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Summarizing the Centre for Creative Leadership’s 2011-2012 Annual Report memorialleadership: The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit On Ice Buckets! How the world sees itself Commenting systems — don’t moderate; facilitate “Attention Density” and Behaviour Change - the “moment of insight” On Treading Water Student Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention: Analogies from tech startups Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future On “Your Pain Is Real” future ages will scarce believe Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming Defining “Global Leadership” Notes from Remzi Cej’s talk at MSLC 2013
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How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada TED and YouTube launch global climate initiative MTA floods NYC subway entrance because ‘climate change is real’ John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger wage ‘World War Zero’ on climate change Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series Resources The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible The Demon Haunted World Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute
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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 README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series The Tyranny of Categorization Data used to be a relatively simple thing The Tyranny of Categorization Data Science, let’s break this down into components:
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Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation Lab journeys as a design tool The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious How Empathy Makes People More Violent - The Atlantic Leverage Analysis in Systemic Design Keeping the buzz in buzzwords Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade Purpose’s gender-neutral bathroom signs Material Design is Google’s new visual look for Android, Chrome OS, and more Design In Tech Report 2015 [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something Finding the Emic in Systemic Design [S]chools are designed based on the average This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. Why Is a Designer Using Medium?!? How the world sees itself [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters The Ten Most Common Mistakes In Setting Up A Social Lab - Social Labs The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Résumé of a Graphic Designer. Insourcing: Why organisations are looking to design The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level design can be directly weaponised by the design team itself design not for what we expect to see, but for what we actually believe we’re seeing When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. Applied Systems Thinking Creative Education Futures Design Kit Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future Resources Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it Jack of all trades, Master of none? Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. LABS | InVision When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe Climb Every Mountain In a 2016 book, “The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty,” the professor and design theorist Benjamin Bratton sets out to, in his words, propose a “specific model for the design of political geography tuned to this era of planetary-scale computation,” by drawing on the “multilayered structure of software, hardware and network ‘stacks’ that arrange different technologies vertically within a modular, interdependent order 123167481342 “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay Multiple scales. Luck is the residue of design Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect 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
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Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) Carleton University and Shopify’s bachelor of computer science program is a great example of a work-integrated education initiative to foster homegrown talent The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright Acquiescence is a good word for this. Second Policy Switch: From Predetermined to Curiosity-Led Learning [S]chools are designed based on the average On Full Horizon Planning and the Under-Appreciated Power of Workflow Systems - Study Hacks - Cal Newport athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters Transforming a notorious Winnipeg neighbourhood into a hub for education Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming Four Solutions We Believe In Education Systemics The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow http://pic. Resources Systems Mapping Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’ ReSchool 2015 Keynote: Dr David Helfand on Transforming the Future of Education An EdTech Buzzword Bingo Card June News: Share. Educating Data | MIT Technology Review http://t. Pollinating systems change in higher education through evaluation Education is delivery; learning is discovery. Innovation Education Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking A Personal Cyberinfrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE. IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa The university of the 21st century has three roles: to create knowledge, to share that knowledge, and to use and apply it. Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed 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
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Millions of worlds. Billions of cultures. Quadrillions of people. Decillions of interrelationships. And you want me to reduce it to order. Utopian Capitalism 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 Research that is simply beyond belief Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? 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 Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future What new power looks like Resources Distribution … now How Uber Hides Behind Its Algorithm 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute ReSchool 2015 Keynote: Dr David Helfand on Transforming the Future of Education The end of interest rates Creating Economic Opportunity for Workers in the Digital Era On Ice Buckets! Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls “status-as-a-service” businesses Syringe-injectable electronics Educating Data | MIT Technology Review The Next Wave | Edge. The automation myth: Robots aren’t taking your jobs— and that’s the problem Paul Saffo’s approach to forecasting. The End of Leadership We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology
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Van Horn and Perona open with a brilliant one-liner: the world is long-tailed SOLVE@MIT: A participant’s perspective 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
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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 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 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
