many opportunities. I sent one an idea for a simple product and they wanted a 3D model. This left me wondering “what are you there for?”.
We need a team or an Open Source company or something. A framework that takes care of the details. As I understand it, Kickstarter helps with the legal, financial, logistics and engineering. As we move deeper into the era of unprecedented and accelerating change a community based innovation center would spur progress.
There are some online groups around this topic, but after years of kicking around ideas and rehashing the philosophy very little fruit came of it. I suppose it is as much my fault as anyone’s’. These last few years I have been working on my ‘people skills’, reading about successful entrepreneurs and business. As Richard Branson suggests, I am ready to start before I think I am prepared.
As for the AI assistant, I have bitten off more than I can chew as usual. It would take a freak tailwind for me to win this race like Longshot vs. Quicksilver in the 1000 meter dash. I am learning more about AI and TensorFlow. I have a group that have asked questions in the TensorFlow forum with over 90 people. If even a few of them would work together it would be a potent crew.
I had to reformat my computer and I will take this as an opportunity to build TensorFlow from source. That will give me the newest and bug reduced code as well as the experience of building it. My prediction is that just I begin to get traction on this AI assistant, several will enter the market. Good. Onwards, upwards. Besides, I could use a good AI assistant, maybe it could help me with some of my ideas…