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Combining semantic and term frequency similarities for text clustering Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries Report Launch - OPSI Primer on AI for the Public Sector “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? MTA floods NYC subway entrance because ‘climate change is real’ The Demon Haunted World How to recognize AI snake oil A Systemic View of Research Impact Nobel Economics Prize Goes to Pioneers in Reducing Poverty A brief, informal guide to doing grounded theory Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes Systems Practice, Abridged Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning Keeping the buzz in buzzwords README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day The Tyranny of Categorization Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful Student Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention: Analogies from tech startups DeepMindʼs StarCraft 2 AI is now better than 99.8 percent of all human players

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Scientist He Jian Kui allegedly used the gene-editing tool CRISPR cas-9 to disable the CCR5 gene in 31 embryos with the goal of making children who were more resistant to HIV Zen practices refer to a “beginner’s mind There’s an event, a problem, an opportunity coming toward me I can’t see yet But if you’re already in a mess, you’re not free to make one How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones The Fall Economic Statement also included a commitment of up to $755 million over the next ten years to establish a Social Finance Fund, and $50 million over the next two years for an Investment and Readiness stream aimed at building capacity in organizations wanting to explore social finance opportunities But what is it doing to us? I know my perception of time has been totally skewed; something that happened last week has flattened into things that happened in the past, a category that holds everything from that @horse_ebooks tweet to the screening of Black Panther I saw in February in Los Angeles Last month, men in South Sudan engaged in a bidding war over a 17-year-old girl after they saw a post on Facebook advertising her for marriage I actually have a specific anomaly that I saw the other day, where I’m hiring a new data scientist in Denver the biggest problem here about this lack of process around management, around data engineering, the communication between data engineering and data science, this lack of management, if you want to specialize, you want to have a data liaison…do you want to have a data engineer specialist, because the earliest data science project, like the smallest one, data scientist is doing the data engineering work too When queried to unpack the idea of a “data liaison” more and provide additional clarity and whether this person could be a “project manager”, Miner indicated “…in a consulting construct, that both myself and Niels [co-founder] provides in some of our larger projects I agree that in the beginning of the project it’s really good to get everybody in the room due to the amount of communication that needs to happen something that we advise our clients on all the time, and is a major portion that I think takes people by surprise sometimes, is that most organizations is that their default is to treat their data science projects like software engineering projects that they’re currently running at the organization I’ve actually heard a project manager say, “You know, any line of code that my developers write to audit what they’re doing, to put stuff in a database, is a line of code that they’re not putting in developing the application [it] is a symptom of really bad project management I don’t think that data scientists and data engineers at most organizations that I’m working with have figured out how to communicate with anybody in our consulting engagements, and also two other data science consulting companies that I know and work with, if we have a pure play data science project, meaning that the data engineering’s not in scope, the customer said that they were going to take care of it, we won’t start work until we have proof that the data’s been loaded I’ve never heard of anybody having a data engineering undergrad class, but you’re starting to hear data science classes pop up There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models Over the past five years, we have heard many stories from data science teams about their successes and challenges when building, deploying, and monitoring models Over the past five years, we have heard many stories from data science teams about their successes and challenges when building, deploying, and monitoring models The disparity in ways that file selection is presented or obstructed in apps is bewildering and frustrating. The other major announcement: an independent oversight body to review appeals for content removals What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. One point of discussion that researchers across many different strands of visualization researchers agreed upon was the visualization research is not as visible as it should be to the many people designing, critiquing, and otherwise using visualization in the world There’s another thing I don’t like about these standard datasets, however, and that’s that they are missed opportunities As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear Networks have emerged as a transformational adaptation to a community service environment characterized by complex