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Systemics and design principles in support of Tiago Forte’s PARA framework future ages will scarce believe On “Your Pain Is Real” A brief, informal guide to doing grounded theory memorialleadership: “Attention Density” and Behaviour Change - the “moment of insight” Commenting systems — don’t moderate; facilitate Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming How the world sees itself On Ice Buckets! Defining “Global Leadership” Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit On Treading Water Summarizing the Centre for Creative Leadership’s 2011-2012 Annual Report Student Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention: Analogies from tech startups Keeping the buzz in buzzwords Notes from Remzi Cej’s talk at MSLC 2013
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John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger wage ‘World War Zero’ on climate change Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada MTA floods NYC subway entrance because ‘climate change is real’ The Demon Haunted World Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables Resources Researchers detail huge hack-for-hire campaigns against environmentalists 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible TED and YouTube launch global climate initiative The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series
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The Tyranny of Categorization Data Science, let’s break this down into components: 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 README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series
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Finding the Emic in Systemic Design LABS | InVision 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 Design In Tech Report 2015 Luck is the residue of design The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Résumé of a Graphic Designer. 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 Material Design is Google’s new visual look for Android, Chrome OS, and more Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade [S]chools are designed based on the average Multiple scales. design not for what we expect to see, but for what we actually believe we’re seeing Creative Education Futures Resources Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something How the world sees itself Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it The Ten Most Common Mistakes In Setting Up A Social Lab - Social Labs Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect Insourcing: Why organisations are looking to design Keeping the buzz in buzzwords Leverage Analysis in Systemic Design Systemics and design principles in support of Tiago Forte’s PARA framework We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it How Empathy Makes People More Violent - The Atlantic This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. http://t. When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level Climb Every Mountain “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay Lab journeys as a design tool Design Kit Why Is a Designer Using Medium?!? Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity Purpose’s gender-neutral bathroom signs Applied Systems Thinking 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 Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. Google’s ads just look like search results now Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future Jack of all trades, Master of none?
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Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education Education is delivery; learning is discovery. A Personal Cyberinfrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE. The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed [S]chools are designed based on the average 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 Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking The university of the 21st century has three roles: to create knowledge, to share that knowledge, and to use and apply it. Resources IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’ Carleton University and Shopify’s bachelor of computer science program is a great example of a work-integrated education initiative to foster homegrown talent As Lambda students speak out, the school’s debt-swapping partnership disappears from the internet The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright Innovation Education June News: Share. http://t. Four Solutions We Believe In Systems Mapping New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow An EdTech Buzzword Bingo Card On Full Horizon Planning and the Under-Appreciated Power of Workflow Systems - Study Hacks - Cal Newport Acquiescence is a good word for this. ReSchool 2015 Keynote: Dr David Helfand on Transforming the Future of Education http://pic. Transforming a notorious Winnipeg neighbourhood into a hub for education Educating Data | MIT Technology Review Pollinating systems change in higher education through evaluation Education Systemics Second Policy Switch: From Predetermined to Curiosity-Led Learning
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The End of Leadership Distribution … now The automation myth: Robots aren’t taking your jobs— and that’s the problem Paul Saffo’s approach to forecasting. How Uber Hides Behind Its Algorithm 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute 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 Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? What new power looks like The end of interest rates Syringe-injectable electronics The Next Wave | Edge. ReSchool 2015 Keynote: Dr David Helfand on Transforming the Future of Education Research that is simply beyond belief Resources Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls “status-as-a-service” businesses Educating Data | MIT Technology Review Millions of worlds. Billions of cultures. Quadrillions of people. Decillions of interrelationships. And you want me to reduce it to order. Utopian Capitalism On Ice Buckets! 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 Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology Creating Economic Opportunity for Workers in the Digital Era Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future
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Systemic lessons from South Korea’s Patient 31 our review identifies several approaches that show some promise for improving the use of research in population health policy. 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 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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Population health policies stand a much better chance of succeeding if they’re informed by research evidence This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries Another way of looking at iOS development is everyone is a “freelance contractor” working for Apple, just like drivers work for Uber At AI SF, Mehdi Miremadi from McKinsey Global Institute corroborated in “Have we reached peak human? There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models 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 https://t. 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 Education is delivery; learning is discovery. What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? 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. How do you handle life’s inputs and prioritizing? 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. Why are we exceeding the Earth’s carrying capacity? The stack isn’t just a handy concept for visualizing how technology works 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 “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc 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 are cyborgs. 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 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 Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. our review identifies several approaches that show some promise for improving the use of research in population health policy. Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. These days with fast commodity networking, the economics of cloud services don’t resemble “commodity servers” circa early Hadoop at all Complex systems thinking is experiencing a moment of popularity within the worlds of policy research and practice future ages will scarce believe This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. 