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A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said 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 the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. Many people who want to help others become doctors auerswald: “Daniel Kahneman: “We think of our future as anticipated memories. TYE: We touched on data provenance earlier, but I want to come back to it from the perspective of quantitative data Demographic changes, exponential technology, and scarce resources are all beautiful opportunities for public innovation labs @MindLabDK — @tprehn (http://twitter.com/tprehn/status/622068427700764672). A central theme in Amber’s work is about calm technology, the opposite of products which steal attention 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 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 Organisations are essentially factories for making decisions Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco 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 We are not, or at least I am not, seeking either to become natives (a compromised word in any case) or to mimic them A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day 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. Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger wage ‘World War Zero’ on climate change What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. 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 The findings add to a string of worrying revelations about what apps are doing with the health information we entrust to them. 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 James Greyson on “precycling”. Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim 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? Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate 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 Check out her Altimeter Group white paper, “The Customer Experience of AI: Five Principles to Foster Engagement, Innovation and Trust” And yet we persist in doing idiot things that can only possibly have this result: Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. The stack isn’t just a handy concept for visualizing how technology works https://t. Enter Elowan, a cybernetic plant unveiled this month by Sareen and his team positive error messages “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning 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 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 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 http://t. 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 Human prosperity, we are told, is an unalloyed perfect metal, forged in the crucible of the industrial revolution. Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect Brain-based algorithms make for better networks 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 The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious 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 Researchers largely agree that medicine has only increased average life expectancy by a few years Paradoxically, the marginalized are largely missing from a conversation that uses them as a justification 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 The Demon Haunted World We introduce a metric called generality that is defined in order to evaluate the accessibility of each concept, considering the ontology like a strongly connected graph Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes what are the scaling challenges tech companies have that do relate to post-secondary? 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. Fundamental research is absolutely necessary for Canada Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls “status-as-a-service” businesses TED and YouTube launch global climate initiative Ten years before that, you wouldn’t have been asked about your stack at all — though an obnoxious time traveler from the Silicon Valley of 2017 might insist that a phone system, a parcel service and credit-card companies composed, more or less, a mail-order stack 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 The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level 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 There’s another thing I don’t like about these standard datasets, however, and that’s that they are missed opportunities 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 Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons Paul Saffo’s approach to forecasting. Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him 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 Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. 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 Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook had begun working on a feature that would encourage users of opposing political beliefs to interact in a more positive way 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 This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries From the Future Today Institute’s recent release. The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. Umair Haque on one of the modern Web’s most important problems. 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 These days with fast commodity networking, the economics of cloud services don’t resemble “commodity servers” circa early Hadoop at all When everything was smaller, we all loved it more,” she said Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? 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 http://t. The Tyranny of Categorization 80/15/5 A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value 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. Watch OPSI’s Piret Tonurist discuss ‘Systems Approaches in Policy Practice’ and give real life examples, drawn from current OECD case studies. Elon Musk attempts to explain Twitter to normal people in court Amy Webb, Pew Internet Digital Life in 2025 How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be Visualizing city densities Luck is the residue of design 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 Without questions, the data rambles on and on and on… — https://flowingdata.com/2018/10/17/ask-the-question-visualize-the-answer/ there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data 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 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 This view closely tracks my own discussions with current and former employees 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 I’ve never heard of anybody having a data engineering undergrad class, but you’re starting to hear data science classes pop up Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind Azeem’s end note 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 MTA floods NYC subway entrance because ‘climate change is real’ Loren Grush writing for The Verge on the potential impact of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)’s gravitational wave discovery on research and innovation in science. Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible Van Horn and Perona open with a brilliant one-liner: the world is long-tailed Warren Buffett manages to entertain and inform in his 2015 letter to shareholders. We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others 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 There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models No one has ever asked for release from research. How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada Pretty soon, whenever any traffic cop didn’t enter a license number when writing a ticket, it would automatically get assigned to Tartaro. “When we talk about the newness of territorial acknowledgements, these aren’t new. Despite the achievements of ubiquitous computing, this discipline is still overlooked in business process management Targeted Universalism our review identifies several approaches that show some promise for improving the use of research in population health policy. 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 http://pic. 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 Contemporary extremism is designed to increase polarization future ages will scarce believe Walking Backwards, Moving Forward 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 From Prophecy, one of the Canada 300 plays. John Scalzi. Embracing multilingualism to enhance complexity sensitive research But if you’re already in a mess, you’re not free to make one One popular criticism of Facebook and other tech platforms is that they never compensate users for their time, their data, or their contributions http://t. A meme is a social virus In 1917 a Russian guy, Viktor Shklovsky, came up with a word for this: defamiliarization 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” Spotify is cracking down on family plan sharing — again. Get a rat and put it in a cage and give it two water bottles. 