social and economic issues, and the needs of a diverse population. our review identifies several approaches that show some promise for improving the use of research in population health policy. One theme was the importance of ensuring that policymakers are provided with research syntheses and summaries that match their needs This was also the message from a 2011 study from the US, which tested four different types of policy briefs on mammography screening with nearly 300 policymakers The first thing to note is that, although we identified over 300 papers on the use of research in health policymaking, the vast majority of these were descriptive Population health policies stand a much better chance of succeeding if they’re informed by research evidence BSR and the UN agree on one thing, and it’s an easy one: Facebook ought to provide country-specific data on hate speech and other violations of the company’s community standards in Myanmar Facebook launched a country-specific version of Myanmar in 2015, and added it to its since-discontinued Free Basics program a year later I began reading the report in the hopes that it would clarify the connection between hate speech posted on social media and real-world violence Data used to be a relatively simple thing Data Science, let’s break this down into components: While a burgeoning number of data science bootcamps, undergrad programs, etc You could say “Once you learn the jargon, you save precious time accessing and using it to communicate to (and having your ideas accepted by) others in the field, including your instructors. If you haven’t installed Unpaywall yet, try it

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The whole point of posting is to find other people like you, and the promise of the internet is that you’ll come to know the people who understand you better than anyone else If the language of depression and anxiety rules the internet, relatability is its cause; relatable accounts and posts — which I’m defining as ideas that mirror your lived experience — tend to earn the most attention In 1917 a Russian guy, Viktor Shklovsky, came up with a word for this: defamiliarization Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind About the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society  Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco To find out what one of our region’s universities thoughts are on innovation training, I spoke with Angel Cabrera, president of George Mason University Watch OPSI’s Piret Tonurist discuss ‘Systems Approaches in Policy Practice’ and give real life examples, drawn from current OECD case studies. OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input. we have seen that universal approaches can sometimes deepen inequities—the political adage “a rising tide lifts all boats” only applies when all are equipped with adequate boats to begin with Targeted Universalism A collaborative effort, driven by a diverse group of stakeholders united behind a common goal, can serve as a catalyst for addressing inequities at a systems level A meme is a social virus American leaders have always been mythologized; throughout the country’s history, there’s been a concerted effort by supporters to whitewash political leaders — presidents especially — and minimize the worst actions they took in the course of their stewardship of the country Without questions, the data rambles on and on and on… — https://flowingdata.com/2018/10/17/ask-the-question-visualize-the-answer/ By now, it should be easy to see how different questions about your data can lead to different visualization types. Paradoxically, the marginalized are largely missing from a conversation that uses them as a justification In the past five years, multiple spaces have emerged to facilitate discussions about AI, from new multi-stakeholder organizations like the Partnership for AI to research centers like AI Now and projects like the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative Complex adaptive systems thinking is an exciting approach, and the popularity of the theory in the policy literature is testimony to this Frequent mention is made in the academic literature to the need to clarify the way that this approach can be put into practice empirically, or as Holmes and Noel put it, move from “systems thinking-talking to systems thinking-action” Klijn suggests that some elements of this approach, specifically non-linearity and behaviour that is not dependent on central control, can be found in existing policy theories Perhaps due to the variety of definitions of complex systems, there is a lot of variation amongst the claims made for their application to policy Complex systems thinking is experiencing a moment of popularity within the worlds of policy research and practice Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. For the sake of illustration, I will highlight a possible combination of social and policy labs, transformative scenario planning, deliberative polling, civic tech, and creativity techniques that together increase impact, convergence between stakeholders, and public acceptance of outcomes. Experiments in participatory and deliberative democracy, creativity, and collective intelligence show that high-quality deliberation requires at least the following seven ingredients: Policy makers readily admit that they are not equipped to communicate with their constituents, as a recent survey of government communications leaders conducted by communications firm WPP revealed Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation Yet, in the past few years, deliberate experiments in new forms of public collaboration around the world have proven that such skepticism may be overblown Your key argument on the neuroscience side seems to be that we’re hardwired to have theory of mind — basically trying to read and guess other people’s emotions — and that makes narratives enjoyable even if they’re wrong or impossible to prove The problem is, these historical narratives seduce you into thinking you really understand what’s going on and why things happened, but most of it is guessing people’s motives and their inner thoughts At AI SF, Mehdi Miremadi from McKinsey Global Institute corroborated in “Have we reached peak human? Van Horn and Perona open with a brilliant one-liner: the world is long-tailed These days with fast commodity networking, the economics of cloud services don’t resemble “commodity servers” circa early Hadoop at all At AI SF, Danny Lange presented how to train puppies: “On the road to artificial general intelligence” — game simulations Unity3D plus reinforcement learning used to train virtual puppies to play “fetch” and other skills. Check out her Altimeter Group white paper, “The Customer Experience of AI: Five Principles to Foster Engagement, Innovation and Trust” A central theme in Amber’s work is about calm technology, the opposite of products which steal attention

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Under the initiatives pillar, young people’s leadership, creativity and innovation skills will be harnessed to bolster their ability to be agents for positive change during the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the SDGs in 2020 The EPCC and the wider university is working with partners in government, industry and other higher education centres to create a vibrant cluster of activity based on data science — the collecting, organising and interpreting of large sets of digital information Interpretability is needed when auxiliary criteria are not met and questions about bias, trust, safety, ethics, and mismatched objectives arise Youtube is failing its creators Instagram is built for people to project their best selves; the aspirational version of everyday life where a cozy, rainy day cup of coffee post removes the part where I forgot an umbrella, stepped in dog shit, and am currently in the middle of a wicked anxiety spell Charisma Star, real name Charis Lincoln, has used the phrase “shining stars” to describe her viewers since the beginning of her career as a way to bring them closer All these examples tell the same story: that the world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly Contemporary extremism is designed to increase polarization Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries Researchers largely agree that medicine has only increased average life expectancy by a few years Using a standard conversion rate (used by the World Bank among other institutions) of 30 extra years of healthy life to one “life saved,” 140 years of healthy life is equivalent to 5 lives saved Many people who want to help others become doctors one of the first questions we asked was “how much difference can one person really make?”We learned that while many common ways to do good, such as becoming a doctor, have less impact than you might first think; others have allowed certain people to achieve an extraordinary impact There’s an argument to be made, from Apple’s perspective, that if most people aren’t using the audio dongle, putting one in the box with every iPhone is environmentally and economically wasteful We are cyborgs. If they want to convince people they are serious about WIL and not just go through the motions for a year or two to placate politicians who are temporarily hot for the idea because it’s the “new thing”, they need to do a lot more than write a letter. This is about where I start to get worried/skeptical about WIL. Azeem’s end note What if a society wants to embed bias in algorithms? Reportedly, Google plans to launch a censored search engine in China that will blacklist search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest Education is delivery; learning is discovery. Meme warfare, a term coined by Andrew Boyd in 2002, is real, and it’s an important component of any great marketing or public relations campaign — even if not referred to in those specific terms Natasha Noy, a research scientist at Google AI who helped created Dataset Search, says the aim is to unify the tens of thousands of different repositories for datasets online Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web Can you tell me a little bit about the qualities that you look for in coaches, what you think makes a good coach and what, their qualities are well? Nicolas: The 4 dimensions that we have in mind for an intrapreneurs’ coach profile correspond to the 4 activities previsously descrive: innovation skills, networking within Orange, human relationship abilities, and the being ready to work During the application stage, the intrapreneur fulfills 10 questions from an online file, and based on this file, we select some of them for what we call pre-coaching, where we help them to enrich their application. Evan Burton is a UX Designer, Usability Engineer, Data Science Enthusiast, finishing a master’s degree in Usability Engineering. What silence looks like online is hard to describe, because it’s necessarily individual: I have a different threshold than you, for example, for dealing with Twitter trolls or rogue Instagram commenters Learning how to live sustainably