Sharing data for the common good?
How is shared data stored? Would a decentralised web give people power back? How to predict Hacker News article success? Who owns England? Why is my second startup different? -- Sharing data for the common good? Nesta's new project, the Decentralised Citizen Owned Data Ecosystem (DECODE), is developing a technology which will enable individuals to be "in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the public good". The technology is due to be pilo
More say in the privacy of personal data?
Is decentralisation inevitable? Is personal data is being manipulated for political gain? How can we harness the power of super-intelligent AI while preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? Are pop lyrics getting more repetitive? -- Want more say in the privacy of personal data? 🛡 The latest CR Consumer Voices survey revealed that "92% of Americans think companies should have to get permission before sharing or selling users' online data". Key takeaway: "though consum
Can algorithms reconstruct what you see?
Has privacy become a luxury good? Will Comey's replacement expand government surveillance? How will Macron approach data privacy? Want to using code review to execute someone’s soul? Why is data viz crucial? -- Can mind-reading algorithms reconstruct what you’re seeing? 🔮 Researchers at Beijing's Research Centre for Brain-Inspired Intelligence published a paper on accurately reconstructing images from human brain activity. Using a new neural network approach, data collected
How is data giving rise to a new economy?
Do you trade data for convenience? Are a billion identities at risk on India’s biometric database? How were Ellis Island immigrants’ intelligence tested? Why are data viz designers so obsessed with circles? -- How is data giving rise to a new economy? EXCELLENT article featured in yesterday's print version of The Economist. ✅ Highly recommend reading the full article (or at least condensed version here). It raises numerous thought provoking points around the fuel of the futu
How else will Echo Look judge users?
Has your email data been sold to Uber? Do you unknowingly pay for "free" online services with personal data? What are the implications of removing net neutrality rules? How can "anonymised" data be traced back to the individual user? How does Elon Musk learn faster and better than everyone else? What is the current state of AI? Happy reading! ✌ -- Amazon announced Echo Look - a smart camera with a built-in AI assistant. 👀 James Vincent pointed out: Amazon says the Echo Look