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 Sam Altman on the launch of Y Combinator’s new research lab. One popular criticism of Facebook and other tech platforms is that they never compensate users for their time, their data, or their contributions That’s why, starting on January 14th, we’ll be publishing Better Worlds: 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways both large and small, fantastical and everyday NAF adopted the Success Factors platform which includes a robust learning management system to serve as their technological solution for myNAFTrack Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain Evan Burton is a UX Designer, Usability Engineer, Data Science Enthusiast, finishing a master’s degree in Usability Engineering. at the time I expressed frustration at interviews about tech platforms’ challenges that place the CEO at the center “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 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 In his book Healing Night (2006), the sleep psychologist Rubin Naiman tells of a game he played with his mother as a child design can be directly weaponised by the design team itself 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 [T]he widely used term “strategic planning” has become debased by association with the creation of deterministic, one-sheet 5- and 10- year plans: for us this suggests an unhelpful rigidity in thinking about the future. About the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society  Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him Abuse is killing the social web, and hence it isn’t peripheral to internet business models — it’s central 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 Art is the inexplicable urge to manifest feeling, intent, or question as a specific experience outside the artist’s mind By now, it should be easy to see how different questions about your data can lead to different visualization types. A more recent and less fictitious example is electronic logging devices on trucks. I would call this as The hierarchy of ‘Troubleshooting Software Problems’ ( as a parallel to Maslow’s hierarchy of NEEDS) Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war 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 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 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 think of the tech industry as being built on an ever-increasing number of assumptions: that you know what a computer is, that saying “enter your Wi-Fi password” means something to you, that you understand what an app is, that you have the desire to manage your Bluetooth device list, that you’ll figure out what USB-C dongles you need, and on and on The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation Experiments in participatory and deliberative democracy, creativity, and collective intelligence show that high-quality deliberation requires at least the following seven ingredients: Amrute joins the institute’s leadership at the culmination of a strategic planning process to strengthen Data & Society’s unique dual focus on convention-challenging research and targeted field engagement Self-awareness is the enemy of all creativity 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 we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe HIATT: By all accounts, Square runs more smoothly than Twitter 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 One theme was the importance of ensuring that policymakers are provided with research syntheses and summaries that match their needs IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa Complex adaptive systems thinking is an exciting approach, and the popularity of the theory in the policy literature is testimony to this 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 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 Neuroscientists decode the brain activity of the worm Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day The other major announcement: an independent oversight body to review appeals for content removals 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 OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input. 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 ). A Systemic View of Research Impact 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 While a burgeoning number of data science bootcamps, undergrad programs, etc 123564152980 Acquiescence is a good word for this. 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 DAWN: I’m always curious about how data scientists measure the consistency or sensitivity of results from datasets What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? The data mindset is good for some questions, but completely inadequate for others. 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 I choose not to describe matters of technique and implementation in more depth, because these subjects are inherently alienating,” Snell told The Verge over email 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 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 README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series Youtube is failing its creators “Chloe & April of @easternedge making their speech as they’re inducted into @FortisProp Arts Hall of Honour #nlarts http://t. Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind Certain central themes spring up repeatedly in cyberpunk We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology Population health policies stand a much better chance of succeeding if they’re informed by research evidence In his latest book, How We Can Win, Anthony Lacavera, founder of WIND Mobile, makes a similar point: “A lot of small business owners have very good ideas about ways to make their companies more productive,” Mr Nobel Economics Prize Goes to Pioneers in Reducing Poverty 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. “Losing Earth,” written by Nathaniel Rich, is also set to be the subject of an upcoming book TYE: One thing I’ve observed about ethnography is that ethnographers often collect metadata simultaneously to collecting data—e Report Launch - OPSI Primer on AI for the Public Sector Google says that it won’t pull Absher, a controversial government app from Saudi Arabia, from its app store, telling California representative Jackie Speier that it did not violate its policies, and that it would remain up, according to Business Insider YOU ARE NOT SAFE The Tyranny of Categorization Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it I imagine the Renaissance creative community would have been a fascinating thing to witness. I consider myself, not the computer, to be the artist,” he says If you haven’t installed Unpaywall yet, try it [T]he only luxury is time — the time you spend with your family This is about where I start to get worried/skeptical about WIL. “True leaders lead people to an impossible destination. http://t. 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 the geological record shows that temperature can shift as much as ten degrees or more in a single decade Combining semantic and term frequency similarities for text clustering Start automating your business tasks with Slack 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 Mail clients should allow remote images but load them anonymously, through a proxy server perhaps. 123167481342 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 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 The theme here is scaling your brain A profound change is sweeping across the entrepreneurial landscape. 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/ Twitter is a powerful publishing platform that has become the de facto official medium for famous people to make public statements about what is going on right now. We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it The most impressive new feature is one that will solve whiteboard interactions in meetings with remote participants The most successful social platforms will be those that reverse the cycle of abuse that is a product of stagnation 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 As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear When the evidence is powerful, it can prompt action [S]chools are designed based on the average At AI SF, Mehdi Miremadi from McKinsey Global Institute corroborated in “Have we reached peak human? …for the Romans, sensus communis meant common sense but also humanity and sensibility… [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters This talk by professor Shimon Schocken was good for me. Complex systems thinking is experiencing a moment of popularity within the worlds of policy research and practice you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables ewb: “A new chalkboard wall at national office makes it #fun and easy to share what we’ve been working on! 