in an always-online society is mostly about learning where your limits are, and learning how much connection you can handle before it’s time to withdraw Despite the achievements of ubiquitous computing, this discipline is still overlooked in business process management A senior official said that there was a slight distinction between research — which is crucial in the NIRF framework — and innovation: research produces new knowledge while innovation puts that knowledge to use A senior official said that there was a slight distinction between research — which is crucial in the NIRF framework — and innovation: research produces new knowledge while innovation puts that knowledge to use Litzsinger agrees: “To me, cyberpunk does feel inherently political in that its protagonists almost always operate on the fringes of the law, whether because of criminal activity or the inability for the law to keep up with technology I personally think that any cyberpunk work worthy of the name needs to show that dehumanizing, unequal relationship of power and politics as part of its makeup,” says Pondsmith “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc “It is a setting that is focused on the human experience, and how far we can push the limits of both technology and ourselves,” says Litzsinger Certain central themes spring up repeatedly in cyberpunk design can be directly weaponised by the design team itself there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data

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TYE: We touched on data provenance earlier, but I want to come back to it from the perspective of quantitative data DAWN: I’m always curious about how data scientists measure the consistency or sensitivity of results from datasets https://www. TYE: One thing I’ve observed about ethnography is that ethnographers often collect metadata simultaneously to collecting data—e the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. While both areas have a core set of expectations, they both have to extend beyond their core in order to deal with data about social life—data which has very real social consequences Data science, across its variety of forms, is rooted in statistical calculations—involving both the technical knowledge and skill to assess the validity and applicability of these calculations, and the knowledge and skill to implement software or programming functions that execute the calculations Ethnography is now used across anthropology, sociology, marketing, strategy, design, and other fields, but regardless of where it’s used, the core is about understanding people’s beliefs and behaviors and how these change over time Research combining quantitative and qualitative methods have been around for a while, of course The work of data science is increasingly ubiquitous—computational systems are there “in the wild” when ethnographers go into the field, and have consequences for the human experience that is so central to ethnographic understanding The work of data science is increasingly ubiquitous—computational systems are there “in the wild” when ethnographers go into the field, and have consequences for the human experience that is so central to ethnographic understanding We regularly see data science and ethnography conceptualized as polar ends of a research spectrum—one as a crunching of colossal data sets, the other as a slow simmer of experiential immersion “So,” wondered science journalist Caroline Williams, “if brain training isn’t the way to apply it, what should we be doing?” Williams is the author of My Plastic Brain: One Woman’s Yearlong Journey to Discover if Science Can Improve Her Mind The inspiring project was done with coaching from The Spike Lab, whose mission is to help students develop their passions into “Spikes”, meaning unique achievements, that will help them stand out among the hundreds of thousands of university applicants each year The Spike Lab, set up in 2016 in New York by two Americans, has helped students enter top institutions by bringing into fruition their self-initiated projects, including publishing a book crowdsourced from high school writers from around the world, creating data visualizations to help small nonprofits become more efficient, and designing an experiential classical violin concert through a series of mini popup concerts “Losing Earth,” written by Nathaniel Rich, is also set to be the subject of an upcoming book Google calls this “solutions journalism,” and it is meant to spark dialogue about how to make things better, rather than wallowing in how everything is terrible Three Modes of Creative Conversations: Webinar Recap Procrastination Station Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him This view closely tracks my own discussions with current and former employees Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him If used sensibly, these fairy tales can be used for children to be informed of the dangers that lurk around them, and how to deal with them I imagine the Renaissance creative community would have been a fascinating thing to witness. NAF adopted the Success Factors platform which includes a robust learning management system to serve as their technological solution for myNAFTrack Student Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention: Analogies from tech startups When everything was smaller, we all loved it more,” she said Whitney Phillips, an assistant professor of communication, culture, and digital technologies at Syracuse University, said that “the takeaway for establishment journalists is