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 http://t. This wireless power startup says it can charge your phone using only radio waves Systemic lessons from South Korea’s Patient 31 ewb: “A new chalkboard wall at national office makes it #fun and easy to share what we’ve been working on! yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious Art is the inexplicable urge to manifest feeling, intent, or question as a specific experience outside the artist’s mind 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 Self-awareness is the enemy of all creativity Youtube is failing its creators “Bring It On, Haters”, With Special Guest Ben Thompson Starting the Decade by Giving You More Control Over Your Privacy 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 A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages 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. “True leaders lead people to an impossible destination. Systems Practice, Abridged Facebook launched a country-specific version of Myanmar in 2015, and added it to its since-discontinued Free Basics program a year later Targeted Universalism 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 A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful “When we talk about the newness of territorial acknowledgements, these aren’t new. Paul Saffo’s approach to forecasting. 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. design can be directly weaponised by the design team itself Fundamental research is absolutely necessary for Canada http://t. I consider myself, not the computer, to be the artist,” he says 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 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? 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 “Ever wanted the ability to get the attention of people in channel there and/or working? Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking 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 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. From Prophecy, one of the Canada 300 plays. Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect This required the greatest peacetime mobilization in the nation’s history. Van Horn and Perona open with a brilliant one-liner: the world is long-tailed There’s an event, a problem, an opportunity coming toward me I can’t see yet The Tyranny of Categorization The U The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level In his book Healing Night (2006), the sleep psychologist Rubin Naiman tells of a game he played with his mother as a child [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. “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay One popular criticism of Facebook and other tech platforms is that they never compensate users for their time, their data, or their contributions 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 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 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. 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 Acquiescence is a good word for this. Nature already has design figured out 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 [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters In the north, we were strong and free. Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. Google’s ads just look like search results now 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 We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent. Except… even dogs don’t eat each other. 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 http://t. 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 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 We are not, or at least I am not, seeking either to become natives (a compromised word in any case) or to mimic them 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 I imagine the Renaissance creative community would have been a fascinating thing to witness. Spotify is cracking down on family plan sharing — again. 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 design not for what we expect to see, but for what we actually believe we’re seeing One theme was the importance of ensuring that policymakers are provided with research syntheses and summaries that match their needs Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes DeepMindʼs StarCraft 2 AI is now better than 99.8 percent of all human players “concat() is actually spanish “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it “Friend in Japan just sent me this sign. When companies are celebrated for breaking laws, founders are given total control, there’s no board oversight, and young men are told to “ask forgiveness, not permission” are we really surprised that predators like Justin Caldbeck thrive? That men exploit the power asymmetry to see what they can get away with? — https://pando.com/2017/07/14/toxic-masculinity-bubble-has-burst/0d5efd5a53ecfa494d5ac08cc1fed87cd49226d1/ The 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 Can Snow Clearing Be Sexist? 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 http://pic. Without questions, the data rambles on and on and on… — https://flowingdata.com/2018/10/17/ask-the-question-visualize-the-answer/ 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 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 Mail clients should allow remote images but load them anonymously, through a proxy server perhaps. Combining semantic and term frequency similarities for text clustering As Lambda students speak out, the school’s debt-swapping partnership disappears from the internet 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 Ten Hacks Towards World Class Evaluation - Social Labs Get a rat and put it in a cage and give it two water bottles. The American dream is alive and well in China. Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. This view closely tracks my own discussions with current and former employees 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 Watch OPSI’s Piret Tonurist discuss ‘Systems Approaches in Policy Practice’ and give real life examples, drawn from current OECD case studies. 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 “Chloe & April of @easternedge making their speech as they’re inducted into @FortisProp Arts Hall of Honour #nlarts http://t. And yet we persist in doing idiot things that can only possibly have this result: There’s another thing I don’t like about these standard datasets, however, and that’s that they are missed opportunities 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. 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 Interference by Sue Burke Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. Luck is the residue of design 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 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 Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons Pretty soon, whenever any traffic cop didn’t enter a license number when writing a ticket, it would automatically get assigned to Tartaro. YOU ARE NOT SAFE 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 NAF adopted the Success Factors platform which includes a robust learning management system to serve as their technological solution for myNAFTrack 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 Abuse is killing the social web, and hence it isn’t peripheral to internet business models — it’s central auerswald: “Daniel Kahneman: “We think of our future as anticipated memories. Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls “status-as-a-service” businesses [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something Certain central themes spring up repeatedly in cyberpunk I actually have a specific anomaly that I saw the other day, where I’m hiring a new data scientist in Denver Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. Nobel Economics Prize Goes to Pioneers in Reducing Poverty Elon Musk attempts to explain Twitter to normal people in court Organisations are essentially factories for making decisions The theme here is scaling your brain Sam Altman on the launch of Y Combinator’s new research lab. 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 most impressive new feature is one that will solve whiteboard interactions in meetings with remote participants About the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society  Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? TYE: We touched on data provenance earlier, but I want to come back to it from the perspective of quantitative data 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 Umair Haque on one of the modern Web’s most important problems. Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future The other major announcement: an independent oversight body to review appeals for content removals The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. 