(read this article with a VPN, the LA Times does no longer work in the EU since the GDPR enforcement…):
Rather than adopting platitudes such as “empower women,” companies should instead consider implementing rules such as “no interruptions during meetings,” which she said would not only benefit women and minorities, who are more likely to be interrupted in meetings, but would also benefit people who don’t fall into either category. “Our language is getting in the way and creating an us-versus-them dichotomy. We need to talk more about belonging and less about diversity.”
This week marks the 25th anniversary of a very important technology revolution. In Jurassic Park, for the first time, computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen. Alongside this groundbreaking tech innovation, the movie brought us also the cultural revolution of Lara Dern’s (Dr. Ellie) iconic shorts
Steven Spielberg could have dressed Ellie in just about anything. Ellie’s shorts tell us that Ellie is not in the story for romantic reasons. (Which makes Dr. Ian Malcolm’s bold attempts to flirt with her all the more foolhardy.) She’s here to partake in the thrilling adventure as an equal, and she does. Ellie is the one who has to restore power to the park and she’s the one who holds Hammond to the fire for what he’s done. She runs, fights, and shrugs off misogyny like it’s something she does on the regular basis (because it is!).
See, details are important.
The European High-Level Group on Artificial Intelligence is born. Its objective is to support the implementation of the European strategy on AI. Learn who are the members
Internet trends 2018
: the annual census is out! Highlights: half of the world’s population will be online by the end of the year; we have never invested so much in tech; freelancing is booming; subscription services are the new norm. You probably already know all this, but it is fully documented in the report, which helps.
GDPR is the most prominent but not the only strategy to stimulate the European data economy. Indeed, the EC also proposes to change the PSI Directive which governs the re-use of public sector information, commonly known as Open Government Data. You can find an analysis of the current proposal on the Open Knowledge Foundation
Need a rapidly deployable data centre? Taac, Microsoft just installed the first self-sufficient, waterproof data center
on the bottom of the ocean floor near the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The potential for cloud computing is huge if you consider that over half of the world’s population lives within 200 km of the coast. Perspectives on the impact of this source of heat in the water + in zones that unlikely Orkney Island do not rely on green energy… not found.
I invited Alexa into our living room to make it easier to listen to Pandora and occasionally check the weather, not to keep a log of intimate family details or record my kid saying “Mommy, we going car” and forward it to Amazon’s cloud storage.
The University of Cambridge has developed a tool to help you learn how you are profiled online and build an alternative. It’s called Apply Magic Sauce
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