Caught in the Spotlight

In the smart city, cameras, sensors, networked objects, and algorithms gather intelligence about the built environment and the people who inhabit it, ostensibly to provide decision-makers (or decision-making software) with information that can enable more efficient provision of services — includin Read full Article

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EU mulls 5-year ban on facial recognition tech in public areas

BRUSSELS, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters. Read full Article

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Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s notes on Stuart Russell’s powerful new book on AI: Human Compatible

Futurist Gerd Leonhard's notes on Stuart Russell's powerful new book on AI: Human Compatible

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Our humanity needs to develop at the same speed as our technology

The way we view work life is influenced by the way we view the world. This view rests on the most fundamental assumptions we make about reality. Read full Article

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Advertising Makes Us Unhappy

The University of Warwick’s Andrew Oswald and his team compared survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 900,000 citizens of 27 European countries from 1980 to 2011 with data on annual advertising spending in those nations over the same period. Read full Article

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