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. Accustom thyself to attend carefully to what is said by another, and as much as it is possible, be in the speaker’s mind 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 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 How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be Three Modes of Creative Conversations: Webinar Recap 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 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 Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger wage ‘World War Zero’ on climate change We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others 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 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 Check out her Altimeter Group white paper, “The Customer Experience of AI: Five Principles to Foster Engagement, Innovation and Trust” By now, it should be easy to see how different questions about your data can lead to different visualization types. Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind 80/15/5 HIATT: By all accounts, Square runs more smoothly than Twitter 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 Demographic changes, exponential technology, and scarce resources are all beautiful opportunities for public innovation labs @MindLabDK — @tprehn (http://twitter.com/tprehn/status/622068427700764672). Twitter announces Bluesky: a team seeking and developing an open standard for social media 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 Contemporary extremism is designed to increase polarization Zen practices refer to a “beginner’s mind 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 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 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 Microsoft wants to capture all of the carbon dioxide it’s ever emitted One popular criticism of Facebook and other tech platforms is that they never compensate users for their time, their data, or their contributions 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 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 most successful social platforms will be those that reverse the cycle of abuse that is a product of stagnation 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. [it] is a symptom of really bad project management upsetmagazine: “Interview: @ENTERSHIKARI: “A band can really stand for something” http://t. That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket 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”. 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. Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body This talk by professor Shimon Schocken was good for me. How to recognize AI snake oil 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 As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear 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 http://pic. Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him But if you’re already in a mess, you’re not free to make one A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim 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 “Losing Earth,” written by Nathaniel Rich, is also set to be the subject of an upcoming book Neuroscientists decode the brain activity of the worm 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. Research combining quantitative and qualitative methods have been around for a while, of course Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries Experiments in participatory and deliberative democracy, creativity, and collective intelligence show that high-quality deliberation requires at least the following seven ingredients: Amy Webb, Pew Internet Digital Life in 2025 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 An important argument for humility. We in Canada can learn a lot from these examples. memorialleadership: Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe 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 Paradoxically, the marginalized are largely missing from a conversation that uses them as a justification Embracing multilingualism to enhance complexity sensitive research 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 at the time I expressed frustration at interviews about tech platforms’ challenges that place the CEO at the center A more recent and less fictitious example is electronic logging devices on trucks. The findings add to a string of worrying revelations about what apps are doing with the health information we entrust to them. How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada 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 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 Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate Visualizing city densities 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 “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 [T]he only luxury is time — the time you spend with your family 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 Report Launch - OPSI Primer on AI for the Public Sector Warren Buffett manages to entertain and inform in his 2015 letter to shareholders. The (further) verification that spooky physics has important implications for cryptography. If you haven’t installed Unpaywall yet, try it 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 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 Roger Martin, Bianca Andreescu, and systemic strategy 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 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 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 James Greyson on “precycling”. In light of Facebook’s long list of wrongdoings, a temporary service outage might not seem like a big deal http://t. The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard 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 “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning Walking Backwards, Moving Forward No one has ever asked for release from research. A Systemic View of Research Impact https://www. When everything was smaller, we all loved it more,” she said Despite the achievements of ubiquitous computing, this discipline is still overlooked in business process management A profound change is sweeping across the entrepreneurial landscape. what are the scaling challenges tech companies have that do relate to post-secondary? The urgency for action is clear and growing “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 Azeem’s end note MTA floods NYC subway entrance because ‘climate change is real’ the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute 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. 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 [S]chools are designed based on the average From the Future Today Institute’s recent release. 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 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 Innovation is about people who recognize challenges and seek to implement creative solutions to overcome and improve IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa TYE: One thing I’ve observed about ethnography is that ethnographers often collect metadata simultaneously to collecting data—e This is about where I start to get worried/skeptical about WIL. By championing “failing fast,” we kill great ideas prematurely, leaning into trends — not true innovation — to be successful Human prosperity, we are told, is an unalloyed perfect metal, forged in the crucible of the industrial revolution. Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war 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 Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it Life is not a zero-sum game When the evidence is powerful, it can prompt action 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 Researchers detail huge hack-for-hire campaigns against environmentalists Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle is an egg-shaped wheelchair 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 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 A central theme in Amber’s work is about calm technology, the opposite of products which steal attention Figuring out how to live forever is expensive. Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind I’ve never heard of anybody having a data engineering undergrad class, but you’re starting to hear data science classes pop up Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them Comparing a node in a neural network to a neuron, though, is at best like comparing a toaster to the space shuttle 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 TED and YouTube launch global climate initiative The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact The data mindset is good for some questions, but completely inadequate for others. OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input. 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 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 the geological record shows that temperature can shift as much as ten degrees or more in a single decade 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 Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible 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 The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. 