stark, and starkly distressing: just by showing up for work and doing their jobs as assigned, journalists covering the far-right fringe… played directly into these groups’ public relations interests. Makes sense, as long as @jack understands: principles enforced impartially will lead to an imbalanced result under conditions of asymmetric polarization, where one side is drifting toward the extreme at a faster rate than the other In a 2015 paper, MIT professor of political science Adam Berinsky found that rather than debunking rumors or conspiracy theories, presenting people with facts or corrections sometimes entrenched those ideas further Who doesn’t want to think that the truth will always win in the end, that information not only wants to be free, but that this freedom will lead us toward a more just world — especially when it is your job to share information? In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions

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Since 1980, the planet has experienced a 50-fold increase in the number of places experiencing dangerous or extreme heat; a bigger increase is to come you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids the geological record shows that temperature can shift as much as ten degrees or more in a single decade The U Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving; most of the scientists I spoke with assume we’ll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination In other words, we have, trapped in Arctic permafrost, twice as much carbon as is currently wrecking the atmosphere of the planet, all of it scheduled to be released at a date that keeps getting moved up, partially in the form of a gas that multiplies its warming power 86 times over Norman said for people who want to take steps to reconciliation, the acknowledgement should lead to more questions about who the people listed in the acknowledgement are and how their land came to be possessed by settlers. “When we talk about the newness of territorial acknowledgements, these aren’t new. A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said It also explains why people in Silicon Valley who claim to be so obsessed with data are simply ignoring it when it comes to everything from the clear and well documented benefits of diverse teams to the diminishing returns on productivity and health if you work more than 50 hours a week When companies are celebrated for breaking laws, founders are given total control, there’s no board oversight, and young men are told to “ask forgiveness, not permission” are we really surprised that predators like Justin Caldbeck thrive? That men exploit the power asymmetry to see what they can get away with? — https://pando.com/2017/07/14/toxic-masculinity-bubble-has-burst/0d5efd5a53ecfa494d5ac08cc1fed87cd49226d1/ The “real man” syndrome is a reflection of what psychologists call precarious manhood: the view that masculinity has to be earned over and over again When sociology professor Michael Kimmel asked his students what it means to be a real man, responses included being authoritative, taking risks, and suppressing any kind of weakness This view chimes with other data presenting “Generation Z”, and which seem to suggest that while they are incredibly demanding, many are also very needy and much more reliant — perhaps on parents, teachers and lecturers — than previous generations Asked to choose from a list of 15 different options which ones they thought impact on a student’s ability to thrive at university, almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) of university admissions officers cited “not being able to think and learn independently”. The basic principle for any incentive scheme is this: can you measure everything that matters? If you can’t, then high-powered financial incentives will simply produce short-sightedness, narrow-mindedness or outright fraud And yet we persist in doing idiot things that can only possibly have this result: No one has ever asked for release from research. 80/15/5 The theme here is scaling your brain The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. I would call this as The hierarchy of ‘Troubleshooting Software Problems’ ( as a parallel to Maslow’s hierarchy of NEEDS) Carleton University and Shopify’s bachelor of computer science program is a great example of a work-integrated education initiative to foster homegrown talent Multiple scales. How can Canada expect to retain its engineers if the leadership in ideas takes place outside Canada? innovation doesn’t happen in isolation.

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A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value Millions of worlds. Billions of cultures. Quadrillions of people. Decillions of interrelationships. And you want me to reduce it to order. Such ideas can be ingenious, but they all suffer from the vanity of trying to impose a technological solution on what is a problem of poverty In all, NASA spent $24 billion, or about $180 billion in today’s dollars, on Apollo; at its peak in the mid-1960s, the agency enjoyed more than 4 percent of the federal budget. This required the greatest peacetime mobilization in the nation’s history. An EdTech Buzzword Bingo Card Alarm Clock for Mac “Make a case for innovation as a key norm for success while framing it as low risk and unusually good bets - the best are all doing it. Introductions A little late (got lost via TTC) but made it! Levchin, Thiel, and Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, had planned a book, to be titled The