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 The money that has poured into the system has not made the startups any better 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 Research combining quantitative and qualitative methods have been around for a while, of course memorialleadership: 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 “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 DeepMindʼs StarCraft 2 AI is now better than 99.8 percent of all human players The point here is simple: if Canadian universities want to contribute to economic growth, they need to start actually paying attention to how their curriculum and pedagogy is improving skills. 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 These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. Innovation is about people who recognize challenges and seek to implement creative solutions to overcome and improve The huge triumph of [deep learning] has been figuring out that as long as you can pose a problem in a differentiable way and you can obtain a sufficient amount of data, you can efficiently tackle it with a function approximator that can be optimized with first order methods - from that, flows everything Decision rules of this sort are fast, in that decisions can be made quickly, without a computer; frugal, in that they require only limited information to reach a decision; and clear, in that they expose the grounds on which decisions are made Education is delivery; learning is discovery. 123546780718 upsetmagazine: “Interview: @ENTERSHIKARI: “A band can really stand for something” http://t. In the north, we were strong and free. Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity 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 Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias 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 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 Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful The U The urgency for action is clear and growing We in Canada can learn a lot from these examples. Ten Hacks Towards World Class Evaluation - Social Labs Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web [it] is a symptom of really bad project management Figuring out how to live forever is expensive. 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. “concat() is actually spanish In 1990, when computers were still merely in the process of taking over the world, John Daugman, a computer scientist and researcher at Harvard University, published an article titled “Brain Metaphor and Brain Theory,” noting a habit he had observed among his peers 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 How to recognize AI snake oil Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful 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 Problems with shared technology usually arise because (1) the formulas and protocols about how to use the applications are not well defined, and/or (2) not everyone plays appropriately, so the data is incomplete or unreliable. In light of Facebook’s long list of wrongdoings, a temporary service outage might not seem like a big deal How do you handle life’s inputs and prioritizing? 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 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 Except… even dogs don’t eat each other. I actually have a specific anomaly that I saw the other day, where I’m hiring a new data scientist in Denver When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? Facebook launched a country-specific version of Myanmar in 2015, and added it to its since-discontinued Free Basics program a year later Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them 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 generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. http://pic. “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc https://www. “No one ever gave me a reason why they didn’t want the hologram to appear,” said Craze Fest promoter Malcolm Jones. 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. 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 The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. 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 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. Nature already has design figured out Life is not a zero-sum game The (further) verification that spooky physics has important implications for cryptography. In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking 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 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. “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay 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”. Systems Practice, Abridged By championing “failing fast,” we kill great ideas prematurely, leaning into trends — not true innovation — to be successful Visualizing RNA activity within the brain tissues of live mice for faster and more accurate discovery and development of novel drugs 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. [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something There’s an event, a problem, an opportunity coming toward me I can’t see yet Accustom thyself to attend carefully to what is said by another, and as much as it is possible, be in the speaker’s mind This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. “Ever wanted the ability to get the attention of people in channel there and/or working? Another way of looking at iOS development is everyone is a “freelance contractor” working for Apple, just like drivers work for Uber 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 Interpretability is needed when auxiliary criteria are not met and questions about bias, trust, safety, ethics, and mismatched objectives arise The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard 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 We are cyborgs. design not for what we expect to see, but for what we actually believe we’re seeing The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact 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 As theory, the stack remains mostly a speculative exercise: What if we imagined the whole world as software? And as a popular term, it risks becoming an empty buzzword, used to refer to any collection, pile or system of different things Treat your blog as your drafts folder 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 Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future 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 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 Zen practices refer to a “beginner’s mind The American dream is alive and well in China. 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 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. 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute 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 Comparing a node in a neural network to a neuron, though, is at best like comparing a toaster to the space shuttle The disparity in ways that file selection is presented or obstructed in apps is bewildering and frustrating. 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 This required the greatest peacetime mobilization in the nation’s history. In a 2016 book, “The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty,” the professor and design theorist Benjamin Bratton sets out to, in his words, propose a “specific model for the design of political geography tuned to this era of planetary-scale computation,” by drawing on the “multilayered structure of software, hardware and network ‘stacks’ that arrange different technologies vertically within a modular, interdependent order Three Modes of Creative Conversations: Webinar Recap An important argument for humility. Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent.
