Tag Archives: Social & Communication

Visualizing “Things To Come” – A Timeline Of Future Technology by https://is.gd/8qV2Lj

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Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult…..

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TED Speakers Recommend 101 Books to Dive into This Summer — Discover

From classic summer reads to powerful poetry, creative nonfiction, and art books, TED speakers provide you with a mammoth reading list for the next couple of months.

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A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree by http://nyti.ms/2tnG1Cq

A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring.

Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills.

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Big Data Protection for Dummies by http://bit.ly/2s6dLUH

Google, Facebook – wherever the cookies are, they know what you’re doing. Two Germans are offering some solutions to keep your browsing private. Shop on Amazon and then later, you will see ads for the same, recommended products as you sign into Facebook.

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A pioneering computer scientist wants algorithms to be regulated like cars, banks, and drugs by https://is.gd/7FOiY3

It’s convenient when Facebook can tag your friends in photos for you, and it’s fun when Snapchat can apply a filter to your face. Both are examples of algorithms that have been trained to recognize eyes, noses, and mouths with consistent accuracy.

When these programs are wrong—like when Facebook mistakes you for your sibling or even your mom—it’s hardly a problem. In other situations, though, we give artificial intelligence much more responsibility, with larger consequences when it inevitably backfires.

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Leak reveals Facebook’s rules for controversial content by https://is.gd/0ftzN2


It’s no secret that Facebook’s judgment calls on risky content are sometimes more than a little problematic. But just what are the rules guiding those decisions? You’ll know after today.

The Guardian has obtained leaked copies of over 100 internal documents outlining Facebook’s rules for handling sensitive content, and it’s clear that the social network is struggling to walk a fine line between freedom of expression and protecting users. At least some of it is understandable, but there are areas where its decision-making might rub you the wrong way.

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