Blueprint, that would “explain where the world’s innovation has gone The (further) verification that spooky physics has important implications for cryptography. Starting a podcast for people who don’t want their lives taken over by podcasting — Dispatches from Paul Jarvis Self-awareness is the enemy of all creativity The most successful social platforms will be those that reverse the cycle of abuse that is a product of stagnation A profound change is sweeping across the entrepreneurial landscape. James Greyson on “precycling”. The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious Security Means Global Security The data mindset is good for some questions, but completely inadequate for others. The pharmaceutical industry has something called Eroom’s Law (which is ‘Moore’s Law’ spelled backwards). In a world where everything is tracked and kept forever, like the world we’re for some reason building, you become hostage to the worst thing you’ve ever done. A more recent and less fictitious example is electronic logging devices on trucks. Haunted By Data Kepler’s astronomers decided to found Planet Hunters, a program that asked “citizen scientists” to examine light patterns emitted by the stars, from the comfort of their own homes. Second Policy Switch: From Predetermined to Curiosity-Led Learning Acquiescence is a good word for this. Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking Four Solutions We Believe In On Full Horizon Planning and the Under-Appreciated Power of Workflow Systems - Study Hacks - Cal Newport Social experiments to fight poverty When the evidence is powerful, it can prompt action [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity We are not, or at least I am not, seeking either to become natives (a compromised word in any case) or to mimic them Eclecticism is self-defeating not because there is only one direction in which it is useful to move, but because there are so many: it is necessary to choose Syringe-injectable electronics DuPont Plans Gene Editing in Plants with CRISPR | MIT Technology Review The Prize in Economic Sciences 2015 - Press Release The money that has poured into the system has not made the startups any better Life is not a zero-sum game John Scalzi. Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent. Abuse is killing the social web, and hence it isn’t peripheral to internet business models — it’s central Sam Altman on the launch of Y Combinator’s new research lab. Treat your blog as your drafts folder I AM NOT A FOUNDER Courses League of Intrapreneurs No Citizenship For Convicted Terrorists SOLVE@MIT: A participant’s perspective Google’s ‘Don’t be evil’ creed disappears as company morphs into Alphabet Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war How Empathy Makes People More Violent - The Atlantic In his book Healing Night (2006), the sleep psychologist Rubin Naiman tells of a game he played with his mother as a child Does sleep-learning really work?

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Understanding “New Power” What new power looks like Understanding “New Power” Is the World (Really) Getting Better? Human prosperity, we are told, is an unalloyed perfect metal, forged in the crucible of the industrial revolution. How Ryder Carroll Designed Bullet Journal | Evernote Blog Administration of Research in a Research Corporation How To Find a Job in the Twenty-First Century RECODE Aims to Redesign Institutions from the Inside Out Stepping on a Slippery Slope Systems Mapping What Is The True Nature Of Partnerships? The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education [S]chools are designed based on the average We oversimplify complexity and overcomplexify simplicity. The automation myth: Robots aren’t taking your jobs— and that’s the problem Pollinating systems change in higher education through evaluation Uber can’t be stopped, and that should scare you How Startups are Prototyping The Future of Business on Fogo Island - Social Innovation Generation How web video powers global innovation What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do? athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters ewb: “A new chalkboard wall at national office makes it #fun and easy to share what we’ve been working on! BonKu: “Fast & furious intro to #designthinking workshop for new 1st year med students JeffersonUniv! The Ten Most Common Mistakes In Setting Up A Social Lab - Social Labs Ten Hacks Towards World Class Evaluation - Social Labs i feel like the big game hunters should be forced to compete for our pleasure on a game show where they take on the animals An important argument for humility. Self-proclaimed ‘experts’ more likely to fall for made-up facts, study finds Design In Tech Report 2015 I’m collecting stories of “oh no this data project could go terribly wrong” - more here https://t.co/qGbwpVf3YO - ping me if you have any! — @zararah (I’m collecting stories of “oh no this data project could go terribly wrong” - more here https://t.co/qGbwpVf3YO - ping me if you have any!