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Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation 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 Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future Innovating a Canadian innovation ecosystem As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Innovation and Economic Development: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers [MindLab] shows how the work of public servants can benefit from innovation capacity - resources and platforms such as facilitation experts, physical space and social technology. Innovation Systemics Fundamental research is absolutely necessary for Canada Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do? Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation (SSIR) 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 Warren Buffett manages to entertain and inform in his 2015 letter to shareholders. The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact 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 Design Kit Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow Our Blueprint for Social Justice Philanthropy Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? 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 Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. Systems Mapping 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 TEDxOxbridge - Marc Ventresca - Don’t Be an Entrepreneur, Build Systems 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 Creating Economic Opportunity for Workers in the Digital Era How Startups are Prototyping The Future of Business on Fogo Island - Social Innovation Generation Innovation is about people who recognize challenges and seek to implement creative solutions to overcome and improve June News: Share. In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions Innovation Education IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa 123167481342 OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input.
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Stepping on a Slippery Slope Media might finally start giving Black Twitter the recognition it deserves Contemporary extremism is designed to increase polarization Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them 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 Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias Commenting systems — don’t moderate; facilitate Editorial Training | NPR
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Summarizing the Centre for Creative Leadership’s 2011-2012 Annual Report Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him memorialleadership: Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit 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 http://pic. Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future The 5 Essential Skills of a Successful Project Manager Defining “Global Leadership” Notes from Remzi Cej’s talk at MSLC 2013 Leadership is… Amrute joins the institute’s leadership at the culmination of a strategic planning process to strengthen Data & Society’s unique dual focus on convention-challenging research and targeted field engagement On Ice Buckets! Tony on AcdB athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters “Attention Density” and Behaviour Change - the “moment of insight” http://pic. Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him Multiple scales. The End of Leadership If you’re not making any mistakes, you’re making a mistake.
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There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models No one has ever asked for release from research. You might be using Twitter wrong (because I was) Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education Courses 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. 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 Does sleep-learning really work? The huge triumph of [deep learning] has been figuring out that as long as you can pose a problem in a differentiable way and you can obtain a sufficient amount of data, you can efficiently tackle it with a function approximator that can be optimized with first order methods - from that, flows everything NAF adopted the Success Factors platform which includes a robust learning management system to serve as their technological solution for myNAFTrack The digital economy doesn’t solve everything. Educating Data | MIT Technology Review Education is delivery; learning is discovery. “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning Interpretability is needed when auxiliary criteria are not met and questions about bias, trust, safety, ethics, and mismatched objectives arise Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming The university of the 21st century has three roles: to create knowledge, to share that knowledge, and to use and apply it. Van Horn and Perona open with a brilliant one-liner: the world is long-tailed
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A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them 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 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 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 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 This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. 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. 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 The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation 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. 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 Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body 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 HIATT: By all accounts, Square runs more smoothly than Twitter 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 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 We are cyborgs. Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent. We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others 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
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Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data 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 TYE: We touched on data provenance earlier, but I want to come back to it from the perspective of quantitative data 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 How Empathy Makes People More Violent - The Atlantic 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 Facilitating Citizen Science through Gamification Courses 123564152980 Get a rat and put it in a cage and give it two water bottles. The Demon Haunted World 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 [it] is a symptom of really bad project management 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. I’ve never heard of anybody having a data engineering undergrad class, but you’re starting to hear data science classes pop up The data mindset is good for some questions, but completely inadequate for others. DAWN: I’m always curious about how data scientists measure the consistency or sensitivity of results from datasets 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 That’s why, starting on January 14th, we’ll be publishing Better Worlds: 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways both large and small, fantastical and everyday 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 Loren Grush writing for The Verge on the potential impact of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)’s gravitational wave discovery on research and innovation in science. Haunted By Data 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 About the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society  I actually have a specific anomaly that I saw the other day, where I’m hiring a new data scientist in Denver There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models Research combining quantitative and qualitative methods have been around for a while, of course “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 TYE: One thing I’ve observed about ethnography is that ethnographers often collect metadata simultaneously to collecting data—e 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 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 https://www. 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 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 Complex adaptive systems thinking is an exciting approach, and the popularity of the theory in the policy literature is testimony to this 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 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 The pharmaceutical industry has something called Eroom’s Law (which is ‘Moore’s Law’ spelled backwards). 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 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