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 there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data I would call this as The hierarchy of ‘Troubleshooting Software Problems’ ( as a parallel to Maslow’s hierarchy of NEEDS) While a burgeoning number of data science bootcamps, undergrad programs, etc 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 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 Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias http://t. 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 “No one ever gave me a reason why they didn’t want the hologram to appear,” said Craze Fest promoter Malcolm Jones. Researchers largely agree that medicine has only increased average life expectancy by a few years Many people who want to help others become doctors 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 positive error messages 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’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 (http://twitter.com/zararah/status/626449923148525569). The disparity in ways that file selection is presented or obstructed in apps is bewildering and frustrating. 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 …for the Romans, sensus communis meant common sense but also humanity and sensibility… README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series Enter Elowan, a cybernetic plant unveiled this month by Sareen and his team DAWN: I’m always curious about how data scientists measure the consistency or sensitivity of results from datasets Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables 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 Divide & conquer 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 you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids 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 When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? http://t. The money that has poured into the system has not made the startups any better 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” In 1917 a Russian guy, Viktor Shklovsky, came up with a word for this: defamiliarization US announces AI software export restrictions for China 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 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 Evan Burton is a UX Designer, Usability Engineer, Data Science Enthusiast, finishing a master’s degree in Usability Engineering. Start automating your business tasks with Slack John Scalzi. 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 Interpretability is needed when auxiliary criteria are not met and questions about bias, trust, safety, ethics, and mismatched objectives arise A meme is a social virus Treat your blog as your drafts folder 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. Visualizing RNA activity within the brain tissues of live mice for faster and more accurate discovery and development of novel drugs 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
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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Innovation and Economic Development: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful How Startups are Prototyping The Future of Business on Fogo Island - Social Innovation Generation Innovation Systemics Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. Fundamental research is absolutely necessary for Canada In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do? Innovation is about people who recognize challenges and seek to implement creative solutions to overcome and improve 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 TEDxOxbridge - Marc Ventresca - Don’t Be an Entrepreneur, Build Systems Innovating a Canadian innovation ecosystem IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) 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 Creating Economic Opportunity for Workers in the Digital Era innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. Warren Buffett manages to entertain and inform in his 2015 letter to shareholders. 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 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 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 http://t. Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? Innovation Education June News: Share. Design Kit Our Blueprint for Social Justice Philanthropy Systems Mapping Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation (SSIR) As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow [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. 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 Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input. Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit
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Contemporary extremism is designed to increase polarization Stepping on a Slippery Slope Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them Media might finally start giving Black Twitter the recognition it deserves Editorial Training | NPR Commenting systems — don’t moderate; facilitate 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
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The End of Leadership http://pic. memorialleadership: If you’re not making any mistakes, you’re making a mistake. 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 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 “Attention Density” and Behaviour Change - the “moment of insight” Multiple scales. The 5 Essential Skills of a Successful Project Manager Tony on AcdB Leadership is… http://pic. Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him On Ice Buckets! Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation Defining “Global Leadership” Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters Summarizing the Centre for Creative Leadership’s 2011-2012 Annual Report Notes from Remzi Cej’s talk at MSLC 2013 Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him
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There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education You might be using Twitter wrong (because I was) 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 The digital economy doesn’t solve everything. Education is delivery; learning is discovery. 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. NAF adopted the Success Factors platform which includes a robust learning management system to serve as their technological solution for myNAFTrack “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning The university of the 21st century has three roles: to create knowledge, to share that knowledge, and to use and apply it. Educating Data | MIT Technology Review No one has ever asked for release from research. Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming Does sleep-learning really work? 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 Interpretability is needed when auxiliary criteria are not met and questions about bias, trust, safety, ethics, and mismatched objectives arise Van Horn and Perona open with a brilliant one-liner: the world is long-tailed Courses
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Under the initiatives pillar, young people’s leadership, creativity and innovation skills will be harnessed to bolster their ability to be agents for positive change during the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the SDGs in 2020 The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries 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 We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others 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. 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 These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. 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 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 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. 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 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 Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them We are cyborgs. “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc 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 What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. HIATT: By all accounts, Square runs more smoothly than Twitter Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. 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 Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent. 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
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http://t. 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 There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. 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 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 The pharmaceutical industry has something called Eroom’s Law (which is ‘Moore’s Law’ spelled backwards). 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 Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? 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