Gil Laroya

Principal Engineer, Product Designer
Santa Clara, CA, United States

About Gil

Bio

20 Years as a Product Developer, Medical Device Designer. 9 Years as an RF/Microwave Engineer. Multiple US Patents and PCTs. Founder level for 9 startups. Authored over 90 IP disclosures and inventions. Writer and Blogger for The Huffington Post. Clinical development of devices and procedures.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Medical Devices,

Comments & conversations

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Gil Laroya
Posted over 1 year ago
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens. Do you agree?
In my mind, lets call a spade a spade; without digging into deeper meanings or assuming certain social criteria, the basis of the quote might be "it is what it is". To me it is nothing more (or less) than a philosophical view of what an idea is - an active thought process that can have legs, or wither away. In the most basic sense, the quote is self-supporting. Period. It is an idea not meant to be analyzed or taken apart. As innovators we must resist the urge to tear down or "de-risk" things, and see them at face value, with the emphasis being on "value".
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Gil Laroya
Posted over 1 year ago
Hod Lipson: Building "self-aware" robots
Yes, I would have never have thought that self-replication would be a logical way to go. My guess - I suspect that without reward as some type of "outside interaction", a robot might look to other robots similar to itself, that share similar reactions, and therefore can leverage each other toward a common response - basically the way that similar people flock together for common reasons in society - a way to garner a positive or beneficial outside response...
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Gil Laroya
Posted over 1 year ago
Lemon Andersen: Please don't take my Air Jordans
SOOO true, Don! Put the spotlight on the sounds of the words, the tone of the message, the emotion in the delivery. The messenger, no matter how gifted, is not the point of the message. Spoken word is the delivery of an emotional memory, meant to impart a human response. So many of us hear words, then let them go out of the other ear. Latch on to the emotion... Feel the words... Become empassioned with the message.