This week I learned about The Process on an episode of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. The episode is titled How To Suceed In High-Stress situations, but I think the content can also be used to just help you get through some hard days.
The podcast contains excerpts from The Obstacle by Ryan Holiday, a book that highlights how the principles of Stoicism can be used as an effective operating system for living life. The Process, as described in the podcast, is the act of breaking large tasks down into manageable chunks and completing them well. You don't have to think about the larger goal, just stick to the process. Put another way, by Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt, win the moment in front of your face.
The IBM Debater, a Watson AI powered debating platform, beat a human debater in San Franciso on June 17. The debate between Noa Ovadia, the 2016 Israeli National Debating Champion, and IBM Debater was on the topic of public funding for space exploration and according to an audience vote, IBM Debater sucessfully debate the for side of the topic.