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