— Zara Rahman (@zararah) July 29, 2015 ). “concat() is actually spanish Educating Data | MIT Technology Review How Uber Hides Behind Its Algorithm Uber’s Phantom Cabs [T]he only luxury is time — the time you spend with your family auerswald: “Daniel Kahneman: “We think of our future as anticipated memories. The Idea Person — The Year of the Looking Glass My 7-day Cycle for Generating Content That Gets Read and Shared by 30,000+ People/Week Facebook opens up Internet. Never Read The Comments Figuring out how to live forever is expensive. The Long Game: Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry. That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket Brain-based algorithms make for better networks Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons upsetmagazine: “Interview: @ENTERSHIKARI: “A band can really stand for something” http://t. Accustom thyself to attend carefully to what is said by another, and as much as it is possible, be in the speaker’s mind Transforming a notorious Winnipeg neighbourhood into a hub for education Art is the inexplicable urge to manifest feeling, intent, or question as a specific experience outside the artist’s mind Distribution … now 2013: The Year ‘the Stream’ Crested Visualizing RNA activity within the brain tissues of live mice for faster and more accurate discovery and development of novel drugs The Web We Have to Save OCAD University - The Value of an Art and Design Education The 5 Essential Skills of a Successful Project Manager Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed 200 ft. ought to do it says Amazon - Wants to create a dedicated delivery-drone airspace

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The Web We Need to Give Students — Bright But almost all arguments about student privacy, whether those calling for more restrictions or fewer, fail to give students themselves a voice, let alone some assistance in deciding what to share online A Personal Cyberinfrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE. Design Kit Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation Innovating a Canadian innovation ecosystem How Exceptionally Productive People End The Workday Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’ Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation (SSIR) Organisations are essentially factories for making decisions “No one ever gave me a reason why they didn’t want the hologram to appear,” said Craze Fest promoter Malcolm Jones. Police shut down show by Chief Keef’s hologram Paul Saffo’s approach to forecasting. There are stories that are true, in which each individual’s tale is unique and tragic, and the worst of the tragedy is that we have heard it before, and we cannot allow ourselves to feel it too deeply. Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate positive error messages Visualizing city densities Demographic changes, exponential technology, and scarce resources are all beautiful opportunities for public innovation labs @MindLabDK — @tprehn (http://twitter.com/tprehn/status/622068427700764672). Comparing a node in a neural network to a neuron, though, is at best like comparing a toaster to the space shuttle The End of Leadership How the world sees itself Seth’s Blog: The technology ratchet Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade One sign of success: MindLab’s owners are now actively seeking the involvement and advice of MindLab when they plan and execute core strategic agendas Lab journeys as a design tool Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? Five reasons a Master’s in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is the new MBA | OCAD UNIVERSITY Get a rat and put it in a cage and give it two water bottles. The Next Wave | Edge. What worries me about the future of Silicon Valley, is that one-dimensionality, that it’s not a Renaissance culture, it’s an engineering culture The question is, how does this current bubble end? Not when, but how? What constitutes a bubble? For me, I can clearly see we’re in a bubble economy when relatively more money is chasing relatively few good ideas We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology By championing “failing fast,” we kill great ideas prematurely, leaning into trends — not true innovation — to be successful Beautiful office spaces Climb Every Mountain Fixing Health Care Will Require More than a New Payment System wadevaughn: Utopian Capitalism Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain Our Blueprint for Social Justice Philanthropy “True leaders lead people to an impossible destination. Global Poverty Drops Sharply, With China Making Big Strides, U. Jack of all trades, Master of none? Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway “Ever wanted the ability to get the attention of people in channel there and/or working? The end of interest rates A Eulogy for the Long, Intimate Email These are the projects Elon Musk is funding to prevent killer AI Another way of looking at iOS development is everyone is a “freelance contractor” working for Apple, just like drivers work for Uber Insourcing: Why organisations are looking to design Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation XKCD is always clever. Why Is a Designer Using Medium?!? June News: Share. Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers https://t. “Chloe & April of @easternedge making their speech as they’re inducted into @FortisProp Arts Hall of Honour #nlarts http://t. Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction | Miriam Posner’s Blog What is the future of human rights in a data-saturated world? Media might finally start giving Black Twitter the recognition it deserves 123564152980 123546780718 http://t. “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it http://t. http://pic. http://t. http://pic. Grappling with Genomic Sequencing of Newborns | MIT Technology Review Start automating your business tasks with Slack miguelmarquezoutside: http://t. 123167481342 Your Digital Strategy Shouldn’t Be About Attention The Builder’s High

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