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Twitter is a powerful publishing platform that has become the de facto official medium for famous people to make public statements about what is going on right now. You might be using Twitter wrong (because I was) Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias 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 There’s no such thing as a social media expert who describes themselves as a social media expert. [MindLab] shows how the work of public servants can benefit from innovation capacity - resources and platforms such as facilitation experts, physical space and social technology. What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? What is the future of human rights in a data-saturated world? That’s why, starting on January 14th, we’ll be publishing Better Worlds: 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways both large and small, fantastical and everyday The Ten Most Common Mistakes In Setting Up A Social Lab - Social Labs League of Intrapreneurs Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation (SSIR) The Builder’s High What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. Design Kit Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow http://pic. Our Blueprint for Social Justice Philanthropy Umair Haque on one of the modern Web’s most important problems. 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 TEDxOxbridge - Marc Ventresca - Don’t Be an Entrepreneur, Build Systems The future of work: 4 trends for 2014 The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. How Startups are Prototyping The Future of Business on Fogo Island - Social Innovation Generation On Ice Buckets! June News: Share. The digital economy doesn’t solve everything. 123167481342 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 Uber can’t be stopped, and that should scare you
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Amrute joins the institute’s leadership at the culmination of a strategic planning process to strengthen Data & Society’s unique dual focus on convention-challenging research and targeted field engagement 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
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We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious TYE: We touched on data provenance earlier, but I want to come back to it from the perspective of quantitative data 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 Security Means Global Security Systems Practice, Abridged 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” Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future The Demon Haunted World What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day [S]chools are designed based on the average TED and YouTube launch global climate initiative John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger wage ‘World War Zero’ on climate change Complex systems thinking is experiencing a moment of popularity within the worlds of policy research and practice The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables Fixing Health Care Will Require More than a New Payment System About the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society  In telling ourselves that we can neatly distinguish between equality of opportunity on the one hand and equality of outcome on the other, we’ve created a system with vast inequalities of outcomes. When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? The End of Leadership Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers Applied Systems Thinking Millions of worlds. Billions of cultures. Quadrillions of people. Decillions of interrelationships. And you want me to reduce it to order. Seth’s Blog: The technology ratchet Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit SOLVE@MIT: A participant’s perspective Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future Resources Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? Systems Mapping TEDxOxbridge - Marc Ventresca - Don’t Be an Entrepreneur, Build Systems When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe 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 “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking Complex adaptive systems thinking is an exciting approach, and the popularity of the theory in the policy literature is testimony to this A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day
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Grappling with Genomic Sequencing of Newborns | MIT Technology Review Facebook opens up Internet. Facilitating Citizen Science through Gamification Carleton University and Shopify’s bachelor of computer science program is a great example of a work-integrated education initiative to foster homegrown talent The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright Figuring out how to live forever is expensive. What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? Design In Tech Report 2015 A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day How to recognize AI snake oil What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do? How can Canada expect to retain its engineers if the leadership in ideas takes place outside Canada? Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible Uber’s Phantom Cabs We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology 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 How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim Police shut down show by Chief Keef’s hologram 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 Report Launch - OPSI Primer on AI for the Public Sector The Long Game: Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry. How Uber Hides Behind Its Algorithm 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute Never Read The Comments Educating Data | MIT Technology Review 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 The Web We Need to Give Students — Bright A Personal Cyberinfrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE. IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa This required the greatest peacetime mobilization in the nation’s history. Elon Musk attempts to explain Twitter to normal people in court Start automating your business tasks with Slack The Next Wave | Edge. “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed Multiple scales. 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 ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day Uber can’t be stopped, and that should scare you
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A brief, informal guide to doing grounded theory
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